At American Progress, we recognize and celebrate an undeniable truth: America’s greatness is defined by the collective strength and richness of its diversity. We strive to advance progressive values on nearly every possible front—and there are perhaps no more important values than expanding diversity, inclusion, and opportunity on behalf of every person who lives in our country.
As an institution, we cannot hope to solve the most pressing challenges confronting the nation unless we embrace the knowledge, experiences, and perspectives of people from across our society. That is why we are determined to build and foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.
American Progress continues to take definitive strides toward attracting and retaining talented employees who represent many different backgrounds. Yet, we also understand that there is much progress still to be made. The information provided below—which details the composition of American Progress’ staff and how we identify by race/ethnicity, gender, age, LGBTQ+, and disability status—is part of our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest standards of transparency. We will continue our work to promote greater diversity and inclusion at every level of our organization.
Our diversity statistics as of January 31, 2021, are below. Our statistics for the prior year are available here. Our statistics for the current year are available here.