New Vision Partners
New Vision Partners (NVP) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1999. Its mission is to promote interfaith and multicultural cooperation by organizing partnerships which cultivate peace and justice.
NVP achieves this through forming broad-based community partnerships and alliances to serve communities at risk, communities in crisis, and communities in need of healing and reconciliation following intercultural or interfaith conflict. NVP operates and oversees programs and projects both locally in the Los Angeles area and internationally.
What We Do:
- Run in collaboration with Neighborhood Urban Family Center, NVP offers a daily after-school academic and enrichment program – CAN-DO Kids Club – for at-risk children including literacy development, field trips, music lessons, a gospel choir, a low student/staff ratio, enrichment classes in art, dance, sports, gardening, and horseriding.
- Culture Shock – weeklong program targeting high school students learning about racism, identity, and stereotypes.
- International Global Exchange Trip – in the past five years we have visited Haiti, India, and Kenya, where students have learned about fair trade and poverty, and have made international friends and experienced culture.
- Theater Camp – a weeklong theater camp for at-risk high school students run in concert with All Saints Church and staffed by professionals in field.
- CORAL Center Learning Gardens – makeover of back property space into a learning garden to teach children, youth, and adults about gardening, sustainable living, growing food, etc. Visit www.pasadenalearninggardens.org.
- Foster Care Project – provides community education, public policy/advocacy and direct services for foster children and youth. Visit www.FosterCareProject.org.
- “The Foolishness of God” – a movie in production on Bishop Desmond Tutu and forgiveness. Visit www.TutuAndForgivenessFilm.com.
- Abrahamic Faiths Peacekeeping Initiative – a collaborative effort of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim clergy developing materials on peacemaking. Visit www.PeaceSalamShalom.org.
- Rwanda – working with survivors of genocide. Visit www.solacem.org.
- In partnership with Solace Ministries in Kigali and the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC, NVP is working on the project “Healing, Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda.”
- NVP< also partners with AOCM (Association of Orphan Heads of Households) – providing opportunities for orphans to become self-sustaining through secondary and college education, microfinance projects, and organizational capacity building
- Malawi – empowering women and children through local WIN organization. To find out more, please visit www.myspace.com/winmalawi.