Interracial groups of community-based IPVC members designed and implemented a variety of pro-active projects, among them:
In Jamaica, Queens, a neighborhood serving as a transportation hub for 8,000 high school students each day, IPVC spear-headed a campaign along with neighborhood institutions to reduce racially motivated attacks by largely Caribbean-American customers on Asian-American small businesses.
In Staten Island, New York's most conservative borough, IPVC members sponsored the first-ever public forum on intergroup relations following the brutal bias beating of a gay man.
In selected high schools, IPVC members developed a program to take groups of 20 students from different ethnic backgrounds on a series of field trips to each other's cultural institutions, with the aim of promoting intergroup appreciation and understanding.
In high schools where highly publicized racial incidents had taken place, IPVC members and adults from the surrounding neighborhoods actively engaged students on issues of intergroup relations.
A theater group, called Theater for a Greater Peace, formed by 45 IPVC members, wrote and produced a play about neighborhood racial tension, "My Enemy, My Brother," which was performed to excellent reviews in community centers and even had an off-Broadway run.