Wu Yee receives public safety grant from District Attorney’s office

Wu Yee staff members Moony Tong, Lindsay McComb and Isabel Renggenathen pose with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón (second from right) at Lady Shaw Senior Center on June 10, 2014.

Wu Yee staff members Moony Tong, Lindsay McComb and Isabel Renggenathen pose with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón (second from right) at Lady Shaw Senior Center on June 10, 2014.

San Francisco, CA (June 11, 2014) - Wu Yee Children’s Services was one of 11 San Francisco organizations that were awarded Neighborhood Justice Fund grants from the District Attorney’s Office on June 10, 2014. The Neighborhood Justice Fund benefits nonprofit organizations who want to help “enhance the safety, livability and cohesion of San Francisco neighborhoods.”

District Attorney George Gascón awarded the $3,000 grants for the public safety projects at a special event at the Lady Shaw Senior Center in Chinatown.

Wu Yee’s project will help create a better sense of security for the children and families who visit to the Golden Gate Child Development Center in the Tenderloin. The grant helps pay for the installation of new exterior lighting and an anti-loitering sound system, which is designed to deter after hours loitering, sleeping and drug use in front of the center.

In addition to Wu Yee, the 10 other organizations who received grants from the District Attorney’s Office were: Livable City Pedestrian Fund, Portola Neighborhood Association, Outer Noriega Merchants Association, Self Help for the Elderly, Glide Foundation, Japantown Task Force, Bayview Association for Youth, Carleton B. Goodlett Institute, Friends of the AMP (Amphitheater in the Park) and Sunset Youth Services.

Wu Yee is grateful to the DA’s office for this opportunity help improve the safety and livability for families in the Tenderloin.

About Wu Yee Children’s Services

Wu Yee Children’s Services was founded in 1977 by social workers and parents concerned with the challenges facing new immigrants in Chinatown, and has since grown into a city-wide agency supporting and serving families throughout the city. Wu Yee specializes in early childhood education, family support services, referrals to quality child care, and training and support for child care providers.

Contact: communications@wuyee.org