Bringing scholarly perspectives to our most pressing issues.

We aim to fight poverty and restore dignity through scholarship supporting faith, freedom, and personal responsibility.

Upholding the values of freedom and dignity.

The God-given freedom and dignity of every person is taught in Christian theology, reaffirmed by the American Founders, and implied in an economic system that emphasizes liberty and personal responsibility. This is why we identify Christianity, the Constitution, and capitalism as key safeguards of the sacredness of the individual.

Founding

Star Parker is one of the names on the short list mentioned when anyone speaks of national black conservative leaders. Star Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a public policy think tank that promotes market-based solutions to fight poverty. Before involvement in social activism, Star had seven years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. After consulting on federal Welfare Reform in the mid-90s, she founded CURE to bring new ideas to policy discussions on how to transition America's poor from government dependency.

CURE's Network

Policy Center

Publishes research studies and white papers on key topics that impact poverty, such as personal retirement and medical savings accounts, housing and school choice vouchers, family stability, charity choice, labor law, and welfare reform.

Media Center

Provides daily internet blogs (BlackCommunityNews.com) and weekly television roundtable discussions (Cure America with Star Parker) that specifically target the black Christian community with alternative views on current events, politics, and headline news.

Clergy Network

Educates and equips our private CUREnet of conservative pastors who serve our nation's at-risk, poor, and most vulnerable with information on congressional initiatives, public policy ideas, and current debates that affect their congregations and communities.

We partner with institutions to form a network of like-minded thinkers.

Location

We’re based in Washington, D.C., where we amplify the voices of clergy and congregations from around the nation to direct policy making toward solutions that are community reinforcing and elevate individual agency above government dependence.