“The hallmark of any great society is measured by the extent and degree of involvement or engagement in activities and projects benefiting the community and advancing the public good.” ~ Hon. Alexander Williams, Jr., Nov. 2018
The Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Center for Education, Justice, and Ethics supports the holistic development of thought leaders and those committed to restorative social justice, enterprise, and innovation. The Judge AW Center provides educational and professional opportunities for individuals who possess the will, passion, dedication, and capacity to transform systems of inequality, and create new narratives of empowerment through social impact. Working in concert with our strategic partners, we aim to expand the and escape of opportunity for people from underrepresented and overlooked communities in Maryland, the U.S., and throughout the world.
Through the development and scaled implementation of signature programs and strategic initiatives in the areas of education, justice, and ethics, we aim to address persistent disparities; level lingering and current inequalities; and equip, encourage, and empower the next generation of global citizens, critical thinkers, ethical leaders, social engineers, and innovative entrepreneurs. We will realize this vision through the implementation of a targeted strategy to Advance social justice, Invest in PreK-12 education, and Manifest systemic or institutional change through ethical public policy reforms that restore and empower beloved communities. This A.I.M. strategy helps us remain intentional about our work in the restorative social justice space, while informing best practices that operationalize our Theory of Systemic Change (TSC), which takes aim at social inequality through an equity lens. The diagram below highlights the three core activities that constitute our social impact, praxis, and evaluation cycle, and which enable the Judge AW Center to serve as a catalyst of triangulated systemic change