SHARP is a 100 year old civic organization open to anyone who lives or works in the area bounded by
Lincoln Way, 5thAve-Laguna Honda, Dewey-Taraval, and 19th Avenue. Dues are $10.00/year.

 

The public is invited.


 
Meeting Highlights
 
 


Upcoming Meetings and Events:

S.H.A.R.P. meets on the last Monday of each month at 7PM

S.H.A.R.P. Community Room 1736 – 9th Ave. near Moraga

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August 25 --- City Youth Now: Effectively Helping at-risk Kids (Aug. 25 -- 7 PM at 1736-9th Avenue)

Amanda Joy Hart photo

SHARP recently donated $1,500 to City Youth Now. (cityyouthnow.org)We did so because we were impressed not only by the organization's reputation and track record but by its managing director, Ananda Joy Hart. You won't find much about her on the CYN website, but she is a big part of the organization's continued success. She and two part-timers are the entire CYN paid staff. She manages the part-timers, a $400K budget, an army of volunteers, and a wide variety of programs that make a difference in kids' lives. From glasses, hearing aids, and emergency supplies to tutoring, internships, and summer camp, CYN finds practical ways to give at-risk kids a chance to succeed. Ananda will tell us how it happens, sharing the challenges as well as the success stories. 

September 4: All City Symphony Evening- Paid up SHARP members will be able to purchase tickets to the All San Francisco Concert at Davies Hall for $10 each. Details and order form will come to members by mail. If you are not paid up go to the membership page of the web site and send in your 2014 dues.

September 15: SHARP will hold an Election Forum on September 15 at 7 PM at 1736-9th Avenue.  Local ballot measures to be discussed include the $15/hour Minimum Wage (Proposition J), Affordable Housing (Prop. K), Taxing Ellis Act Evictions (G), and Golden Gate Park Fields/Park Renovation (Props H and I).  Please join your neighbors in this discussion and meet your San Francisco candidates for office.

September 29:   Ready or Not: Is the Bay Area Prepared for Climate Change? 

Laura Tam photo

More than three years ago, SPUR issued a report entitled, "Climate Change Hits Home; Adaptation Strategies for the Bay Area."  The report predicted higher temperatures and heat waves; droughts, wildfire, extreme storms, and flooding; and sea level rise. The report stated, "All levels of government, and especially local governments, must begin preparing for and building resilience to the effects of climate change. . . ."  How well have we done, and what remains undone?  Laura Tam ought to know.  She helped write the report and has been working for years to improve climate-change resilience and to reduce the environmental footprint of cities.  With a Powerpoint presentation, Laura will cut through the policy jargon and explain the realities of climate-change adaptation in the Bay Area.

September 29 at 7 PM at 1736-9th Avenue