2015 Walk Around the Block for early education

On Friday, April 17, Wu Yee staff and students went for a “Walk Around the Block” in various neighborhoods and at San Francisco’s City Hall to help bring awareness to the importance of early childhood education. This year’s focus was on supporting higher wages for early educators.

Walk Around the Block has become an annual event where teachers, directors, child care providers, parents, and advocates join together in a citywide advocacy campaign to bring awareness about early childhood education and to urge our local legislators to continue to invest in and support San Francisco’s

This year was the 5th annual Walk Around the Block, and its main focus was ensuring that early education teachers get paid what they deserve – not just the minimum wage, but a living wage. The average early educator in San Francisco has a degree, yet only earns around $32,000 per year – this is less than half of what a public school teacher in San Francisco makes ($78,000) and significantly lower than the city’s average self-sufficiency wage ($57,658).

Right now, San Francisco’s early educators and supporters are asking for signatures on a petition to ensure that the $1.5 million needed to implement the minimum wage increase for all ECE programs in San Francisco is fully funded.  

Thank you to our 2014 Annual Gala sponsors and supporters


Wu Yee’s Annual Gala took place on October 10, 2014 at the Empress of China Restaurant,  and included a banquet dinner, silent auction, special presentations and community awards. Thank you to everyone who attended and for your continued support in creating opportunities for children to be healthy, families to thrive and communities to be strong.

And a very special thanks to CBS San Francisco’s Mike Sugerman and Janice Wright for emceeing this lovely evening.

The gala celebrated our 37th year of serving San Francisco and was made possible thanks to our sponsors, donors and supporters.

Protector Level Sponsor

  • Gee Family Foundation

Benefactor Level Sponsors

  • Boston Private Bank and Trust
  • Filice Employee Benefits
  • Kaiser Permanente

Supporter Level Sponsors

  • Bank of the Orient
  • First Bank
  • Harrington Group
  • Heffernan Insurance Brokers
  • Infinitech
  • Lakeshore
  • Leavitt Group
  • Minami Tamaki
  • On Lok Lifeways
  • Portsmouth Square Garage
  • Rony Commercial, LLC

In-kind sponsors

  • Classic Wines of California
  • Sterling Art Services

 Silent Auction and Raffle Donors

  • AcroSports
  • American Conservatory Theater
  • American Gymnastics Club
  • Arizmendi Bakery
  • Asian Art Museum
  • B Street & Vine
  • BATS Improv
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre
  • Boulder Creek Golf & Country Club
  • Cache Creek Casino Resort
  • Cage, John
  • California Academy Of Sciences
  • California Shakespeare Theatre
  • Cartoon Art Museum
  • Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
  • Children’s Discovery Museum Of San Jose
  • Children’s Fairyland
  • Chinese Community Health Care Association
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Chinese Historical Society Of America
  • Cole Hardware
  • Community Playthings
  • Concannon Vineyard
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Copy Edge
  • CuriOdyssey At Coyote Point
  • Devine & Gong, Inc.
  • Disneyland
  • Eldorado Hotel Casino
  • Empress Of China
  • Fine Arts Museums Of San Francisco/de Young Museum
  • Fog City Dogs
  • Gilinsky, Madeleine
  • Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
  • Golden State Warriors
  • Green Apple Books
  • Gum Moon Women’s Residence/ Asian Women’s Resource Center
  • Hafner Vineyard
  • Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe
  • Hearst Castle & National Geographic Theater
  • Hiller Aviation Museum
  • Indochinese Housing Development Corporation
  • It’s Yoga, Kids
  • Joshua Ets-Hokin Photography
  • Kluss-Bryant, Romina
  • KTSF 26
  • La Petite Baleen
  • Ladera Vineyards
  • Lakeshore Learning Materials
  • Lindsay Wildlife Museum
  • Loh, Henry
  • Lovejoy’s Tea Room
  • Madsen, Cindy
  • Marla Bakery
  • McCarthy, Denise
  • McCunn, Ruthanne Lum
  • Michael Merrill Design Studio
  • Murase, Emily
  • Natural Resources
  • Neumann, Mike
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Oakland East Bay Symphony
  • ODC Dance San Francisco
  • Old Faithful Geyser Of California
  • Pier 39
  • Planet Granite
  • Presidio Bowling Center
  • Ravenswood Winery
  • Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • San Francisco Ballet
  • San Francisco Dance Fitness
  • San Francisco Fire Department
  • San Francisco Giants
  • San Francisco Police Officers Association
  • Schug Carneros Estate Winery
  • Sterling Art Services
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • The Lawrence Hall Of Science
  • The Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Twomey Cellars
  • Vital Tea Leaf
  • Wee Scotty Fashion School
  • Yank Sing
  • Yerba Buena Center For The Arts
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating & Bowling Center
  • YMCA Of San Francisco Chinatown