The California School-Age Consortium is proud to highlight Annie Nhi Thuan Ma from CalSAC's Leadership Development Institute for Emerging Leaders of Color. Annie is a leader who has demonstrated unrivaled commitment to the field and drive for advanced leadership in the out-of-school time and early learning field.
Annie has served as the Site Coordinator with A.P. Giannini Middle School After School Learning Program for a year now. The program is a part of Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (SNBC), a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco. She currently leads a team of 13 After School Professionals in providing quality programming to 220 students.
Before working at A.P. Giannini, Annie was the Site Coordinator at Francisco Scott Key Elementary’s After School Program for four years with the same organization. Annie also works a Summer Camp Coordinator, managing a 6-week long summer program that serves 200 middle school youths in the Outer Sunset Community. Together with a team of 14 out-of-school time staff, the SNBC Summer Camp offers nine project clubs ranging from the Urban Music Program, Science Action Club, Gardening & Outdoor Ed, Coding, Art, Sports, and Cooking, and a plethora of fun field trips to engage the youth. Before joining the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center, Annie worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families after graduating from SFSU with a BA in Psychology. She worked as a Relief Counselor, Residential Counselor, and then as a Team Leader with the younger clients. Annie worked to help clients gain day-to-day skills and become successful as a young person and member of society.
Annie currently resides in the Sunset Community, where she works and grew up. She was born in Vietnam and, at the age of 2, her family immigrated to the U.S. to chase the “American Dream”. Annie is passionate about working with kids and families in all capacities, and recognizes the importance of a shared community and providing opportunities and rsources in order for families and individuals to thrive.