PROGRAM PARTNERS

Tetlin Village Council

Alaska’s Native Village Councils govern their respective villages and work to preserve their ancestors’ beliefs, customs and traditions. Tetlin Village Council serves the needs of its 150 or so community members, mostly Athabascan Indians. Tetlin Village Council and its members have welcomed and hosted VISIONS participants for more than ten years. Most VISIONS projects are done in collaboration with the Council and community members.

Tetlin Wildlife Refuge

Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge is a dynamic and ecologically rich landscape with the Alaska Range as its backdrop. Until the 1800s, indigenous Athabascan people followed seasonal migrations of caribou and other animals through what is now the Tetlin Refuge. Goals of the Refuge include environmental education, wildlife access, biological programs, and healthy public use. VISIONS occasionally helps with environmental projects at the Refuge.

National Parks Trust of the BVI

With 21 national parks and expansive ecological diversity, the National Parks Trust of the BVI has an important duty in safeguarding the islands’ natural assets. VISIONS has worked with the Trust on trail work, building information centers, and wildlife habitat.

Salt Academy

SALT Academy (Sports and Leadership Training) runs youth soccer leagues throughout Cambodia and uses recreation as a foundation for teaching teamwork and other important life skills. In addition to soccer, SALT takes a subset of exceptional teen girls and provides educational support, residential accommodations and vocational training. SALT’s work has been recognized by the UN Under-Secretary General.

Sarus Exchange Program

Founded by VISIONS Southeast Asia Coordinator, Wesley Hedden, Sarus Exchange is a unique grassroots organization that works to improve relations between Cambodia and Vietnam—two countries with a history of conflict and animosity. Sarus programs bring university students from the two countries together for cultural exchanges and service learning

Lions Club of Sabana Perdida

The Lions Club of Sabana Perdida has earned high acclaim and recognition as one of the most active Lions Clubs in the world. They have worked with VISIONS since 1991, and the projects have been tremendously successful. Dozens of schools, homes, community centers and medical clinics, as well as smaller scale projects. The Club has hosted the international Lions Club President on more than one occasion, and members are active year-round on volunteer projects that serve poor communities of Santo Domingo.

Galápagos National Park Service

The Parque Nacional Galápagos was established in 1959 with the important responsibility of protecting and preserving the wildlife and ecological systems of the Galápagos. The islands are a UNESCO site, and in 2007 were added to the list of World Heritage Sites in Danger. While on the Galápagos excursion, VISIONS participants help with Park initiatives of removing invasive plant species that threaten native habitat.

L'Office Municipal de la Culture et des Sports (OMCS)

OMCS is a government agency that promotes activities for Guadeloupean youth. Government plays an important role on the islands, with educational programs, festivals and environmental initiatives often organized by the municipalities. OMCS sanctions VISIONS programs on Marie-Galante. 

North Gulfport Land Trust

The North Gulfport Land Trust works to preserve historic districts in North Gulfport and provide affordable, high-quality housing. NGCLT is a model grassroots organization that works collaboratively with other nonprofits to preserve important ecological areas and wetlands, and provide community education. The Land Trust also works on land acquisition and teaching others how to purchase homes and land.

Browning Community Development Corporation

Browning CDC was founded in 2004 by Blackfeet tribal members who recognized the important issues facing the reservation. BCDC provides a foundation for community members to take initiative on economic and social development projects. They offer business development classes, mentorship, grants and loans. BCDC also has public projects of their own, including community gardens and playgrounds.

Cheyenne Children Services

Cheyenne Children Services supports 500 low-income families and 41 children on the reservation. CCS provides education materials, student sponsorship, and also has a public library open to community members. The organization also helps provide for basic needs, such as clothing and warm coats in the winter.

Kids Kollege

Kids Kollege is an educational summer camp for children on the reservation. Facilitated by Dull Knife College, this youth program focuses on healthy living initiatives, environmental education, literacy, arts and crafts.

Phaung Daw Oo
New Education Highway

New Education Highway believes that all individuals should have access to quality education. NEH uses technology and teacher training to bring high quality curricula to communities where educational resources are lacking. The organization has aligned with seven schools in Myanmar, and has made incredible strides since it started in 2012.

AVODEC (Asociación de Voluntarios para el Desarrollo Comunitario)

AVODEC is a grassroots organization that does sustainable development projects and improves the quality of life for rural Nicaraguans. Engineers, environmentalists and community planners at AVODEC build potable water systems serving hundreds of people, construct community centers and schools, and even organize monthly visits from U.S. doctors who tend healthcare needs.

Cheyenne Children Services

Cheyenne Children Services supports 500 low-income families and 41 children on the reservation. CCS provides education materials, student sponsorship, and also has a public library open to community members. The organization also helps provide for basic needs, such as clothing and warm coats in the winter.

Kids Kollege

Kids Kollege is an educational summer camp for children on the reservation. Facilitated by Dull Knife College, this youth program focuses on healthy living initiatives, environmental education, literacy, arts and crafts.

PRONOEI

PRONOEI is an education-based organization that provides preschool opportunities to rural Peruvian children. In addition to providing educational resources and curriculum to children who otherwise would not be able to attend school, PRONOEI provides health and wellbeing support to families.