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Revive the Village: Back to the Basics Community Kickoff Event

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Leonard Young
Leonard is owner of Delawareblack.com LLC, an online resource targeting African Americans in the State of Delaware.

The United Way of Delaware’s (UWD) new African American Initiative will celebrate their Revive the Village: Back to the Basics Community Kickoff Event on Wednesday, May 18th from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Christina Cultural Arts Center, located at 705 N. Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801.

Revive the Village, which is supported by representatives from business, government, nonprofits, academic groups and community & faith organizations, has the vision of increasing the awareness, relationships and financial support provided to UWD and to deepen individuals’ understanding of, commitment to, and support of UWD’s mission to advance the common good by addressing critical community needs. Going “Back to the Basics” means in the tradition of the elders, convening visionary leaders who will “Live United” by helping decrease educational gaps, health disparities and income inequities within Delaware’s African-American community.

A strategic focus of Revive the Village: Back to the Basics is INCOME, or financial stability, as it is one of the basic building blocks to a good life. In 2011, Revive the Village: Back to the Basics is focused on improving financial well-being among African-Americans throughout the state. One of their goals is to create a membership of 100 African-Americans statewide and raise $50,000 for quality-of-life enhancement and educational support. Another goal is to provide opportunities for acknowledgement, networking, volunteerism and philanthropic support among the state’s African-American community.

To RSVP for the Revive the Village: Back to the Basics Community Kickoff Event or get more information, please contact UWD’s Roxann Edwards at (302) 573-3724 or redwards@uwde.org.

To get involved with Revive the Village: Back to the Basics or to be one of the 100 ambassadors and others across the state to help the cause – contact UWD at (302) 573-3724 or e-mail us at AAI@uwde.org. For more info on UWD, visit www.uwde.org. To volunteer, visit www.delawareonline.com/getinvolved.

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