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.
MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM
Become a Sustaining Partner and your monthly gift will help us invest in and support healthy families and communities, and help young people grow in stability and independence on the path to adulthood.
BECOME A SUSTAINING MONTHLY DONOR
Our Sustaining Partners are committed to advancing the work of Sunset Youth Services and ensuring that the young people we serve have the resources, opportunities, and support needed to thrive.
Your automatic monthly gift will empower youth to break cycles of violence, heal from trauma, and achieve stability by:
★ Helping students stay in school
★ Providing intensive support for youth in the justice system, with re-entry services and family support
★ Offering access to skill-building arts & technology labs that access the power of story and music
★ Equipping families with critical life skills and employment for youth in our workforce development program
Monthly giving is the easiest and most efficient way to support Sunset Youth Services.
You can easily start, change, or stop your gift at any time by email or by phone.
You’ll receive less mail because we don’t need to send you reminders — so more of your gift goes directly to support young people.
You’ll receive occasional updates and our annual reports each year to let you know the ongoing impact of your donation.
Your generosity is helping high-risk young people experience stability and growth.
Become a Sustaining Partner today!
Sunset Youth Services is a 501c3 non-profit organization
(Federal Tax ID Number: 93-1004117)