The Melanin Village is a social-impact organization

that equips and empowers Black families to homeschool.

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We increase the educational opportunities and outcomes for Black youth by providing

professional development, support, and community for melanated homeschooling moms and academic programming and community for their children.



We do this because of the disparate treatment Black children experience in America’s traditional school context.

According to UNCF: Black children are less likely to be college-ready; are more likely to be underresourced and have inexperienced teachers, and experience teacher bias that more than doubles their likelihood of suspension. Even more, 64% of African American children met none of the ACT's college readiness benchmarks in 2019. This disparate treatment means that within America’s traditional school context, Black children do not consistently have access to high-quality, culturally-affirming education.

Our community model shifts power from the traditional education systems to Black families by helping Black moms provide high-quality education at home.

We increase the educational opportunities and outcomes for Black youth by providing

professional development, support, and community for Black homeschooling moms and academic programming and community for their children.


We do this because within America’s traditional school context, Black children do not consistently have access to high-quality, culturally-affirming education.

According to UNCF: Black children are less likely to be college-ready; are more likely to be underresourced and have inexperienced teachers, and experience teacher bias that more than doubles their likelihood of suspension. Even more, 64% of African American children met none of the ACT's college readiness benchmarks in 2019.

Our community model shifts power from the traditional education systems to Black families by helping Black moms provide high-quality education at home.

we imagine a future where Black children can have both

a culturally affirming and academically robust education.

As a school teacher, I was always getting training. I sought it out and I loved learning and putting it to practice in my classroom... now sitting in Village sessions and receiving the advice I’ve realized how much of a difference it makes.

~Brittany, Village Sister & Homeschool Mom of 4

what we're doing is working

Check out what these Village sisters have to say about their experience.

Zee, Village Sister

Years Homeschooling: 20 | Number of Kids: 5

Location: Mississippi, USA


"I’ve been homeschooling for several years and always wished there was a group like this. I joined some online FB groups as they became available, but they were nothing like this. So much positivity, fun, and encouragement!"

Brittany, Village Sister

Years Homeschooling: 4 | Number of Kids: 4

Location: Texas, USA


"I love the village because they are a deep network of support, love, and personal growth. There is no place in the world like it. These are my sisters, my friends that encourage me through seasons I can’t even talk about anywhere else, and help me to find the light moving forward to support my children best. I love it here!"

Jennifer, Village Sister

Years Homeschooling: 2 | Number of Kids: 1

Location: Indiana, USA

"Simply put, The Village is MY people! Mamas who look like me, who have kids that look like mine and who are also homeschooling. It just hits “different” when you connect people who genuinely care and support you all the while understanding the joys and trials that come along with homeschool. The advice, support and connection is immeasurable."

and our impact is far-reaching

"The Village has taught my kids that if they see something that they want to fix, don’t wait for someone else to do it.


From the beginning, The Village has encouraged families to plan and host the meetups they want to see here in The Village. My daughters have embraced this philosophy wholeheartedly by hosting their own art lessons any video game meetups. They have carried this mentality over into real-life situations."

~ Taija, Village Sister & Homeschool Mom of 3

We're equipping and uplifting Black moms.

"I'm getting so much useful information that's going to help out our homeschool life tremedously!! I have struggled with creating a system when I'm working with one child and another needs help, now that I have this workbook I'm going to create a class protocol that will work! Thanks so much.

~Rika, Homeschool Mom of 5

We're impacting Black children.

"My 3-year-old is more excited about reading now that she participates in the weekly Read Aloud with other homeschooled children her age. She has discovered her own village within The Village."


~Tori, Homeschool Mom of 5

We are helping Black moms to raise growth-minded critical thinkers.

"He felt loved that I wrote him a letter and he enjoyed reading it with me. He loved the idea that his brain is growing through the process. One phrase he is going to say is, "I can ask for help on this" instead of giving up or getting frustrated."

~Angela, Homeschool Mom of 1

We're providing a safe space for Black families to grow and learn.

"The village not only offers a community where my child sees himself reflected, but it offers educational opportunities as well as sound professional development that is needed for homeschooling parents. I haven’t seen that anywhere else."

~Susann, Homeschool Mom of 1

The Village allows kids to have 'traditional' school experiences in a homeschool context.

"We received our yearbooks!! Love, love, love!! I believe I am more emotional than my kids...the connection, love, and support are immeasurable."

~Jada, Homeschool Mom of 3

We're partnering with Black mothers as they raise changemakers.

"Change making is interlaced in everything we do. The coaching helps foster an environment that is tailor-made for the educator and student to thrive and address the complex facets of society."

~Pocahontas, Homeschool Mom of 3

In The Village, Black moms are creating the change we want to see.

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