SHARP is a volunteer neighborhood association serving the Inner Sunset and Sunset Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco. Our activities include free program meetings in our building, small financial grants, and a resources page with links to useful information about the neighborhood. Our programs cover civic, political, and cultural topics. The meetings are a great place to connect with friendly, constructive neighbors, like you. You’re invited!  SHARP — a resource for the Inner Sunset.

Upcoming Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, SHARP meets at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of the month in the ground floor meeting space of our building, 1736 Ninth Avenue (between Moraga and Noriega). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for cookies and conversation.

  • America’s Role in Conflicts in the Muslim World

    Monday, May 9, 2016

    Major General Eric T. Olson (U.S. Army, retired) was the commanding general of the 25th Infantry Division (Light) from 2002 to 2005.  He is well-versed in conflicts in the Muslim world, serving as the commander of Combined/Joint Task Force-76, the largest American ground force in Afghanistan, from 2004 to 2005.

    Note: this meeting will be held on the second Monday of May. Our regular meeting day (the last Monday of the month) is Memorial Day.


  • Shake Happens: Home Preparedness in Earthquake Country

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    UCSF cardiology professor by day, modern-day Paul Revere by night, Matt Springer tells you pretty much all you need to know about earthquake preparedness in about an hour. He makes it easy. He speaks clearly and conversationally in a beautifully organized presentation. He answers questions afterward.  And he has all the info at his website and blog, so you don’t even have to take notes. As your Jewish mother might say, “Would it kill you to listen to the man?”


  • Brain Work: A Scientist Studies Neurogenesis

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Did you ever wonder what any of those hotshot biomedical researchers at UCSF actually do? And how they do it? And why it matters? Georgia Panagiotakos, Ph.D, is one of those scientists. A Sandler Fellow at UCSF, she runs a lab that studies how the brain develops (neurogenesis). She will tell us how she spends her days and, while she’s at it, how our brains came to be what they are (at least before they started going downhill). Get a look at neuroscience in action and a look inside your head, too. Your synapses may never be the same. And you will never have to read Neurogenesis for Dummies.