Welcome to your

Village Information Power

A network driven by neighbors to engage their neighborhoods.

Serving West Philadelphia

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Shulé Events

Collaborative learning spaces to spark transformative local change.


Get Real Advice

Share Wisdom

Neighbors can offer and receive local knowledge directly on Facebook

Find Local


Find supports mapped by local neighbors in your area

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Share Hope on the Map

Feed knowledge back to the neighborhood

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VIP Services

A toolset to help you organize and share the good supports in your neighborhood

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VIP Shulé

Collaborative learning spaces to spark transformative 

local change.

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G'hood Maps

Live maps of West Philadelphia where members visualize available 

community resources.

VIP Share

Add resources to the g'hood map and inform the

whole neighborhood.

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Who are VIP Members?

Information Handlers

Information Handlers are community volunteers who use the VIP platform to filter and verify incoming information from Shulé meetings and broadcast it live to the g'hood map, making it accessible to community members.

Trusted Advisors

Trusted Advisors are local neighbors with a longstanding reputation in their community. They respond to community requests for support and work as a bridge between information handlers and community members in response to the needs of community members.

Community Managers

Community Managers are higher level coordinators of support and information exchange in the target community. They support all of VIP members, including Information Handlers and Trusted Advisors to ensure neighbors are effectively receiving the help they need.

Community Members

Community members belong to a neighborhood covered by the VIP network, they receive and offer information/services to neighbors. Community members can benefit from VIP services by attending meetings, exchanging messages, and contributing information to go on the G'hood map. They exchange information with other VIP members to help their neighborhood.


Learn about our vision and work

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VIP is brought to you by the ghood network

Connecting Neighbors.

Igniting Communities.