Vollintine Evergreen Neighborhood School was formed…

in 2015.  The school is housed inside Living Hope Ministries as one of many nonprofits to serve the needs of the Vollintine Evergreen Community.  Recognizing the need for families to have access to quality education and childcare, we developed a scholarship fund in order to offset the cost of tuition as well as accepting Child Care Vouchers through the state for families that qualify. VENS, as we are referred to, began with an After School Program for school aged children from several of the local elementary schools.  We then turned our focus to the Early Childhood Program.  Serving children ages infants through Junior Kindergarten, we provide an environment that allows children to learn play while developing and strengthening their social and emotional skills. Our focus is now on developing an Adult Education Program for men and women who come from multi-generational poverty contexts.  Many of these adults face workplace barriers such as criminal background, discrimination, lack of High School Diploma or GED.  Our goal is to help these students gain the education, information, and confidence to become successful participants in the community and for their families.