• Providing Opportunities With
    Effective Resources

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Our Issues

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Voter Empowerment

The ability to participate in civic life — to have a voice in choosing the elected officials whose decisions impact our lives, families, and communities — is at the core of what it means to be an American.


Criminal Justice Reform

The United States Criminal Justice System incarcerates its citizens more than any other country. It is a system marred by vast racial disparities and unfairly punishes communities of color, burdens taxpayers and is detrimental to building and maintaining strong communities.

Community Unity

Unity is essential to having strong vibrant communities. However, restricting resources, creating boundaries by neighborhood, or engaging in actions that do not foster or strengthen partnership or collaboration within the community can be detrimental.


West End P.O.W.E.R. believes that high-quality public schools are the critical platform in every community to transform the lives of students, regardless of their race or economic status. We are committed to ensuring that students have fully-resourced, equitable, first-class public schools.

Our Story

Why we do what we do.

West End POWER works to transform communities in the Greater Pittsburgh Region, particularly communities of color and other underrepresented communities. We believe that “We are all in this together” that is why we strive to provide opportunities with effective resources.

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People We've Helped in the Community

Whether it is working to assist community members with credit repair for home ownership, working for quality public education, GED preparation, conducting holiday toy drives, registering voters, or coordinating literacy programs adults and children, West End Power strives to provide our communities with effective resources.


Neighborhoods Served in Our Local Area

While our work originated in the Pittsburgh’s West End communities Sheraden, Elliott, Windgap, Esplen, Ridgemont, Westwood, Oakwood, East Carnegie, Chartiers City, Fairywood and Crafton Heights. We have now expanded into communities throughout Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence Counties.


Volunteers We Have on Staff

Volunteers play a critical role in the work that we do to build vibrant communities that are based on inclusion, equity, and valuing our community asset – human capital.

News & Updates

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  • Our Toys for Tots Was a Huge Success! Thank You

    Boom Shakea’s We Always Wanna Say Thank You to Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Officer Jeff Crawford for Never Saying No to Being Our Santa Claus! White Lily Baptist Church, Community of Change Center & West End P.O.W.E.R. Toys for Tots & Winter Coat(s) Giveaway! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORT!

  • Our 1st Colorful Background EXPO Graduation

    Our 1st Colorful Background EXPO Graduation Is In The Books! Our Guess Speaker Ricky Lee Olds Had The Audience Full Attention With His True Life Story. The Collaboration With West End POWER & Ella Scales At PIIN Is Going To Continue To Make Positive Change Of The Lives Of Many  

  • The Colorful Background EXPO 2022 Graduates

    These 12 Week Cohorts Are Focused on Empowering Men, Women & Families, That Have Been Affected by Incarceration With: Employment Skills, Computer Skills, Critical Thinking, Anger Management, Etiquette Skills and so much more! This Is a Certification Program That They Will Receive When Walking Across the Stage in Their Cap & Gown It’s Not Too […]

  • Reentry Employment Resources Webinar

    People with justice system involvement are welcome to join us for a webinar featuring a panel of expert advisors that will provide helpful tips and best practices for securing career-track employment.

  • Register your child for Toys for Tots

    Registration Deadline: December 5th You must fill out this form in order to be considered, you will get a phone call after your application is considered. Registration and Event have ended.

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Our Story

Who are we?

West End P.O.W.E.R. is a community organization committed to strengthening communities through activism, advocacy, education, equity, and promoting unity. We work to transform communities in the Greater Pittsburgh Region, particularly communities of color and other underrepresented communities.

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"Terri survived our deeply rigged criminal justice system and has dedicated her life to saving others from what she went through. She founded a nonprofit group, got involved with her church, and began volunteering in her community."

Hon. Elizabeth Warren - United States Senator from Massachusetts

“When she’s not working at P.O.W.E.R., Terri is the director of community engagement at her church, does all kinds of volunteering, and is an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform.”


We seek to unlock the possibility.
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We are focused on results.
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We drive change on large scale.
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