HYC Contacts

Sedey Gebreyes SEDEY GEBREYES
HYC Program Manager
Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sedey is a multidisciplinary artist and educator who has managed afterschool programs, served as arts educator at SFMOMA and the de Young Museum, taught beekeeping and founded a well-regarded San Francisco cultural arts program, Mi Cultura Art Project. She studied Studio Arts at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and Fine Arts and Spanish at University of Veracruz, Mexico.

Sedey (pronounced Se-DAY) moved to San Francisco in 2007, and arrived at the JCCSF in 2016. “I see the JCCSF as a vibrant, positive and inspiring space that is activated daily by purpose-driven and community-centered teams such as HYC,” she says. “It is wonderful to constantly be thinking about fun ways to engage our students, to support their growth and to spark their curiosity!”

Hillary BurenHILLARY BUREN
HYC Program Coordinator
Hillary moved to San Francisco in 2014 from her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. With a BA in psychology from Emory University in Atlanta and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Missouri, she has been working with youth in some capacity since she was in high school.

She joined the JCCSF in 2016, and says that she “absolutely loves the diverse population we serve and the unique activities we provide to the greater Bay Area.”  About being part of the HYC team, she says, “I feel so lucky to be working with such amazing coworkers and incredible families!” Outside of work she enjoys going to the movies, and is an avid NBA fan. “I know I shouldn’t say this in Warriors nation,” she confesses, “but I am a die-hard Spurs fan.”

Gabe SicilianoGabe Siciliano is a San Francisco native who has worked with youth for his entire professional life. His personal interests have evolved in tandem with his focus in the classroom. Over the years, art and science projects have given way to explorations of culture and relationships.

In his work with youth, he hopes he can move toward helping humanity understand itself more fully.

Keri CaslerOriginally from Long Island, Keri Casler earned her bachelor's in education at Duquesne University. After graduation, she moved to southeastern Pennsylvania and taught in a progressive charter school with a focus on project work. Six years later, in 2008, she came out to San Francisco to pursue her master's degree at USF. There, she worked as a Residence Director, overseeing a residence hall, Resident Advisors and student programs.

Prior to joining HYC, she was a homeschool teacher. She enjoys growing succulents, camping, exploring, kayaking, crafting and spending time with her husband, friends, two dogs and cat.

More afterschool staff bios coming soon.