The Village Project, Inc, provides vulnerable adults, children, and families from historically underserved communities in Monterey County with culturally appropriate mental health services, educational support, and social advocacy so that they can become self-sufficient, self-directed and self-determining members of the community.
The Village Project Inc. supports the success of young scholars of the Mae C. Johnson Education and Cultural Enrichment Academy, 90 percent of whom are underserved as well as in need of culturally appropriate mental health services, educational support, and social advocacy. To maximize enrichment opportunities, while minimizing our expenses, purchasing a green vehicle will give us the ability to transport scholars to various enrichment opportunities, while reducing our carbon footprint. The Big Idea will allow us to be proactive in our resources to continue a positive impact on our youth’s mental health.
“My child has struggled in school for some time. Since he joined the after-school academy with The Village Project Inc. back in February, his academics, specifically math have improved immensely. On top of his academics improving, he has gained many interpersonal skills from interacting with the garden foreman. We are grateful for The Village Project Inc.”
- Jasmine Bennett