Sitting in their house in San Francisco’s Mission District, Elissa Chandler and Johanna Kenrick didn’t know what to think of a seemingly random postcard from someone named La Shon Walker that read, “My favorite place in Bayview is Candlestick Point because it’s a lovely park with amazing views.” Elissa and Johanna were curious and followed the printed URL on the back of the postcard. They soon realized their address was randomly selected to receive a postcard as part of the SF Postcard Project.
The SF Postcard Project fosters community connection through storytelling exchange. Residents in marginalized neighborhoods fill out a postcard with a positive personal story of their community. That postcard is then mailed to a random San Francisco resident to give them a different view of a neighborhood.