Poverty and Race Research Action Council

  • District of Columbia


740 15th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States

About Us

The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) is a non-profit civil rights law and policy organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1989 by major national civil rights and poverty law organizations, PRRAC’s primary mission is to help connect advocates with social scientists working on race and poverty issues, and to develop innovative approaches to structural inequality issues. In addition to national-level law and policy research and advocacy, we engage in local technical assistance and advocacy support in a number of areas throughout the country. At the present time, PRRAC’s work is focused in the areas of housing, education, and environmental health, with a particular emphasis on the continuing consequences of historical patterns of segregation. We also help staff the National Coalition on School Diversity.