CCC was born out of the chaos and heartbreak of 1968: the civil rights, voting rights, and peace movements; the Poor People’s campaign; the rising voices of  women, Native Americans, Latino farmworkers, and LGBT people calling for justice; and the stunning assassinations of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to building power. We have used the tools of protest from the outside and persuasion from the inside to weight the scale in favor of people struggling to make ends meet. Over these 50 years, CCC and our partners won big — from shaping the modern food stamps program and leading the fight against redlining to launching the $1.2 billion housing trust fund movement and bringing the demand for immigrant rights to the mainstream.

Still, social change is not linear. Today, these victories face unprecedented threats — but we are not backing down. CCC and our sister advocacy organization, CCCAction, are stepping into the next 50 years with a renewed determination to build from protest to power, focusing on new forms of organizing to enact a bold governing agenda.

Join us as we celebrate our first 50 years and draw courage from the heroes of the last half-century as we step into the next one. Join us in building a world where everyone thrives.

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April 2 – MLK50: Where Do We Go From Here, a discussion with CCC Vice President Dorian Warren and CCC Communications Fellow Wendi C. Thomas — Memphis, TN

June 1 – A dialogue on the arc of the racial and social justice movement from 1968 to 2018 and beyond – the CCC office, Washington, DC

September 27 – 50th Anniversary Community Change Champions Celebration— Washington, DC

Latest Updates

50 Anniversary Video

CCC celebrates 50 years: Change is coming for the next 50 years

We Survived 1968. We Can Survive 2018.

Board Member Sam Fullwood’s piece in Think Progress

The Poor People’s Campaign, 50 Years Later

The Institute for Policy Studies audits the issues Dr. King prioritized to see where America stands—then and now

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