Think Reaching Out to Nonvoters is Pointless? So Did I

Photo by Kari Sullivan, on Unsplash By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action With Election Day fewer than 70 days away, the pandemic lingers, and doubts about ballot delivery continue to swirl around us. It’s easy to feel anxious about the prospect of uncounted—or uncast—votes. At least, that’s how I have [...]

Reflections on the Killing of George Floyd

Photo by Munshots via Unsplash By Dr. Sandra Harris Howard, Senior Consultant for Joining Vision and Action I’m sad. I’m angry. I’m frustrated. I’m grieving. I’m numb. These feelings are ones that are often experienced by my family, my friends and me. Emotions have recently escalated after hearing of and viewing the murder of George [...]

2 Big Reasons to Vote in Denver’s Municipal Elections

(Photo by Element5 Digital from Pexels) By Sandy Wiegand, Joining Vision and Action Copyeditor and Writer Denver’s municipal elections are May 7. Races are for mayor, city auditor, city clerk and recorder, and all 13 City Council seats. Voters will also decide on two ballot measures: the “Right to Survive” initiative and a measure to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. [...]

2019-04-24T10:31:28-06:00April 24th, 2019|2019, Advocacy and Action, Blog|0 Comments

Feeding the Giving Tree amid the Government Shutdown

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Do a quick online news search of the phrase “government shutdown and Denver nonprofits,” and you’ll get a lot of headlines about organizations stepping up their services to help furloughed government workers and those working without pay. Amid Shutdown, Nonprofit Helping Furloughed JeffCo Residents. [...]

Veditz Center Hopes to Create a ‘Third Place’ for the Deaf Community

Jaclyn Tyrcha was among Veditz Center board members who led a cultural competency training at JVA recently. (Photo by Kori Moinat/ Courtesy of the Veditz Center)   By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Members of the Veditz Center, a Denver organization serving the deaf/American Sign Language (ASL) community, recently led [...]

Work Relentlessly for Social Justice Now; Rest will Come

By Lisa Cirincione, Senior Grantwriter at Joining Vision and Action “How you do anything is how you do everything.” That is a lesson that I learned from my favorite yoga teacher, and the phrase comes to mind every time I am doing something that challenges me. It’s good motivation for me to keep working so [...]

2018-08-06T16:41:15-06:00August 6th, 2018|2018, Advocacy and Action, Blog, Community engagement|0 Comments

Father’s Sharing of Son’s Experience Draws Attention to Homelessness

By Katherine Jarvis, Business Development Manager at Joining Vision and Action I am a person of much privilege. I was raised in a solidly middle- to upper-middle class family, went to decent suburban public schools, attended a prestigious private liberal arts school for college, and I have never in my life experienced housing insecurity. It’s [...]

2018-06-13T10:05:15-06:00June 12th, 2018|2018, Advocacy and Action, Blog|0 Comments

Changemaker Profile: Emily Merritt

Welcome to our Changemaker Profiles blog series! Each edition will profile one outstanding social changemaker from the JVA client community. By sharing the stories of some of the incredible people we get to work with every day, each accomplishing extraordinary work in nonprofits, government, social enterprise and elsewhere, we hope we will bring a little [...]