San Anselmo, CA. October 24, 2012. Community Engagement and Youth Development (CEYD), a program of Sunny Hills Services based in Sonoma County, was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from the Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation.
CEYD is designed to meet the growing need for gang prevention and intervention services in Sonoma County, helping youth ages 11 to 18 to develop the assets and competencies that have been demonstrated to reduce risk for delinquency and promote engagement as productive members of family, school and community.
Bob Florez, CEYD’s Program Director and a youth development and gang prevention specialist with more than 18 years of experience said, “Thanks to the Finley Foundation’s generosity and commitment to youth and community, CEYD is able to expand our gang prevention and intervention programs, bringing them to even more young people who need our support.”
CEYD is a program of Sunny Hills Services. The agency was established in 1895 and is a private non-profit 501(c)(3)organization. Sunny Hills Services provides a full spectrum of residential, special education, mental health and community-based services to children and families throughout the Bay Area.