Community Vision President Mary A. Rogier Re-elected to OFN Board

At the recent Opportunity Finance Network national meeting, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Community Vision’s President, Mary A. Rogier was re-elected to serve another three year term on the OFN Board of Directors. During Mary’s first term on the board, she was able to focus on the finance committee, membership committee and was involved with developing…

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Analysis of Mid-Market Strategy Available

The Arts & Cultural District Strategy for San Francisco’s Central Market Economic Strategy is available here. The study provides an analysis of best practices from various North American Cities that supported the development of an arts district, which provided benefits to an existing underserved community. This analysis will provide a framework for the creation the…

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Community Vision Partners with SFJAZZ to Build New Center

San Francisco Jazz (SFJAZZ) is one of the largest performing arts organizations in the Bay Area, sponsoring over 100 performances each year.  SFJAZZ has a dual mission — to explore the full spectrum of jazz, from the music’s origins to its diverse present-day expression, and to educate and inform the public and students through a range of programs…

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Community Vision Tour Brings Central Valley Needs Front and Center

Members of the Community Vision board of directors, accompanied by several staff members, went on a two-day fact-finding tour of the Central Valley in October, as part of our ongoing effort to deepen our impact in this region.  Board members met with community and small business leaders to learn about community issues and to discuss…

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The Institute on Aging: Getting Old Doesn’t Mean Giving Up

As part of our ongoing effort to highlight the work of our clients, Community Vision has begun site tours of the organizations we have worked with for our staff and board members who may not always have the opportunity to see the wonderful work they do. Our last tour was at the Institute on Aging…

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St. Mary’s Center: Recovery 55

For more than three decades, St. Mary’s Center in Oakland has provided full-service programs that address the needs of extremely low- income seniors, children, and families. The Center offers an array of critical services including a state-licensed preschool for children whose families would otherwise not be able to afford such a program. St. Mary’s focuses…

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Welcoming New Staff to Community Vision – October 2011

We are happy to welcome three highly qualified new staff members to our staff team: Teresa Davis joined Community Vision in September as a Consulting Program Analyst. Before joining Community Vision, she worked for the City of Houston’s Housing & Community Development Department. Teresa holds a B.S. in Community Development from Portland State University with…

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The Beauty of Aging

Community Vision’s staff recently toured the Institute on Aging and our loan associate, Sheilla Sakota, shares her impression: “I recently visited the Institute on Aging facility and Love it. Did I say I love it? Who wouldn’t love the facility when the staff is very personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. I would love to stay in…

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Coronet is AHF Reader’s Choice Awards Finalist

Congratulations to BRIDGE Housing’s Coronet senior housing facility as an Affordable Housing Finance Reader’s Choice Awards Finalist. BRIDGE creates high quality, affordable homes for working families and seniors. With over 13,000 homes and counting, BRIDGE has become the leading affordable housing developer in California. The Coronet project was made in partnership with the Institute on…

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Community Vision finds SF Camerawork’s First Exposures Program a New Home

SF Camerwork is a nonprofit that encourages emerging artists to explore new directions in photography and related media. Camerawork offers a popular series of lectures, performances, film screenings, and forums for viewing new work and discussion of developments in the medium with artists. SF Camerwork’s First Exposure program works with students that live with their…

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Sacramento Self Help Housing Receives a $75,000 Line of Credit from Community Vision

Sacramento Self Help Housing is a non-profit organization that works to improve the living conditions and increase the self-sufficiency of individuals living at or below the poverty level in the Sacramento area.  Sacramento Self Help Housing operates through two programs: Housing Resources and Friendship Housing.  Every month, Housing Resources obtains information regarding rental cost, policies…

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Community Vision Celebrates 8th Annual Spring Event

Community Vision hosted its eighth annual Spring Event at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley on Thursday, May 19. The Campus is located at the Ashby BART station and was the perfect location for this year’s topic of discussion, transit-oriented development (TOD). Mary A. Rogier, Community Vision’s president, presided over the evening’s activities. Against the…

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