Who we are

About CREEC

Privilege does not have to be negative, but we have to share our resources and take direction about how to use our privilege in ways that empower those who lack it.

bell hooks, Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism

Our Mission 

The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) is a nonprofit membership organization whose goal is to ensure that everyone can fully and independently participate in our nation’s civic life without discrimination based on race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  

What We Do

We challenge discrimination through litigation and education, seeking systemic change and improvement in individual lives. CREEC provides legal expertise as well as education and resources to individuals, advocates, and lawyers in the immigrant and civil rights communities.

CREEC’s work focuses on empowering communities through education and instructional resources, discourse, outreach, advocacy, collaboration, and well-timed humor. However, our work doesn’t stop there. We investigate and hold to account the powerful and the privileged and protect and promote civil rights through class-action, systemic, and individual litigation, administrative complaints, and structured negotiations.

CREEC has a physical office in Denver with staff also working remotely in Berkeley, New York, and Los Angeles. CREEC litigates nationwide and provides education and technical resources across the country.

Selected CREEC Awards and Honors

  • In 2020, CREEC was honored to receive the Health Equity Champion Award from the Center for Health Progress.
  • In 2017, CREEC was recognized by The Center on Colfax, Colorado’s largest LGBTQ community center with the Visionaries in Action Award.
  • In 2016, CREEC received the Fair Housing Leadership Award from the Denver Metro Fair Housing Center.