Advancement Project California The Best Resistance is Our Collective Success

Who We Are

Connie Rice: "Advancement Project Is A Solutions Factory"

Advancement Project is a next generation, multiracial 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 multiracial coalitions that reflect the state’s changing demographics.


Download a fact sheet about Advancement Project here.
Download a fact sheet about Educational Equity here.
Download fact sheet about Equity in Public Funds here.
Download a fact sheet about Health Equity here.
Download a fact sheet about Political Voice here.


 Our Vision and Values

Our Vision

In 2015 we revisited and updated our vision and set of values to guide our work over the next five years. Click on the image to learn more.


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.