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 others' 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 encourage cooperative interaction among themselves and their neighbors.
Since 2003, Neighborhood Vision Project idea has been incubating, growing and happening 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, 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 others' 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 the University of California, Berkeley as "Neighborhood Vision Project." Between Summer 2010 and Fall 2012, the project experienced numerous setbacks through the process of finding a business model. Today, Neighborhood Vision Project is a bootstrapped and incorporated community service organization...