NOPNA was started in 1991 as a response to drug-related crime in the neighborhood. The “Respect the Neighborhood” campaign was founded as a response to drug activity in the area at the time but has evolved to represent more than just a battle against crime; it is a mantra that means we want a clean and safe environment where every neighbor is respected and included in our community. NOPNA Board members receive no compensation other than the neighborly goodwill. All programs and projects are initiated and maintained by volunteers who are passionate about creating a community that cares about each other. We meet on the Third Thursdays of the odd months in the community, and all are welcome. See our Community Calendar for all of the community events. Interested in receiving updates about the neighborhood? Our Announcement List sends about 10 emails a month. Sign-up by firstname.lastname@example.org!
Alamo Square Neighborhood Association is a volunteer organization of neighbors and businesses around Alamo Square. We are dedicated to building community, creating a safe neighborhood, and preserving and maintaining our park. Sign up to get email news from the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association. You will receive email updates about upcoming meetings, park and neighborhood news, events, and more. Alamo Square News – Sign-up Form
We believe in an artistic mindset. SFDS teaches students how to communicate through a rich visual language. We appreciate their support of our Community Kitchen project.
Pacific Primary School
Pacific Primary now has two schools – directly across the street from each other! The Yellow Sun School is the original school and opened in September, 1974. The Orange Sun School opened in September, 2008. Both schools provide an exceptional and nurturing learning environment filled with play and hands-on experiences for children ages two and a half to six years old. The educational philosophy draws upon a variety of educational approaches to achieve deep and meaningful learning. The school maintains a strong commitment to the creative arts through music, movement and the expressive arts, with dedicated specialists in both areas. Since its founding, Pacific Primary has supported working parents by providing a full-day program. Pacific Primary celebrates diversity — ethnic, racial, economic — and all types of families, including adoptive, gay and lesbian and one or more parent families. Located in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood, the school serves families from the Bay Area.
Raoul Wallenburg High School
We are a professional learning community that empowers all students to achieve academic success and thrive as 21st century citizens. The mission of Wallenberg is to provide equal access to a rigorous, innovative and personalized educational program that prepares each student for high school graduation, college success, career achievement, community involvement and life-long learning.
University of San Francisco
Students choose USF to start changing the world here and now. If you want to make the world a better place, start at the University of San Francisco. Here, you have access to the ultimate extended classroom: San Francisco with its many opportunities and advantages. Here, our 21st-century mission to fashion a more humane and just world is rooted in Jesuit values, comes alive in our diverse learning community and is broadened by our global orientation. Here you are challenged to reach higher standards and to use your education to promote justice and serve the common good. At USF, we believe that change starts here and now—with you.
San Francisco City College – John Adams Campus
Built in 1911 as Lowell High School, the John Adams building consists of 64 classrooms and labs, an auditorium, a state-of-the-art child care center, and offices for counseling and administrative services. At this center, we offer a variety of credit and noncredit courses and programs. John Adams Center also houses the Dean’s Office of the School of Health and Physical Education. Our mission here is to assist students in accomplishing their educational goal and to ensure student success.