Marlene, a longtime resident of the Inner Sunset, was one of the first neighbors to attend the new connectors program in her neighborhood. An active community member, she became more active after her retirement from Family House. Marlene soon began inviting her friends to the group, “I know the best way to recruit is word of mouth, so I talk about the class and I invite them.” And they come.
Volunteering and Growing Sponsored Program
Marlene is always ready to lend a hand, whether that means handing out fliers for the program at the local library’s 101st birthday celebration or helping the program settle into its summer quarters at her church, St. John’s. She also supports the program’s fundraising efforts with S.H.A.R.P. (Sunset Heights Association of Responsible People), one of the three community organizations sponsoring the Inner Sunset program.
“It’s an important program. I want to see it succeed,” she said.