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The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s
Connects With The Community
Mar 9, 2006 -- Nurses, community leaders, activists, students, businesspersons, and others were among the participants in the Community Advisory Meeting hosted by The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s, and held on the Long Beach Queen Mary, March 8-9, 2006. The groups received an overview of the history and mission of The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s.  Dr. G. Willingham-Toure' stressed the importance of African-Americans recalling their roots and reconnecting with underrepresented/underserved/underprivileged communities. Attendees shared their life stories, current community activities, and their desire to do more. Thyonne      , Director, A Place Called Home in Los Angeles spoke of her group's work with youth in South Central Los Angeles. Isaac, a graduate of the Air Force Academy spoke of his life growing up in Florida, and the importance of having a village of support. He told the group of the work that he is doing with male high school students in Compton. Vanessa, a young lady who at age 18 acquired her first property, and who is now a PhD student spoke of her  volunteer work and interest in mental health resources for persons in lower socio-economic groups, and the need to close the disparities.  Martha Jones RN shared her progression through variouse role in nursing. She also spoke of her interest in school health and opportunities for youth. Randall Sullivan RN spoke of her interest in working with children in the very early years preparing them to make a difference. Kader Toure', a junior at Cal State University, Fullerton shared the story of his life as an immigrant to this country and looking for ways to make a difference. Joan Vargas spoke of  her experiences growing up in 'white bred'  South Dakota and the lack of privileges extended to African-Americans. The stories continued and