Center on Race and Social Problems

The Homewood Children's Village, Phase 3: Implementation

Principal Investigator(s): 
September 1, 2011 to August 1, 2013
Funded by: 
The Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Homewood Children’s Village (HCV) is a comprehensive community-based participatory demonstration project whose mission is, “to simultaneously improve the lives of Homewood’s children and to reweave the fabric of the community in which they live.” Phase 3 of the HCV implementation has the following objectives: (1) partner with  HCV to identify, review, and implement evidence-based programs to include in its “pipeline” of cradle-to-college programs; (2) work with HCV and Pittsburgh Public Schools to implement the full-service community school program that will provide health, mental health, dental, social services, and enrichment programs to children in the Homewood Early Childhood Center, Pittsburgh Faison K-5 and Pittsburgh Westinghouse; and (3) examine and report the data from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Pittsburgh Public Schools and Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System on the educational, social and mental health status of Homewood’s children and on neighborhood conditions that impact their well-being.