The Raising A Village Foundation (RAV) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, committed to providing high-quality intervention programs and community resources to children, youth, and families in the areas of education, health and wellness, and the arts.  

RAV functions as a direct response to the issues that prevail in low-income areas. Raising A Village leads several key initiatives designed to create positive change for children and families in underserved communities. Each program offers support and educational opportunities that promote personal growth and civic engagement. These initiatives include: (*upcoming programs)

  • Driven 2 Succeed®

  • *At The Table®

  • *We The Village®

Our Mission

To improve the lives of children and families by creating innovative and sustainable programs that encourage safe, healthy, and whole communities.


Reach. Teach. Inspire. 

What We've Achieved

  • Established the Truth or Dare Campaign, a campus-wide AIDS and HIV awareness campaign on the campus of Clark Atlanta University.

  • From 2009-2011 partnered with the Atlanta Children's Shelter to enact the Driven 2 Succeed after-school mentorship program.

  • Since its inaugural year in Washington, DC, RAV has served over 300 middle and high school students through the launch of Driven 2 Succeed.

  • RAV has partnered with public, private, and charter schools in Washington, D.C. to provide semester-long classroom residences, in-school workshops, and college and workforce development fairs.

  • Received a "Legacy Seed Grant" from the Jane Bancroft Robinson Foundation to assist with program expansion.

  • Awarded a three-year Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic AmeriCorps VISTA grant to implement grassroots solutions designed to alleviate poverty.