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 *.  

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
The 2014 Census shows that 21 census tracts in Sacramento County fall within the definition of concentrated poverty – neighborhoods where more than 40 percent of the population is below the federal poverty line. This level of poverty impacts crime rate, access to housing, education and food, and limits social mobility for generations. Valley Vision’s Urban Jobs Initiative sets out to change that.+ Read more
Sunrise over Folsom Lake on 4/8/14
Valley Vision has partnered with some of the region's leading business and government organizations to host a series of independent forums for regional leaders to learn more about the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.+ Read more
Blueprint logo
The Sacramento region Blueprint is a bold vision for growth and regional transportation investment that promotes compact, mixed-use development and a better jobs-housing balance.+ Read more
Outdoor image with broadcast tower on horizon.
The California Emerging Technology Fund asked Valley Vision to uncover the ways that remote health care, teleworking, digital learning, “smart” utility grids and other applications can help the environment.+ Read more
Capturing input from business leaders.
To get a clear idea of what issues are affecting business today, Valley Vision asked local CEOs and top managers to explain their needs. The results were shared widely with our economic development partners, leading to action.+ Read more
Career GPS is an easy-to-use website that provides individuals and organizations with one central location to find information about which jobs are in high demand in the Sacramento region, how much they pay, what type of education or training is recommended, and where you can go to get it.+ Read more
Valley Vision mapped all of the museums, art galleries, stadiums, bike trails, parks, and other civic spaces in the six county Sacramento area. We hosted community events and invited the public to vote on which type of civic amenity they want more of in the Capital Region.+ Read more
Blood pressure measurement
The first in a series of Community Health Needs Assessments that uncovered the unmet health needs of residents in four metro-area counties, with the research results made available through a powerful new Web tool with interactive maps showing "hot spots" of health issues by zip code.+ Read more
A joint effort by the region's major healthcare providers to uncover the barriers faced by under-insured and uninsured residents when they seek healthcare in the Greater Sacramento Area for themselves and their families.+ Read more