Western Addition Beacon Center's Sylvia Hom Joins Rise Board

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Hailing from the Midwest, Sylvia Hom moved to Berkeley, California to attend law school at Berkeley School of Law. After practicing law for a few years, she wanted to spend her time and life doing something else.

She ended up working as an operations administrator at a small Oakland nonprofit and after a short time, realized that this was the call on her life and has worked in the nonprofit sector ever since. Her interest in kids and education began in earnest with two events in her life: she was hired as the first Chinatown Beacon Center Director at Jean Parker Elementary School and she had her first child.

For most of the past 20 years, she has worked part-time in the San Francisco Beacon Initiative, in schools or at the initiative office. She also spent a great deal of time raising her kids and volunteering at their schools, serving as classroom volunteer, PTA Co-Secretary, fundraiser, and School Site Council Chairperson.

Sylvia is a member of Redeemer Community Church. 

Sylvia joins Tacing Parker (Associate Executive Director of Bayview YMCA), Danny Fong (Pastor of Redeemer Community Church), Olive Rubio (Teacher at Highlands School), and Kirk Davis (Families and Community Pastor at First Pres Hayward).