This is what's important to us.
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.