100+ Future Diversity Leaders Aim to “Change the Game” in the Garden State

“Best week of my life. A new family and a place to call home”…“I’m seriously crying right now – this experience changed my life”…”Can’t wait to make a difference in the world!” Sophomore, junior, and senior high-school students from 20 schools across New Jersey who participated in American Conference on Diversity’s Lead for Diversity (LFD)…

Diversity Stride 2014 Walk-a-Thon Raises Funds to Educate & Empower Tomorrow’s Leaders!

Corporate leaders, educators, administrators, students, community groups, families, and volunteers from throughout the tri-state area descended on Buccleuch Park in New Brunswick, NJ, on June 14 to help raise funds for the American Conference on Diversity’s 14th Annual Diversity Stride Walk-a-Thon. Each year, the walk supports our signature youth leadership-development program called Lead for Diversity,…

2014 Ann Marley Spirit Award Recipient

David Persaud, Lincoln High School (S. Yeghiazaryan, Art Specialist) Jameeria Gross, Jersey City ARTS High School (C. Frazier-Art Specialist) Nyoki Jones,  Jersey City ARTS High School (J. Ward-Art Specialist) Daniela Coca, Jersey City ARTS High School (J. DiFeo-Art Specialist) Alisa Reid, Jersey City ARTS High School (P. Yuscavage-Art Specialist) Geraldine Ligon, McNair (N. DiRienzo, Art Specialist) Charlotte Marino, McNair…

Summer Programs

President & CEO Elizabeth Williams-Riley discusses Lead for Diversity and the Summer Educators’ Institute.

New Jersey Students Step Up to Lead for Diversity!

Leveraging Diversity for a Better Educational Experience in Our Schools The American Conference on Diversity staff is ramping up for the annual Lead for Diversity (LFD) program, a year-long initiative that will begin July 13 with an intensive six-day residential retreat in Pennsylvania. This year, teams of students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 from…

60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, the Need for Change Continues!

“Education is a principal instrument in awakening the child to cultural values, in preparing him for later professional training, and in helping him to adjust normally to his environment.” –U.S. Chief Justice Warren On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Brown vs. Board of Education that state laws establishing “separate but…