Star Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a Washington D.C. based Public Policy Institute that fights poverty and restores dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility.Parker consulted on federal Welfare Reform in the mid-90s and then founded UrbanCure to bring new ideas to policy discussions on how to transition America’s poor from government dependency. In 1996, she was a featured speaker at the Republican National Convention. Today, she regularly consults with both federal and state legislators on market-based strategies to fight poverty. The vision of CURE is to preserve, promote and protect Christianity, Capitalism and the Constitution to improve culture, reduce government dependency, and to build race relations. CURE works in public policy, the public square, and in poor communities.In 2017, Parker joined the White House Opportunity Initiative advisory team to share ideas on how to best fix our nation’s most distressed zip codes. In 2018, she was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the U.S. Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission. In 2016, CPAC honored her with the “Ronald Reagan Foot Soldier of the Year”; In 2017 Parker was the recipient of the Groundswell Impact Award; and in 2018, Bott Radio Network presented Parker with its prestigious Queen Esther Award, and nominated her to the National Religious Broadcaster Board of Directors. Parker is also on the Board of Directors at the Leadership Institute.To date, Parker has spoken on more than 250 college campuses, including Harvard, Berkeley, Emory, Liberty, Franciscan, UCLA, and UVA. She has authored several books; is a regular commentator on national television and radio networks including the BBC, EWTN, and FOX News; and is a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators, which carries in some of the largest newspapers and news websites in the country, reaching 8 million readers weekly.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Star Parker and other top speakers and celebrities.