• RYSE RYSE Commons: Investing in Our Young People July 28, 2020 Based in Richmond, RYSE emerged from the needs articulated by local youth organizers of color following the killing of four high school students in 2000. After many years of planning, the organization opened its doors in 2008, addressing the emotional, mental and political health of local young people. Since opening, RYSE has served nearly 4,000… Read More
  • Centering Families & Transforming the Child Welfare System in Alameda County August 20, 2019 Read More
  • Stabilizing Nonprofit Space: San Francisco Achievers February 28, 2019 Enabling the preservation of valued community space is central to Community Vision’s work. We mitigate nonprofit displacement and provide stability that build and anchor organizations in communities on the margins of opportunity. For more than a decade, our consulting team has been a leader in offering innovative real estate and financial guidance to community-based organizations.… Read More
  • Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center recognized as one of the best creative arts programs in the United States December 11, 2017 Last month, Oakland’s Destiny Arts Center, a former Community Vision client, was recognized as one of the best creative arts programs in the country. With more than 25 years in Oakland, the after-school dance and performing arts nonprofit received the 2017​ ​National​ ​Arts​ ​and​ ​Humanities​ ​Youth​ ​Program​ ​Award​, the nation’s highest honor for these programs. The… Read More
  • Blog: Updates from Capitol Hill June 5, 2017 Last month I represented Community Vision in Washington, DC, joining Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) colleagues from across the country to meet with legislators and their staff and advocate for continued federal funding for programs that CDFIs leverage to benefit low-income communities. As you might guess, May 2017 was an interesting time to be on… Read More
  • Real world impacts of budget cuts on poverty March 30, 2017 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
  • Community Vision Supports Future Trajectory of Oakland-based Arts Nonprofit August 8, 2016 In 2005,  Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (OPC) was founded to create an accessible, affordable, and culturally relevant music education. It is a place for Oakland residents to learn and connect through music. “I attended two conservatories and both were very eurocentric. Few people looked like me and I wanted to create a space that embraced… Read More
  • 826 Valencia Opens Doors in San Francisco’s Tenderloin June 3, 2016 The Tenderloin’s newest resident, 826 Valencia, celebrated the grand opening of its long-awaited youth writing facility on May 19th with a ribbon cutting and celebration.  The 5,000 square foot space brings tutoring, writing, and publishing programs to thousands of youth in the neighborhood, thanks in-part to Community Vision’s real estate consulting services.  Founded in 2002 by… Read More
  • San Francisco Early Childhood Development Nonprofit Finds New Home with Support from Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program January 20, 2016 For over 13 years Tandem, Partners in Early Learning has served young children and families in low-income communities throughout the Bay Area. Formerly known as Raising A Reader, San Francisco, Alameda & Contra Costa Counties, Tandem has been working to engage parents, teachers, and caregivers in community capacity building and workshops – all with the… Read More
  • Increasing Capacity in Partnership to Fresno-based Community Arts Organization November 3, 2015 Arte Américas, a nonprofit located in Fresno, works to make the San Joaquin Valley a flourishing place for Latino arts and culture. Serving nearly 26,000 people annually, most of whom are low-incomeMexican immigrants, the organization hosts visual arts exhibits, workshops and performances throughout the community. Arte Américas offers its space to small community-based groups for… Read More