We're driving toward equity for all people and places.

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Last year was a big one for VCC Social Enterprises (VCCSE) – and for many of our partners and peers. The community development movement is alive and well, and it shows no signs of slowing down. 

As we teased in our last annual report, we spent much of 2022 in strategy mode. The year started with carefully evaluating and refining our own identity and values, which led to an intentional mapping of the next phase of our organization’s journey.  

We can’t deny – we are thrilled to share what’s to come for VCCSE. And we can’t wait to embrace new opportunities to partner with you. 

We invite you to click through this year’s refreshed social impact story to learn more about the prior year at our organization, including stories of our incredible partners and their high-impact projects.

You’ll read about how a staff-led diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative resulted in a renewed definition of our organizational values. In addition, we’ve provided a preview of how VCCSE will build upon its 17 years of expertise and innovation to partner with communities in new ways. Finally, we’ll lay out all the different ways you can join us on the road toward equity. So, buckle up, turn the ignition, and let’s get moving. 

Choosing Our Path

Preparing for the Journey

Our decision-making is guided by our values and vision for growth as an organization. Before hitting the road, we acknowledged the importance of introspection. We recognized the need to look inward before looking outward. 

We spent time thinking about the ways in which we practice and approach our work. We considered our relationships and our collaboration. And then we reflected on our journey until the path was clear. 

Learn What Moves Us

Hitting the Road

Heading in the Right Direction

After spending meaningful time preparing for the first leg of our trip, we focused on developing our 2023-25 strategic plan during the second half of 2022.

Informed and inspired by our DEI Strategic Plan and a refreshed mission and vision, the three-year strategic planning process was led by a steering committee of team members from across the organization. The entire VCCSE staff and Board of Directors helped shape this plan, and we feel confident it has set us on the most impactful path toward equity.

By homing in on the answers to five vital questions, we’re better equipped to be trusted community partners who support community-informed visions in the places where the capital system is not working for all. 

See Where We're Going

Fueling the Journey

Let's Keep Moving

We know we can’t progress down the road toward equity without partners at our side.

As we’ve evolved and our services have expanded, the opportunities to partner with likeminded community development experts have increased.

We’re interested in collaborating with those who share our vision for a new approach to equitable economies and communities. What can we learn from each other?

Sustain the Trip

Let’s do more, together.

There are many ways to partner with VCC Social Enterprises on the road toward equity. Are you our next visionary collaborator?  

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