Woodson Weighs in on Gun Violence, Supporting Solutions Within the Community

Robert Woodson, a civil rights activist, MacArthur “genius” grant recipient and founder of national nonprofit the Woodson Center, says that the problems a community faces — violence, need for housing, financial illiteracy — have to be solved by members of the same community.  “The solutions are in the same zip code as the problem, but we’re not investing there,” he said.  The Woodson Center provides funding to community leaders who have already spent time making themselves available to the community, but don’t have the resources to do their work on a larger scale.  Woodson’s idea of investing in grassroots organizations