PURPOSE
The purpose of the South Berkeley Neighborhood Improvement Project is to assist a neighborhood that is facing serious social, economic, and physical problems.  This project, a partnership between the City of Berkeley, participating organizations, individuals, and Berkeley Unified School District schools, and facilitated by the Berkeley Community Fund, aims to improve the quality of life in South Berkeley.  It provides an opportunity to address the problems, opportunities, and priority issues identified by local residents, property owners, businesses, community based organizations, schools, and city-sponsored programs.
GOALS
The South Berkeley Neighborhood Improvement Project seeks to accomplish the following goals: 
1. Foster a partnership between the City of Berkeley, neighborhood residents, service providers, schools, and businesses, that improves coordination and responsiveness to neighborhood needs.
2. Promote the active participation and leadership by neighborhood residents which is necessary for lasting improvements to be achieved.
3. Create better access to neighborhood based services that are tailored to meet the needs of children, adults, and families in South Berkeley
 
 
SIGNATORIES AGREE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
 
1. Support the goals of the South Berkeley Neighborhood Improvement Project
2. Communicate information about the South Berkeley Neighborhood Project through our networks, committees, and clients.
3. Share information regarding services with partner organizations in the South Berkeley Neighborhood Improvement Project and with the community at large.
4. Come together with neighborhood residents to assess the effectiveness of programs and services in meeting the changing needs of the community.
5. Meet on a quarterly basis to discuss and share information regarding services provided to neighborhood residents.
6. Provide space, and share resources with fellow members of this project.
7. Enter into formal contractual arrangements and memoranda of understanding as needed to provide enhanced service arrangements designed to meet the needs of the community as identified by neighborhood residents.