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Transforming Lives - One Family at a Time


As VoP is a Family Advancement Center addressing the needs of children and families in distressed, under-resourced neighborhoods, the Speaker Series event provides a stage for national thought leaders to share their insight with the Huntsville community on best-practice solutions for addressing generational poverty and/or overcoming challenges for inspirational learning. 

Former VoP Speaker Series speakers include:  

  • 2011 – Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone, whose strategy VoP is replicating

  • 2013 – Dr. Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund

  • 2015 – Mr. Paul Tough, education researcher and author of “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character”

  • 2017 – Dr. Ruby Payne, educator and author, best known for “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”

  • 2022 – Manny Scott, an author and original Freedom Writer

  • 2023 - Leland Melvin, former NASA astronaut and NFL player  

APRIL 23, 2024 


Village of Promise host the annual One Table Huntsville event the Monday before the Thanksgiving holiday - the FREE city-wide meal is held in downtown Huntsville in Big Spring Park. VoP aims to unite people from all walks of life across our city, give thanks, create unity, and celebrate diversity.

The meal is catered with vegan offerings!

Save the Date - November 25, 2024

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