On behalf of MVLE’s Board of Directors and Senior Leadership team, we are excited to announce our new bold Vision Statement…

A world in which all individuals are valued and empowered to achieve their greatest potential.

As you all know, our industry is changing. The needs of our individuals and our larger community are evolving. The demands placed on our organization are growing. In order to best serve our community, we must innovate our program models and enhance our service options. Together, with your support, we are doing and making strides in innovation. Through our inclusive performing arts program, our expansion of services to TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) populations in Loudoun County, and our newest entrepreneurial partnership with George Mason University’s Honey Bee Initiative. These are just a few examples of how our team is working to keep MVLE at the forefront of our industry.

This new vision statement speaks to that innovation, while staying true to our core mission and beliefs. When we spoke with staff at this Spring’s In-Service training, we asked “What does the MVLE mission mean to you?” Empowering, overcoming barriers, unlocking potential, inclusion…these were just a few of the words staff shared. These feedback informed discussions held at the Board of Directors planning retreat when we discussed writing a new vision. How does the changing environment and community landscape impact MVLE and what is our vision for the future? What do we want the world to look like for the individuals we support?

Through these conversations we identified a bold new vision for MVLE and our community. We are setting the course for creating a community and world where all individuals, regardless of barriers they might face, have the opportunity to reach their potential and feel valued.

This vision will guide our strategic planning process and innovation for MVLE. I invite you to share your feedback on the new vision and input for our Strategic Plan development. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Caldwell, Sr. Director of Community Relations at scaldwell@mvle.org.

Thank you for Working with Purpose!