The Superior Tenderloin Accredited Retailers & Stakeholders (STARS) program developed out of discussions that identified a need to urge retailers and other stakeholders to contribute to the community's well-being by voluntarily agreeing to standardized practices that produce positive impacts on the community. Members of the CPAB developed expectations for positive business operations and best practices and STARS participants sign contracts agreeing to these expectations. Businesses with a STARS designation receive a custom personalized wooden plaque which is displayed near the entrance of the business as a means to showcase their voluntary contribution to positive business practices and community well-being. The status of their STARS designation is reviewed on an annual basis by members of the CPAB and Tenderloin SFPD.
National Night Out
The introduction of National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime”, in 1984 began an effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. In the Tenderloin District, the CPAB works with numerous community organizations to produce a fun, kid-focused event at the Tenderloin Recreation Center. Previous years events have included face painting, DJ's, dance group, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, and plenty of food. The CPAB forms a sub-committee that works tirelessly to find these resources and organize them in a way that brings the neighborhood's diverse community together for a fun filled evening.