Homewood Children's Village
The Homewood Children's Village is a comprehensive community initiative modeled after Geoffrey Canada's internationally acclaimed Harlem Children's Zone. The Harlem Children's Zone currently serves over 10,000 children in a 100 block area of central Harlem.
Using the Harlem's Children's Zone as its model, the mission of the Homewood Children's Village is "to simultaneously improve the lives of Homewood's children and to reweave the fabric of the community in which they live." As a comprehensive community initiative, the HCV partners with residents, faith and community-based organizations, local and state government, the public school system, and local and national funders to transform the educational, health, social service, and physical conditions of one of Pittsburgh's most challenged, yet most promising communities - Homewood.