Community Resources


Community Matters

Community Matters offers a wide variety of school climate improvement programs, including youth empowerment and bullying prevention. Our mission is to collaborate with schools and communities to create safe, inclusive environments where all youth thrive. Community Matters programs and services include: Safe School Ambassadors, Connect & Respect; Stand Up Speak Up Student Assemblies, Parent Workshops; Staff Development; Community Forums and more.

For more information contact Erica Vogel, Outreach Director, call 707-823-6159 ext.103

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum provides resources, training and support to create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens. Working with school leaders and staff, parents and community, and students of all ages, thy have worked in public, private, and parochial schools in communities throughout the country.

For more information contact Joel Baum, Director, Education and Training, call 510-567-3977 , or 415-637-3045 (cell) or email:


GroundSparks Respect For All Project (RFAP) supports schools and communities by providing high quality award-winning documentary films, support and training to youth, educators and service providers. RFAP addresses bias-based bullying, family diversity, pressures to conform to gender norms, and homophobia in schools.

Call 415-641-4616 or 

Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome any and all individuals as members, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools

For more information, visit our Tools & Tips for Educators page on our website,

Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project

Changing the Game: The GLSEN Sports Project’s mission is to assist K-12 schools in creating and maintaining an athletic and physical education climate that is based on the core principles of respect, safety and equal access for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The GLSEN Sports Project fills a critical gap and adds a vital new dimension to GLSEN’s work to create a world in which every child learns to accept and respect all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

For more information contact If you would like a consultation about how to make your school athletic or physical education program more inclusive, if you would like the sports project to develop a new resource or if you would like to talk about scheduling a Changing the Game workshop in your school, contact Pat Griffin

Our Family Coalition

Our Family Coalition promotes the equality and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer families with children. We foster community leadership in advocacy efforts that promote social justice. Our Family Coalition offers a wide array of services that support LGBTQ families with children in elementary schools.

For more information about our School Advocacy Program, please contact Tarah, Advocacy and Education Manager, call415-981-1960

Race Equity

Epoch Education

Epoch Education, brings together thought leaders, educators, lawyers, and change agents to transform how we talk about differences. Our online courses, workshops, coaching, and webinars provide individuals and institutions with the training and resources to help them strive to create an inclusive culture that enables every person to reach his or her full potential. We are committed to challenging ourselves and the institutions that serve us so that we can work together to change the world.

• 5627 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 220, Oakland, CA 94609
• ph: (510) 463-4908 • email: