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

February 2017 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
DCYF is proud and excited to debut "Impact Through Experience," a video that chronicles the lives of three young people who are current or former participants in DCYF-funded programs. 

We would like to extend an enormous thank you to Christy Ou and Community Youth Center, De'Anthony Jones and Collective Impact, Monica Flores, Isiah Carmona, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, and Liz Salinas, Senait Hailemariam, and their fabulous production team at BAYCAT!
Get Ready for Summer at 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 150 exhibitors every year, and is a wonderful opportunity to discover summer programs, classes, camps, and activities for children, youth, and families. Summer program providers: exhibitor registration for the Fair will close on February 24. 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.
DCYF to Present First Draft of Services Allocation Plan on March 13
At the March meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee, DCYF will present the first draft of our Services Allocation Plan (SAP). The SAP will guide DCYF’s strategies over the next five years and will be used to craft our major Request for Proposals. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
DCYF Grantees: Opportunity Fund Applications Due by March 1
The DCYF Opportunity Fund addresses unexpected, unbudgeted needs that arise during the course of a normal funding cycle. The Opportunity Fund is only open to DCYF grantees, and funds may only be used for one-time projects. Visit the link below for more information, including a description of projects that have received grants via the Opportunity Fund in the past. 
Neighborhood Arts Collaborative Grant Applications Due February 24
DCYF has joined with other key City departments to support the Neighborhood Arts Collaborative Grants. Projects should focus on developing existing collaborative efforts with the aim of promoting and improving neighborhoods through arts-based activities and programs. While projects in any City neighborhood are eligible, there are a few priority areas: parklets and plazas, Civic Center Plaza, UN Plaza, Fulton Street between the Asian Art Museum and the Main Branch of the Library, the City’s designated historical cultural districts, neighborhoods underserved by the arts, and programs serving children and youth. 
Family Resource Center NOFA Applications Due February 24
Last month DCYF, First 5 San Francisco, and the SF Human Services Agency released a Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) to support neighborhood-based and population-focused Family Resource Centers (FRCs) in San Francisco. A Bidders Conference for the NOFA was held on January 18, and answers to questions posted at the link below. 
SF Office of Early Care & Education Releases Two NOFAs 
The San Francisco Office of Early Care & Education (OECE) has released two Notices of Funding Available (NOFAs): Early Learning Scholarship - Family Child Care, and Early Learning Scholarship - Licensed Centers. Applications are due by March 3.
Registration Open for Mayor's Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair
Youth ages 16-24 are invited to register for the annual Mayor's Youth Jobs+ Resource Fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to work on their resumes, get job search advice, and learn how to ace a job interview. Best of all: there will be employers interviewing and hiring on the spot! The Fair will take place on Saturday, March 18 from 10am to 3pm at the Hilton Union Square. 
Register for Eat with the Seasons Healthy Movement & Food Resources Workshop
Youth-serving organizations interested in learning simple and effective ways to incorporate healthy eating, healthy beverages, and staff wellness activities in their work are invited to attend the Eat with the Seasons training on February 28. The training is free, but registration is required and must be completed by February 24. 
List Your Summer Program in the Our Children, Our Families Activity Guide
The Our Children Our Families Council (OCOF) is inviting San Francisco summer program providers to list their information for free in the OCOF Activity Guide. OCOF will publicize the Activity Guide throughout the City via schools, libraries, summer resource fairs and other channels.
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities Information Conference: March 11 
The annual Support for Families of Children with Disabilities Information & Resource Conference will take place on Saturday, March 11 at John O'Connell High School. The Resource Conference is a unique opportunity for families of children with disabilities, concerns, or special health care needs and the professionals who work with them to gather and exchange their knowledge and experiences. The event features workshops, a resource fair, and opportunities to connect with service providers and families.
Summer Program Providers: Take the San Francisco Summer Learning Survey
DCYF has partnered with the National Summer Learning Association to create a survey that will gather summer program data in order to analyze and understand San Francisco’s current and future summer programming needs. Survey participants will receive the results of the survey as well as updates on future funding opportunities, invitations to free professional development and technical assistance workshops, and notification of future funding opportunities.
Applications Open for Seats 8 and 9 on Oversight & Advisory Committee
The OAC is seeking applications from San Francisco residents to fill Seats 8 and 9 on the Committee. Seat 8 must be held by a parent of a child or children who are enrolled in kindergarten through 8th grade, and Seat 9 must be held by a parent of a child under the age of five years and enrolled in a publicly-subsidized or City-funded program. Final appointment of both seats will be made by the Board of Supervisors.
Get Involved: Youth Advocacy Day 2017
Youth Advocacy Day is an annual youth-led civic engagement event in which high school students from across the city come together to exchange ideas with one another and advocate on behalf of their communities by speaking directly to city officials about their concerns. YAD 2017 will take place from 9am to 4:30pm on Thursday, March 16. There are many ways to get involved: youth-serving organizations are encouraged to register groups of high school students to participate in the event, applications are open for youth leadership and adult volunteer opportunities, and organizations that serve youth are invited to register for the YAD Resource Fair.  
First 5 San Francisco to Release RFQ on March 1

First 5 San Francisco will release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify a pool of pre-qualified training entities that demonstrate qualifications to provide training, technical support and assistance on QRIS aligned Rating Matrix tools and Continuous Quality Improvement Pathway resources. First 5 San Francisco may use the pre-qualified list, at its sole and absolute discretion, for selection of firms and negotiation of contracts starting July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2021.

On March 1 at 2pm the RFQ may be viewed on the First 5 SF website, or picked up in person 9 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday, at 1390 Market St, Suite 318.  A non-mandatory bidder's conference will take place on March 8 at 9:30 a.m. at 1390 Market St., Suite 318.  Proposals are due no later than 4 p.m. on April 7. For more information contact Lisa Lee at Lisa@first5sf.org.

   DCYF Planning Update

Please 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. 

On February 13 and 14 DCYF hosted Results Based Accountability workshops for DCYF grantees and other agencies that serve children, youth, and families in San Francisco. Results Based Accountability (also known as RBA) is a disciplined and data-driven way of thinking and taking action that communities can use to improve the lives of children, youth, families, adults, and the community as a whole. Participants at the workshops learned how to apply the RBA framework and RBA terminology to their work, which will support agencies as they think about how their programs, either current or aspirational, could contribute to the results that DCYF seeks to achieve. DCYF will host another series of RBA workshops in April.

DCYF staff applied the RBA framework to develop the draft Services Allocation Plan (SAP). The SAP will guide DCYF’s funding over the next five years. DCYF will present the draft of the SAP at the March Oversight & Advisory Council (OAC) meeting on Monday, March 13. The meeting will take place at 5:30pm in the third floor auditorium at 101 Grove. The meeting is open to the public. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Emily Davis

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