• Vision View: Where One’s Vision is Without LimitsBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 24, 2020
    Category: Central Valley
    When Community Vision began working in the Central Valley in 2008, a top priority was to authentically show up for Valley communities and build reciprocal relationships based in trust and mutual respect. Part of this work included workshops and technical assistance provided by our Consulting team; some of which we offered pro-bono in response to… Read More
  • Update on the Fresno DRIVE InitiativeBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | January 24, 2020
    Category: Central Valley
    The 9th annual California Economic Summit took place in November, and was hosted in Fresno for the first time. Ahead of the Summit, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a challenge: What would it take to fundamentally transform the Greater Fresno Region by 2030 and create opportunities for all residents to achieve real economic mobility by fostering… Read More
  • Partnering for a Thriving Central ValleyBy: Community Vision | October 22, 2019
    Category: Central Valley
    Our recent Embodying Equity blog series features a piece on our work in the Central Valley where we share about our approach to beginning and expanding our work in the region. For more than a decade we’ve built partnerships and deployed capital for a range of community development projects throughout the Central Valley including affordable… Read More
  • Investing in Regional Resilience & Public InfrastructureBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | July 18, 2019
    Category: Blog Central Valley Community Facilities New Markets Tax Credits
    The deterioration of public infrastructure in the United States, particularly our transportation systems, tends to receive headline news only when an environmental disaster affects a region. During an emergency, public transportation systems can provide vital services including evacuations, transporting emergency response professionals, and maintaining mobility during and after an extreme weather event. Read More
  • Embodying Equity: Exploring the Relationship Between Space & Social StructuresBy: Community Vision | July 9, 2019
    Category: Blog Central Valley Equity
    In urban and rural planning and development, many believe social processes and spatial form to be in direct relationship. Theorists, planners, and developers have argued that changing the spatial form in any region allows for the transformation of social form and structure as well.At Community Vision, we’ve spent the last 30 years working to transform… Read More
  • Embodying Equity: Partnering to Amplify Community VisionBy: Luba Yusim | May 30, 2019
    Category: Blog Central Valley Equity
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  • Focusing on Shared Space: the 2019 Fresno Community Facilities ChallengeBy: Luba Yusim | April 18, 2019
    Category: Central Valley Community Facilities
    Each year, Community Vision partners with Fresno State University to present the Community Facilities Challenge, a unique competition that invites students to combine hands on experience with classroom theory to solve a real world community space challenge. Students are placed in teams to prepare a real estate development proposal for a community facility project of… Read More
  • Central California Food Bank Scales Impact with Support from Community Vision By: Luba Yusim | October 31, 2018
    Category: Central Valley Community Facilities Healthy Foods
    Based out of Fresno, the Central California Food Bank (CCFB) is the largest food bank in the region serving Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties. Despite being nestled amid the country’s most lucrative agricultural sector, the organization distributes 35 million pounds of food, including more than 50% of fresh produce, to more than 280,000… Read More
  • Community Vision Moves to New Fresno OfficeBy: Luba Yusim | July 30, 2018
    Category: Central Valley Community Vision Updates
    Last month we relocated Community Vision's Fresno Office to the Bitwise Hive, a new co-working space promoting technological education, innovation, and increased creativity. A former 50,000-square-foot old county records building off of Santa Fe and Ventura Avenues, the Hive is now home to 24 companies, including Community Vision. With this move, we will continue to deepen our community connections and strengthen our… Read More
  • Fresno’s New Public Art: Acero PicadoBy: Luba Yusim | March 23, 2018
    Category: Arts Central Valley
    On February 26th, community members gathered at Mariposa Plaza in Downtown Fresno to celebrate the dedication of the city’s newest public art installation. Children danced in the plaza and others sat eating snacks on the Free Speech Stage. Community leaders prepared remarks, people took selfies with the new art and awaited the formal program to… Read More