Hello, everyone. My name is Denise Lee, and I am the Executive Director and Founder of Visions for Change. I want to start by being completely transparent - starting a non-profit organization was never my intention. It all began with a deep desire to heal my community.
A little over seven years ago, tragedy struck when four law enforcement officials were shot. In the aftermath of this devastating event, over 200 people gathered together in search of healing. We came together to talk, to listen, to learn, to grow, and most importantly, to heal. This gathering marked the birth of our first Community Conversation.
The Community Conversation program has since become a platform for opening the door to civil and respectful discussions around race, bigotry, violence, bias, and privilege. Through these conversations, we realized that there were other areas in our community that required attention and action. And so, Visions for Change, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was born.
Our organization is dedicated to creating, building, and supporting programs, activities, workshops, and art that bring us closer to a more cohesive community. We firmly believe in not only building bridges but also breaking down barriers that hinder growth, understanding, and peace. Through conversation, workshops, education, and the arts, we strive to make a positive impact.
I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about the work we do. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email at info @visionsforchange.org
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and learn more about Visions for Change.
Together, we are making a difference in our community.