Campus Progress works to help young people make themselves heard through an online magazine and campus journalism projects, public events, multimedia projects, and grassroots issue campaigns—empowering new progressive leaders as they develop fresh ideas, communicate in new ways, and develop new progressive policies.
The intersection of climate change, human migration, and conflict presents a unique challenge for U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century. These three factors undermine traditional understandings of national security, requiring us to rethink the traditional divisions between diplomacy, defense, and economic, social, and environmental development policy abroad.
Doing What Works promotes government reform to efficiently allocate scarce resources to achieve greater results for the American people. This project seeks to eliminate or redesign misguided spending programs and tax expenditures, boost government productivity, and push for smart decision making via transparency, performance measurements, and evaluation.
The Enough Project seeks to end genocide and crimes against humanity, with an initial focus on the crises in Sudan, Chad, eastern Congo, and northern Uganda. Enough provides sharp field analyses and targeted policy recommendations to promote durable peace, provide civilian protection, and punish perpetrators of atrocities—working with concerned citizens, advocates, and policymakers.
The Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at American Progress works to identify and articulate the moral-ethical and spiritual values underpinning policy issues, to shape a progressive stance in which these values are clear, and to increase public awareness and understanding of these values.
Just Jobs recognizes that creating good jobs worldwide requires a global focus on jobs complete with appropriate compensation, social protections, labor rights, and opportunities for economic mobility. Creating these “just jobs” will promote broad-based, sustainable economic growth worldwide.
The Leadership Institute’s goal is to increase the participation of progressive people of color among the thinkers, shapers, and planners of policy at every level of government, in nonprofit organizations, and in groups that influence public policy.
Legal Progress seeks to make the judicial branch of government reflect better the values of liberty, equality, and opportunity enshrined in our Constitution. We focus on the urgent need to confirm progressive judges, expose the detrimental impact corporate courts have on people’s lives, and engage the public on the Constitution.
The Middle Class and Economic Growth project is an initiative of the Economic Policy team at the Center for American Progress that combines original analysis, public policy proposals, live events, and multimedia presentations to demonstrate that a strong and stable middle class is the key driver of American economic growth.
Middle East Progress helps develop and highlight practical approaches to managing—and resolving—the Arab-Israeli conflict, with a focus on achieving a sustainable, secure, and democratic Palestinian state alongside a sustainable, secure, and democratic Israel. We believe this reflects the will and aspirations of a vast majority of Israelis and Arabs living the conflict every day.
Our Working Nation recognizes that the movement of women out of the home and into paid employment is one of the most important transformations in our history. Workplaces are no longer the domain of men, and we need to research and develop new policy ideas to ensure everyone is able to meet the challenges of the workplace and to provide care for their family to match how we work and live.
Progress 2050 develops new ideas for an increasingly diverse America. The United States will become a nation with no clear racial or ethnic majority by the year 2050. This expected transition provides the progressive movement with an exciting opportunity to help America live up to its ideals of equality and justice for all.
The Progressive Studies Program is a unique interdisciplinary project exploring the history, intellectual foundations, and public understanding of progressivism in America. It seeks to increase public awareness of progressive ideas and values, and to educate public officials and policymakers through lectures, seminars, articles, public events, book discussions, new media tools, and training seminars.
Reel Progress is a progressive film series that hosts free screenings open to the public in Washington, D.C., and around the country. These screenings are followed by provocative panel discussions with leading policy experts, actors, and filmmakers, connecting the arts to campaigns for social change and progressive public policy.
Science Progress proceeds from the propositions that scientific inquiry is among the finest expressions of human excellence—that it is a crucial source of human flourishing, a critical engine of economic growth, and must be dedicated to the common good. Our objective is to improve the understanding of science among policymakers and develop new ideas about innovation in science and technology.
Sustainable Security redefines how we think about national security in today’s shifting, globalized world. While we need to maintain a highly capable military, diplomacy and development can often be more cost-effective investments to prevent crises before military force is required and to better manage our shared global challenges.