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This page shares press releases and the latest news about Advancement Project, its programs and its staff. For media inquiries, contact:

Katie Smith,  Director of Communications
ksmith@advanceproj.org
(213) 406-9158


Ongoing terrible violence in America

“By now we have all seen the shocking videos of the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The gravity and tragedy of their deaths must be acknowledged. The anguish of their families and friends must be acknowledged. And the pain of our black brothers and sisters in the face of an unending series

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Advancement Project Commends Legislative Leaders and Women’s Caucus on Groundbreaking Budget Deal to Support Children and Families in Early Learning, K-12 and Family Strengthening

For Immediate Release June 16, 2016 Contact: Karla Pleitéz Howell (213)406-9149 KHowell@advanceproj.org   Advancement Project Commends Legislative Leaders and Women’s Caucus on Groundbreaking Budget Deal to Support Children and Families in Early Learning, K-12 and Family Strengthening On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the Assembly and Senate approved an important budget deal to support significant multi-year

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Governor’s Budget Provides $67 Million for Prop 47 Prevention Efforts

For Immediate Release June 16, 2016 Contact: Michael Russo (213) 406-9146 MRusso@advanceproj.org Governor’s Budget Provides $67 Million for Prop 47 Prevention Efforts 2014’s Prop 47 reformed six low-level drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, and required the state to spend the resulting justice-system savings on local prevention efforts, including mental health services, substance abuse treatment,

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Moms Graduate from the My First Teacher Program in Southeast L.A.

WHAT: Parent leaders in southeast Los Angeles had much to celebrate on Mother’s Day. Last Thursday 32 parents, 31 of whom are mothers, graduated from the 4th cohort of the Advancement Project’s My First Teacher program in an uplifting celebration at Escutia Primary Center in Bell, CA. Research by Weiss, Caspe, and Lopez (2006) shows

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LA Coalition Wins Improved Tracking and Transparency of Prop. 47 Savings; Continues Efforts to Direct 100% of Savings Towards Prevention

For Immediate Release April 12, 2016 Contact: Sybil Grant Sybil@behr-communications.com 213-761-2968 LA Coalition Wins Improved Tracking and Transparency of Prop. 47 Savings; Continues Efforts to Direct 100% of Savings Towards Prevention The following is a statement from the LA Coalition for Safety and Justice regarding today’s LA County Board of Supervisors action to strengthen tracking

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Audit of LA County Prop. 47 Savings Shows $13.7 million Available for Investment in Prevention; Need for More Transparency and Better Tracking of Data

For Immediate Release April 5, 2016 Contact: Sybil Grant Sybil@behr-communications.com 213-761-2968 Audit of LA County Prop. 47 Savings Shows $13.7 million Available for Investment in Prevention; Need for More Transparency and Better Tracking of Data LA Coalition for Safety and Justice Calls on Board of Supervisors to direct savings towards prevention in 2016-17 budget and

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Advancement Project Celebrates Historic Supreme Court Ruling to Affirm Marriage Equality

“Today is a historic day same-sex couples who deserve the equal recognition and protection of marriage, but for all who believe in the values of a just democracy,” said Penda D. Hair, Advancement Project Co-Director. “As a multiracial, next-generation civil rights organization, we applaud the Supreme Court for making a pivotal decision affirming equality for all people.”

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