Re:Vision is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Denver, CO that works with people in marginalized neighborhoods to develop leaders, cultivate community food systems, and grow resilient local economies.
Healthy, vibrant communities have many resources and opportunities for people to thrive and grow. Food is amongst our most fundamental human needs and central to a good quality of life. With all the gains of modern life, access to nutritious and affordable food should be available to anyone, regardless of income or zip code. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Re:Vision sees food as an opportunity for communities to build the capacity to provide more of their resources. By relocalizing their food source, these communities gain the power to create a strong, thriving local economy.
Re:Farm - Community Food Systems
Re:Vision's main focus is to increase the access to healthy food in low-income neighborhoods by helping residents build a community food system that increases local food production, distribution, and processing. This intentional approach to building a place-based food system strengthens the community and builds economic wealth.
Re:Unite - Resident Empowerment
Re:Vision believes that true change comes from within, both on a personal and communal level. Re:Vision invests in residents through its promotora leadership program, skill building workshops, and grassroots network organizing model.
Re:Own - Community Development
Re:Vision’s approach to community development is to foster self-sufficiency by growing resources from within, and minimizing resource leakage.
Re:Vision aims to achieve this by incubating community-owned cooperative businesses, inspiring new entrepreneurs, and training a new generation of mangers, leaders, and workers to provide the goods and services their community needs.
Through these efforts, Re:Vision will build an economic model that generates wealth that is controlled by the local community and stays in the community.