Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I will be in the midst

~ Matthew 18:20

Our History

The Village Method began the way most good in the world begins. Someone looks around and decides the world could be a little better with small, consistent acts of generosity. For us, this person was Pastor George M. Gaskins Jr. of Bethel Baptist Church in Union City, California.

Pastor Gaskins spent decades of his life in service to his community, hosting youth meetings and providing scholarships and academic support to children in the community. Over time, his small gathering would grow, and founders Mark and Mahea Gaskins believed that an even greater impact could be created by going “beyond the walls” and formally establishing The Village Method (TVM). Today, TVM provides direct youth and family services and programming to those communities in need.

As we grow, we remain committed to the individualized care and service our programs provide to the youth of our community but we cannot do it without your support. Please consider becoming a part of our history and donating, partnering with, or volunteering for The Village Method.