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  • US Supreme Court Overturns Liberty and Bodily AutonomyBy: Community Vision | June 24, 2022 Today, the United States Supreme Court took the dreaded step to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The reality is that we now have free states and non-free states when it comes to bodily autonomy. Such an action runs counter to advancing dignity,… Read More
  • Community Vision and Genesis LA Convene 27 Groups to Address Capital and Capacity Barriers Faced by Community-Based & BIPOC-led DevelopersBy: Jason Riggs, Communications Director | June 23, 2022 Twenty-seven groups from across California convened in Fresno last week to advance locally-owned & controlled real estate, created by developers of color rooted in local communities across the state. The convening was part of California Community-Owned Real Estate program (CalCORE), a five-year state-wide initiative led by Community Vision and Genesis LA. CalCORE’s mission is to… Read More
  • Juneteenth Commemoration Calls Us to ActionBy: Community Vision | June 19, 2022 Across the country and around the world families, friends and communities are joining together to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth, Freedom Day.As much as it is a day of celebration, it is also a reminder that racial trauma and harm continues. It is a day that calls on us to continually commit to centering Black communities… Read More
  • Aedan Koji Kitchen- A space for nourishing food and communityBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | June 2, 2022 Mariko Grady is the founder and owner of Aedan Koji Kitchen, which specializes in handcrafted fresh koji, an enzyme-rich ingredient that is the starter for food products like miso and amazake. In 2011, Mariko began selling her miso to raise funds for people who were impacted by the tsunami in Japan. The growing popularity of… Read More
  • VP of Finance Welcome Wil O. Mendoza, Community Vision’s VP of FinanceBy: Community Vision | May 27, 2022 Community Vision is excited to welcome Wil O. Mendoza as our Vice President of Finance. Wil is an accomplished professional with over twenty-seven years of experience in the financial services industry with extensive professional experience in finance including areas such as commercial, surety, and consumer underwriting, client portfolio management, supervising & training personnel, and sales… Read More
  • CalCORE 2 Announcing CalCORE’s Second Cohort of Small & Emergent DevelopersBy: Community Vision | May 26, 2022 This second cohort focuses on acquiring and operating commercial real estate, including retail, nonprofit, light industrial, and mixed-use spaces. Over the next year, each participating organization will receive virtual and in-person learning sessions, one-on-one technical assistance, a stipend for their time, and network building opportunities with real estate service providers. Read More
  • organizational announcement Community Welcomes Chris Nickles, Interim CFOBy: Community Vision | March 7, 2022 This week Community Vision welcomes Chris Nickles as the interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Chris joins us from vcfo, a financial and HR consulting firm, where she works as a Consulting CFO and supports organizations with strategic financial objectives and operational performance. Chris brings more than 15 years of experience as a CFO and Accountant… Read More
  • Community Vision announces $3 Million Awarded to Support BIPOC-led Real Estate Acquisition $3 Million Awarded to Support BIPOC-led Real Estate AcquisitionBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | January 3, 2022 We are thrilled to announce $3 million in real estate acquisition grants to five community-based performing arts groups. These awards are funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and administered by Community Vision, with the intention of stabilizing and advancing performing arts throughout the Bay Area, especially in historically disinvested communities. Read More
  • Welcome Jonathan Taylor, Community Vision’s VP of Capital SolutionsBy: Courtney Gonzales, Content Developer | December 16, 2021 We’re excited to welcome Jonathan Taylor to Community Vision as the Vice President of Capital Solutions. In this newly created position, Jonathan leads our recently re-envisioned Lending Department, which is now Capital Solutions. This department utilizes a restorative approach that intentionally directs capital to enterprises and projects that increase local wealth creation and power building… Read More
  • CalCORE award announcement Community Vision Receives $500,000 JPMorgan Chase Foundation Award for CalCORE ProgramBy: Community Vision | December 16, 2021 Community Vision is excited to announce that we’ve received a $500,000 award from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to support the California Community-Owned Real Estate (CalCORE) Program. Read More