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Creating transformative change for individuals, groups, and families

Our Mission

To build the capacity of people to become more self-aware and self-directed resulting in sustainable positive transformation for all.

Our Vision

A mindset exists within our community whereby self empowerment and self love evolves into optimal community health, and a culture of sharing.

Our programs, services, and initiatives are aimed at developing this mindset, to improve the lives of not only the individual, but their families, and their communities.

Our Team

Our values and our mission are supported everyday by the great individuals that make up the staff and board of Village Connect.

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Gaylon Logan Jr.

Founder and CEO

"The Village represents a harmonious interdependence of mind, body, spirit, and community"

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Micheal Tarkington 

Community Impact Program, Coordinator

"Village Connect serves to connect our Village(African Americans) to the resources needed to live in hope and actually attain a prosperous future"

Robin R

Robin Raveneau 

(BPI) Black Prosperity Initiative, Project Manager

"The village is home.  It is the place of love, healing, transformation and grace."

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Jessica Chavez

Social Media Manager

"A village represents a community with different strengths building upon them and sharpening our weaknesses."

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Kwajo Opoku Ware

Newsletter Editor & Facilitator

“Village” describes what the hood ought to be in the future to me.

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Sharon Villa

Board President

"The Village represents chances, change, and growth"

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Lisa Anderson

Executive Assistant

"The Village represents UNITY to me"

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Takiyah Smith

School and Family Enrichment Program, Coordinator

"The Village represents a group of like minded individuals that support and uplift one another."

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Wanda Whitaker 

(RBWS) Return to Black Wall Street, Project Manager & Group Facilitator

A “village” is a small community of inhabitants with complementary values and morals that build a supportive foundation for the sustainability and wellbeing of all, now and future generations.

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Krystal Foronda

Admin Support

"The village: A sharer of hope and life."

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Shawnie Bennett

Lead Community Health Navigator

"The Village Represents Community"


Dr. Connie Bridgeforth

Board Secretary

"The Village Represents Community"

Our Beliefs

We believe change occurs on three levels: consciousness, behavior, and structure.

Our programs, services, and initiatives are rooted in a belief that within every person there exists a "higher self" that innately seeks to improve and expand one's life circumstance.

Once this "higher self" has been awakened, being connected with an association of like-minded individuals and groups become optimal to sustaining growth & development.

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Mindful Meditation & Grounding of Self

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Sharing the Human Experience


Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Understanding & Managing Life Energy


Cultural Brokers

Shifting Cultural Reality

Our Partners

We collaborate with various organizations, school districts, and companies to help achieve our goal of long-term sustainable transformative change for all.

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