Helping our Neighbors-Up On Top Serves San Francisco Kids

Helping our Neighbors-Up On Top Serves San Francisco Kids

David Ames, a San Francisco Realtor, writes a series of marvelous micro-neighborhood posts about the neighborhoods of San Francisco. His latest one is about The Tenderloin, one of the poorest, seediest neighborhoods in the city, located a stone's throw from City Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, the War Memorial Opera House, Union Square and the theater district. This area is home to many working-poor families and children, as well as the down-on-their-luck crowd.

I recently learned about Up On Top, an organization that offers hope, stability and fun to children of low-income families in San Francisco. Their goal is to enable these children to be successful in school and in life. Up On Top runs an enriching after school and summer program that includes academic support, social skills, art, music and nutrition. Up On Top is tuition free, and serves more than 90 children in two locations, one of which is in The Tenderloin.logo Up On Top organization in San Francisco

There are various ways you can help Up On Top help children reach for the stars:

  • Volunteer directly with the children - tutor, help with homework, make snacks, plan parties, etc.
  • Get involved with the Up On Top organization -host a fundraising event, provide administrative assistance, etc.
  • Give a gift - make a financial contribution, donate a car, provide in-kind goods and services, etc.

Would you like to learn more? Contact Up On Top at: 415-225-6558; or email them: And check out the Up On Top web site.


--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 4 commentsLottie Kendall • November 24 2010 11:09AM


Giving Back to the community is so important & fulfilling.  Happy Thanksgiving to you.

Posted by Steve Scheer, Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate (Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers) over 8 years ago

Thanks, Steve. Up On Top does a great job--they have a specific target, and really make a differnce in lives. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 8 years ago

Great stuff Lottie!  I especially like the information regarding nutrition as many families don't focus on it, hence the obesity epidemic.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

Posted by Nevin Williams, Senior Mortgage Advisor (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation) over 8 years ago

Hi there Nevin. Glad you liked learning about Up On Top. Learning about nutrition as a youngster can create healthy habits that expand to entire families, especially important since in many poorer neighborhoods, access to fresh fruit and vegetables is limited--there aren't any Farmer's Markets that I know of in The Tenderloin!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 8 years ago