The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s
Afram Global Organization Inc Welcomes You to:
Annual Villager Awards in Long Beach, California.
Coming May 26, 2018

23-Dec-12 Volunteer Abroad
The opportunity to study and work abroad is often seen as just a dream. The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s is ready to make that dream come alive for local nurses, and certified nursing assistants.
02-Oct-08 Benefit for OASIS HIV/AIDS Women and Their Families
The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s is encouraging all "Villagers" to attend this Speakers and Writers Conference, and to bring a young person from the community who otherwise would not be able to attend. The Conference is presented by the Center for the Empowerment of Families, etc. The proceeds from the conference will benefit the OASIS HIV/AIDS Women and Their Families. Please call 310-289-7904 or 909-599-7233 for additional information.
02-Oct-08 Black Babies Die...
This Workshop is being offered free to the community on November 5, 2008 from 3p.m.-6p.m. by Black Infant Health and Partners.
The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s encourages all "Villagers" to attend and to bring a local community member who otherwise would not be able to attend.
01-Oct-08 Work/Study/Volunteer in Kenya

In today's society it is important that our insights are expanded and informed. 

19-Sep-08 Scheduling "Listening Appointments"...Sign Up Now!
We know that you have ideas for making a difference in the health and education disparities too often evident in African-American and African Diaspora Immigrant Populations. We want to hear from you. When you talk- We listen!...
18-Sep-08 The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s Salutes Ms. Alise Jene' Harris
13-Sep-08 The Village Projects Salutes Ellis and Tyler Newton
The Village Projects salutes our youth community service interns: Tyler P. Newton, Mayfair High School, and Ellis Newton, Brethen Middle School.
08-Sep-08 Become a Health Ambassador!
The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s is encouraging faith-based organizations in the community to partner with St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California in its efforts to educate 2-3 persons (Ambassadors) in each congregation to become resources on health issues. Training sessions will be available in English with Spanish translations available. You do not need a healthcare background to attend this training. For more information or to RSVP, please contact
Rachel Plotkin
Pager 562-406-0422
Office phone 562-491-9066
or Email
26-Oct-06 The Village Projects Salutes Mrs. Autrilla Scott-Making a Difference!
Mrs. Scott is well known for her strong advocacy for improvements in her community. She says that it is simply her way of helping others. Mrs. Scott was recently featured in the book "From Hope to Harlem" describing the young President Bill Clinton when he was just a child and her experiences while babysitting him. She is a published poet and has become a recognized poet laureate in the Long Beach Area. Mrs. Scott was one of the original community advisors to the Village Projects and continues to serve in that capacity. She has now taken on yet another powerful project, advocating to turn a vacant lot into a mini-park in her community. The Village Projects salutes Mrs. Autrilla Scott, a woman of vision and a determination to make things better.

07-Sep-06 Center for Healthy Communities Tour
The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s encourages African-American nonprofit organizations concerned with advancing community health improvements, change in health care systems, supporting knowledge development related to health, etc to learn more about the Center for Healthy Communities and the California Endowment. see for additional information.
26-Aug-06 Bridging the Gap for the Elderly
The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s salutes the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, VISN 22 for its upcoming workshop addressing what we too have identified as a critical issue in underprivileged communities i.e. real estate fraud and the elderly. Failure to address these issues in a timely manner contributes to the health care disparities in such communities. The goal of the GRECC conference is to bridge the gaps in knowledge and communication between healthcare providers and law enforcement. The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s invites Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s participants to attend this conference and to bring the information back to their respective communities. Interested participants may email .
25-Aug-06 The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s Congratulates Research Award Winners
The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s sends its congratulations to Dr Patricia Harvard-Hinchberger RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, California State University, Dominguez Hills, and Ernesta Wright, Executive Director, The Green Foundation for their recent award winning research project entitled: "Live Now 2 Live Later - Perceived Susceptibility to Osteoporosis Among Multi-Ethnic Female College Students." Dr. Harvard-Hinchberger, Ms. Wright and Theta Xi chapter will be honored at Sigma Theta Tau Internatiional Nursing Honor Society Chapter Leader Academy in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, 30 September 2006 at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites.
24-Aug-06 The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s Congratulates Bishop Tyler-Guidry
The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s sends heartfelt congratulations to Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry for her work in expanding services to underserved populations in the Carribbean, and for bringing us all to a fuller awareness of our responsibility to humanity worldwide. Donations to assist her in these efforts may be sent to the Office of the 16th Episcopal District, AME Church; Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry, 1968 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90018
25-Jul-06 Inviting Collaborators
The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s realizes that there is strength in collaboration and we are hosting meetings with various potential collaborators in Southern California, specifically in Los Angeles, and Orange Counties, this summer. Please email the to show your interest, and to request additional information..
25-Jul-06 Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s Seeking Volunteers
The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s is seeking volunteers to speak to various communities and organizations throughout Southern California.
06-May-06 CINHC Advisory Meeting
The Village Project Founder, representing Chi Eta Phi Sorority inc., will participate in the meetings and welcomes your comments on diversity issues in nursing. Please email her at
13-Apr-06 Health Resource Ambassadors Meeting/Training
For more information or to RSVP, please contact
Rachel Plotkin Monda
Pager 562-406-0422
Office phone 562-491-9066

25-Mar-06 Nursing Alumni Sponsor Community Event, March 24, 2006
The money raised will be used to assist students and faculty.  In 2004-5,
 this group supported students to attend a pediatric conference, awarded 10 student grants, and supported faculty curriculum development workshops.  The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s. applauds this group and the difference it is making in access of persons from underrepresented groups to nursing as a career.
We also applaud their concern for healthcare in underrepresented communities.
11-Mar-06 2006 Breast Health Diversity Conference, March 11, 2006
The goal of the conference was to increase breast cancer screening and early detection by providing breast health education and information about local resources in a way that celebrated and honored the diversity of our communities.  Information on these and other upcoming conferences are available at and .
07-Mar-06 Connect With The Cambodian Community -March 7, 2006 Workshop
Approximately 11% of the Long Beach population is represented by
individuals of Cambodian descent.  If you're interested in learning more
about this community and how you could be more effective serving this
population, please plan to attend this important workshop.  Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 9 am to 12 noon
Fees: $30 Long Beach Nonprofit Partnership (LBNP) members; $45 non-members

Place:  LBNP Offices:  3635 Atlantic Avenue

Pre-registration required via phone,email: or website,

03-Mar-06 Village Projects Community Advisory Meeting- March 3-4, 2005
This exciting meeting will be held on March 3-4th at the Long Beach Queen Mary Hotel, Long Beach, California. (  This is an excellent opportunity to talk about your projects and/or ideas, and to brainstorm other possibilities. We welcome persons from the community, as we learn from each other... Please RSVP at, or call Thr Village Projects at  562-895-9205  to reserve your spot, as space is limited...

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