Who We Are
Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. In California we champion the struggle for greater equity and opportunity for all, fostering upward mobility in communities most impacted by economic and racial injustice. We build alliances and trust, use data-driven policy solutions, create innovative tools and work alongside communities to ignite social transformation!
Our signature is reach and impact -- we and our partners have won over $15 billion to extend opportunity. Whether it is to build 150 schools, transform the City of Los Angeles’ approach to its gang epidemic, or revolutionize the use of data in policymaking, Advancement Project evens the odds for communities striving to attain equal footing and equal treatment.
After years of litigating civil rights, our founders started Advancement Project in 1999 to expand the tools available to end inequity and transform the large public systems that impact the lives of millions of Californians. We are creating a model for the next generation of civil rights progress through our: reliance on data to drive evidence-based solutions; innovation of technology and training tools to advance the field; building of partnerships between ground-level advocates and the halls of power; and proven ability to broker multi-racial coalitions that reflect the state’s changing demographics.
Our Vision and Values
To learn more about our national office's work in voter protection, access and equity in educational opportunity, immigrant rights and more, please visit their website.