Sunset Youth Services – 2017 California Nonprofit of the Year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2017
Sunset Youth Services chosen to be honored at second annual California Nonprofits Day celebration
Awards, state leaders will honor “Nonprofits of the Year” at State Capitol event June 28
San Francisco (June 22, 2017) – On Wednesday, June 28, Sunset Youth Services will be honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
Sunset Youth Services has been selected by Phil Ting as an exceptional nonprofit organization in the 19th Assembly District community. Sunset Youth Services will join nearly one hundred other nonprofit leaders from across the state being honored at the annual California Nonprofits Day event, formally recognized by Assembly Concurrent Resolution 54, authored by the chair of the new Assembly Select Committee on the Nonprofit Sector Assemblywoman Monique Limon (D-Santa Barbara).
This year Sunset Youth Services celebrates 25 years providing trauma-informed violence prevention, youth development, employment training, and family support services to San Francisco’s most vulnerable high-risk youth, young adults, and families.
“We could not be more proud of our devoted staff, the giving community that supports our work, and the many young people we serve who are endeavoring to break cycles of poverty, violence, and incarceration. We’re particularly thankful for Assemblymember Phil Ting, and the many other elected city and state officials we work alongside, who work tirelessly to build a thriving community in which all can succeed.”
“Nonprofit organizations are vitally important to the economy and well-being of California. But too often nonprofits are ‘hidden in plain sight.’ We are thrilled that the State Assembly has passed a resolution for the second year in a row that puts the spotlight on nonprofits as an economic power that uses that power for the common good. We congratulate all of the award recipients on being honored for the great work they do every day to make California a better place,” said Jan Masaoka, CEO of California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits), a statewide alliance of over 10,000 organizations, representing and promoting California’s growing nonprofit sector and working to bring the full power of nonprofits to strengthening communities.
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