• california freshworks Key Findings from California FreshWorks’ First Program EvaluationBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | March 6, 2020
    Category: Healthy Foods
    Community Vision administers the California FreshWorks program, a statewide network of CDFI lenders that provide financing to food enterprises that invest in an equitable food system and increase access to affordable, healthy, culturally-appropriate food in underserved communities. We approach food access not only as a health issue, but also a community development and equity issue. Read More
  • 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
  • Dig Deep Farms’ Food Hub: Investing in Local Health & WealthBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | October 23, 2019
    Category: Healthy Foods
    Over the last two decades local governments have become increasingly involved in cultivating community-based food systems as a path towards community and economic development 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
  • Reflections from the 2019 California FreshWorks SummitBy: Luba Yusim | September 6, 2019
    Category: Healthy Foods
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  • 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
  • Community Foods Market, Community Vision, NCCLF Building Power: Aligning Capital with JusticeBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | May 30, 2019
    Category: Blog Healthy Foods Oakland
    June 1st, 2019 marks the official opening of Community Foods Market (CFM) at 3105 San Pablo Avenue in West Oakland. This article celebrates CFM’s grand opening as a moment years in the making and only possible because of the work and dedication of many people. It also celebrates CFM as a model of what it… Read More
  • Embodying Equity: Partnering to Amplify Community VisionBy: Luba Yusim | May 30, 2019
    Category: Blog Central Valley Equity
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