Cultural Diversity Resources, Inc.(CDR) is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt non-profit. It was established in partnership with four cities (Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead, Dilworth) in two counties (Cass & Clay) across two states (North Dakota & Minnesota) in 1994.
Mission: To Build Communities that Value Diversity
Vision: Serving as the intercultural bridge that strengthens bonds and facilitates understanding among diverse communities.
Goals: (1) To increase understanding of the value of diversity in the
(2) To create opportunities by eliminating barriers to
1. Diversity Education - annual regional diversity conference, customized diversity training, cultural presentations and clearinghouse information center. Champions for Diversity Awards that recognize educators, businesses and the community which demonstrate best diversity and inclusive practices.
2. Multi-Ethnic Leadership & Capacity Building which includes leadership training, technical assistance on nonprofit issues (e.g strategic planning, nonprofit management, 501 (c)(3) incorporation), intercultural civic engagement program.
3. Multicultural Families Program- Empowering the next generation to create vibrant, engaged, and sustainable futures through:
Employment education and assistance - one-on-one assistance including resume creation, job searches, on-line job applications, and job referrals.
Personal Financial Literacy training - providing workshops on budgeting, saving, managing credit, basic banking, investing, and income tax. Done in partnership with area financial institutes and agencies.
Educational classes as needed e.g. parenting, nutrition etc.
4. Interagency Services & Referrals educate, inform, assist and / or refer low-to-moderate income families regarding transportation (MAT Bus Vouchers), food, clothing, housing, social services, etc.
5. Metro Interpreter Resource Center coordinate training and provide certified interpreters to serve all agencies and residents in Cass & Clay counties in several major languages e.g. Spanish, Arabic, Bosnian, Kurdish, Somali, Chinese, Vietnamese, etc.
6. Cultural Events - 'Pangea Cultivate our Cultures' with cultural performances, ethnic foods and exhibits. Summer picnic for refugees and other ethnic groups for social get-together.
7. Youth Development to refer and assist with youth activities and high school graduation and college admissions.
7. Operating Project 2009 - 2012 -Established a Native American Center Project which was funded with a three year federal grant from the Administration for Native Americans.
Annual operational goals are set with indicators of progress on all programs. Both quantatative and qualitative measurements are used to evaluate the effectiveness of the programs.