About C.A.U.S.E. for Elegance®

By Culture and By Merit ™

C.A.U.S.E. [Causes All United to Serve and Empower] for Elegance®, "The House of all things beautiful and exquisite," is a 501c3 organization under the Jr. Apprentice Program of Camp Village, Inc.™ Students, aged 10-24, learn how to create financial independence through developing their own products and services. The participants engage in an in-depth exploration of the business planning process and develop investor-ready business plans that include writing their mission, product/service development, operations plan, and financial plan. They also receive hands-on practical experience in operating a business in the Jr. Apprentice Program Fashion House, C.A.U.S.E. for Elegance®. The C.A.U.S.E. Network consists of designers, Specialists, sponsors, and organizations. All funds raised through the sale of products/services support the program and the Camp Village Scholarship Fund for students.

Soror Jo Roberson Edwards

Founder/Executive Director

Camp Village, Inc.™, d/b/a C.A.U.S.E. for Elegance®

Lady Jo Roberson Edwards lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and distinguished attorney, Donald P. Edwards. They are the parents of Soror Nia Lauriel Lorraine Edwards (graduate of Woodward Academy and Spelman College) and Domia Dara Duncan Edwards (graduate of Woodward Academy and the University of Southern California). She is President/CEO, JREA, LLC; Founder/Executive Director, Camp Village, Inc.™, d/b/a Camp Village Performing & Visual Arts Academy, Camp Village, Inc.™ d/b/a C.A.U.S.E. for Elegance®, and d/b/a Village IMAGE Printing®. Camp Village, Inc.™, since 2002, has served 4,822 children and youth and employed over 450 high school and college students as counselors and Specialists.

Lady Jo is a member of the Nu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority, Incorporated®. She seeks to continue to serve her community and Sorority while fulfilling the mission of Camp Village, Inc.™ to inspire youth to change the world.

Soror D. Jea Delsarte

Co-Founder, AKA® Boutique

Lady Jea Delsarte is a community advocate for the Arts, and Health and Wellness Initiatives with over 30 years of community service within the Atlanta metropolitan area. As a community advocate for improving the quality of life for all mankind, Delsarte continues to work towards the creation of vibrant communities through engagements like Community Health Fairs, Food Drives for the homeless and food insecure.

Delsarte is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Omega Chapter, The Society, Incorporated supporting the arts, and past President of the National Pharmaceutical Association-Gates City chapter in Atlanta, Georgia. "To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required." is a sustaining theme in the service that Delsarte renders to the community as an entrepreneur, artist, curator, writer and art and design project manager. In 2020, Delsarte, along with her late husband Louis Delsarte established the Louis Delsarte Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund at Morehouse College in honor of his legacy and artistic genius.

“Funding provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Department of Community Development”