Our goal at SCHARP is to create an environment where world-class talent comes to build a world-class organization.
Dedicated to the core values of scientific excellence, innovation, collaboration, community and respect, SCHARP believes we are improved and strengthened by our collective diversity. We respect the contributions of staff, customers, partners, and study participants.
SCHARP is committed to maintaining the highest standard of ethics, integrity and quality in conducting our work in accordance with best practices. We strive to function as a team, grounded in mutual support, caring and inclusiveness. To that end, we have organized employee teams to foster a culture of inclusivity and continual growth and improvement.
Motivated by the goal of creating a high-impact learning environment, SCHARP encourages employees to gain new skills and experiences by taking advantage of conferences, workshops, trainings and other professional development opportunities both on and off campus.
SCHARP is committed to having a positive impact in the world, beyond our contribution through work. Our team regularly volunteers and conducts fundraisers to support various HIV/AIDS-related charities, both locally and around the world.
In May 2004 SCHARP staff began providing financial support to the Dzama community in Malawi. Dzama is a village populated with over 100 orphans, many of whom were orphaned because of HIV. These children are in great need of basic assistance such as food, clothing, and school supplies.
SCHARP regularly donates proceeds from our fundraisers to the Dzama community. Our efforts have provided Dzama's residents with everything from a new schoolhouse with solar lighting, to goats, wool blankets, clothing, books, food, seeds, leased land, new pit latrines, and a bore hole for fresh water.
SCHARP staff regularly volunteer at the United Way of King County’s Day of Caring and the MLK Day of Service events, where we help build a local community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy of compassion and service to others.