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.
We grieve. We say their names. We remember.
YOUTH TRIBUTE WALL
This is a dedicated space to honor the lives of the young people we've loved and lost. They were valued classmates, fellow artists, friends, and SYS family.
Please take a moment of silence
to be present in this sacred space.
Breathe in and remember.
Breathe out and send love.
To add a name to the youth tribute wall, please fill out the form below.
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