"It Takes A Village" is a new social business project from the Youth Employment Program. We're doing a short run of art pieces created by our youth to see if it can be a viable long term business. The pieces are in two styles, one is meant to hang on the wall and is a line of houses meant to look like a village from a distance. These small wooden houses are different heights and are staggered towards and away from the wall to create a sense of depth. The second style is a 3-dimensional wood house, with a flat front and hollow in the back, almost in the style of a dollhouse. The youth are paid to prepare and paint the houses, with varying levels of intricacy and skill level expectations. If the short run is successful, we will look at ways to make it a long-term business, with the hope that we can provide both immediate and long-term employment opportunities for the youth we serve, with a variety of positions depending on commitment and skill level.
When you purchase a Village, you can choose to come by HomePlate and pick them up, or we can ship them to you. Please be sure to purchase the shipping option. We can also ship Villages as a gift!
If you would like to arrange to see the Villages, feel free to contact our Development Director Kirsten at (971) 322-9381 or email@example.com or our Employment Coordinator Peter at (971) 400-0551 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This village was made by HomePlate Youth, who were trained & paid for their work as part of the Youth Employment Program. The purchase of this village support's HomePlate's vision to create communities where homelessness is a short-term circumstance, not a long-term condition.
Dimensions are 11.5 inches tall, 30 inches wide, and 2.75 inches deep.