“There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we now have the resources to get rid of it…Why should there be hunger and privation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know‐how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?…There is no deficit in human resources, the deficit is in human will.” —Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here? (1967)

The NCCP advocates for policies promoting economic opportunity and racial and gender equity. Their collaboration with various stakeholders emphasizes research-backed policy changes. Originating from Columbia University, they've transitioned to Bank Street Graduate School to advance their mission for societal transformation.