We lead the fight for economic and racial justice by litigating, shaping policy, and training and connecting people in the advocacy community.
We don’t just fight for communities affected by poverty—we work alongside them, advocating for solutions that are informed by their lived experiences
We convene and connect advocates, community leaders, and activists across the country so they can share ideas, resources, and get the tools they need.
We build the capacity and skills of equal justice lawyers and activists to champion economic and racial justice in their fields.
From litigating and shaping policies in Illinois to training and convening multi-state networks of public interest attorneys, we work with and for the communities we serve to make equal justice and economic opportunity a reality.
A mission-driven communication leader and storyteller, Raftery brings nearly 25 years’ experience working for government, business, the media, and nonprofits.
Watch a Conversation with Chicago Historian, Shermann “Dilla” Thomas
Now in its ninth year, this groundbreaking program equips anti-poverty advocates with tools to advance racial equity.
Statement from Audra Wilson, President and CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law
Without history, there is no basis for comprehensive advocacy efforts for racial and economic justice.
The need for paid family and medical need has only become more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s time to ensure the financial security of all families by providing a guaranteed income.