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Community Events May 22, 2017

Panel Discussion for the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship

On Sunday, May 21st, VILLA’s VP of Marketing, Setfree Richardson, and Manager of Community Engagement, Rodney Robbins, participated in an interactive panel discussion for the Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship. Setfree and Rodney shared knowledge about VILLA’s history and values, innovative practices in marketing and corporate social responsibility, and their experience working in the retail & sneaker industry, in general. IHHE is a 9-month program for Philadelphians between the ages of 18 and 32 using hip hop’s best practices to…

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Community Events April 18, 2017

EITC Event | Meet & Greet

THE EITC DEADLINE IS TODAY. Do you love free money? If you were at our EITC event this past Saturday, you would probably check ‘yes.’ This event centered around informing working individuals and families about the EITC refund and how important it is to file by April 18. Followed by fun, prizes and a special meet and greet with Eagles NFL player, Rodney McLeod. In case you missed it, here are some photos: The amazing DJ Hvnlee on the ones and…

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Community Events April 17, 2017

A’s For J’s Takes NYC | Student Profiles

Excitement filled the bus as VILLA and the A’s For J’s students embarked on a Jordan Brand themed day of fun activities. We arrived at Terminal 23, Jordan Brand’s top notch Basketball facility for youth and high school players, and the adventures began. We partnered up with Triple Threat Mentoring for some entertaining team-building exercises. Some of the activities included a Jeopardy-inspired trivia game, a cool “Rock, Paper, Scissors” competition and a block-building avatar show-off. All of these exercises operated…

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Community Events April 10, 2017

Event Announcement | Earned Income Tax Credit

VILLA is proud to host this year’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) event with special hosts, TV personality, Quincy Harris and Councilman Allan Domb. The purpose of this event is to bring awareness to those who may be eligible for the earned income tax credit. This is a family-friendly event that will be filled with music, prizes and special guests. Special appearance from Philadelphia Eagles football players Marcus Smith & McLeod.  What is EITC? EITC is a federal tax refund…

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Community January 16, 2017

MLK Day of Service 2017

On Monday, January 16, 2017, about 100 VILLA employees participated in the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at Girard College in Philadelphia, PA. This was expected to be the largest MLK Day of Service in the nation, with more than 145,000 volunteers participating in some 1,800 projects. This year, we worked with non-profit organizations Stop Hunger Now and Philabundance to prepare meals for families in need and disaster relief victims. We also built book shelves while…

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Community December 23, 2016

Holiday Toy Drive

VILLA held the 2nd Annual Holiday Toy Drive to help bring cheer to those less fortunate in the communities we serve. The toy drive ran from Monday, November 28th to Wednesday, December 21st. Each district partnered with a local non-profit or community organization to be the recipient of the collected toys. Some of the organizations we partnered with were: Karen Mumford Cancer Foundation, Cleveland, OH Fortunate Kids Community Organization, Detroit, MI Young Educated Athletes, Inc., Philadelphia, PA Each customer who donated a…

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Community December 8, 2016

A’s for J’s College Tour Series

Through the A’s for J’s College Tour Series, students have an opportunity to visit various colleges and universities, learn about the school, academics, student life, campus culture, and programs offered by the institution. Our goal is to ensure that our students have the information and resources that they need to attend college after graduation and excel once they get there. West Chester University—December 2, 2016 University of Delaware—December 6, 2016…

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Community November 23, 2016

Fabolous Feast

During our Fabolous Week, each of our districts partnered with a local non-profit organization to serve meals to families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. We also donated $1,000 to each of the partner organizations! Some of the organizations we partnered with were: Catholic Charities West Michigan, Grand Rapid, MI Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Harrisburg, PA Emanuel Baptist Church, Pittsburgh, PA Cornerstone Baptist Church, Dallas, TX Resources for Human Development, Philadelphia, PA Bishop William M. Cosgrove Center, Cleveland, OH Breakthrough…

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Community November 6, 2016

A’s for J’s Returns

VILLA and Jordan Brand have brought back the A’s for J’s program for the fourth year! The program kicked off on Wednesday, November 2nd, Thursday, November 3rd, and Friday November 4th at Imhotep Institute Charter High School, Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School, and West Philadelphia High School, respectively.…

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Community October 8, 2016

Think Pink | Breast Cancer Awareness Events

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, VILLA joined efforts across the U.S. to raise awareness and share information on the disease. We held moderated panel discussions in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and Wilmington to discuss the issues around breast cancer including, but not limited to the importance of mammograms/early detection, causes for the increased prevalence of breast cancer in urban communities, and progress being made toward finding a cure. Panelists included health professionals, breast cancer advocates, breast cancer survivors, and…

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