The A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute was originated in 1985 by the Anti-Defamation League and WCVB-TV in Boston. Its mission: To provide hands-on training that enables children and adults to challenge prejudice and discrimination, as well as the tools to live and work successfully and civilly in an increasingly diverse world.
Today, the A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute is a market leader in the development and delivery of anti-bias and diversity education programs used by schools, universities, corporations and community and law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and abroad. Its specialized training programs-including the award-winning A CLASSROOM OF DIFFERENCE™ -- operate in 29 U S cities and in 14 countries around the world.
The ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL) was founded in 1913 "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all." Today, it is the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency. ADL defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all. It is considered United States' prime resource for information on and responses to organized bigotry.
A leader in the development of materials, programs (such as The Miller Early Childhood Initiative) and services, ADL builds bridges of communication, understanding and respect among diverse groups in the United States and around the world through a network of Regional and Satellite Offices.