Co-Founder & Executive Director
Dawn has worked with young people in San Francisco for more than two decades, starting campus-based girls’ support groups at Lincoln High School and A.P. Giannini Middle School in the early 1990s and co-founding in 1992 the organization that would later become Sunset Youth Services. In addition to providing leadership for the nonprofit, managing staff, connecting with donors, and building relationships with young people served by Sunset Youth Services, Dawn partners with numerous community coalitions and city agencies as an advisor, change agent, and voice for the disenfranchised youth of the city.
In 2018 Dawn was elected to co-chair the Juvenile Justice Providers Association (JJPA)–– a consortium of community-based organizations that she helped establish in 2004 and which plays an important role in local policy-making, youth advocacy and has a strong voice in how funds are used to meet the needs of vulnerable youth.
You’re invited to our annual
Upstar Records Album Release Party!
Over the course of the past year, 30 artists, musicians and leaders from our youth community have been writing, recording, collaborating, and producing Sco Stories: This Ain’t The End––a compilation album of 40 original songs on their lives in San Francisco.
Join us to see our young artists in action and celebrate their new album!
Click on the video below to hear a sample song:
Upstar Records presents…
2019 Album Release Party: Sco Stories: This Ain’t The End
When: June 22, 2019, 2pm
Performances begin at 2:30pm
Where: Make-Out Room
3225 22nd St. & Mission
San Francisco, CA 94110
Sunset Youth Services exists to foster long-term growth and stability for high risk youth, young adults and families through caring relationships and supportive services. Upstar Records is one of several in our family of programs in which young people gain critical life skills, leadership opportunities, and employment on the path to adulthood.
To learn more or support our work, see SunsetYouthServices.org.