The Civil Rights Project (CRP) is a leading organization devoted to civil rights
research. It has found eager collaborators among researchers nationwide, and
wide open doors among advocacy organizations, policymakers and journalists.
CRP has initiated joint projects across disciplinary and
institutional lines at universities, advocacy organizations, and think tanks
throughout the country. CRP directors and staff testify and provide technical
assistance on Capitol Hill and in state capitals. Its research has been
incorporated into federal legislation, cited in litigation, and used to spur
Congressional hearings. In any given month, CRP work is quoted in such national
media as The Village Voice, The New York
Times, Time Magazine and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
CRP's increasing national prominence and rapid growth confirm that
the initial vision was correct, and provide the backdrop for an ambitious
financial, programmatic and strategic agenda. The next five years will be
critical as CRP seeks to expand its capacity into additional areas, including:
(1) community security and criminal justice; (2) voting rights and
deepening democratic engagement; (3) metropolitan economic opportunity
(including housing, growth and employment); (4) community and family
wealth; and (5) health care justice.