Advancement Project


Advancement Project, a policy, communications and legal action group committed to racial justice, was founded by a team of veteran civil rights lawyers in 1998. Our mission is:

"To develop, encourage, and widely disseminate innovative ideas, and pioneer models that inspire and mobilize a broad national racial justice movement to achieve universal opportunity and a just democracy!"

Advancement Project partners with community organizations bringing them the tools of legal advocacy and strategic communications to dismantle structural exclusion. Advancement Project staff in Washington, DC is comprised of two Co-Directors, both leaders in the field of racial justice lawyering, as are our five senior attorneys who assist with program design and implementation; five staff attorneys, a Communications Department with three communications specialists, a development director, an operations manager and an administrative assistant. In addition, we have deployed three staff attorneys and six local voter protection advocates to the field in response to our Hurricane Katrina work and our voter protection work in New Jersey. As a result, our staff is accessible to our community partners throughout the country. More...