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Village-Connect (VC) is an Alameda County-based nonprofit organization with the mission to build the capacity of people to become more self-aware and self-directed, resulting in sustainable positive transformation for all.

OUR FOUNDATION & BELIEFS

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

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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Mindfulness

Mindful Meditation & Grounding of Self

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Diversity

Sharing the Human Experience

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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Understanding & Managing Life Energy

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Cultural Brokers

Shifting Cultural Reality

Our Mission

Village-Connect (VC) is an Alameda County-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is 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 Foundation and Beliefs

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

Based on our belief that every individual has a "higher self" that strives to enhance and progress their life situation, we consider it crucial to connect with other like-minded individuals and groups after awakening this inner potential. This helps sustain growth and development.

What does VC do?

At VC, our goal is to encourage personal growth and empower families to become more self-sufficient for sustainable transformation.

 

Our initiatives consist of:

 

  • Fostering better communication and establishing fundamental values to strengthen familial ties.

  • Working closely with schools to build inclusive educational spaces that nurture diverse perspectives.

  • Providing economic opportunities that promote financial freedom and interdependence within the Black community.

CBTC-Based Projects

Community Impact Program (CIP) aims to make a positive and lasting impact on the communities it serves by providing support for families and addressing root causes of issues such as homelessness and economic inequality.

CIP-Based Projects

SFEP-Based Projects

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Meet Our Team

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.

MEET 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"

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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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Kwajo Opoku Ware

Newsletter Editor & Facilitator

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

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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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Kyrstal Foronda

Admin Support

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

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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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Dr. Connie Bridgeforth

Board Secretary

"The Village Represents Community"

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Sharon Villa

Board President

"The Village represents chances, change, and growth"

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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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