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  Robert “Bobby” McDonald - Distinguished MC and Co-host 2019 Villager Awards
Robert “Bobby” McDonald, a 2015 Villager Awards Honoree has been recognized by all who know him as a true exemplar of one who “Lifts as we Climb!” He is the perfect person to stand at the helm of this always historic Awards Gala!
  HBCUs have spaces available for students while we watch larger mainstream institutions turning students away. ...Yes, there are opportunities for filling those spaces.
This year’s HBCU honorees at The 2019 Annual Villager Awards In Long Beach include persons from #Texas Southern University, #Prairie View A and M University, #Philander Smith College, #Grambling University, #Howard University, #Johnson C. Smith University, #Cheney State University, #Dillard University, #Bennett College, etc.
  Meet Bennett Belle Janet Peterson- A 2019 Villlager Award Honoree
The true meaning of “Lift as we Climb” is clearly reflected in the life of Mrs. Janet Daly Peterson. Mentorship is a way of life for her and has been a champion for student success across over 6 decades. Now is the time to honor and to learn from her impactful strategies.
  Announcing The 2019 Annual Villager Awards Honorees
The Annual Villager Awards returns to Long Beach, California on Saturday, May 25, 2019! This Premier Event spotlights African-Americans and others from throughout the African Diaspora and the African Continent. Honorees and attendees are all exemplars of “Lifting as we Climb” and have made an impactful difference in moving us closer to reducing disparities in health, education, and/or socio-economic status in our diverse Black populations - beyond what is required of them in their jobs or professions. Making a positive difference is a way of life for these honorees! General admission tickets available: GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS AND SPONSORED TABLES AVAILABLE NOW: at:
  Family CareGiving is “More Than a Notion”
Who’s in your village? “Lifting as we Climb!” In a world filled with sound bites and slogans it is tempting to want a quick solution. The stories of family caregivers can easily be lost. The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s. as a part of its mission-fulfillment searches for those hidden treasures in our diverse Black populations and bring their impactful strategies into full view. If it “Takes a Village”...We must know and learn together in this “Village.” Meet 2019 Villager Award honoree- Valorie Thomas!
  Villagers Participate in American Cancer Society Community Dialogues
2017 Villager Award Recipient Naomi Rainey, President Long Beach Branch NAACP, and Board Member American Cancer Society hosted an inaugural Community Dialogue addressing issues surrounding the high incidence on Cancer in our Black populations.
  Afram Global CEO to Receive Claremont Graduate University 2017 Alumni Distinguished Service Award

Afram Global Organization Inc announced that Dr. Gloria J Willingham-Toure' PhD, CEO of this nonprofit organization and founder of its Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s. initiatives has been notified of her selection as the recipient of the 2017 Claremont Graduate University Distinguished Alumni Service Award.  The CGU notification announcing the award read: "Our Distinguished Alumni Service Award is bestowed upon university graduates who have made exemplary contributions in their professions as well as to CGU and society at large. In your commitment to the mission of Afram Global Organization Inc, and The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s., you repeatedly demonstrate the vital necessity of building bridges between communities, even as we respect the differences that make each of us unique."

  Marcus Tyson to Co-Chair Villager Young Leaders Program
Marcus Tyson, Long Beach Community Leader, and Philantrophy has been selected as one of the Co-Chairs of the "Villager Young Leaders Program."
  Sojourner Kincaid-Rolle Selected as Santa Barbara's Poet Laureate
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle, a "2014" Villager Award Recipient has been selected as the Poet Laureate of the City of Santa Barbara, CA. Sojourner is a nationally acclaimed poet, editor, teacher, peace activist, who has been described by many as the Maya Angelou for these times. Congratulations to Sojourner on this well-deserved honor from all of us here in The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s. You are continuing to make a difference in many lives.
  Vice-Admiral Edward L. Moore Jr., US Navy Retired, Receives Liftetime Achievement Award
Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi establishes the " Vice-Admiral Edward L. Moore Lifetime Achievement Award.".
  Lt. Colonel Patricia Jackson-Kelley, US Army Retired Appointed to National VA Committee
Lt. Colonel Patricia Jackson-Kelley, US Army Retired, and a "2014" Villager Award Recipient has been appointed to the US Department of Veterans Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs. This appointment is further recognition of Lt Colonel Jackson's continued commitment to our nation's veterans. Congratulations Lt. Colonel Jackson-Kelley... Keep Moving Forward. You are Making a Difference in Many Lives Everyday.
  "Focus on The Mission"

The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s. is constantly identifying and connecting persons from various communities who have talent, networks, and other experiences from which others can benefit. Persons share knowledge at the grassroots level in a manner that will ultimately benefit their families and their communities. We move strategically through each phase learning and teaching as we go. "


  "Our solutions are bigger than any one profession or job. We must reclaim our interconnections and learn to freely share information with each other, and to support the success of a new generation. We must create connections and collaborations. Our goal must be to move this system in the direction of caring what happens to persons who need it the most, and we must take our place in that effort. We will find a way to make a difference!" logo