Who we are
In August of 2014, in the wake of the incidents surrounding the death of Michael Brown, a group of concerned residents who were eager to find a way to help began meeting together. Each week, group members invited their friends and neighbors to join the conversation. The group that formed was diverse both racially and politically, representing a wide set of opinions on the issues affecting our community.
It became clear that, while we may not agree on every issue, the many voices represented shared common goals. As the months passed, we began to form a plan. The priorities of the plan were directed toward three specific areas: Children, Commerce, and Community. Five Focus Action areas have been identified with the goals of working towards justice, understanding, reimagining, systematic reform, and a unified community. These five Focus Actions are: Police and Court Reform; Community Relations & Development; Economic Development; Citizenship Support & Progress; and Resident Education Advocacy.
ONE Ferguson made its public debut to the Ferguson City Council on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. We began to reach out to members of the community, and in November we released an updated plan for our community
To re-create our community through citizen engagement, empowerment, and accountability in a sincere endeavor to move towards ONE Ferguson