Steve West, Founder of THE IN-CROWD, has been involved in social justice causes since his youth. Steve integrated his career between entrepreneurial social justice volunteering and business. A leader in the Fair Housing Movement of the 1960s, he took on world hunger in the 1980s. At the same time he focused on third world development and has been involved with that since 1980. West’s unique experiences in social justice issues gives him a unique perspective for working in underserved communities.
Steve initiated the first Fair Housing Group in the United States in 1962. This was the model for the movement which grew quickly and after 6 years the humble beginning became the law of the land that exists today. In 1982 Steve Co-Founded and became the Executive Director of Impact On Hunger, one of the two major world anti-hunger educational organizations of the day. Perhaps Mr. West’s most informative experience is his forty plus years involvement with one of the world’s premier third world self-development organizations, Sarvodaya Shramadana. Alongside these activities Steve started and grew four businesses.
At the age of 80, Steve said he’s finally reached “middle-age.” An active competitive singles tennis player, our founder works tirelessly for social justice. He has extraordinary energy and an optimistic outlook. Steve regards himself as a Social Justice Entrepreneur.