The Mission of the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center Inc. is to help eliminate persistent poverty and to provide opportunities for the men, women, and youth of the Black community in Hudson, NY to become leaders, and transform marginalized neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities through advocacy, empowerment and community service. The Center additionally encourages the promotion of education that is dedicated to empowering racial minorities to address and dismantle systems of oppression in their community.
The Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center will provide opportunities to bridge the gaps of social distance between individuals living, studying and working in Hudson across race and economic lines. There is a thriving commerce along Warren Street, with shop owners and customers often made up of recent relocations from NYC, while the people who have been living a block or two away their whole lives have been excluded from this economy.
The main goal of the Social Justice Center is to empower young black individuals to resist the marginalization of their communities. The Center also works to create a space that brings together individuals from different socioeconomic, educational, and religious backgrounds.
The Center maintains a keen focus on advocacy and will create an advocacy mentorship program that will train young black men and women to be advocates and mentors for other young black individuals in their communities.