About Us

Our Mission
The Institute for Diversity and Civic Life is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance more inclusive public spaces through storytelling, research, and education.

Our Vision
In today’s society of ever-growing diversity, it is imperative that we work to build a culture that values and includes all its people. IDCL is dedicated to the task of advancing more inclusive public spaces — regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ability– and more inclusive narratives of who we are. Through storytelling, research and education, our programs document the religious and cultural landscape of Texas, provide resources and develop skills for engaging diversity and creating inclusive spaces, and foster conversations about inclusion, belonging, and recognition.