Address issues of race and poverty through principles of faith, freedom and personal responsibility.
Build awareness that conservative agenda of traditional values, limited government, and private ownership is of greatest marginal benefit to low income peoples.
We explore and promote market based public policy to fight poverty.
The political process is to protect ones' purposes and pursuits - not plunder them.
Protect unborn life, traditional mores, capitalism, parental rights and private property.
CURE PROVIDES ANSWERS
Few would argue that the major social institutions of our country are not in dangerously poor shape. Yet most liberal political leaders, traditional civil rights organizations, academia and media have convinced America that welfare policy helps the poor, thereby solidifying support for entitlement programs.
The reality is that government dependency destroys personal dignity and devastates entire communities. Abortion has wiped out 47 million potential citizens since 1973. Thirty percent of America’s children are born into single parent households. Seventy percent of youth offenders were birthed outside of marriage. Illiteracy rates are 50 percent in most inner city public schools, yet religion has been pushed to the sidelines of political discourse and public debate.
CURE addresses these social problems and many more to provide answers regarding the war on poverty and the greater cultural war.
CURE PROVIDES OUTREACH
Center for Urban Renewal & Education (CURE) is a 501c3 social policy think tank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media and poor communities. CURE works directly with conservative policy makers to further market-based approaches to poverty and to promote the interests of black conservative churches and inner city outreaches across the nation. CURE publishes monthly bulletins, quarterly policy reports and hosts annual conferences. CURE founder and president, Star Parker is also a nationally syndicated columnist for Scripps/ Howard News Services with 400 newspapers nationwide.
The philosophy of CURE is that the role of government is to protect life, liberty and property: not to monopolize education, manipulate commerce, and dehumanize charity work. The mission of CURE is to get the truth out that the answer to poverty is not the welfare state.
CURE bridges the disconnection between the interest of the nation as a whole as outlined by the founders and the existing world of political action as demonstrated by current black leadership. CURE is a direct mechanism to challenge the ideas of liberalism and promote concepts of freedom and personal responsibility.
CURE PROVIDES EDUCATION
The increased interest to solve the social crisis confronting poor communities with new ideas has paved the way to change public opinion through target marketing. The research and development done in conservative and libertarian institutes has produced generic policy alternatives that CURE has specifically packaged to bridge the gap between the think tank world of conservatives and the political realities of blacks. CURE reaches hundreds of inner city leaders through our clergy awareness conferences, community townhalls, and church lecture series, thousands of college students through its campus lectures; and millions internationally through the mass media of television, radio, magazines and newspapers.
CURE PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY
Our founder and president, Star Parker is a nationally recognized author, media commentator and professional speaker. She had years of first-hand experience in the grip of welfare dependency. Now, as a social policy consultant, Star Parker brings new energy to policy discussions on how to effectively transition poor people from entitlement programs. Under her leadership, the work of CURE has recognition and praise by U.S. Senators and other elected officials, leading policy thinkers, and national media giants. Since inception in 1995, CURE has become the leading black conservative think tank in the country.
Today CURE provides several integrated and innovative programs to tackle core social problems including our Policy Initiatives and our CURE.NET Clergy Forum (a membership network of activists pastors across the nation). Through these programs, CURE directly advances understanding of the principles of a moral and free society within the black community. With your support, CURE is developing a new generation of black leaders that support biblically based ideas and policies that truly empower the lives of the poor.
Related: CURE Advisory Board