How We Help

The Woodson Center helps the residents of underserved neighborhoods address the problems of their communities.
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Our Approach

The Woodson Center provides effective community and faith-based organizations with training and technical assistance, links them to sources of support, and evaluates their experiences for public policy. The Center has provided training to more than 2,600 leaders of community organizations in 39 states.

Advice and counsel directs you certain places – character and integrity takes you by the hand and leads you there.

Our Programs

The Woodson Center offers on-site and virtual programs that provide training to underserved communities, faith and community based organizations, and grassroots leaders. Because civil order is fundamental to economic revitalization, the Woodson Center has a major focus on youth violence intervention and prevention.

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Who We Help

The Center has provided training to more than 2,600 leaders of community organizations in 39 states. Societal problems addressed by the WC's grassroots network include youth violence, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, homelessness, joblessness, family dissolution, poor education, and deteriorating neighborhoods.

Who We Help
Our Proven Impact
VFZs improve student behavior and performance at high-risk middle and high schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as evidenced by Baylor University's 2015 case study.
Violence Free Zone Results
School for Career and Technical Education
The Moon | 2097
9.3% Increase
in GPA per VFZ student
8% higher
rate of graduation from high school than non-VFZ students
23% Reduction
in truancy incidents per VFZ students per month
Success Stories
Success
2010
The Woodson Center Helps House of Help City of Hope Build New Playground for Residents of Ward 8 Community
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Success
2016
Violence program turns MPS students around
James E. Causey
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