In today’s world, it really does
take a village to raise a child.

Ava Hawkins, Co-Founder


Village Learning, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded by two working moms in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.  They were seeking solutions as they juggled work demands while becoming educational monitors for their children’s remote learning.


We are the premier provider of best practice educational systems and supportive social, emotional, and behavioral services that nurture children’s abilities, while empowering families to play an active role in the development of their children.


To offer a comprehensive network of educational services to children and their families that will further improve the quality of their life trajectories.

Our Paraprofessionals

Village Learning, Inc. offers paraprofessionals that integrate personalized tutoring to students with online instruction by teachers.  Our paraprofessionals receive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) training to assist diverse learners as needed. We believe it is crucial to understand the academic assessment, as well as the life experiences, of each student so the correct resources are provided to succeed.  Each paraprofessional helps cultivate a hands-on and family-like relationship with the student and their parents.

Our Founders


Ava Kamille Hawkins is the co-founder and administrator of Village Learning Inc., which she founded with Kiah Bouie-Lindsay in 2020. Village Learning, Inc. grew out of Ava’s passion to build networks that empower Black families and communities. She is the mother of a young autistic son and is active advocate for autism resources, educational reform, and mental health.

A skilled People Manager and Human Relations Consultant, Ava holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Florida A&M University and a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Keller Graduate School of Management.


Kiah Bouie-Lindsay is the co-founder and president of Village Learning Inc., which she founded with Ava Kamille Hawkins in 2020. Kiah is passionate about strengthening Black families and communities while supporting the increase of accessibility to quality opportunities for all individuals, regardless of varying social status. She is the mother of young daughter and is an active advocate for neurodiversity, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

A board-certified Behavior Analyst, Kiah holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from South Carolina University and a Master of Science in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.