Welcome to the “It Takes a Village” Project at Elon University. It is a great honor for us to be of service to our community. Here in Elon’s Center for Access and Success, service to our community is integral to our work with students, parents and public schools. I would like to thank our many community partners who are working with us in this effort to improve the academic attainment of many of our area students who are struggling in schools. We are very encouraged by the improvements we see in our students so far, and we long for the day when the term “struggling students” no longer applies to the children in the “Village.” Our dedicated partners who make this work possible include: The Oak Foundation; First Presbyterian Church, Burlington; Wells Fargo; Alamance Public Library; ABSS; teachers, parents, and students; Elon faculty, staff and student volunteers.

Dr. Jean Rattigan-Rohr
Founder of “It Takes a Village” Project