Heard of 2Gen? Colorado Just Keeps Innovating

By Sandy Wiegand, Copyeditor and Writer at Joining Vision and Action Photo by London Scout on Unsplash Since starting at JVA in the fall, I’ve been fortunate enough to attend several events where I’ve met and learned from leaders of some of the great changemaking organizations, institutions and agencies supporting Coloradans. One such event was the Colorado Statewide [...]

A Call to Action

Huffington Post Image Sarah Hidey, Senior Financing Associate at Joining Vision and Action This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend an event at Shorter Community AME Church, Urgent Call to Action for White & Non-Black POC Allies, which was organized by Indivisible Denver at the request of the Movement for Black Lives. This [...]

The Trump Budget: An Information and Action Session

By Lisa Cirincione, Joining Vision and Action Summary: A lively discussion and presentation about how President Trump’s proposed federal budget may impact projects undertaken by the City and County of Denver, environmental nonprofits, immigration rights advocates and healthcare providers. Conversations that Matter On August 9, Joining Vision and Action hosted a panel of changemakers working [...]

Tips for “Having the Talk”

By Silvia Solis, Qualitative Research and Evaluation Associate at Joining Vision and Action How to Speak with Someone on the Other Side of the Political Spectrum Conversations are complex human dynamics at all levels. A casual interaction with a passing stranger at the grocery store, small talk with a new colleague at work, and a heated [...]

The Science of Resistance: A Vibrant Forum on Effective Advocacy, Organizing and Conversations

On March 8, Joining Vision and Action (JVA) welcomed guests and panelists to the latest “Conversations that Matter” event at JVA offices, 2465 Sheridan Blvd. in Edgewater. Conversations that Matter is a series of salon-style forums hosted jointly by JVA and Social Enterprise Alliance on the second Wednesday of every month, enabling deep-dive conversations on [...]

What about the federal budget?

Lisa Cirincione, Joining Vision and Action Will the federal grant programs that support our organization’s critical safety net projects be included in President Donald Trump’s budget? That’s the multi-trillion dollar question that JVA is very concerned about. As background, the U.S. spent $4 trillion dollars last year, and about $2.5 trillion of that was used [...]

My Favorite #SuperBowlAds: Community and Social Change

When I’m watching the Super Bowl, the #SuperBowl ads are always my favorite. But not usually with the lens of how do they advance or reflect community and social change. Going into last night’s game, there had been much talk of the potential of political messaging in #SuperBowlAds. And while what I saw could be [...]

Concerning changes are already afoot

By Lisa Cirincione, Joining Vision and Action Nearly every hour it seems, some new and shocking information comes out that will hurt Americans. Here is what you need to know as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Federal grants On Monday, January 23, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) froze all of its federal [...]

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Advocacy and Action in the Trump Era: Key Highlights from our Panelists and Actions to Take

By Erin Shaver and Janine Vanderburg, Joining Vision and Action It was standing-room only at Joining Vision and Action on Wednesday night, when more than 100 people from all over the local community showed up, ready to listen, learn and share their experiences at the panel/workshop, Advocacy and Action in the Trump Era. A joint [...]

What might happen to Federal grants under a Trump administration?

By Lisa Cirincione, Joining Vision and Action At JVA, we are anxiously speculating about what will happen to critical federal funding in the coming years. While there is no absolute certainty, I am going to try to summarize what we do know. Trump Nominees First, President Donald Trump has nominated people to serve in his [...]