• Community Vision program creates pathways for Fresno StudentsBy: Luba Yusim | February 27, 2018
    Category: Central Valley Community Facilities Community Vision Updates Consulting
    Photo: Former Community Facilities Challenge alums Jennifer Khy and Rudy Serrato with Mary Rogier, Community Vision's President For the past six years, Community Vision has partnered with Fresno State University (FSU) on the Community Facilities Challenge (CFC), a project where student teams compete to create solutions to real world nonprofit facility projects in their own community.… Read More
  • Kiel Lopez-Schmidt Welcome Kiel Lopez-Schmidt, Community Vision’s new Central Valley Regional ManagerBy: Luba Yusim | January 29, 2018
    Category: Central Valley Community Vision Updates
    This month we welcomed Kiel Lopez-Schmidt, Community Vision's new Central Valley Regional Manager, to our team. Kiel comes to Community Vision with many years of experience in community-based architecture, food access, and more. Learn more about Kiel below and join us in welcoming him to our team. What were you doing before joining the team… Read More
  • Q&A with Alice Rocha, Community Vision’s first Fresno-based staff memberBy: Luba Yusim | December 11, 2017
    Category: Central Valley Community Vision Updates
    Photo: Alice Rocha at the 2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge. Left to Right: Alice Rocha, Mary A. Rogier, Joanne Lee, and Karen Sullivan. For eleven years, Alice Rocha has spearheaded our Central Valley office, significantly increasing our ability to provide critical resources to the area. In January 2018, she will leave her full time role… Read More
  • Innovative assisted living community coming to ClovisBy: Luba Yusim | October 24, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Central Valley Community Facilities Lending New Markets Tax Credits
    The San Joaquin Valley community of Clovis is addressing a challenge shared by many others in Northern California: an increasing population of low- and moderate-income elders who need long-term care. Some elders already have Medi-Cal insurance and others spend down assets for care and become eligible for coverage. When some elders can no longer obtain… Read More
  • Community Vision Continues to Build Partnerships with Central Valley Community LeadersBy: Luba Yusim | August 15, 2017
    Category: Central Valley Community Vision Updates
    Over a decade ago, Community Vision committed to increasing our presence and focus in the Central Valley in response to high levels of poverty, unemployment, and vast inequity. For this reason, Community Vision supports local stakeholders in social equity and economic mobility by providing consulting and capital to nonprofits and social enterprises that promote equitable… Read More
  • Community Vision Partners with Community Alliance for Agroecology to Connect Bay Area Food Retailers with Central Valley FarmersBy: Luba Yusim | July 10, 2017
    Category: Central Valley Community Vision Updates Economic Development Healthy Foods
    Farm operations in the Central Valley and food businesses in the Bay Area enjoy a symbiotic, if imperfect, relationship.  The Bay Area represents a large marketplace for locally sourced and organic food produced by Central Valley farmers and manufacturers. Though the relationship can be mutually beneficial, small farmers often lack the capacity and finances to… Read More
  • Real world impacts of budget cuts on povertyBy: Luba Yusim | March 30, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Arts Central Valley Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Social Services Youth
    by Mary A. Rogier, Community Vision's President.  I’ve been thinking a lot about poverty lately. That is probably not surprising, as we recently have been launching some new activities to combat hunger and food inequity, especially in parts of our Central Valley service region where people suffer greatly from lack of access to food.  We’ve… Read More
  • Historic Old Armenian Town returns to Fresno with support from Fresno State University studentsBy: Luba Yusim | March 30, 2017
    Category: Arts Central Valley Community Facilities Consulting
    Through the 6th Annual Community Facilities Challenge, Community Vision has partnered with Fresno State University (FSU), and The Armenian Museum of Fresno (AMF) on a project to repurpose five homes from Fresno’s Historic Old Armenian Town.  AMF hopes to repurpose these homes to be developed into the Cultural Five-Home Town. This revitalization celebrates the Armenian community’s… Read More
  • 2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge 2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge Awards CeremonyBy: Luba Yusim | March 27, 2017
    Category: Arts Central Valley Community Facilities Consulting
    This unique event brings together student teams from Fresno State University’s Lyles College of Engineering, Craig School of Business, and the Department of Art and Design to tackle real-world nonprofit facility challenges in their own community. This year, we have partnered with The Armenian Museum of Fresno (AMF) on a project to repurpose five homes… Read More
  • Community Vision Sponsoring March 2017 Rural Justice SummitBy: Luba Yusim | February 20, 2017
    Category: Central Valley Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Impact Investing
    California’s Central Valley was transformed long ago into the nation’s most economically productive and intensive industrial agricultural region. Today, it produces more than half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables consumed in America. While the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is critical to meeting US food need, it comes at a significant price to local residents.… Read More