Valley Vision Projects

Since 1994 Valley Vision has driven transformative change for Northern California. Our contributions improve quality of life, economic growth and community equity. Check out our work—which today spans 16 Northern California counties—and see how we are making our communities the most livable in the nation.

Project profiles appear in alphabetic order with active initiatives marked by an *.  

Valley Vision will help communities in the San Joaquin Valley develop strategies to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and improve public health, create green jobs, and improve air quality.+ Read more
Economic development and neighborhood revitalization are long and difficult processes. Sustainable success requires integrated support in specific areas. MedZone on Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento holds the potential of being a national model for the kind of community economic development that truly benefits all stakeholders.+ Read more
The Capital Region of California, covering El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba counties, joined together in 2013 to pursue a competitive and strategic economic development agenda to bring about resiliency, vitality and a wide range of new opportunities for job creation, innovation and increased investment.+ Read more
UC Davis has a long history of leadership on transportation. Early world-class investments in campus bike facilities and the citywide Unitrans bus system have led to impressive rates of bicycling and transit use, particularly among undergraduates. Today, only one in four members of the UC Davis community drive alone to campus – an impressively low rate. Many institutions would be satisfied with...+ Read more
Through the scientific survey mechanism that Sacramento State's Institute for Social Research provides, Valley Vision collects and analyzes public opinion research on pressing issues in the region, communicates the findings we uncover to regional leaders and policy-makers, and is drawing needed awareness and action to vital issues, trends and public priorities.+ Read more
Recognizing the need for targeted, coordinated priorities and goals to drive change, more than 100 stakeholders contributed to the development of the Community Health Improvement Plan for San Joaquin County (2016-2019) . The CHIP was created to guide collaborative, long-term efforts to address community health needs throughout the county. Recognizing further that even a well detailed plan will...+ Read more
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School2Home is an innovative statewide program that aims to close both the Achievement Gap and the Digital Divide by integrating computing and broadband technologies into teaching and learning at low-performing schools throughout California. These historically low-performing schools tend to have limited access to the technology and tools necessary for teachers and students to navigate and adapt...+ Read more
Through the Capital Region SlingShot Initiative, Valley Vision is working with the four regional workforce development boards to leverage a $1 million grant to create a stronger innovation ecosystem across the Sacramento region’s six Next Economy-identified business clusters. The SlingShot implementation strategy will serve to increase the region’s capacity to innovate, while ensuring that the region's talent pool is prepared to access the opportunities available in the innovation economy.+ Read more
A strong workforce with the skills needed to fill in-demand jobs is essential to assuring a vibrant economic future. With a population that continues to grow at a rate faster than the State, the City of Stockton is eager to leverage the region’s unique assets and opportunities to ensure its population is well prepared for the jobs that lay ahead. At the request of the Office of the Mayor, Valley...+ Read more
A region offering an educated and skilled workforce equipped to meet employment demands is one that benefits the labor market at state, regional and local levels. That's why Valley Vision is working with the region's community college system to develop clear and defined career pathways that ensure a skilled and competitive workforce for the Sacramento Capital Region, to generate a pathway out of poverty through Career Technical Education programs, and to supply employers with the skilled workers they need in today's 21st Century economy.+ Read more