The ten 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 schools to promote equal educational opportunities. Equity Assistance Centers provide training and technical assistance for state or local education agencies, but requests may originate from teachers, principals, parents, community leaders, and state and district administrators. Any such person may initiate contact that leads to services through the Equity Assistance Centers.  
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont ------
Dr. Maria Pacheco, Co-Director Ms. Sara Smith, Co-Director
The New England Equity Assistance Center at Brown University (NEEAC)
4 Richmond Square, Fourth Floor -- Providence, RI 02906
Office:(401) 274-9548 or (800) 521-9550 Fax: (401) 421-7650
e-mail: maria_pacheco@brown.edu ------ neeac.alliance.brown.edu
New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands ------
Dr. Velma Cobb, Director
Equity Assistance Center Touro College School of Education Lander Center for Education Research
43 W. 23rd Street -- 8th Floor -- New York, New York 10010
Office: 212-463-0400 x 5399 Fax: 212-627-3692
e-mail: velma.cobb@touro.edu ------ www.touro.edu/eacregion2
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia West Virginia ------
Ms. Susan Shaffer, Director
Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium
Mid-Atlantic Equity Center
5272 River Road, Suite 340 Bethesda, MD 20816
Office: 301-657-7741 Fax: 301-657-8742
e-mail: sshaffer@maec.org ------ www.maec.org/equity/index.html

 
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Mr. Jerry Graniero, Director
Southeastern Equity Assistance Center (SEAC)
1401 East Broward Blvd. -- Suite 304 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Office: 954-765-3553 Fax: 954-523-3340
e-mail: jerry@southeastequity.org ------ www.southeastequity.org
 
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin ------
Dr. Dr. Seena M. Skelton, Director
Great Lakes Equity Center
Indiana University -- 902 West New York Street Indianapolis, IN 46202-5167
Office: 317-278-6832 Fax: 317-274-6864
e-mail: smskelto@iupui.edu ------
glec.education.iupui.edu
 
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas ------
Dr. Bradley Scott, Director
South Central Collaborative for Equity Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA/SCCE)
5815 Callaghan Road -- Suite 101 -- San Antonio, Texas 78228-1102
Office: 210-444-1710 Fax: 210-444-1714
e-mail: Bradley.scott@idra.org ------ www.idra.org/South_Central_Collaborative_for_Equity
 
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska ------
Dr. Charles Rankin, Director
Midwest Equity Assistance Center (MEAC)
Kansas State University --1100 Midcampus Drive -- Bluemont Hall Room 401 -- Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Office: 785-532-6408 Fax: 785-532-5548
e-mail: crankin@ksu.edu ------ www.meac.org
 
Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming ------
Ms. Kathy Rigsby, Project Director
Metropolitan State College of Denver
P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 63 -- Denver, CO 80217-3362
Office: 303-556-6065 Fax: 303-556-3912
e-mail: krigsby@mscd.edu ------ www.MetroState-EAC.org
 

Arizona, California, Nevada ------
Dr. Rose Owens-West, Project Director 
WestEd 
300 Lakeside Drive, 25th Floor Oakland, CA 94612-3540
Office: 510-302-4246 Fax: 510-302-4242
e-mail: rowensw@wested.org ------www.wested.org/eac

 
Alaska, American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, Republic of Palau, Washington ------
Ms. Joyce Harris, Director
Region X Equity Assistance Center
Education Northwest
Center for Classroom Teaching and Learning -- 101 S.W. Main Street -- Suite 500 -- Portland, Oregon 97204
Office: 503-275-0664 Fax: 503-275-0452
e-mail: harrisj@nwrel.org ------ educationnorthwest.org

 

Related links: Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights - Department of Justice - Parent Information Resource Centers -Comprehensive Centers - Regional Resource Centers - Regional Educational Laboratories