It takes a village to raise a child, serve families, and transform a community.

“It takes a village to raise a child” originates from an African proverb conveying the significance of a collective community in nurturing and supporting children. It emphasizes the necessity of a cohesive network of individuals who contribute positively to a child’s well-being, fostering a secure and healthy environment that enables them to grow, develop, and pursue their dreams.

Accomplishing the Objective

In order to accomplish this objective, great importance is placed on valuing the opinions and perspectives of children. Various individuals referred to as “villagers,” including parents, siblings, extended family members, neighbors, teachers, professionals, community members, and policymakers, actively care for a child.

Breaking Down Barriers

We work diligently to break down social and economic barriers to success towards a community where every child is educated and nurtured—from cradle to career—to prepare them to thrive in the 21st-century global economy. Therefore, Homewood Children’s Village has embraced an expanded interpretation of this proverb, encompassing families and the community, as we firmly believe that when families and communities thrive, children will succeed and reach their full potential.