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In just three weeks as the new executive director of the Homewood Children’s Village, Fred Brown has already begun a program assessment, a staff evaluation and met with potential partners as he prepares to realign the nonprofit’s focus.

“I’m convinced we can’t do the same things we’ve always done. What we’ve done has been a series of activities that are all transactional,” he said “We need to shift from transactional to transformational action.”

Since its founding by University of Pittsburgh Professor John Wallace five years ago, the HCV has created a nurturing learning environment that touches 1,000 students in three schools in Homewood, Faison K-5 through, Lincoln PreK-5 and Westinghouse 6-12.

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