The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) recognizes the importance of fostering and maintaining community partnerships throughout the West Georgia area. Through these community connections CDI is committed to supporting the University of West Georgia’s Strategic Imperative: Partnership Success. Our current community partners include:
Atlanta Asian Film Festival (CDI partner since 2010)
Mission/Vision: Atlanta Asian Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the Atlanta community about the rich diversity of Asian Pacific culture through films and movies. Our goal is to create an annual consciousness-raising celebration of Asian American cultures through educational and informative films in an entertaining context.
- Website: www.atlaff.org
- Asian Film Festival Global Festival
Carroll County NAACP (CDI partner since 2012)
Mission/Vision: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.
- Website: https://sites.google.com/site/naacpcarrollcoga
- Annual Dr. Martin Luther king, Jr. Program and Living Legacy Program
Carroll County Soup Kitchen (CDI partner since 2012)
Mission/Vision: A non-profit, volunteer-run organization in Carrollton, Georgia that provides sack lunches with three servings of soup and sandwiches delivered to shut-ins, and a hot meal Monday through Friday of the last full week of each month.
- Website: http://www.carrollcountysoupkitchen.org
- Annual Hunger Banquet (November)
The Carver High Museum and Archives (CDI partner since 2009)
Mission/Vision: CHMA's mission is to create a brick and mortar building to preserve and share the history and legacy of G.W. Carver High School and the other historic black schools of Carroll County.
- Website: www.facebook.com/CHMA2012
- Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program
Georgia Asian Times (CDI partner since 2010)
Mission/Vision: Georgia Asian Times celebrates the achievement of Asian communities, businesses in Georgia and to promote a cultural bridge among the different Asian communities that the newspaper serves. The paper printed in English is published biweekly.
- Website: http://gasiantimes.com/
- Asian Film festival Global Festival
The League of Women Voters of Carrollton- Carroll County (CDI partner since 2012)
Mission/Vision: The purpose of the League of Women Voters of Carrollton and Carroll County is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government and to act on selected governmental issues. The LWV is a non-partisan, issue driven organization that supports voters as active participants in the democratic process.
- Website: lwvga.org/lwvofcarrollton.html
- Annual Hunger Banquet (November)
Latinos United for Carroll County, Inc. (CDI partner since 2012)
Mission/Vision: The LUCC Community Clinic was established as a response to the community’s need for accessible and affordable health care and is dedicated to improving the physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being of the elderly, poor, and underserved growing Latino population. LUCC’s current prime goal is to provide access to health care to the low income minority populations of Carrollton.
- Website: lucc.org
- Hispanic Heritage Month (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures)
Native American Preservation Association (CDI partner since 2009)
Mission/Vision: The Native American Preservation Association of Georgia (NAPA) is a non- profit Indian educational and charitable organization founded to preserve the heritage, traditions and crafts of the Native Americans. The purpose of NAPA is to promote public interest in and understanding of Native American history, culture and traditions and to support and assist today's Native Americans in preserving their heritage.
- Website: www.napaofga.org
- Native American Heritage Month (Anthropology Department)
- Annual World Festival
Walmart.com (since 2009)
Mission/Vision: Walmart.com is passionate about combining the best of two great worlds - technology and world-class retailing - to give customers a wide assortment of their favorite products, Every Day Low Prices, guaranteed satisfaction, friendly service, convenient hours (24 hours, 7 days a week) and a great online shopping experience.
- Website: www.walmart.com
- Annual Village Youth Summit and diversity programs