No matter the perspective – donor, client, volunteer, employee – The Village is rich with success stories that inspire. Feel free to share the stories that touch you the most.
With a loving mom, great teachers, and her own space, a young child thrives
“Seeing Carolyn graduate made me realize how our combined work is worthwhile,”
Like many parents, Jose Pratts sometimes lost his temper when his children acted up. Then, Jose and his wife, Zulma, found a program that offers support and information for families with children up to age 12.
Demetrius Chamblee was raised by his grandparents, until his grandfather passed away when he was 14. With help from a Village program, Demetrius was able to put the lessons he learned from his grandfather into practice with his own son.
The Family Financial Stability Initiative is helping Hartford women effectively manage their finances and achieve financial goals.
"Miss Kizzy taught me that I can make something of myself,” said Zicalya. “In order to fulfill my dreams, I have to finish school."
Jordan Cuffy doesn't like to talk about his past − at least the part before his life with Odell Martin. Jordan joined Odell's family as her foster child when he was 10 years old.