Diversity Career Networking and Professional Associations

Career networking resources for disadvantaged job-seekers.

You can find career and job resources at Quintessential Careers: Diversity Resources.

To locate organizations specifically for minorities, select “minority” in the pull-down menu on the Gateway to Associations Online search engine.

Selected Networking and Professional Organizations:

AARP, American Association for Retired Persons — AARP offers seminars on post-career planning, workforce re-entry, and resume writing. The seminars provide not only information but networking opportunities. Call the national headquarters at 800-424-3410 to find out about sessions near you.

African American Business Link — A directory and communication center for African-American owned businesses and organizations. Offers business links, online shopping, an employment center and a news magazine.

Black Career Women
PO Box 19332
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
National professional development organization.

Graduate Degrees for Minorities (GEM) in Engineering and Science — Its mission is to enhance the human capital in engineering and science by increasing the participation of underrepresented minorities in graduate education through an array of services, including fellowships for education.

HACE — The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) provides linkages, services, programs, and access for Hispanic professionals to private and public organizations, thereby strengthening the foundation for the professional and economic advancement of the Hispanic community.

HispanicBusiness.com — Associated with Hispanic Business magazine, this site offers networking events to the Hispanic community.

International Society of African Scientists
PO Box 9209
Wilmington, Delaware 19809
Promotes the advancement of science and technology among people of African descent.

Multicultural Advantage Career Center — A complete career and job site for minority professionals, including a job bank, career and job-hunting ezines, diversity recruitment resources, support groups and chats, and links to minority professional associations.

National Association of Asian American Professionals
c/o NAAAP-Chicago
PO Box 81138
Chicago, IL 60681
Hotline: 773-918-2454
E-mail: [email protected]
A national network of metropolitan organizations dedicated to serving the needs of Asian American professionals across the United States. Promotes Pan-Asian unity through fellowship and professional networking.

National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.
7249-A Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Phone: 301-474-NABA
FAX: 301-474-3114
E-mail: Paul Lancaster at [email protected]
Attempts to promote greater participation by minorities in the accounting profession.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (NANBPWC)
1806 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-483-4206
Offers a job line, economic-development opportunities, and community-service projects.

National Black MBA Association, Inc.
180 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-236-BMBA (2622)
FAX: 312-236-4131
E-mail: [email protected]
Business organization that works to create economic and intellectual wealth for the black community.

National Black Programmers Coalition
E-mail: [email protected]
An organization of professionals who have united forces to promote positive ideas, education and generate resources that will enhance the radio and record industry for the betterment of its members.

National Federation of Black Women Business Owners
Suite 34, 1500 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-833-3450
Support, networking, and information clearinghouse.

National Hispanic Business Group
75 Rockefeller Plaza — 19th fl.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-265-2664
FAX: 212-265-2675
Email: [email protected]
Seeks out and expands opportunities for its members by fostering dialogue and economic exchange with the public and private sectors, while supporting social change and community empowerment.

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
4609 Pinecrest Office Park Drive, Suite F
Alexandria, VA 22312-1442
Phone: 703-658-1529
FAX: 703-658-9479
E-mail: [email protected]
Offers training in cultural diversity, community policing and law enforcement issues.

National Society of Black Engineers — Membership, conventions, career fairs, pre-college activities and other helpful programs are sponsored by the NSBE.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs
8204 Elmbrook, Suite 235
Dallas, TX 75247
Toll-free phone: 877-467-4622
FAX: 214-267-1626
E-mail: [email protected]
Provides career networking opportunities for Hispanic business professionals.

Native Web Community Center
This Web site’s purpose is to bring together indigenous peoples around the world by providing the tools and resources needed to communicate. Lists news, events, jobs, and other community oriented resources. E-mail lists (with archives), chat boards, and more are planned for the future.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2000 M St. NW, Suite 860
Washington, DC 20036-3307
Phone: 202-862-3939
FAX: 816-756-0575
Reports on the activities of the Chamber. Highlights business opportunities for Hispanic entrepreneurs.

Nemnet — A resource organization committed to helping minority students looking for jobs in education. Services include online job postings, resume database, and career fairs for people of color. Free to job-seekers.

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