Where’s James? Discussing Youth-Centered Philanthropy
by: James Higa, Executive Director
I met recently with Bob Garrett, board member at Larkin Street Youth Services, to discuss the growing trends in Bay Area philanthropy and how we can reach and touch the millennial generation of people who aspire to change our world. Bob is a recently retired banking industry executive who ran Union Bank’s Northern California Foundation grantmaking committee for five years.
Larkin Street serves homeless and at-risk youth between the ages of 12 and 24 in San Francisco, providing them with the help they need to transition to adulthood. They work with more than 3,000 youth each year, providing secure housing, education, and job skills training. Larkin Street aims to create a safe space where youth can build self-respect and hope for a better future.