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Land and Water Conservation Fund Set to Expire September 30th. Support reauthorization and full funding of the LWCF.

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will expire on September 30 if Congress does not act to reauthorize its funding. LWCF is one of the most successful outdoor recreation and conservation programs in the US. For more than 50 […]

Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Advocate – and Hero

Thurgood Marshall was “the founder and principal litigator of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, fighting, against great odds and at enormous personal risk, to dismantle Jim Crow in Southern schools, courtrooms, lunch counters and voting booths — that […]

US EPA Office of Civil Rights promises reform to ensure compliance with civil rights laws

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Civil Rights will more aggressively evaluate recipients of EPA funding to ensure their compliance with federal civil-rights laws, the office said in a draft Strategic Plan released last week. Billed as an effort that […]

Hispanic Heritage Month of Action

The City Project is joining Voto Latino, Mi Familia Vota, and iAmerica in launching an on­ the­ ground and digital voter registration campaign around the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The campaign urges Latinos to register to vote and encourage […]

The City Project Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary!

The City Project celebrates fifteen years of speaking truth to power and providing access to justice! The City Project believes that all people should have access to healthy, livable communities. Our multicultural, Latino-led team works with diverse allies to ensure […]

National Public Lands Day Service Project LA River September 26

With all eyes on the LA River and it’s impending revitalization, come be a part of contributing to a public space and changing the way people see the waterfront. There will be five to six work projects at the Bowtie […]

Ariel Collins, Juanita Tate Social Justice Fellow

Ariel Collins is the Juanita Tate Social Justice Fellow at The City Project. Ariel received her Master of Justice Studies from Arizona State University’s School of Social Transformation. As a graduate student, Ariel worked with low-income residents, an elementary school […]

Lisa García, U.S. EPA Environmental Justice Head, on The City Project “Real Community Lawyering and an Inspiration”

We were going around the country with some of the cabinet members doing listening sessions on America’s Great Outdoors. And how we have to connect certain communities to parks, how we have to improve our open space in, certainly in […]

Chicano Park Earth Day 2014

Chicano Park was founded on April 22, 1970 — the same day as the first Earth Day — when the Barrio Logan community joined activists to protest the construction of a Highway Patrol station on the present site of the […]

Keeping the Baldwin Hills Clean and Green

The Baldwin Hills is an epicenter of excellence in African American culture across the United States, along with Sugar Hill in Harlem and, now, the White House. Even so, black folks in Baldwin Hills and adjoining South Central Los Angeles have constantly struggled for green justice. The community, which has long suffered from environmental degradation and discrimination, has been fighting to create the two square-mile Baldwin Hills Park. […]