DCYF News, Events, Training and Professional Development, and Funding Opportunities

December 2016 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
DCYF, First 5 San Francisco, and the SF Human Services Agency Release NOFA for Family Resource Centers
DCYF, First 5 San Francisco, and the SF Human Services Agency are pleased to announce a Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) to support neighborhood-based and population-focused Family Resource Centers (FRCs) in San Francisco Since 2009 San Francisco's Family Resource Center Initiative has funded 25 Family Resource Centers to provide services that enhance co mmunity connections, build parent/caregiver capacity,  and provide coordinated formal supports while enhancing school readiness, school success and strengthening  family functioning.  A NOFA applicant meeting will take place on January 18, and applications are due by February 24.
DCYF and FMA Introduce Organizational Sustainability Initiative 
On December 12 DCYF and our partners Fiscal Management Associates (FMA) kicked off our new Organizational Sustainability Initiative (OSI), an innovative capacity building program designed to support our grantees in the areas of nonprofit finance and administration. The OSI will feature cohort learning, standalone workshops, consulting, a hotline, and embedded support focused on transition management, skills building, and infrastructure development.   
DCYF Accepting Applications for Youth Advisory Board
DCYF is proud to announce that we are expanding our youth voice and engagement work through the relaunch of our Youth Advisory Board! Youth champions between ages 16 to 21 with leadership experience on advisory boards, in youth programming, youth-led initiatives, and other leadership roles in the city are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are due by January 6.
DCYF Releases 2015-2016 Year-End Reports
The 2015-16 Year End reports present grantee performance measure results and participant demographic information for the 2015-16 fiscal year, based on data entered in the DCYF Contract Management System and youth satisfaction surveys administered by grantees. Reports have been generated for every DCYF-funded program.
DCYF Releases Post-Election Resource Guide for San Francisco Children, Youth, and Families
The 2016 election has raised concerns and questions for many people in San Francisco. Please visit (and share!) our Post-Election Information Guide, which includes information and resources about healthcare, immigration, LGBTQQ resources, and more.
Summer Program Providers: Register for the 2017 Summer Resource Fair!
The 2017 San Francisco Summer Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, March 11 from 10am to 2pm at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. The Summer Resource Fair attracts over 2,000 families and 200 exhibitors every year, and is a wonderful opportunity to advertise summer programs, classes, camps, and activities directly to children, youth, and families. There is no charge to be an exhibitor at the Summer Resource Fair, and any organization that serves children, youth, and families is welcome to register. If you have questions about the Summer Resource Fair, please contact Emily Davis: 415.554.8991 or Emily.Davis@dcyf.org.
Next Oversight & Advisory Committee Meeting: Monday, January 9
The next meeting of the Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee will take place on Monday, January 9 at 5:30pm in the DCYF office, 1390 Market Street, Suite 900 (note the new start time!). All OAC meetings are open to the public. 
Next Service Provider Working Group Meeting: January 23
The next meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee's Service Provider Working Group (SPWG) will take place on Monday, January 23 from 3:30pm to 5pm at 1390 Market, Suite 1125The SPWG is open to any organization in San Francisco that serves children, youth, and families. 
DCYF Office Closed on December 26 and January 2
The DCYF Family wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! 
   DCYF Planning Update

Please be sure to check this Planning Update section every month to stay current on DCYF’s planning activities. Over the next several months we will provide updates on the development of the Service Allocation Plan and Request for Proposals.

At the December meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee (OAC), DCYF's Director of Programs and Planning Aumijo Gomes presented an update on our Results-Based Accountability (RBA) work, including the preliminary headline indicators associated with the Results Statements created by the DCYF staff. RBA is a data-driven, decision-making process that starts with desired ends and works backward to determine means to those ends. The desired ends are the results we want for children, youth and families in San Francisco. The full OAC presentation can be accessed at this link

DCYF will present another update on our RBA work at the January meeting of the Service Provider Working Group on Monday, January 23 from 3:30pm to 5pm at 1390 Market, Suite 1125The meeting is open to any agency that serves children, youth, and families in San Francisco.

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