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.
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.