NEIGHBORHOOD VISION PROJECT (NVP) is a collaborative community service initiative that gathers youth from various San Francisco neighborhoods to design, organize, implement, and work together on community service projects in each other's neighborhoods. With the mentorship of college students and community members, youth from San Francisco high schools organize community service projects with the ideal of engaging youth from every San Francisco neighborhood. NVP provides an opportunity for service-based learning and empowers youth to begin to break the isolation of San Francisco neighborhoods and encourage cooperative interaction among themselves and their neighbors.
Since 2003, Neighborhood Vision Project idea has been incubating, growing and occurring in spurts and fits. The project first began as a desire of Founder, Raymond Leung, to gather people from the neighborhoods of Chinatown, the Mission District and Bayview Hunters Point--which are all represented in Spike Lee’s 2004 movie, "Sucker Free City"--to work together on community service projects in each other’s neighborhoods. Subsequently in 2005, a student organization by the name of ―Neighborhoods Crossroad, was formed by Leung at San Francisco State University to achieve this goal. Over the years of Fall 2008-Spring 2010, the project was then restarted at UC Berkeley. After many hurdles and struggles, it is now an incorporated community service organization the ―Neighborhood Vision Project (as of 4/2011).