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Become a Community of Respect®

This innovative community-wide anti-bias initiative is based on the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL's) successful school-based No Place for Hate® Initiative.  More than 400 schools in ADL's Southwest Region are participating in No Place for Hate® and working toward creating a diversity committee, signing a Resolution of Respect,  and completing a series of ADL-approved anti-bias activities to demonstrate appreciation for diversity and respect.

ADL's Community of Respect® Initiative offers businesses, organizations, and houses of worship the opportunity to do what our students and educators are doing on their school campuses to promote respect and diversity.  

Under the umbrella of the Community of Respect® Initiative, businesses, organizations and houses of worship can be recognized for their efforts to promote respect and diversity by appointing a diversity committee, signing a Resolution of Respect, and completing three or more anti-bias activities.

Started in 2006 under the leadership of former Houston Mayor Bill White and former Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace, who served as Honorary Co-Chairs, and Bridgeway Capital Management, the Community of Respect ®Initiative continues to work with a diverse group of organizations. We are honored that Houston Mayor Annise Parker now serves as Honorary Chair of the Community of Respect® Initiative and that 50 organizations are adopting the Initiative in 2011.

You, too, can become a Community of Respect® Partner.  Call ADL's Southwest Regional Office at 713-627-3490 to request a Community of Respect®Toolkit, or download the instructions and forms below.

Get Community of Respect® Resources:

2013-2014 Resource Guide  (.pdf)

Forms for Making Your Organization a Community of Respect®:


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