Harriet L.
San Francisco
My name is Harriet Larkin and I have worked with at-risk populations for more than 20 years. Originally, I worked as a counselor at several residential group homes and after more than 20 years, I still am in contact with many of the residents. In fact, one such resident completed the 2010 KQED/Union Bank Unsung hero application and I was one of those selected to receive the award. I have been working for Renaissance Parents of Success since 2004 and have been instrumental in the agency’s receiving funding from Lennar, OEWD, DCYF, San Francisco Foundation, etc., and have provided quality services to all and am known in the community by many youth and young adults as "auntie. “ I care about the people I serve and treat them as if they were my own children and they respond in kind. There is no greater joy than being able to positively affect positive change to high risk children, youth and adults. I have also received awards from SFO Partnership Agency, BMAGIC 2005 and many more. There is nothing I would rather do than continue to provide disadvantaged San Francisco residents with opportunities.