April 28, 2017

In addition to living in Myanmar where he's gearing up for another VISIONS summer, Kenny has followed in the footsteps of our founding Asia programs director—Wesley Hedden—as a Princeton in Asia scholar.

March 27, 2017

We are thrilled to welcome Katie Mayernik back to VISIONS, where she will direct the British Virgin Islands program!

March 8, 2017

JoanneAccording to the National Women’s Business Council, 36.3% of businesses in the U.S. are women-owned. VISIONS is proud to be one of them.

February 22, 2017

We were deeply saddened to learn that a shining star of VISIONS veteran leaders passed away last week. John “Jack” Fields was a leader on our Alaska program the summer of 2013. Jack was a natural educator, a superb carpenter, and beloved by his students, fellow leaders, community members, and everyone at VISIONS who had the opportunity to know him...

March 24, 2015

Tributes to a Dedicated VISIONS Alaska Community Partner

Don Doty was a long-time dear friend and partner on our VISIONS Alaska program. Don first got involved with VISIONS teen volunteers in 1997 during a bridge building project in Mentasta Village. He brought his portable chainsaw mill down from Tok and...

February 18, 2015

The Adventures of a Former VISIONS Teen Leader

Shawn O’Bryant was a VISIONS Summer Leader and Director in Ecuador & the Galápagos from 2011-2013. Like many of our amazingly talented staffers, Shawn has been traveling, adventuring, and working hard to make his positive impact on the world. We recently touched base with...

April 27, 2013

We first met Leila Orchin in 2001 when she was a teen participant on VISIONS British Virgin Islands. Years later Leila knew she wanted to reconnect with VISIONS, which she did in 2007 when she was accepted to be a staff leader in the...

February 28, 2013

In December 2012, VISIONS Executive Director Katherine Dayton and staff member Matthew Bushue traveled to Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic to see future, ongoing and completed VISIONS projects. What follows are Matthews impressions of the trip.

October 31, 2012

Kelsey Rennebohm

Our VISIONS family lost a dear former summer staff member when Kelsey Rennebohm passed away on June 1, 2012, after a tragically lethal bicycle accident. Kelsey’s fellow staffers remember her as one of the brightest, sweetest, most supportive people one could know and work with. A Seattle native, she felt at home in New York City, frequenting the Big Apple coffee shops at a rate true to her home city’s reputation. She often could be...

May 30, 2011


As another summer community service season on the Northern Cheyenne reservation draws near, we found this in our archives of staff and student volunteer writings. Haviland Staggers spent many seasons directing VISIONS summer programs in Montana. She wrote the following reflective piece when she was in graduate school completing her Masters in Education.