The Mission of the Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center Inc. is to help eliminate persistent poverty and to provide opportunities for black males and females to become leaders, and transform marginalized neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities through advocacy, empowerment and community service.
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 men and women to resist the marginalization of their communities. The Center will also create a space that brings together individuals from difference socioeconomic, educational, racial and religious backgrounds.
The Center will have a keen focus on advocacy and will create an advocacy mentorship program in which we will train young black men and women to be advocates and mentors for other young black men in their communities.