We organize the people of St. Paul's West Side to build collective power, and advance justice and racial equity in our neighborhood. We proudly serve as the planning council for Saint Paul District 3.
WSCO organizes people of West Side to build collective power to advance justice and racial equity in the community for all people .
We envision a just, united, self-reliant West Side where all of our people are connected, safe, healthy and successful. We are West Side proud. We are West Side strong.
Our work began as a movement of successful grassroots activism in the 70’s on the West Side to ward off the placement of a metal shredder in our neighborhood along the Mississippi River's Edge, and to save the only public high school on the West Side, Humboldt, from permanently closing its doors. Today, WSCO remains committed to its activist roots, with community organizing and racial equity at the heart of our work.
We work to increase the civic participation of residents by initiating organizing campaigns, providing leadership development opportunities for youth and adults, and by educating and building the power of residents create the neighborhood they envision. We organize around issues of racial, economic, social, and environmental justice, and seek to make lasting, systemic changes the will improve the West Side for generations to come.
WSCO also acts as a vehicle to inform and shape issues concerning land use and development through advocating for equitable development and participating in decisions about local land use, planning, and zoning.
WSCO is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit. WSCO also acts as the planning council for Saint Paul District 3 (55107)
Learn more about us at the links below: