The Homewood Children's Village is committed to deepening our work and improving the lives of Homewood's children with an integrated and holistic approach to child-centered supports for youth. We are more closely aligning our core services with the needs of our students and planning strategically with key partners to mesh our services along a pipeline of supports, so that none of our precious ones fall through the seams.
- The HCV provides academic, behavioral and emotional, physical health and wellness, and social enrichment activities and services that support children/youth/young adults.
- The HCV convenes and coordinates with other organizations, families, and the community to build a system of support for children.
- The HCV strives to understand partners' needs and to support their work to meet the needs of their students.
- The HCV creates strong, mutually beneficial partnerships by adding our core work to the work of our partners.
Joel participated in the Bridge to College (B2C) summer program this year. Joel, 18, was skeptical of the program when he showed up the first day, but we saw him embrace it after the first week. The program has helped Joel think about his next steps after high school. Through B2C, Joel completed more than 20 hours of community service this summer and also tended several community gardens. He also traveled to Baltimore and the nationÃ?Â¢??s capital during our overnight field trip to visit Morgan State and Howard University. Through the program, Joel has been encouraged to develop his skills and pursue his dream of becoming a professional animator.