The idea behind Mocho Village, Inc was conceived in 2013, when Dennis Stanberry, our president, hosted a book drive for his birthday. He wanted to gather educational supplies for students who went to school in rural areas of Jamaica. The response to this small call for supplies was phenomenal, and Dennis realized he could enact real change for educational institutions, the community, and ultimately students. The following year, 2014, Mocho Village, Inc was formed. Since then, we have shipped over thirteen barrels of books to schools located on the Mocho and Blue Mountains. These barrels of collected donations have allowed us to restock the Thompsontown High School library and renovate and update the infantry department of Wanstead Primary and Infantry School.
Mocho Village, Inc. is a nonprofit organization located in the Bronx and wants to be a catalyst for change in the community. We are focused on merging the gap between health care professionals and people of the Bronx community. Our goal is to ultimately forge relationships that will help the Bronx increase its overall awareness and health. For the past ten years, the Bronx has been ranked 62 out all 62 counties of New York State by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Ranking Report. Our president, Mr. Stanberry, has worked in the health industry for the last seventeen years and is currently a registered nurse at Montefiore Medical Center. He has witnessed the lack of health education and health inequality taking place in the Bronx. He believes the only way to improve the overall health of the Bronx, the only way to raise our ranking from 62 and achieve the goals of the #Not62 initiative is by health professionals having one on one conversations with the people of the community.