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Title IX Resources - Equity Assistance Centers

(formerly Desegregation Assistance Centers)

The 10 equity assistance centers are funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They provide assistance in the areas of race, gender, and national origin equity to public school districts to promote equal educational opportunities.

Region I -- New England Desegregation Assistance Center

(serves Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

New England Equity Assistance Center
Brown University
222 Richmond St., Suite 300
Providence, RI 02903
800-521-950 and 401-274-9548; Fax: 401-351-9594
Maria Pacheco, Director

Region II -- Equity Assistance Center

(serves New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands)

Equity Assistance Center
NewYork University
32 Washington Place, Room 72
New York, NY 10003
212-998-5100; Fax: 212-995-4199
Joan Dawson, Director

Region III -- The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center

(serves District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia)

The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center
5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 655
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-657-7741; Fax: 301-657-8782
Sheryl Denbo, Executive Director

Region IV -- Southeastern Equity Center

(serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee)

Southeastern Equity Assistance Center
Kendall One Plaza
8603 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 304
Miami, FL 33143
305-669-0114; Fax: 305-669-9809
Nancy Peck, Director

Region V -- Programs for Educational Opportunity

(serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin)

Programs for Educational Opportunity
University of Michigan
1005 School of Education
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259
734-763-9910; Fax: 734-763-2137
Percy Bates, Director

Region VI -- IDRA Desegregation Assistance Center

(serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)

Intercultural Development Research Association
5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350
San Antonio, TX 78210
210-684-8180; Fax: 210-684-5389
Bradley Scott, Director

Region VII -- Midwest Desegregation Assistance Center

(serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska)

Midwest Equity Assistance Center (MEAC)
Kansas State University
Bluemont Hall
Manhattan, KS 66505-5327
913-532-6408; Fax: 913-532-7304
Charles Rankin, Director

Region VIII -- Educational Equity Center

(serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming)

Metropolitan State College/Denver
1100 Stout Street, Suite 800
Denver, CO 80204
303-556-8494; Fax: 303-556-8505
Gerald Brown, Director

Region IX -- Southwest Center for Educational Equity

(serves Arizona, California, Nevada)

Desegregation Assistance Center
Southwest Regional Education Lab
4665 Lampson Ave
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
562-598-7661; Fax: 562-985-9635
Harriet Doss Willis, Principal Investigator
Anthony Sancho, DAC Director

Region X -- Equity Center

(formerly the Center for National Origin, Race, and Sex Equity)

(serves Alaska, American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Republic of Marshall Island, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island, Oregon, Republic of Palau, Washington)

Northwest Regional Education Laboratory
101 SW Main Street, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204-3297
503-275-9604; Fax: 503-275-0452
Joyce Harris, Director



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