How We Help

The Center has provided training to hundreds of community organizations across the country. 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.

Approach

Our Approach

The Woodson Center has developed a robust plan that rests on a solid foundation of expanding community work. Our supporters understand that any messaging on race and upward mobility must be built on work that proactively addresses these issues on the community level where real people live. Our goal is to go beyond capturing public attention to transform the country, one community at a time.

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

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 violence intervention and prevention.

Programs

Who

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.

Success

Success Stories

Violence program turns MPS students around

Violence program turns MPS students around

Earl Minley, 18, (left) credits Violence Free Zone and Charles Robinson Jr. (right) for helping him turn his life around. He was one of 18 Milwaukee Public Schools students awarded scholarships for their hard work. Credit: Karen W. Higgins In My Opinion. Author: James...

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