We expand horizons beyond the world young people see everyday.
Education has the power to unlock a path to a better future for inner city youth. It provides options to expand horizons beyond the world young people see everyday. To ensure that the teens in our communities are able to tap into the power of education, VILLA supports organizations and delivers programs that:
Increase high school promotion rates
Decrease high school truancy and drop out rates
Increase access to information and technology for teens
Increase exposure to multi-cultural activities, heroes and inspirational figures for teens.
Beautify or revitalize urban areas and create safe spaces..
VILLA store serve as community hubs where teens can learn, socialize, and have fun in a safe, clean, and beautiful environment. We are committed to extending this concept into the neighborhoods beyond our doors by supporting organizations and delivering programs that:
Beautify or revitalize urban areas and create safe spaces for teens
Provide educational opportunities/resources that teach teens about environmental issues.
Reduce waste / environment impact from VILLA’s retail operations
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VILLA strives to improve ones around us
VILLA hires young men and women from neighborhoods where our stores operate. Store managers and sales experts are trained to be excellent managers as well as community leaders. VILLA creates opportunities for professional development through:
Employment training and hiring opportunities for teens
Internal mentoring program
VILLA’s employees and community partners play crucial roles in accomplishing JTM’s mission. Building long-lasting partnerships with schools and non-profit organizations is at the core of VILLA’s community engagement, and our dedicated staff offer their time and expertise, driving outreach in local communities. For more information on JTM, stop in to your local VILLA or visit ruvilla.com