About: Village of Hope A.K.C.L.I. houses over 100 children, employs 45 teachers, teaches over 650 students, provide 900 meals a day, 4 days a week. The village is family-centered with houses of 8-12 children living together. Each house has a housemother or father. Children learn basic living skills; cook the food, clean, do their own laundry by hand, and care for one another.