Scharf Leaves Tenderloin for Harvard Law [Beyond Chron]

 
Rio Scharf leads a procession during a centennial celebration in the Tenderloin. Courtesy of Beyond Chron

Rio Scharf leads a procession during a centennial celebration in the Tenderloin. Courtesy of Beyond Chron

 

by Randy Shaw on June 8, 2017

Rio Scharf, organizer for the Tenderloin Housing Clinic’s Central City SRO Collaborative (CCSROC), leaves the gritty streets of the Tenderloin next week for a new neighborhood: the green pastures of Harvard Law School. Scharf follows in the footsteps of his CCSROC predecessor, Karin Drucker, who just finished her first year at Harvard Law.

The Tenderloinhas become an unlikely stepping stone for gaining entry to the nation’s most prestigious law school.

Get the full story on Beyond Chron, which highlights Scharf's introduction to the Tenderloin as well as some of his key contributions as a community organizer, including working with residents on a jobs agreement with the development team from Group i's 950-974 Market Street hotel and condominium project.

Congratulations to Rio Scharf and thank you for your work in the neighborhood!