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Equity Assistance Center Network

Equity Assistance Center Network

The four 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, national origin and religion to public school districts to promote equal educational opportunities.

Britt Jung

U.S. Department of Education, OESE

School Support and Rural Programs

LBJ Building, Rm. 3E206, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-6400

Ph: 202-205-4513; Fax: 202-205-5870


Region I

Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium

Ms. Susan Shaffer, Director

5272 River Road, Suite 340, Bethesda, Maryland 20816

Ph: 301-657-7741; Fax: 301-657-8742

Serves: Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands, West Virginia


Region II


Paula Johnson, Ph.D., Director

Intercultural Development Research Association

5815 Callaghan Road, Suite 101, San Antonio, Texas 78228-1102

Ph: 210-444-1710; Fax: 210-444-1714

Serves: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia


Region III

Great Lakes Equity Center

Indiana University

Dr. Seena M. Skelton, Director

902 West New York Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5167

Ph: 317-278-6832; Fax: 317-274-6864

Serves: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin


Region IV

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Dr. Jan Perry Evenstad, Director

P.O. Box 173362, Campus Box 63, Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

Ph: 303-556-6065; Fax: 303-556-3912

Serves: Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming


Office for Civil Rights

OCR’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100

Candice Jackson, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office for Civil Rights and Acting Assistant Secretary

Ph: 800-421-3481; Fax: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339

Locate the enforcement office serving your area select the state or territory where you live.


See a list of other technical assistance providers (regional centers and content centers).