The Woodson Center’s mission is to empower community-based leaders to promote solutions that reduce crime and violence, restore families, revitalize underserved communities, and assist in the creation of economic enterprise.

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Our Founder

Meet our President and founder Bob Woodson, a social activist dedicated to discovering local solutions to local issues


From a Mother’s Heart

Voices of Black Mothers United has an urgent message that can only come from a mother’s heart. VBMU Alabama State Lead Carolyn Johnson has a powerful Mother’s Day reflection America needs to hear.

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The Community Affiliate Network (CAN) is a nationwide association of community-based leaders who are solving America’s most challenging social problems from the ground up. We currently have over 500 members within the network spread across the country.

Our 40th Anniversary

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Violence Free Zones led to a 23% reduction in truancy per student per month


Gang violence mediation that resulted in zero gang-related deaths for 12 straight years

Families Saved

Rural poverty initiative saved 42 families from eviction


Create an Impact

Our non-profit relies on the generous support of our donors to create an impact in neighborhoods across the country.


Get Involved

The Woodson Center operates throughout the nation to help community and faith-based organizations with training, technical assistance, and linkages to sources of support.

“Those suffering the problem must be involved in the creation and implementation of the solution.”
– Bob Woodson –

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