The Village Method (TVM) uses a holistic approach that combines direct service, parental engagement, community connections and cultural awareness. We believe in empowering children to succeed by providing a network of support both inside and outside the classroom.
During their 10+ years with TVM, each student scholar and their family are engaged in the work of addressing their individual needs. The guidance and mentorship we invest includes family home visits, monthly 1:1 student meetings, family nights, and partnership with teachers, administrators, counselors, community based organizations and other service providers to capture realtime data of students’ overall academic performance. With a collection of weekly progress reports, 360 degree feedback, 21st Century Learning competencies and skills, and other key performance indicators – students are evaluated against benchmarks to ensure successful navigation “to and through college”.
TVM strengthens family and community engagement in local decision-making, to help youth and families access the services they need. We provide a pipeline for students to progress to college, careers and back to their community.
In a nutshell: What we do is enhance the overall experience for the Black youth and families represented as residents and students in Southern Alameda County.