Federally-funded equity assistance center serving U.S. Region II

With roots in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the four federally-funded equity assistance centers help school districts build capacity to confront educational problems occasioned by race, national origin, sex and gender, and religion.

IDRA’s equity assistance center provides free or low-cost technical assistance to schools in federal Region II: Washington, D.C., Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Our region includes…

2,341 school districts

29,632 schools

1 million educators

16 million students

The Intercultural Development Research Association is the only organization in the country to have continuously operated a federally-funded equity assistance center since the program was created over four decades ago to protect students’ civil rights in schools. Our expert staff and consultants have effectively assisted several hundred school districts across the South to help desegregate the schools and programs and engender a more equitable learning environment for all students.

Upon request, the IDRA EAC-South works with local education agencies to create asset-based solutions that result in equitable educational opportunities for all students.

Our collaborative technical assistance and training leads to successful results. Samples of our work include…

  • Eliminating segregative schooling practices
  • Reducing disproportionate school discipline
  • Increasing access to advanced courses for all students
  • Improving teaching quality for English learners
  • Addressing bullying and sexual harassment
  • Creating positive school climates and reducing bias
  • Building sustainable family engagement and leadership
  • Countering opportunity gaps and resource inequities
  • Enacting integrated schooling practices

Because this important work is subsidized by the federal government, these services come at no-cost to school districts or low, reasonable cost-sharing agreements.

If you would like to inquire about the availability of services for your school or school district, please complete an intake form.


IDRA EAC-South services

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IDRA EAC-South staff

Equity Assistance Center Network

Other Technical Assistance Providers

For other questions, email to eacsouth@idra.org or call IDRA at 210-444-1710.