What is VP

The Village Project is an academic service-learning program embedded into the first year education major experience through courses EDUC 101, EDUC 102, and EDUC 103. Our Education Department recognizes the large community need for support within local afterschool programs. The Department also believes that it is important for future educators to step into the community at the beginning of their college experience. In bringing these ideals together, we have created the Village Project. The primary focus of the Village Project is to do our part in supporting the community. A secondary benefit of this mission is that our education students begin learning about their community as soon as possible. Students will encounter this mutually beneficial program throughout their faculty-led course work during their first year.

Mission and Vision

Vision Statement

Addressing community needs and closing the opportunity gap by serving in Green Bay area afterschool programs as volunteers, tutors, and staff members.

Mission Statement

Village Project is an academic service-learning program that supports under-represented youth in the Green Bay area with academic support and positive college role models while allowing Village Project participants to develop their leadership skills and apply classroom learning.


  • Work with community partners to close the opportunity gap
  • Apply academic knowledge to community needs
  • Reflect on individual capacity to serve as change agents in education
  • Understand and value the perspectives of peers, community partners and students
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses to formulate strategies for improvement

Latest Impacts

  • 9 afterschool program sites served during 8 months of the 2022-2023 school year
  • 113 SNC students participated in VP during the 2021-2022 school year
  • 6,560 total hours served in afterschool programs during the 2021-2022 school year
  • 88 percent of elementary students receiving a full tutoring program through Village Project made 1-2.75 years worth of growth in literacy during the 2021-2022 school year