It Takes A Village Launches Hiring Initiative “Inspire. Teach. Transform. Join ITAV’s Education Revolution!”

Tagged: Bronzeville, celebration, education, events, history, ITAV, news, school, socialjustice, VLA,

4 minutes, 25 seconds


April 29, 2024

CHICAGO, IL–Brace yourselves, Chicago! It Takes A Village Family of Schools (ITAV), a beacon of innovation in education, is poised to ignite a revolution in the heart of Bronzeville, Austin, Oak Park, and South Loop. With a fervent commitment to reshaping the landscape of learning, ITAV proudly unveils its expansion into these vibrant Chicago communities. These forthcoming campuses promise to be more than just schools; they are catalysts for change, incubators for brilliance, and testaments to the transformative power of education. Come fall 2024, prepare to witness the dawn of a new era in education, as ITAV opens its doors to students hungry for knowledge and primed for success.


“We are scaling our proven model of culturally responsive education, with four new schools throughout Chicago,” states Nakisha Hobbs, CEO at ITAV. “Our goal is simple yet profound: to create a more equitable and prosperous world by empowering Black children and their families through education that resonates with their lived experiences.”



ITAV is searching for educators, administrators, and support staff who are passionate about joining a school system where students don’t just dream about the future—they actively shape it. The organization calls for applicants who are eager to contribute to a curriculum that enables Black children to excel academically while also making a tangible impact in their communities. The network of schools currently serves children ages birth through eighth grade.


ITAV educators, administrators, and support staff demonstrate:

*A commitment to simplicity and impact in education, focusing on the unique needs of our children and supporting their families.

*A belief that when Black children are given the tools to succeed, all of society moves toward liberation.

*An understanding that our students’ futures are now, evidenced by their academic achievements and impactful community leadership.

*A supportive environment and social services ensuring that students’ educational paths remain steady, even through life’s challenges.


Be a part of something extraordinary. Seize the opportunity to shape the future alongside a community dedicated to innovation, excellence and equity.


Visit to explore available positions and take the first step toward making a profound impact in the lives of our children and their families.


Together, let’s inspire, teach, and transform. Join the ITAV education revolution today!


ITAV-2024-Hiring Campaign2



For media inquiries, please contact:
Brandie Booker
it takes a village