Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s Mission:
To create environments in which persons from diverse circumstances and experiences can come together and co-learn with each other in a way that bridges the opportunity gaps, retains the respective cultures, and ultimately benefits society.
The Standing in The Gap Projects were launched to further support the other emerging Village Projects. The projects are based on the premise that first generation college students and graduates from underrepresented communities often do not have the guidance and "pick up the phone connections" available to persons from more privileged backgrounds. Although we realize that the gap may be wide, we feel that it can be narrowed by providing/connecting students/graduates from underrepresented/underserved/underprivileged groups to people and information that will be useful to them. We understand that these connections if left up to mere chance, might never occur. Given the changes in U.S. demographics, and the forecasted change in education systems, it is very important that persons from underrepresented groups are prepared for a more visible role in shaping today's transitions. Email us today firstname.lastname@example.org
Goal: To assist persons from underrepresented groups to apply to, and remain in, college programs to graduation.
Goal: To assist students and faculty from underrepresented groups to bring their ways of knowing and community needs into the dialogue of collegiate programs and policy makers as it relates to reducing the disparities in underserved communities.
Goal: To assist persons from underrepresented groups to gain access to the information, experiences, and connections necessary to move into leadership and policy-making positions that will positively impact on underserved communities.
Are you ready to Stand in The Gap? We can help. contact us.
Do you need someone to "Stand in the Gap?" Villagerawards@gmail.com
Do you need a speaker? VillagerAwards@gmail.com