Side By Side
Side by Side is a community service group that
performs at nursing homes in the San Francisco
Bay Area from January through June. At each performance,
Side By Side performs a selection of songs from the 1930s
to the 1970s. Some songs are performed with lively group
choreography and others are sung one-on-one to an
individual audience member. After each performance, the
group spends 15-20 minutes talking with the
The mission of Side by Side has three
- Community service
Leveraging our talents to better the lives of others.
- Communicating with the elderly through music
and personal interaction
Sharing our joy of music with our audience and spending time talking with the elderly after every performance.
- Establishing a supportive and caring community within the
Creating an atmosphere where we feel accountable to each other and comfortable reflecting on our service experiences, allowing us to continually motivate each other in our service and personal endeavors.
Side by Side was established in 1994 to fill a void within the Stanford community service spectrum. While there were countless programs established for government, health, hunger, homelessness, and youth education, there were none for the elderly. The group's co-founders, Belinda Fu and Lisa Brooks, recognized the need and established Young at Heart, which officially became Side by Side in 2003.
Side by Side would like to thank The Stanford Fund, Stanford ASSU, and individual donors for their support of the group. We wouldn't be able to carry out our mission without their help!
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