ViVa is founded on four pillars to enrich the relationships among the black community. The pillars also serve as a conduit to connect blacks to the Rio Grande Valley and vice versa. The pillars:

1) Community – fosters service, relationship building & civic duty

2) Economic Development – financial literacy, wellness & economic growth

3) Personal Growth – personal value, self-awareness, mental health & overall wellness

4) Education – career, cultural diversity, scholarships, entrepreneurship & black history

Each one of these pillars is foundational to elevate people for sustainability, growth and integration. Thus, not only does it take the black “village” to raise a child, it also takes the diligence of members in the community to ensure the success of all our children. The end result will create a mutual respect of our cultural differences and understanding of our similarities.

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