The mission of the Pleasant Valley Connection (PVC) is to connect community residents, families, churches, businesses and other organizations in a coordinated effort to improve the education, health, well-being and community involvement of Greater Pleasant Valley residents and surrounding communities.


To connect community residents, families, churches, businesses and other organizations in a coordinated effort to improve the education, health, well-being and community involvement of Greater Pleasant Valley residents and surrounding communities.


Our values are the guiding principles that describe how we conduct ourselves in carrying out our mission. They define how we do our work, treat those we serve and treat each other. We promote both strong families and individuals of all ages and to reflect that we value diversity in all its forms.

What We Do

- We promote strong families and individuals of all ages as the basis of a strong community.

- We respect and value racial, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity and feel it is an asset to our community.

- We treat each other and all members of the community with respect.

- We believe that the community owns and drives the programs provided and shares in the responsibility for sustaining the PVC.

- We partner with high quality, effective programs that demonstrate a positive impact on the community.

- We value a faith-based and spiritual environment.

- We provide a safe, secure environment at PVC.


Our staff/board consists of a well chosen, caring set of employees and stakeholders.

Pleasant Valley Connection Staff
Dexter L. Reaves, Executive Director
Juanita Jones, Programs Manager
Jacquelyn Nash, Administrative Assistant
Lori Saha, Development Assistant

Teen Center
Charles McNeil, Teen Center Coordinator
Jessica Spurgeon, Teen Center Coordinator

Preschool Program
Lakee Carter, Preschool Teacher
Adranna Watson, Preschool Teacher

Afterschool Staff
Deiedre Barksdale, Counselor
Ayanna Burns, Counselor
Leslie Dogan-Watson, Counselor
Paul Vernon, Counselor

Board of Directors 2016-2017
Princella Lee-Bridges, President
Grady Patterson, Vice President
Karl Ear, Treasurer
Avis Canty-Duck, Secretary
Gaybriel Gibson
Bessie Lee
Jimmy Martin
Lauren McCullough
David C. Mitchell
Derrick Quarles
Leigh Stuckey
Shirley Thompson
Zach Weaver


Pleasant Valley Connection serves as a community development organization that provides programs for all ages.

Early Childhood Development Preschool

Ages 3 & 4, 7:30am-6:00pm

Our Preschool Program focuses on school readiness and interactive learning. We recognize that high-quality early childhood education has lasting effects on the desire and motivation to learn.

After School Tutorial

Ages 5 to 11

Offers one-on-one time with elementary for students helping with homework as part of an after-school program offered Monday – Friday from 2:30 – 6:00 p.m., conducted by staff/teacher(s) and community volunteers.

Summer Day Camp for Youth

Summer Enrichment Day Camp, ages 5 to 14 (8 weeks June – August, excluding July 4th week)
7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Pleasant Valley Connection conducts a regularly scheduled Summer Enrichment Day Camp full of activities. The camp is comprised of eight fun-filled weeks extending from June to August(excludes week of July 4).

Teen Center

Talented Tenth Teen Center, ages 12 – 14 middle school and in the near future ages 15 – 18 high school

The Talented Tenth Teen Program is designed to increase students’ academic success and graduation rates for our community’s teen residents through a safe, healthy and structured environment.

Senior Action Program

(Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm)

Program is at no-charge.

Senior Action Program, ages 56+

The overall program objectives and goals are to provide activities that promote healthy living.

Greater Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association

(Last Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM, except July, Nov, and Dec)

Supporters (Past & Present)


    American Cancer Society | BOOST – Building Opportunities in Out of School Time | Bridges From Augusta, Inc. | Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Alliance | Childcare Resource and Referral of the United Way of Greenville | Clarity – The Speech, Hearing and Learning Center | DSS – Serving Children and Families | Family Connection ....


    Absolute Total Care | Becky and Bobby Hartness | Brown Mackie University | City of Greenville | Committee to Re-elect Senator Karl Allen | Community Foundation of Greenville | District 25 | Elliott Davis, LLC | F. W. Symmes Foundation | Fluor | Furman University | GE Power and Water | Graham Foundation | Grant Assistance Program (GAP) ....


    Board of Directors of Pleasant Valley Connection | Centre Stage | Chef 360 Catering | Coach with Pride | Costco | Formal Affair DJ, Chris Wagner | Gardening For Good | Greater Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Organization | Greenville Dreams | Hands-On-Greenville of the United Way | Homeland Security IT, LLC – John Holt | Hot As A Pepper Party Band ....


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Pleasant Valley Connection
510 Old Augusta Rd.
Greenville, SC 29605

P: (864) 236-0151
F: (864) 236-9399