We invite you or your organization to join our Friends of Social Equity. To sponsor the 12th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference or our plenary sessions, please see our Letter to Sponsors.

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NC State University Institute for Nonprofits

NC State University Institute for Nonprofits
The Institute for Nonprofit Research is devoted to strengthening the capacity of nonprofit organizations and nonprofit leadership through research, education, and engagement.  The Institute for Nonprofits is a center of expertise, a host of a collaborative community of scholars and practitioners, and a convener and connector for the sharing of campus and community resources to facilitate research-informed policies and practices.


NCSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is among the largest colleges at NC State. CHASS promotes critical thinking, cross-cultural competence, and engagement across the state and around the world. CHASS prepares students for leadership in professions requiring intellectual flexibility, communication skills, knowledge of the world, and a sophisticated understanding of human beings and their challenges.


gold level (1)

rutgersRutgers University – Newark
Rutgers University-Newark’s academic mission is to provide a first-rate education to an exceptionally diverse community of undergraduates and graduate students.

vcuVirginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University serves an integral role in educating the current and future workforce, reaching out to the community, advancing research and patient care.


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06F14A57-3FFC-4D48-95B9-F3A6CA0DAFB3[851]University of Nebraska Omaha School of Public Administration
The University of Nebraska is a national leader in public service education and generates significant research that impacts government, industry and nonprofit organizations.

OIED2NCSU Office for Institutional Equity & Diversity (OIED)
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience related to the mission of NC State.


NCSU School of Public and International Affairs
The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) provides a vibrant and innovative platform for understanding, exploring and engaging with issues of leadership and public affairs.

National Academy of Public AdministrationNational Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)
Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, the National Academy of Public Administration is a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organizational leaders who tackle the nation’s most critical and complex challenges.

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ASPA 1American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) 
The American Society for Public Administration is the largest and most prominent professional association for public administration.


George Washington University
George Washington University actively engages Washington, D.C., by being at  the core of U.S. government, policy, and law.

mi espMi Esperanza
The Mi Esperanza Program is dedicated to the educational, financial, and spiritual development of women living in extreme poverty with a vision to help break the cycle of extreme poverty.

NASAPANetwork of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration

NASPAA is the association of 280 graduate programs in public policy, public affairs, and public administration, located across the U.S. and around the globe, and is the recognized accreditor of master’s degree programs in the field.

sea grantNC Sea Grant
Headquartered at NC State University, NC Sea Grant provides research, education and outreach opportunities relating to current issues affecting the NC coast and its communities.

nyu 1New York University
New York University has grown into one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher education, a dynamic and prominent research university with an academic presence that spans the globe.

UNC.MPAUniversity of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
The MPA Program prepares public service leaders. Our students work with faculty who are engaged in helping state and local officials solve public problems. Consistent with the School of Government’s mission, our historic emphasis on local government is a special strength.