Happy 10th Birthday, TVN!
Sunday, July 1, 2012 marked the beginning of The Village Nation's tenth year! In reflecting on what
TVN's family has accomplished over that time, your profound impact on the lives of our students has
been like the Sun's impact on her oceans. You have responded to the cries of the souls of our children
with a mighty love that has warmed them and they have responded in ways they have baffled the
"experts" and renewed the ancestors. Thank you for the ten years of helping us to begin the healing
process for thousands of wounded children, reconnecting them to their greatness and bringing them
to a place of wholeness and empowerment.
As TVN completes its first decade, we'd like to continue celebrating you and lifting up the family's
phenomenal success that has come from your deep commitment, prayers and tireless effort. We can't
thank you enough for the love and hard work you have poured into transforming the learning
experience for African American students around the country. We trust that you have derived great
joy and fulfillment from seeing the fruits of your collective labor in the faces and bright futures of our
youth. We look forward to celebrating while working harder than ever before in the years ahead to
move the work to even greater heights.
TVN also invites you to make a tax-deductible donation
to further the work the organization's work by clicking here:
The Village Nation extends best wishes to all for a joyous and peaceful holiday season
and the best of everything throughout 2013 and beyond!
A Dream Fulfillment Team to Support
African American Students in Achieving Dr. King's Vision!
Every day in K-12 schools and classrooms, African American students are reflecting the promise of Dr. King's Dream, as they thrive academically, culturally and socially. The Village Nation Dream Fulfillment Team is a collaborative of outstanding partners, consultants and advisors who help empower school communities with effective tools, strategies and proven approaches for unlocking the genius in African American students. The result is that students aim high, achieve success and fulfill their dreams, too!
Evidence confirms that the most effective route to achieving rigorous standards begins with high expectations, cultural relevance and affirming relationships to nurture the brilliance in each child. The Team is available to customize services so all stakeholders – staff, students, parents, community members -- experience the satisfaction of dramatically improving outcomes for African American students. Join a learning community of schools on this quest!
Young, Brilliant and Black!
The annual Parent Summit sponsored by The Village Nation/UCLA Partnership attracted a standing room only crowd
to L.A. Valley College on a sunny Saturday morning in October. Elementary and secondary students and their families attended a workshop where they analyzed what adults can do to create learning environments that make African American students feel "safe" to achieve academic, social and cultural excellence. Each family received a copy of Brother-to-Brother and Sister-to-Sister featuring autobiographical sketches that serve a mentoring function.
Participants also circulated through an array of 2- and 4-year college exhibits. During this fact-finding mission, they asked recruiters insightful questions about admission requirements, campus activities and financial aid.
The Partnership is a high performance team that includes TVN, UCLA, L.A. Valley College, LAUSD, CSUN, Life Line Parent Organization and Advocates for Valley African American Students.
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