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Open Leave Policy

Dec 1, 2021

At the beginning of last fiscal year (July 2020), VISIONS was tasked with revising and updating our employee handbook. During that process, we were presented with latest research when deciding how to update our leave policy for staff. This was important as our entire office was now remote due to COVID-19. The options we were…

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Giving Tuesday is here!

Nov 30, 2021

Even in times of economic uncertainty, we each have a deep reserve of generosity, which we can deploy in myriad ways to make a difference–your time, your kindness, your skills, your voice are all things you can give in addition to charitable donations. GivingTuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together…

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VISIONS Vault Shop is Open

Nov 19, 2021

We’re excited to announce that we’ve created an online shop for VISIONS, Inc. merch! We have tee shirts, tote bags and mugs available with unique designs that promote VISIONS’ values for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Visit the VISIONS Vault Shop to take a look at everything we have to offer.

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Join us on November 8 for our Fall Webinar Fundraiser!

Oct 15, 2021

VISIONS will be holding our Fall Virtual Fundraiser next month to celebrate our 37 year anniversary, and we are inviting our friends, supporters, clients and community members to join us on November 8th! This virtual event will feature a panel discussion on the topic of Environmental Justice – an important topic that none of us…

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Modern Racism and Bad Faith

Oct 5, 2021

A couple of years ago, a meme made the rounds that crystalized the notion of bad faith for me. It compared British press coverage of Kate Middleton to that of Meghan Markle. Two headlines accompanied rather similar-looking photos of the two pregnant women. “There She Glows: Pregnant Kate cradles her burgeoning baby bump as she…

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Shared Experiences Through PACE

Oct 5, 2021

VISIONS’ PACE training is a four-day, intensive workshop that covers ways to respect and work with human differences, instead of around or through them.  In July I took part in a virtual PACE training. As a social media and marketing intern for VISIONS, the opportunity to have first-hand experience with PACE was important for me…

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Unrestricted Funds…To Give or Not to Give

Oct 5, 2021

I want to reflect on the unique opportunities (and challenges) that VISIONS faced over the last fiscal year, which closed in July.  We saw an unprecedented demand for our diversity, equity and inclusion work, while juggling the constantly-evolving realities of operating during a global pandemic. VISIONS needed to move swiftly yet be mindful. Be responsive,…

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My tears burn

Sep 30, 2021

My tears burn My hearts on fire We try to answer this wicked question With a simple answer So much anger Underneath all sadness All shame We cannot talk about We will not talk about Because those moments our opposing opinions Bring too much pain Where is the line When do I stand And say…

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Statement on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Sep 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 changed the US  forever. A total of 2,977 lives were lost in New York City, Washington, DC, and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and thousands more were injured.  Many more first responders and civilians alike battled illnesses believed to stem from the contaminated air at or around the site, as well as post-traumatic…

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A VISIONS Q&A on Critical Race Theory

Jul 8, 2021

  Two VISIONS consultants share their insights about Critical Race Theory and how our broader community may be able to redirect this important discussion. Jen Rose Heifferon (JRH) is a Learning Specialist and Multicultural Leadership Team Co-Facilitator at the Presidio Hill School and an Associate Consultant at VISIONS. Alec MacCleod (AM) is a teacher at…

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