The Advancement Project

Building Healthy Communities: Community Safety

Through its Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative, The California Endowment has committed to a 10-year investment in 14 California communities around the state. These communities are working to create places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. In the initial community-driven planning process, a large majority of the sites—70 percent—identified violence and a lack of safety as their highest priority.

First Executive Director Named!

The Advancement Project Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have named John Kim as Executive Director of the California Office. Founded in 1999, Advancement Project celebrated its 15thAnniversary in 2014 and has become a core institution for civil rights in this country.

February 10, 2015

Can New LAPD Captain Win Over the Citizens of South L.A.?

KPCC Frank StoltzeListen to the whole segment here. Captain Jorge Rodriguez stands to address a...


January 5, 2015

Ezell Ford autopsy results raise more questions

Southern California Public Radio KPCC 89.3Air Talk With Pat Morrison December 30, 2014 The August 11th shooting of mentally ill black man Ezell Ford by LAPD officers has led local civil rights figures to speak out about the use of...


December 31, 2014

Arise America: What Does Bratton's Past Say About His Future?

New York City police commissioner William Bratton is a champion of community policing with the task of healing the rift between police and the minority communities they serve. To talk more about Bratton’s experience re-vamping a police department, Arise America is joined by civil rights...