Our Mission

We aim to facilitate thriving and vibrant academic, economic, and sociocultural lives for communities in transition. Our goal is to foster a spirit of mutual respect, understanding, and collaboration among community members by creating materials that promote the authentic exchange of ‘funds of knowledge’ through dialogic communication.



Diversity International was founded in Silver Spring, Maryland in 2007 by Rachna Rikhye. Rachna is an educator, and a curriculum and instructional design specialist with over 15 years of experience in the field of English Language Development and cross-cultural community building.

Profits from our publications are used to fund grassroots projects that strengthen community and benefit at-risk children and young adults.

Members of the Board

Vineeta Anand
AFLCIO Office of Investments

Matthew Kaufman
Sherwood Inspection

Raymond Moreno
Impact Silver Spring

Ida Mori
World Bank

Meena Arora Nayak
Northern Virginia Community College

Katya Partan

Kiran S. Rana
Hunter House Publishers

Rachna Rikhye
Montgomery County Public Schools

Vivek Srivastava
World Bank

ShortRainbow2“He who is different from me does not impoverish me – he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves… For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or to find his reflection in the glass.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Author, The Little Prince