SERVANT LEADERS of The Village
We are looking forward to better days ahead! Before we go, we must honor those who once served The Village and now remain with us in spirit. We are grateful for the following Servant Leaders who provided services to The Village or provided a “room in the inn” for our programming services.
We love you, we bless you, and as we look back, we will never forget what you have done for The Village.
Transitioned – Saturday, May 2, 2020
Virtual Celebration of Life Service – Saturday, May 16, 2020
Artist-in-Residence, Camp Village, Inc.
As I teach painting, drawing, and basic design through emphasis on a combination of technique and creativity, my students become engaged, and recognize that hard work and practice produce the masterpieces of their creative minds. My professional art career has provided opportunities to exhibit extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Those relationships and familiarity with museum curators, professional artists, gallery owners, and academics allowed me to expose my students to the wider art world, and to encourage connections through internships and apprenticeships. Only a small percentage of the learning process occurs within the classroom or can be gained from textbooks. The greater proportion occurs as we interact with the forces in our environment—experiential learning. Based on that belief, I encourage my students to explore the fine arts for possible career choices while they broaden their scope by looking at professions affiliated with the arts: teaching (college, high school, and elementary level), graphic design and its commercial applications, and museum and gallery services.
My successes as an artist demonstrate to my students that a career in art is attainable. I emphasize the importance of creative experimentation. Finally, I help my students to understand the importance of resisting the temptation to produce work solely for sale and to avoid compromising the artistic principles by which individual artists develop their body of work. My years of teaching have established a mastery of various academic subjects in Arts Humanities.
Delsarte, the visionary in the creation of the “Camp Village Circle of Life” mural with University of Southern California student Intern, Domia Edwards, and The Village student artists. The mural was inspired by the students’ interpretation of what the Camp Village, Inc. Production of Disney’s Lion King Experience meant to them.
Anna Mitchell, Daisha Hawes, Jacari Hawes, Jaylen Walker, Messiah Watts, Dorthea Marie Meyers II, Cameron Mitchell, Freedom Archie, Autumn Cooler, Akil Russell Jr., LaNijeah Smith, with the guidance of Mrs. Jea Delsarte, wife, and supporter of The Village.
CAMP VILLAGE ‘S CIRCLE OF LIFE, 2018
MARIA VICTORIA TABOADA
Virtual Celebration of Life Service – Friday, May 22, 2020
Spanish & Music Education Specialists in Piano, Keyboard, Drums, Congas, and Guitar
Ms. T loved to teach. When we launched Camp Village, Inc., in the summer of 2002, we searched for the best and most gifted who loved to teach. Ms. T was the one. She was born to teach. Her energy, passion, and compassion in teaching children and youth was the embodiment of her existence while in The Village for over 10 years.
A few memories of Ms. T in action….
Rev. Dr. Robert W. Crummie Sr.
Transitioned – Thursday, January 2, 2020
Celebration of Life Service – Saturday, January 11, 2020
Carver College hosted Camp Village, Inc. Summer Program
Willieboyd McNeil Saddler
Transitioned, April 2, 2020
Celebration of Life Service – Delayed until further notice
Advisor & Instituted the Inaugural Facility at Hillside International Truth Center for
Camp Village, Inc.
RUDY S. GOODWINE
Transitioned – Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Virtual Celebration of Life Service – Saturday, October 10, 2020
Food Service Program & Lead Usher Coordinator for Camp Village, Inc. Production of Disney’s Lion King Experience
Bishop Dr. Barbara Lewis King
Nana Yaa Twumwaa I, Ghana
Transitioned – Sunday, October 11, 2020
Celebration of Life Service – Saturday, November 7, 2020
Spiritual Teacher & Hosted Camp Village, Inc. Programming
Dr. C. Clayton Powell, Sr.
Transitioned – Friday, October 23, 2020
Celebration of Life Service – Sunday, November 1, 2020
Board Advisor & Sponsor of Camp Village, Inc.
Dr. Powell, A Morehouse Man, was truly a “Living Legend” who was honored by countless organizations for “lifetime achievement,” “distinguished service,” “life service,” and “trailblazing” recognitions. He was also noted for his many barrier-breaking “firsts.” He was the first practicing Optometrist, and the first African American appointed to the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He was the charter member of the Development Authority of Fulton County and served over 41 years, including 12 years as the Executive Director. In 2018, he was recognized by Camp Village, Inc. with the “I Was Here” Humanitarian Award because of his service as Advisor to The Village, a major sponsor, and his attempt to assist The Village with the acquisition of its own facilities. A little more time was needed to accomplish this dream. In 2019, he published, “C. Clayton Powell and the Real Atlanta – A Memoir and a Tribute to Those Who Made it Happen.” His legacy and service, we will never forget.
These Servant Leaders are gone, but they will live forever in The Village.
"It Takes a Village"...
Camp Village, Inc., a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization established July, 2002 with a mission of inspiring youth to change the world.
135 Auburn Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
CAMP VILLAGE NORTH
C.A.U.S.E. for Elegance
Jr. Apprentice Program
3500 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
CAMP VILLAGE SOUTH
Jr. Apprentice Program
550 Fairburn Road, SW, #A2
Atlanta, GA 30331
June 11 to July 21, 2019
Monday – Friday (8 am – 6 pm)
Saturday (11 am – 7 pm)
"It Takes a Village"...