The mission of the Homewood Children’s Village (HCV) is to improve the lives of Homewood’s children and simultaneously reweave the fabric of the community in which they live. Our work is about convening, coordinating, and building capacity in support of the community. We operate using a combination of practice and relationship building that is data-driven every step of the way.
HCV President & CEO
A Holistic Approach for Homewood
We support the children, families, and community of Homewood. Through holistic approaches and strong partnerships, we create and deliver opportunities for children to succeed throughout their lifetime. We engage with youth by providing year-round in-school and out-of-school supports which include mentoring, tutoring, case management, field trips, job training programs, project-based learning, and college guidance.
We believe that a safe and stable home plays a large role in a child’s development. That is why our work extends to the parents and guardians who act as children’s first and continuing teachers. Our initiatives are based on the theory that improving adult capabilities to handle life’s challenges improves overall child outcomes. We connect families to resources that include continuing education, case-management, job training, and anti-poverty programs.
As we serve the community’s residents it is important to us to acknowledge their lived environment. In creating a healthy future, for Pittsburgh and Homewood more specifically, we address environmental concerns such as air and water quality, stormwater management, and renewable energy sources to light and power our homes. That is why we advocate for sustainable community development that puts people first.
Our work is driven by research and continuous evaluation of data. This ensures that we make informed decisions as well as honestly communicate the outcomes of our efforts.
We understand the value of time set aside to address critical issues both internally and externally. We create environments to collaborate with partners and take time and budgeted funding to find solutions for more efficient work environments and develop strategic approaches to resolve important matters that intersect or interfere with our work.