The Diversity Center


United States


Each year, the Diversity Center (previously known as the Santa Cruz Gay and Lesbian Community Center) reaches approximately 10,000 individuals through their onsite programs, outreach and education events, their work with school-based Gay/Straight Alliances, and their Triangle Speakers program. They fulfill their mission by developing LGBTQ+ youth leaders in local middle and high schools, who help teach acceptance and promote positive LGBTQ+ messages to their peers; creating connections, building community, and reducing isolation among LGBTQ+ seniors, veterans, youth, and the Latinx community; teaching acceptance and providing support for transgender individuals; and educating the community at-large about key legislative issues that impact LGBTQ+ rights and equality.

Mission Statement: Their mission is to advocate for, support, and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.


Our Connection:

Family Discretionary Grant. The Skees family has a strong connection with the LGBTQ+ community and have always tried to support organizations who are fighting for their rights and equality in the communities they live and beyond.



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