Lisa Wade, Executive Director of
ImpactAVillage with WeDay-California
guest speaker Marlee Matlin,
actress and activist.



ImpactAVillage team is a
proud supporter of WeDay-California,
an initiative of Free the Children.






The opportunities to help make a difference are endless, and every bit counts. Encourage your children to get involved by hosting Deng Jongkuch to speak at their school, having a book drive, selling lemonade, or hosting a movie night. Please consult the President of ImpactAVillage, lisafwade@gmail.com for ideas and more information.

Eagle Scout Helps ImpactAVillage

ImpactAVillage was proud to support Alex Bru from San Ramon, CA as he earned his Eagle Scout. Alex selected ImpactAVillage as the beneficiary organization for his Eagle Scout service project. He invited Deng Jongkuch to speak at California High School for a show he produced to build awareness about the harrowing journey of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Alex helped raised over $1000 in donations for ImpactAVillage.


Lisa Wade - President of ImpactAVillage
with Alex Bru - Eagle Scout

Letter Campaign



Makena Taylor, an 11 year old from Trinity School in Menlo Park, California was inspired by Deng's story when he spoke at her school in March, 2014. Makena was so moved to help that she wrote  letters to her family and friends asking for donations to ImpactAVillage to support education projects for communities in need. She hoped to raise $1000, but she collected over $5000 in donations from 50 people. Wow! Congratulations Makena!

Lemonade Stand



8-year old twins Gabriel and Tandara France raised $120 for ImpactAVillage by selling fresh squeezed lemonade. Their funds helped support the Malek Primary School in South Sudan and also helped them earn their way into We Day-California in March 2014.

Penny Drive



The 5th grade class of Trinity School in Menlo Park, CA donated $100 to ImpactAVillage by collecting pennies during their school's annual Penny Panic Campaign. They also selected ImpactAVillage for the World Wide Learning Heart of Trinity Award.

"Impact A Village deserves this award because it helps make sure children all around the world have a good education and stay healthy. Our school values good education and being helpful to others, and your organization does both. By visiting schools, you help spread awareness and raise money. We enjoyed your visit to our school and are pleased to send you a check of one hundred dollars, a medallion, and a certificate of thanks."
- 5th Grade Class of Trinity School, May 2014

Read Award Letter


Book Sale

St. Pius School in Redwood City sold Deng's book "A Story of Hope-The Journey of a Lost Boy of Sudan" and donated over $100 to ImpactAVillage.

Earn Your Way to We Day



ImpactAVillage was a proud sponsor of We Day-California at the SAP Center in San Jose on February 25, 2015. Over 15,000 youth earned their way into We Day-CA by being in service to local and overseas causes. We Day is an initiative of Free The Children. It is a movement of our time, empowering a generation of young global citizens through an inspirational event and year-long educational initiative.


Current projects:

Malek Primary School - South Sudan
Shawi Indigenous School - Amazon Jungle of Peru

Khmer Hands School - Cambodia
International Women's Partnership for Peace and Justice - Thailand
Medicine Voice Project - USA