The West End Center
The West End Center has been serving community residents since 1984 by providing human services to encourage self-sufficiency and interdependence. Programs include: Power Inspires Progress and the West End Emergency Center/Food Bank.
Power Inspires Progress is a pre-employment education program that gives adults the opportunity to develop employment skills. Part-time, on-the-job training is provided to those who work in catering and a fast-food restaurant. Over 1,000 workers have successfully completed PIP training since it was established in 1984.
West End Emergency Center/Food Bank seeks to increase the power of people in the area to know the services available, know how to use food provided by pantries, and get a healthier understanding of nutrition. Volunteers at this site procure food for the pantry, organize clothing donations, and tutor at the West End Library.
“One powerful thing about volunteering is breaking down the barriers…putting faces and real life stories to what you hear about in the news.”
- Food Pantry Volunteer
- Pre-employment Trainer
- Emergency Assistance Work
- Carpentry/Facility Maintenance
- Fund Development Coordinator
- Public Relations Coordinator
- Human Resource Management Coordinator