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Waking the Village provides a free, 18 month transitional program for Sacramento's homeless, parenting youth. By experiencing dynamic coursework, community support, counseling and healthy living, students leave prepared to be leaders in their own lives and the lives of their communities. In Tubman House, young, homeless parents work toward reaching individual life and educational goals by attending college, while working to improve their community. In Youth Corps, youth unite to envision and complete the practical work of improving their community's schools, neighborhoods, and natural spaces. In the future, WTV will establish a permanent campus and child development center for young parents in crisis.
Opened in January 2003, Tubman House serves 8 formerly homeless youth and their children. Residents live with a house director in a nurturing home, practicing the skills of managing a home and building healthy relationships. During the day, Tubman youth work toward individual health, education and parenting goals, while attending college and participating in intensive training to lead Youth Corps projects. Youth Corps projects have included working with Alzheimer's patients, creating community gardens, creating a documentary on youth homelessness, reading for the blind, and providing case management services to refugees.
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