Created to improve the social outcomes for our black and brown children in the City of Memphis by educating them on their health, oral care, financial literacy, as well as different careers and trades.
In Memphis, we have communities of color that are struggling. With the rising prices of groceries, gas, rent, mortgages, and utilities, even the middle class is beginning to sink below the poverty line. With that being said, parents are working longer hours or working multiple jobs to make ends meet. If we click on the news, crime is being committed mostly by adolescents, especially in the warmer months.
It Takes a Village Inc. is committed to getting these kids out of the streets and into camps/programs they are interested in. We are also committed to funding the needs of foster children in the community and committed to keeping the children that are being released from the Juvenile Detention Center from becoming repeat offenders.
There will be providers of color (Family Medicine doctor, Occupational Therapist (specializes in children with special needs), Dentist, Doula, Midwife, and more) coming to speak to the guests in attendance in addition to a Q&A following. There will also be informational booths- a bank to speak about financial literacy, various departments from the Shelby County Health Dept., YMCA, United Healthcare, State Farm, Pregnant Moms Empowerment Program, Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry, Choices Center of Reproductive Health, and other community nonprofits, and more.
Every person registered through Eventbrite will receive a raffle ticket for door prizes.
Held annually: April 27, 2024
Cookies & Cocktails Christmas Silent Auction
Proceeds from this event will go to sending minority children to summer camps/sports camps during the summer of 2024. Please call for qualifying details.
COMMUNITY FAMILY BABY SHOWER 4/29/2023
Saundra P., MPS, BA, President
It Takes a Village Inc. and Saundra P. Designs
Louise LaFlora, MD
LaTeasha Gaither-Davis, OT, President
Betina Hunt, President
You First Community Foundation
Darnesha Taylor, BFA, President
Greenworks LLC and Grace Noire
Waletha Wasson, BS, DDS, MPA, MA MAGD
Program Director: A 21st Century Initiative-
Oral-Systemic and Population-Based Health for All
Kemetra King, CNM, APRN, MSN, RN
Including: Regions Bank and UTHSC College of Dentistry
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Thank You To Our Donors!!!
Nothing Bundt Cakes (East)
Regions Bank (Midtown)
Shelby Community Services
Pregnant Moms Empowerment Program
Krispy Kreme (Bartlett)
Sweet Cheeks Diaper Ministry
Miss S. Coleman
Miss A. Henry
Mr. S. Johnson
Mrs. D. Oliver
Fox 13 News
It Takes a Village will be partnering with 160 Driving Academy/CDL Training to offer a 4-week program for 17 to 19 year old's to get their CDL license.
This will be offered to teenagers that have been released or will be released from the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center, as well as, high school students.
More information to come.
Please donate to further our efforts:
Summer of 2024, It Takes a Village is partnering with Truist Bank to have a class called, "On Your Own". It's asimulation for teenagers to learn how to manage money, bills, savings, etc.
I'm passionate about giving children of color their best economic advantages. This nonprofit is named It Takes a Village, for a reason. Back in the day, the entire neighborhood looked after children, but sometime between here and there that has changed and THAT needs to change.