San Bernardino - In the early 1970s a group of men on the west side of San Bernardino formed the Black Father's organization to work together to advocate for youth in the community. They convinced The United Way to cease its practice of excluding minority organizations, and so the community's resources came back to it to support youth programming. The Black Father's organization was the forerunner of The Westside Action Group (WAG).
WAG is a proactive organization for African Americans in San Bernardino County in general but WAG’s primary focus is within the city of San Bernardino.
This month, WAG will celebrate its 40th anniversary. 40 years of meeting every week. 40 years of supporting the community: serving as a resource for those in need, serving as a sounding board for those looking for direction, serving as an advocate for education issues and policies, serving as an advocate for economic and community development.
WAG has also been a force to be reckoned with in local politics.
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