Village of Promise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Huntsville, Alabama. The organization was founded to address the needs of children and families in distressed, high-poverty neighborhoods. Our Mission is to break the cycle of poverty, one family at a time, using a two generational approach.
What do we do?
Village of Promise is a Family Advancement Center. Together, with our community partners and investors, we provide educational programs, sustainable tools and opportunities that empower children and their families to advance out of poverty. How do we help families move forward? Each Village of Promise family develops an “individualized family advancement plan” that addresses four key areas of their lives:
Social and Emotional Growth
Physical Health & Wellness
We provide programs and a support system that empowers each family as they strive to reach their goals, advance out of poverty and give back to the Huntsville community. What is our Promise?
We’re committed to supporting families who want to move forward in their lives; and we’re committed to our generous investors and partners who trust us to use their gifts to carry out our mission.
News & Events
We are in search of an Executive Director
Do you have a passion for helping people better themselves and their families through education and outreach? If so, please click here to learn more about the open position and to see if you have what it takes to be our next leader. (posted 1/30/2020)
Village of Promise Receives First-Class Pre-K Program Grant!
We are THRILLED to be one of the 107 recipients of the new First Class Pre-K Program Grants! This means, starting in 2018, more four-year-old children will have the opportunity to learn and grow in a quality Pre-K program at Village of Promise! Thank you Alabama School Readiness Alliance, Governor Ivey, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education and all of our supporters who’ve supported and invested in pre-k learning at Village of Promise!
Elijah Hampton hated reading the same way a lot of other 12-year-old boys hate sitting still long enough to even get through a few chapters. He had just moved from California to Alabama with his mother and brother as they tried to start their lives over in the slower pace of the Deep South, and reading was not on his list of things to do.
His mother, Alesha Brown, had tried everything to make him fall in love with the written word. She’s a real go-getter, the kind of energetic, full-of-life person who makes you envy her drive and determination and feel exhausted by her schedule all at the same time. Alesha and her two sons live in public housing, but they’ve found an ally in Village of Promise, a nonprofit that is working to end the cycle of poverty.
It was through Village of Promise that Elijah started to enjoy reading. He was attending CDF Freedom School, a Village of Promise summer program, when the teachers had an idea: Since Elijah loves rap music, they would encourage him to read a book and present a rap-style book report.
“I thought that was so cool that they allowed them to do that,” Alesha said. “Whatever it was, he was able to recap the story, and this is something that I can never get him to do, even if I prompt him and ask him questions … he’s not interested. … But they gave him another way to express the story that he read.”