VISIONS, Inc

48 Juniper St
Boston, MA 02119
Phone: 617/541-4100
Web address: http://www.visions-inc.org

Contact Person:

TBD

Organization Description:

VISIONS is a pioneering multicultural training and consulting organization that initiates a positive learning journey for people and groups to become catalysts for change against oppression for a more equitable world. The organization was founded by three African American women who grew up together in the segregated south. Due to their early experience of oppression these women and their allies developed a powerful framework for recognizing, understanding, appreciating and leveraging differences. Today VISIONS helps faith based organizations, for profits, non-profits and educational institutions across the United States create more inclusive and multicultural organizations and communities. VISIONS takes a personal approach to dismantling racism and other forms of oppression by inviting people on a journey of learning and inquiry, asking that they look at the four interlocking levels (personal, interpersonal, institutional, cultural) where oppression occurs today. VISIONS aims to foster an "emancipatory consciousness" among its trainees, and to advance the "beloved community" across differences. In addition, the organization runs a youth program called The Legacy Project that trains 15-24 year olds in the VISIONS model and helps them become agents of change in their own lives and communities. The young people go through transformational learning, train other youth and adults in the VISIONS model, and run community arts events that create dialogue and artistic expression about racism, violence and other oppressions facing people in Boston.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

There is one available placement. The student will work with the Associate Director of Programs to grow attendance and impact of the PACE workshop (Personal Approach to Change and Equity). This flagship program is being re-developed and advertised across the US. In addition, the student will match their interests with a list of priority projects including grant writing, and program resource development. In terms of learning our model. the student will be offered access to the VISIONS PACE Workshop in Boston (3.5 days). This workshop presents the core of the VISIONS model and provides a powerful set of tools and personal process approach to dismantling racism and other oppressions. Students will also be offered opportunities to observe and participate in local consults and learn the VISIONS model by seeing it applied in various settings while getting senior consultant insight and training related to those consults.

Commute/Transportation Information:

We are located a 1/2 mile from Dudley Station which is accessible by public transportation.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning

Supervision:

One hour per week with supervisor, Gregory Gale, MDiv, HDS, 1993.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Work Study
  • Additional Notes: Approved pending supervisor certification.

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