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Mission Statement

Elevating and uniting the Black community while connecting cultures in the Rio Grande Valley

Vision Statement

Village in the Valley will be a beacon of unity with equal recognition & appreciation of the black community in the Rio Grande Valley.

Are you are a family in need of clothing? The Community Closet is open on the 2nd Saturday of each month by appointment only to help those in need. Click here to schedule an appointment.

To see how we are executing on our mission and vision access our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan.

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About Us

Our Beliefs

The African proverb that states “it takes a village to raise a child,” is based on the principle that it takes an entire village to ensure the safety of children. With this premise in mind, Village in the Valley (affectionately called ViVa) was started by four individuals who saw the need to strengthen the community connections of people within the black population. This would also help to bridge the gap of cultural diversity between blacks and other cultures in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV). The founders of Village in the Valley felt it was necessary to provide a safe place for these individuals to meet, connect, and grow with one another.

How You Can Help

Send a Donation

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Become a Member

Become a member. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a professional network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of our members.

Participate in Events

Join us to raise cultural and community awareness.  ViVa’s signature events will take place across Rio Grande Valley. Find an event near you.

Become a Member

With the aim of connecting the black community in the Rio Grande Valley and bridge the culture gap. Everyone is welcomed and invited to join us.