Policy solutions that work for “the least of these.”

Our scholars write social and economic policy to lift low-income communities out of poverty and give them freedom to flourish.


We believe in the God-given freedom and dignity of every person, which is taught in Christian theology, reaffirmed by the American Founders, and implied in an economic system that emphasizes liberty and personal responsibility.


We partner with scholars who share our interests to produce original research in disciplines such as economics, political science, and cultural studies. Our lead scholar, Dr. William B. Allen, is currently building a team of CURE Research Fellows, to be announced in early 2021.


Our office in the heart of Washington, D.C. is ideally situated to ensure that our proposals reach the ears of national policymakers. We partner with like-minded allies, both in government and in the nonprofit world, to bring a confident, conservative voice to the policy conversation.

Policy Analyst

Private: Raheem Williams

Raheem Williams is a policy analyst at the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE). He has worked for several liberty-based academic research centers and think tanks. Raheem taught Intro to Microeconomics at North Dakota State University before joining the Reason Foundation’s Pension Integrity Project. At Reason, he worked on pension reform in Florida, North Dakota, and North Carolina. As a writer, Raheem covers tax and social policy. His work has appeared in the Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun Sentinel, The Federalist, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Duluth News Tribune, The Advocate (Baton Rouge), The Center Square, and the Conservative Review.

Raheem served as a Koch Fellow in 2014, the inaugural Policy Director for the North Dakota Young Republicans in 2018, a Republican Leadership Initiative Fellow in 2018, a 2019 America’s Future Foundation Writing Fellow, a current member of the Louisiana Advisory Board for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and a member of New Orleans Federalist Society.

Raheem Williams received his B.A. in Economics from Florida International University and his M.A. in Financial Economics from the University of Detroit Mercy.

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