The Advancement Project

SAVE THE DATE! 15th Anniversary Concert

Don't miss this epic event to celebrate our 15th Anniversary!  Featuring Ozomatli in a fabulous downtown L.A. venue. Mark your calendars and see you there!

$34 Million over Next Two Years for High Need Early Care and Education

Los Angeles, CA. Advancement Project congratulates the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education for passing a resolution investing approximately $34 million through 2017 to support the needs of its youngest learners. The 6-1 vote occurred on August 26, 2014 in a late-night board meeting. 

A Call for Fundamental Changes in America’s Policing

Los Angeles, CA. In the wake of the highly publicized deaths of Eric Garner in New York, Michael Brown in Ferguson and Ezell Ford in Los Angeles, the California Office of Advancement Project calls for an immediate shift in law enforcement policy and practice across the country – from militaristic suppression to constitutional, community-based policing.

September 9, 2014

A Change of Tune for LAPD as Community Policing Makes Gains

CBS News By John BlackstoneRead the full story here. In the public housing projects of the Watts neighborhood in Southeast, Los Angeles, police seem as determined to make friends as they do to make arrests.


September 4, 2014

Child care hard to find in parts of Los Angeles

Cynthia Lopez grew up in Huntington Park. Other than a brief sojourn to U.C. Santa Cruz for college, she has lived in Southeast Los Angeles near her family for most of her life. Her mother cares full time for her toddler, Arianni, while Lopez is at work, passing on traditions and culture from her native Guatemala to the youngest member of the family.


September 4, 2014

Ezell Ford shooting draws comparisons to police shooting of Michael Brown

The Los Angeles Police Department Thursday released the names of two officers involved in the fatal shooting of Ezell Ford. The 25-year-old African American...