Who We Are
VISIONS, Inc. is a pioneering multicultural training and consulting organization that initiates a positive learning journey for people and groups to become catalysts for change. We support organizations, communities, and individuals as they continue to clarify their diversity-related goals and engage in a dynamic process of multicultural development for the creation of a more equitable world.
VISIONS, Inc. was established in 1984 as a nonprofit, educational organization. Today it is a 501(c)(3) entity with offices in Roxbury, Massachusetts, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and is supported by a team of consultants around the United States and abroad.
Since its inception in 1984, VISIONS has impacted more than 115,000 people through its training programs. Our training model has helped more than 500 organizations over the last decade.
Moving forward, we are developing the next generation of youth leaders through our youth development program - the Legacy Project. Since our founding, we have worked in the U.S. and abroad including countries across Africa, Europe and South America.
Our Core Values and Mission
Among our founders were three African American women from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA. They were raised and nurtured by a cohesive community in the midst of an ongoing struggle for civil, cultural, and economic rights. As they entered various professions, these founders and their colleagues developed VISIONS as a way to pass on what they had learned from their elders in this small southern town. In particular, they sought to honor a legacy of respect for group and individual differences and faith in the potential for creating just and equitable institutions.
VISIONS, Inc. believes that multicultural organizations and communities can be created and nurtured by eliminating racism, sexism, ageism, classism, heterosexism, anti-Semitism, adultism, ableism, violence, and other forms of power imbalances and internalized oppression.
Grounded in an African American tradition, our aim is enable individuals and organizations to move from diversity to multicultural equity. Our mission is to create environments where differences are recognized, understood, appreciated and leveraged for equitable benefit of all members of a system or group and where all can perform to their full potential.
The funding for carrying out our mission comes primarily from fee-for-service activities. These fees help to support our public workshops and community development projects in addition to defraying our costs. Grants and charitable contributions are secondary sources of funding.
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