ABOUT US

OUR HISTORY

The name “United Village” exemplifies a group of people coming together for a common purpose, and so The United Village Foundation embraces unity and teamwork as fundamental elements in building a successful community.  Inspired by the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” the name United Village Foundation also emphasizes the importance of a “village” in supporting one another and families because the family unit is the foundation of a community.

UVF supports the Greater Hartford area by pursuing a permanent agenda of innovative family events and community development programs that serve to unite and bridge gaps between populations, thus enabling the community at large to become stronger.

We are “stronger together…stronger united” – United Village Foundation

MISSION STATEMENT

The United Village Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  We are committed to affecting change in the lives of people by using technology, education, and the arts in order to educate, empower and inspire individuals within the community.  We are dedicated to building relationships and promoting unity within the community.

OUR VISION

To create an engaging and sustainable network of people that provide services to positively impact the community and to help bridge the educational, generational, and socio-economic gap.

Our goal is to promote civic engagement (social responsibility) and greater community involvement at the individual and corporate level using “Unity” as a pillar for effectiveness and growth within the community.

OUR CORE VALUES

Our Core values are to be instilled in the minds and spirits of our participants to first see themselves as a gift and next teach them how to use their gift to impact their communities.  Everyone has been inherently born with a talent(s) to make this world a better place.  The United Village Foundation (UVF) has five core practices to affect change.  The Core values are Social Responsibility, Collaboration, Respect, Education, and Empowerment.  Our core practices serve our youth by helping them to discover their hidden treasures – themselves, their innate gifts and talents.

Our Core values are also rooted in our T.E.A.M. efforts to give our participants hope by inspiring, educating and empowering individuals; a commonsensical way of helping them to recognize, discover or rediscover their purpose in life.  We all should be reminded that we all are global citizens.  As citizens, we are responsible for each other and the world we live in.  In our results, we are aiming to maximize youth involvement, to create effective and practical community engaging projects, and to cultivate good youth citizenship as our measurable outcomes.