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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hon. Elizabeth Warren - United States Senator from Massachusetts
"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."
“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.”