Megan Agee brings more than 10 years of experience to the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center with an extensive background in nonprofit management. Megan has worked with SNBC in a variety of capacities since 2002, first as SNBC’s Safety Network Community Organizer, then as the Director of Community Programs and subsequently as SNBC’s Deputy Director. In January 2012 Megan succeeded SNBC’s founder to become the Director of the Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center.
As SNBC’s Director, Megan provides leadership within the SNBC staff team and works to maximize the organization’s ability to meet the unique needs and interests of the Sunset community. Recognizing that the Sunset District is rich with intergenerational families from diverse cultural backgrounds, Megan has helped lead SNBC to adapting its existing programs and develop new services to meet local residents’ needs. Integral in this effort have been Megan’s trusting relationships with key stakeholders, including program participants, SNBC’s partners, funders and donors, and local leaders at the city and state level.
Megan has long been passionate about promoting educational and developmental experiences for children and families, serving as an advocate for foster youth, young children, and the adults who care for them. Prior to joining the SNBC team, she conducted legislative work at a foster youth advocacy organization in Sacramento and also did policy research and analysis at First 5 California. Megan has also served as an AmeriCorps member, coordinating school-based youth service-learning programs for a collaborative agency in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto.
Megan holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Stanford University, where she graduated with high honors. Born and raised in Davis, California, Megan seeks to bring the same tight-knit feeling to the Sunset as she felt growing up in this small Central Valley town.