Sarah Ching Ting Wan

Term: August 5, 2013 - August 5, 2017

Sarah Ching-Ting Wan is currently the Executive Director of CYC (Community Youth Center of San Francisco), founded in 1970 by prominent Asian community leaders in response to an escalation in gang violence and crime in San Francisco. Ms. Wan was born and grew up in Hong Kong before moving to the United States to continue her secondary education at Sacred Heart Cathedral College Preparatory.  She pursued her undergraduate study in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and received a full scholarship to an international study program at Japan's Kyushuu University.  In 2002, Ms. Wan received her Master of Social Work with concentration in administration and planning from San Francisco State University.  Ms. Wan has over 15 years of experience in youth services and has been an advocate for the Asian American community, especially for immigrant youth in juvenile justice and education.  She was recognized as the API Heritage Month's Honoree in 2013 by the Office of District Attorney.  She was also honored with the Blue Cross Community Award in 2004 and was a recipient of the "Everyday Hero Award" from Compass Point in 2001.  She also served as a Commissioner on the Juvenile Probation Commission of the City and County of San Francisco from 2010 to 2013.