The Village Initiative has responded to times of crisis in our community by stepping up to support our students and families.
When the coronavirus pandemic struck in early 2020, The Village took action.
The Village Initiative served the WJCC community during the 2020 pandemic by collecting and donating food, toiletries, and clothing to our families in need in collaboration with other organizations and local faith leaders
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Just one cart of groceries donated by supporters of the Village on a weekly basis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
the Village distributes and donates food in collaboration with Williamsburg's Christian Learning Center on a weekly basis during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Black Lives Matter
The Village Initiative speaks out against the ongoing national police brutality crisis, which disproportionately affects Black Americans.
In 2020, after the murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and in memory of countless Black Americans who have been murdered by police, the Village organized the Families' Walk for Justice and Peace.
The Village was joined by local faith leaders and political figures from our community to bring peace, healing, and togetherness while calling for justice. Dozens of community members came to join a convoy of cars through Williamsburg's historic Black neighborhoods followed by messages from our speakers and joyful music outside First Baptist Church.
Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig (left) of the Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists and Philip Canaday (right) of the Village
Supporters of the Village and #BlackLivesMatter gather outside the historic First Baptist Church