About

Mission

Diversity Awareness Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the St. Louis region around issues of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. We achieve our mission through youth programs, diversity training, community forums and diversity publications. Themed Make a Difference by Accepting Everyone Else’s, Diversity Awareness Partnership has become a replicable model for communities across the nation in advancing diversity and inclusion efforts.

Vision

To become a leader of collaboration among community partnerships to promote diversity and inclusion, heighten cultural awareness and create an environment of respect and harmony for all people.

Key Programs

Diversity Training,  Annual Diversity Summit, Community Forums and Collaborations, Diversity Publications, Give Respect – Get Respect Youth Program, Explore Accounting Youth Program, Explore STEM Youth Program, Corporate Diversity Roundtables, and the DAP Connect Program.

History

In 1998, survey results indicated that 89% of participating St. Louisans would do something to make the region more inclusive if they knew what to do. This statistic inspired a partnership between St. Louis’ beloved sports teams, the St. Louis Rams, Cardinals, and Blues and a group of passionate St. Louis citizens whose perseverance initiated Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP) in 2001. Since its inception,  DAP has been recognized for its collaborative efforts with St. Louis entities including Edward Jones, Webster University, community organizations, the St. Louis legal community, and area middle and high schools to develop more diverse and inclusive working, learning, and living environments. After 10 years of making a difference,  DAP remains dedicated to its founding mission while taking creative and innovative steps to impact the community as effectively and productively as possible.