IT TAKES A VILLAGE
Our name is based upon our principle that the consciousness of people of color can best be raised by including the community in identifying, educating, implementing, and evaluating services and programs that aim to improve our health and social outcomes.
MISSION & HISTORY.
Established in 2002, It Takes a Village, Inc. (ITAV) is an Aurora, CO based non-profit, tax-exempt organization geared towards reducing health and social disparities among people of color in the Denver metropolitan area. Our organization was founded to address the lack of services primarily for African-Americans, however, our village includes people of all races. While services are provided for all, we recognize that people of color are disproportionately impacted by many social and health-related issues and we aim to reduce, if not eliminate, these disparities.
Often agencies choose community leaders based upon societal status markers. We choose community leaders based upon the trust they instill in their neighborhood, their history of accomplishing grassroots mobilization, and their ability to motivate the community to change behaviors that serve as barriers to success.
The mission of It Takes a Village is to reduce health and social disparities among people of color in the Denver Metropolitan area.
18 YEARS OF IMPACT ROOTED IN
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
COMMUNITYPARTNERS + SUPPORTERS
ITAV is pleased to work together with like-minded organizations and companies that want to raise awareness and funding for eliminating health and social disparities among people of color in the Denver metropolitan area. Our partners make a world of difference to our work, and we are grateful for their generosity. Learn more about our partners' program, or contact us to find out how your company can join our efforts to protect people of color disproportionately impacted by many social and health-related issues.