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The Woodson Center’s Mission is to transform lives, schools, and troubled neighborhoods, from the inside out.


The Woodson Center promotes a model in which volunteers offer support in their area of expertise. For example, students and academicians could engage in evaluations of the impact of community groups that could enhance their prospects of securing financial support; those with business expertise could guide small-business start-ups and entrepreneurial ventures that have been a life-line for youths and participants in a prison re-entry program; and those with managerial experience could free neighborhood leaders from office tasks, allowing them to focus on the life-salvaging outreach that they, uniquely, can offer.