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Love in Abundance

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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Counseling, Mental Health, Single Parent Agencies, Youth Development - Citizenship

Mission: Love In Abundance works to help students heighten her value of self by increasing her Human Capital (Social, Symbolic, Economic, and Cultural Capitals)

Results: LIA has helped 47 students enter and remain in college. LIA has helped 17 parents enter college for 1st time. LIA is a nominating organization for the Posse Foundation. LIA's founder is the author of the College Must Begin in 8th Grade Literary Series, that will donate 40% to LIA from each project in the series.

Target demographics: Title One and Lower Performing Schools

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 100-150 students per year. LIA nominated our first Posse Foundation Scholar after having recently received the honor of being a nominating organization.

Geographic areas served: Houston and surrounding cities

Programs: College Must Begin in 8th Grade Life and Pre-College Preparatory Program

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Radha P.


Rating: 5

I Have spoken with Vickie about her CAUSE and I really believe inthe facts that Human Potential is our most Valuable Capital Asset. I believe that when we show our youth that Integrity , Truth , Perseverance and Handwork is more valuable then doing things the easy way. Our Society be comes GREAT!!! Ms. Vickie is planting trees that will bear and abundance of fruit and shade. Keep up the Good Works.


Rating: 5

As the Founder of Love In Abundance Vickie Gunnells-Hodge has not only touched the lives of young girls that have been a part of her program, she has made it a personal mission to reach these young ladies on level that they no only relate to but identify with. Vickie recognized early on that when you make the participants a part of the process, they really appreciate being included and being told what to do. Those young ladies know that they have in Vickie an advocate that will help them with whatever issue they may have which helps instill in them peace of mind to go forward in whatever they must deal with. We need more Vickies in our communities to help with our youth so that maybe they won't have a tendency to be lead astray.