• 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
  • karen sullivan & saul ettlin Karen Sullivan & Saul Ettlin Promoted to Co-Directors of ConsultingBy: Luba Yusim, Senior Communications Officer | November 11, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting
    Community Vision is thrilled to announce that Karen Sullivan and Saul Ettlin have been promoted to Co-Directors of Consulting. Together, they will lead Community Vision’s Consulting department through a shared leadership model, which leverages the diverse skill sets of the two leaders. Read More
  • Ask a Community Vision Consultant: Fall EditionBy: Ernesto Vilchis, Real Estate Consultant | November 5, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting
    We launched a new feature last month called Ask a Community Vision Consultant and we are so pleased to have heard from so many of you. Read More
  • Supporting Communities: SpacesforGood.orgBy: Saul Ettlin, Director of Consulting | November 5, 2019
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting
    At Community Vision we have worked with hundreds of nonprofits around the Bay Area and across California to solve real estate questions and find space solutions that best allow organizations to meet their missions. Through these partnerships, we have seen that there is a dearth of readily accessible commercial real estate information available to nonprofit… 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
  • Ask a Community Vision ConsultantBy: Community Vision | October 8, 2019
    Category: Consulting
    Real estate and finance can be tough to navigate – especially for a busy nonprofit! Maybe you have questions about how to develop an organizational budget? Or you want to learn more about negotiating a lease for your organization? We launched the Ask a Community Vision Consultant feature to answer your questions around financial management… Read More
  • Centering Families & Transforming the Child Welfare System in Alameda CountyBy: Luba Yusim | August 20, 2019
    Category: Lending Youth
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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