Westside Health Authority aims to lift up the Austin and Chicago’s Westside communities not only by addressing the serious issues facing residents here, but also by bringing people together to build positive, supportive relationships among neighbors. Last week at our third annual Community Stage we did just that.

It was a shining moment as Austin residents, young and old, shared their talents and encouraged others to do the same. After a group prayer, the audience delighted in songs, poems and performance art that inspired and informed. Many of the songs chosen and original poetry contained messages of faith, responsibility and positive change that struck an emotional chord with those present.

Enjoy photos of the event below.