The Advancement Project

Building Healthy Communities: Community Safety

Through its Building Healthy Communities (BHC) initiative, The California Endowment has committed to a 10-year investment in 14 California communities around the state. These communities are working to create places where children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. In the initial community-driven planning process, a large majority of the sites—70 percent—identified violence and a lack of safety as their highest priority.

First Executive Director Named!

The Advancement Project Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have named John Kim as Executive Director of the California Office. Founded in 1999, Advancement Project celebrated its 15thAnniversary in 2014 and has become a core institution for civil rights in this country.

March 26, 2015

Groundbreaking Report Recommending Changes to Los Angeles County Probation Department

Los Angeles, CA. Advancement Project, supported by The W.M. Keck Foundation and The California Wellness Foundation, convened an unprecedented partnership of advocates, researchers, and Los Angeles County’s Probation Department to examine current data practices and the path of representative youth through the Probation system, and developed a comprehensive set of...


February 10, 2015

Can New LAPD Captain Win Over the Citizens of South L.A.?

KPCC Frank StoltzeListen to the whole segment here. Captain Jorge Rodriguez stands to address a...


January 5, 2015

Ezell Ford autopsy results raise more questions

Southern California Public Radio KPCC 89.3Air Talk With Pat Morrison December 30, 2014 The August 11th shooting of mentally ill black man Ezell Ford by LAPD officers has led local civil rights figures to speak out about the use of...