Our neighborhood is home to 28 different languages in a 5 block radius. At least 200 Karen refugee are currently being served at Urban Vision, as well as many other ESL participants from Nepalese and Hispanic families. Many in the neighborhood live below poverty standards, and struggle financially. The area has many issues: high unemployment; vacant houses and buildings; crime; and street gangs.
At Urban Vision, we focus on bringing unity and dignity within the diversity, by mending the rifts between cultures, providing ESL assistance in our programming, creating a safe and structured learning environment for children of every background.