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Our Partners

The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights

DJKlogoThe Honorable Damon J. Keith is a living embodiment of the principles represented in the United States Constitution – he has courageously defended the Constitution while championing the cause of civil rights. Judge Keith has sought to ensure that “equal justice under law” is reality for people of color, women, and all who have been victims of discrimination.

The Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights memorializes the work of Judge Keith, civil rights icon and one of our country’s leading jurists. The Keith Center is also a leading source for the legal history of the Civil Rights Movement and the historic accomplishments of African American lawyers and judges. The Keith Center is further dedicated to research and community outreach addressing modern challenges to civil rights and racial justice.

The Keith Center seeks to honor Judge Keith by developing programs and opportunities that build upon his contributions to promoting equality and justice under law. The Keith Center will promote civil rights educational opportunities and encourage research on racial justice issues, including housing segregation, inadequate and segregated education, and unequal economic opportunities, with a particular focus on southeastern Michigan. It will also contribute to the development of the next generation of civil rights advocates by providing opportunities to work with leading civil rights organizations and providing scholarships to Wayne Law students interested in pursuing civil rights law. The Keith Center will partner with the Wayne Law clinics to engage the community directly through education initiatives and direct services.

The Keith Center recognizes the ongoing need for institutions that instill the virtues of social conscience and sensitivity to the challenges that remain in the fight for legal and social equality. The Keith Center will be a national and international resource for identifying and defining the struggles that have occurred and addressing those that remain.

National Faith HomeBuyers

National Faith Home BuyersThe Washtenaw HomeBuyers Program has become National Faith HomeBuyers.  The mission of National Faith HomeBuyers is to assist anyone  that desires homeownership.  National Faith HomeBuyers encourage families to take ownership of their lives and adopt a financially responsible behavior.  Families are encouraged to become independent of governmental assistance.  National Faith HomeBuyers is MSHDA, Freddie Mac, and HUD certified.
At National Faith HomeBuyers we are improving neighborhoods, one house at a time.

Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants

fssmOriginally established in August 2010, The Foundation for Shelter and Support to Migrants (FSM) is a non-government organization working out of Malta on a series of issues related to irregular and regular migration.  The Foundation is also registered as a legal person under the Laws of Malta.

They provide temporary shelter to asylum-seekers; those looking for international protection, and migrants to be integrated into the Maltese society. FSM carries out research to contribute and help formulate national policy, advocate for improved communication, tolerance and dialogue between different cultures in Malta, and raise awareness in civil society about the needs and rights of third country nationals.  Currently, their main activity is running the Marsa Open Center, a place for refugees to remain once out of the detention centers.


benevolentiayouthconference_nextstepThe non-government and non-profit organization Benevolentia was founded as a humanitarian youth organization that gathers high school and university students interested in being actively involved in their communities and engaging in humanitarian work. Benevolentia tries to, through a big number of cultural and entertainment events, activate its members and help socially disadvantaged youth.

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The African University of Science and Technology (AUST)

Abuja"The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) is the first of the Nelson Mandela Institutions (NMIs). It was established in Abuja, Nigeria, in 2007, as a centre of excellence in science and technology with a focus on African development. Since its inception, the AUST has graduated three batches of PGD and MSc students in five disciplines (computer science and engineering, pure and applied mathematics, theoretical physics, petroleum engineering, and materials science and engineering).

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Bridgehead Consulting, Morocco

bridgeheadBridgehead was founded in April 2011 by a group of dedicated young Moroccans to serve as a bridge between citizens in one side and national and international organizations on the other side. Bridgehead’s professional team and nation wide network of resource people and civil society organizations mission is to bridge the gap between the two edges of the spectrum for more democratic process and for better socio-economic and socio-political conditions. The Bridgehead team is composed of young people who have a long experience in working in social and socio-political issues.

Salam organization

salamSalam is a nonprofit organization for research, education, and practice on issues related to conflict resolution, nonviolence, human rights and development with a focus on bridging differences between Muslim and non Muslim communities. The Institute has extensive experience directing projects focused on interfaith and intercultural dialogue, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, sustainable development, conflict resolution and community development in Muslim countries. Additionally, Salam Institute staff has conducting trainings in regions as diverse as Israel, West Bank and Gaza, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Mindanao Philippines, Africa and Balkans, among others.

National Peace Campaign (NPC)

NPCNational Peace Campaign (NPC) is a non-political, non-partisan and non-profit  making organization operated by a group of peace activists and scholars. NPC works towards contributing to the establishment of a lasting peace in Nepal addressing the root causes of conflict with a specialized emphasis on political, social, economic and cultural aspects of conflict. NPC makes policy intervention for peace on the national level;

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