A Report from the 6th Annual National Village Gathering
The Village Movement made history with its successful 6 Annual National Village Gathering held on Sept 29-Oct 1, 2014. We had record attendance of 280 people and held the first Village Hill Day on Capitol Hill! The positive energy was palpable for the whole Gathering, from the start with our keynote speaker, DC’s Mayor Vincent Gray, to the many invigorating meetings at both Senate and House offices on the Hill.
Throughout the whole Gathering we heard about the current plans for the reorganized Village to Village Network as well as the renewed interest for Village research and strategic long range planning. The Gathering had amazing sessions on building diversity, hub and spoke Village models, and research results from our partner the University of CA at Berkeley and the Archstone Foundation. Attendees came away with renewed energy and commitment to the work of the Village Movement. Let’s keep it going!
If you’re interested in viewing any of the NVG presentations, they can be accessed through this link – http://bit.ly/13HTIuZ.
We Met the Match!
This past summer VtVN received a multiple year challenge grant. The goal for this year’s match was to raise $40,000! Thanks to many supporters, we topped the $40,000 mark in donations and pledges during the National Village Gathering.
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