Social Advocates For Youth

We’re Moving!

After years of planning, we are THRILLED to announce our upcoming move to the SAY Dream Center! Our offices on Airway Drive will be closed starting at 5 pm on Thursday, December 17th 2015. Our offices will re-open at 9 am on Monday, December 28th. Our new address at the SAY Dream...

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David’s path from homelessness to housing

Last winter, David was homeless, sleeping outside in parks around Santa Rosa, and trying to keep warm with temperatures as low as 27º. David graduated from high school with plans to apply for college and major in electrical engineering. Becoming homeless at 18 wasn’t in his plan, but David maintained his positive...

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Biagi Bros pledges $120,000 for the SAY Dream Center

With the purchase of their first truck in 1978, Fred Jr. and Greg Biagi, the "Biagi Bros" launched a family business that has grown to over 600 employees. Today, Biagi Bros is one of the top 100 companies in the North Bay. Truly a family operation, the Biagi family has...

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Touring an SAY job site with our elected officials

As we wrap up our summer jobs program – The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC), we like to invite our local elected officials to visit the crews and see the work they're doing out in our community. This year, Supervisor Susan Gorin joined us in Sonoma at Jack London...

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Caring for animals at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter

For the last few years, the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter has been one of our favorite youth job sites for the SCYEC. This week, we took a trip to the shelter to visit the kittens and catch up with Charlie and Jada who have been spending their summer working at the shelter,...

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SAY teens team up at the Food Bank this summer

Last week, Dario Aguilar, our Esperanza Program Case Manager and I checked in with Eric and Andres, two youth who have been working at the Redwood Empire Food Bank this summer through our Esperanza Works program. When we arrived, the boys were busy sorting strawberries, making sure that the berries...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Natalie Evans

"If you can't figure out you purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose." We’re so excited to celebrate one of our newest team members today: Natalie Evans. Last year, Natalie heard about SAY through a friend who was working at Tamayo Village, and...

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