Tilting at Windmills: the Quixote Center has been guided by the ethos of liberation theology since its founding in 1976, with some extra inspiration from Cervantes’ anti-hero, the Man from La Mancha. The Quixote Center seeks people’s engagement with issues that are difficult and in areas where we do not expect complete transformation quickly.

International Work

Quest for Peace

We have partnered with the Institute of John XXIII and FEDICAMP, local organizations in Nicaragua, to support community development, environmental renewal, and sustainable housing projects. Our work is responsive to the needs of our local partners, and informs our advocacy to change U.S. foreign policy. Read more

Haiti Reborn

Our work in Haiti is centered in the region of Gros Morne, located in northern Haiti. Through our partnership with the Jean Marie Vincent Formation Center we promote reforestation efforts, environmentally responsive farming, community education and outreach, and U.S. policy reform. Read more

Domestic Work

Catholics Speak Out

The Quixote Center has been at the forefront of Catholic reform efforts, especially regarding the equal participation of women at all levels of the Church, including the priesthood. Read more


InAlienable examines the intersection between mass incarceration and immigration policy with an eye toward the companies that profit from the captivity of “the other.” Over the years, we have also taken on several causes through our Criminal Justice Program, including advocating for the abolition of the death penalty and developing a national database of re-entry resources for prisoners. Read more

Activist in Residence (AIR)

Since our founding in 1976, Quixote Center has served as a training center for young activists of vision, energy, and talent. The Activist in Residence (AIR) program celebrates this tradition by offering an intensive experience for emerging social justice leaders interested in carrying out innovative work. Each summer, we will invite one successful applicant to be our Activist in Residence. Read more

Contact Us

  • Quixote Center
    P.O. Box 1950
    Greenbelt, MD 20768
  • Office: 301-699-0042

Directions to office:

6305 Ivy Lane, Suite 255. Greenbelt, MD 20770

For public transportation: We are located near the Green Belt metro station (green line)