The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Fla. works to de-stigmatize race by educating and encouraging studies and discussions on the topic. Contact director Katheryn Russell-Brown.
St. John’s Community Development Corp., a project of St. John’s Baptist Church in Miami, to create affordable housing and offers home ownership counseling. It has created more than 40 homes and multifamily units.
Claude AnShin Thomas is an author, peace activist, Zen monk and Vietnam veteran. In 1994, he founded the Zaltho Foundation, a spiritually based nonprofit committed to ending violence. The foundation, which is based in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., offers mindfulness meditation retreats to veterans and their families to help them deal with the emotional, psychological and spiritual wounds of war.