San Francisco, CA (November 19, 2013) - Wu Yee Children’s Services was honored on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for 36 years of serving and supporting families in the city.
“When children succeed,” said District 7 Supervisor, Norman Yee, during his recognition speech, “communities thrive. We hope that organizations like Wu Yee will continue to provide the much-needed services to our families, especially those in the most challenged neighborhoods.”
Supervisor Yee served as the Executive Director of Wu Yee for over 15 years, and said that Wu Yee has “a special place in [his] heart.” He is proud of the work that Wu Yee does to serve children, “regardless of race and economic status” and to help child care providers “make sure that they have the resources and support to be successful in their businesses throughout the city.”
“We know that it takes a village to raise our children, and Wu Yee is that village,” added David Chiu, President of the Board of Supervisors who represents District 3, home to Chinatown and four of Wu Yee’s seven service sites throughout San Francisco.
Supervisor Malia Cohen, who represents District 10 – where Wu Yee’s newest child development center in the Bayview neighborhood will open on December 6, 2013 added, “I want to extend my gratefulness to you that Wu Yee will continue to serve the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of the Bayview Community. Thank you for promoting the healthy development of families and children across this entire city.”
“We’re very humbled for this recognition from Supervisor Yee and all of the board,” said Monica Walters, Chief Executive Officer of Wu Yee. “We can’t tell you how wonderful it is to be providing all these services for children in San Francisco.”
“It’s a wonderful gift for me to work with this incredible staff you see behind us who continue to provide excellent services for the families and children of San Francisco,” said Walters.
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.