DCYF News, Events, Training and Professional Development, and Funding Opportunities
December 2017 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
The DCYF Family wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a happy, prosperous, and safe new year!
Hundreds of children and families from Wu Yee Children's Services and SFUSD elementary schools helped us create this banner at the City's Annual Toy & Book Festival! It will be on display in the lobby of the DCYF office through January 5.
Get Social With Us!
One of our New Year's resolutions is to boost our social media presence, and our Community Engagement & Communications squad want you to be part of it. Here's how:
 
Give Us A Like Or Follow
 
Twitter @SF_DCYF
Facebook @SFDCYF
Instagram @sf_dcyf
YouTube SF Department of Children, Youth, and their Families
 
Use Our Brand New Hashtag: #DCYFFamily
 
Calling our grantees, fellow City departments, consultants, stakeholders, youth, parents...please add #DCYFFamily to your posts so we can show some love and share your stories about making San Francisco a great place to grow up.
 
Keep the Comms Squad Busy
 
Have content that would be a good share on the DCYF channels? Have a burning question about DCYF's social media accounts? Just want to say hi to a member of DCYF's Community Engagement & Communications squad? Send Dori , Emily or Anthony an email!
DCYF Releases Q&As for Technical Assistance and Data and Evaluation RFQs
DCYF has released the Q&A for our two open Requests for Qualifications (RFQs). We will no longer accept questions about either RFQ.

Data Analytics, Evaluation, and Strategic Planning Services . Q&A released on December 13, applications due by December 22 at 5pm.

Technical Assistance & Capacity Building . Q&A released on December 18, applications due by January 12 at 5pm.
Exhibitor Registration for 2018 San Francisco Summer Resource Fair Filling Fast
The 2018 Citywide Summer Resource Fair will take place on  Saturday, March 10 from 11am to 2pm at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park  . The Summer Resource Fair will feature 150 exhibitors from organizations that offer summer programs, classes, camps, and other services for children and youth ages 0-24.   Agencies interested in hosting a table at the Fair are encouraged to register as soon as possible : as of today 93 of the 150 of the exhibitor tables have been reserved. There is no charge to be an exhibitor at the Fair.

Have questions about the Summer Resource Fair? Contact Emily Davis: 415.554.8991 or Emily.Davis@dcyf.org
Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Accepting Applications For Financial and Technical Assistance
The Northern California Community Loan Fund is accepting applications from San Francisco nonprofits to provide financial & technical assistance to secure new, nonprofit-owned space & create solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases. Financial aid applications are due Feb 8, 2018 , and technical assistance applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
DCYF Office Closures
The DCYF Office will be closed:

  • Monday, December 25

  • Monday, January 1

  • Monday, January 15
Register to Attend the City of San Francisco Preschool Fair
The San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education will host a free Preschool Fair on Thursday, January 11 at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. The Fair is an excellent opportunity for parents of children 3-4 years old to explore the diverse array of preschool and financial aid options offered by family child care homes and centers throughout San Francisco.
Applications Open for San Francisco Fellows Program
The San Francisco Fellows program is recruiting recent college graduates for their 2018-19 cohort. Fellows spend eleven months as full time employees of City departments and work on programs and projects that have a direct impact on City operations. Sometimes Fellows are lucky enough to be placed at DCYF! Applications are due January 15, 2018.
Next SPWG Meeting: Monday, January 22
The Service Provider Working Group (SWPG) of the Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee (OAC) will meet on Monday, January 22 from 3:30pm to 5pm at the Boys & Girls Club, 380 Fulton street. SPWG meetings are open to any agency that serves children, youth, and families in San Francisco.
Next OAC Meeting: January 30
The Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee will host a retreat on Tuesday, January 30 from 4pm to 8pm in the Youth Arts Lounge at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, 2nd floor. The public is welcome to attend.
Training & Professional Development, Funding, and Employment Opportunities
Other News & Highlights
News from Our Grantees
Have something you would like to add to the Other News & Highlights section? Send it to info@dcyf.org by noon on the third Wednesday of the month.
Photo Round-Up
Four of Our Favorite Images from the Last Month
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