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$600,000 Grants for Civil Liberties & Public Policy

Monday, April 9, 2007

The Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) program at Hampshire College has been awarded two significant grants totaling $600,000 to support reproductive rights education and activism.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation awarded $400,000 over three-years to CLPP “to build youth leadership for and diversity within the reproductive rights movement.”

The Ford Foundation awarded $200,000 over two years for general support of CLPP and its affiliated international program, Population and Development.

Both grants will help support:

An annual conference for reproductive rights activists— From Abortion Rights to Social Justice —that attracts more than 1,000 young people every year.

The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps, which places student-interns in reproductive rights and related social change organizations nationwide.

The New Leadership Networking Initiative, a leadership and movement building network of diverse young staff people and emerging leaders working in reproductive rights and allied groups.

A Summer Leadership Institute, an immersion, skills-building session for young leaders and advocates.

Based at Hampshire College, CLPP is a national reproductive rights organization that has become widely recognized for leadership, education, and constituency development with diverse new generations of students and young activists. CLPP is committed to connecting academic work to reproductive rights organizing, direct service, advocacy, and investigative and policy work.


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