You made it happen.

This has been a year of intense attacks on our rights. In the face of fear, millions of individuals, communities, faiths, and organizations are joining together to deepen our resistance. More than ever, CLPP's work is critical and urgent. More than ever, we are proud to be part of this fierce movement for reproductive justice.

Thanks to you, last year CLPP supported more than 300 grassroots organizations and close to 1,200 students, young leaders, and community activists who are all working towards reproductive freedom.

Check out the difference you made--and click on each infographic to learn more:

Make sure you have enabled images to view the infographic. Click on the image to learn more about our leadership programs. [Image description: Heading says OVERVIEW. Your donation to CLPP this year supported close to 1,200 emerging leaders in their journeys toward lifelong activism: 39%* identified as people of color. 77% were ages 30 or younger.* *of respondents across programs. 1,021 had "powerful" and "profoundly meaningful" experiences at our annual conference. 56 student activists in our campus leadership group deepened their involvement in the movement through meetings, trainings, and special events. 84 gained invaluable leadership skills and training through the New Leadership Networking Initiative (NLNI). 25 are having impactful and inspiring social justice internships through the Reproductive Rights  Activist Service Corps (RRASC).]

Make sure you have enabled images to view the infographic. Click to learn more about CLPP alums. [Image description: CLPP alums say is the header. Then headshots of each alum quoted are placed above their quotes.As a queer Tejana, CLPP rejuvenated me and motivated me to continue base building in Texas and the Rio Grande Valley where there is not a large or organized reproductive justice presence. CLPP is a large part of my life, motivating me to stay in the movement. jazmin gonzález Texas State Organizer, Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity (URGE)CLPP has inspired me and given me so many opportunities that I would not have had otherwise. CLPP has played a central role in my development as a reproductive justice activist.  stephanie  mascorro Counselor at a Texas Abortion ClinicEach time I attend a CLPP gathering, I leave with amazing contacts to other people doing similar work, a renewed sense of power, and an affirmation that my work in the reproductive justice movement is the right path. grecia  magdaleno Community Organizer, Tennessee Advocates for Planned ParenthoodCLPP gave me roots and wings, all at once. A place where I could be nurtured and challenged, all at once. CLPP gave me an invaluable lens through which to view the world, and to vision and hope for the future. lily kofke Bi-Lingual Community Health Educator, Planned Parenthood

Make sure you have enabled images to view the infographic. Click to learn more about CLPP's summer programs. [Image description: Header says Young Feminist Collaborative . Underneath is an image of four students in Hampshire summer programs jumping for joy outside. Underneath, text reads: Now in its second summer, CLPP collaborates with Soapbox to build the Young Feminist Collaborative, our first summer program specifically aimed at pre-college students. Through both hands-on activism and interactive discussion, YFC immerses young people in movement building, gender justice, and creating community. To the right there is a quote:“I learned so much about everything I care about. I learned more in the span of two weeks than I did this entire year about social justice and making change.” YFC PARTICIPANT]

Make sure you have enabled images to view the infographic. Click on the image to learn more about where our 2016 RRASC interns are from. [Image description: Heading says RRASC 2017. For the third year in a row, CLPP was able to offer the Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) internship program to students nationwide. 778 applications poured in from campuses in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam, 274 campuses in all. Almost half of applications were from students of color, over a third of applicants received federal Pell grant tuition support, and more than 150 were first-generation college students. Underneath is a map of the continental US with lists of RRASC 2017 host organizations and the names of the students placed at each organization. To the right, text reads:52%  of our 25 interns are from, attend school at, or are interning at RRASC organizations in the U.S. South. 76% are people of color, 60% identify as LGBTQ, and 48%  are first-generation college students.]

Make sure you have enabled images to view the infographic. Click on the image to read more about Rory's experience with the RHRJ certificate. [Image description: Heading says RHRJ CERTIFICATE. Congratulations to the second year of students in the Five College consortium to graduate with a certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice (RHRJ). This is the first undergraduate program of its kind, the culmination of years of work by our Faculty Director Marlene Gerber Fried, CLPP staff, and faculty and staff from across the Five Colleges. The number of graduating certificate holders has more than doubled from last year!  There are now a total of 19 graduates. We’re thrilled to be offering this rigorous, interdisciplinary course of study to undergraduate students, combining academic work with community-based projects. Underneath is a headshot of Nargis Aslami with a photo credit for Aria Bracci. Text to the right reads: “What I’m studying in the classroom is reproductive justice—it is reproductive rights—and that’s what I’m working with at CLPP.  It’s really helpful. My studies are informing what I’m doing.” NARGIS ASLAMI University of Massachusetts Amherst,   RHRJ certificate student co-coordinator of CLPP’s Sudent Group 2016-2017.]

Your energy, strength, and continued support has launched close to 1,200 new leaders into the movement this year. These leaders are now fighting for clinic access, the right to comprehensive health care including abortion and contraception, the reproductive and human rights of immigrants and refugees at the border, and more.

Our strategic, multi-pronged approach means that our core programs not only develop new leaders, but also:

  • support more than 300 campus groups and grassroots organizations engaged in reproductive justice;
  • educate folks who are new to reproductive justice; and
  • generate and hold space for cutting-edge reproductive justice conversations.

Thank YOU for fostering the work of these emerging activists.

Here's to the work, stories, and successes that await us in 2017-2018!

With great appreciation,

Amy                              Mia's signature              Marlene's signature

Amy Crysel                  Mia Kim Sullivan     Marlene Gerber Fried

CLPP Co-Director     CLPP Co-Director     CLPP Faculty Director

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