DCYF News, Events, Training and Professional Development, and Funding Opportunities
July 2017 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
The 2017 Summer Lunch & Snack Program is going strong! Anyone age 18 and under can get a free lunch and a free snack every weekday at over 100 locations throughout San Francisco through August 18. Please watch and share the Summer Meals video that the team at BAYCAT created! 
DCYF Launches Request for Proposals Landing Page
Mark your calendar: the 2018-2023 DCYF Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued on Monday, July 31, 2017. In the mean time, please visit the Request for Proposals 2018-2023 Page on the DCYF website. The page will be updated regularly, and currently includes links to Community Needs Assessment and Services Allocation Plan, slides from the Results Based Accountability workshops hosted by DCYF earlier this year, and more. 
DCYF Introduces Equity Portal

On July 18 DCYF debuted the Equity Portal on the DCYF website. An equity-based framework is both fundamental to our strategic planning and mandated in the San Francisco City Charter: the City Charter states that DCYF is responsible for “ensuring that children and youth with the highest needs receive maximum benefit from the Children & Youth Fund," and that the Children & Youth Fund must be distributed "equitably among services for all age groups – from infancy to transitional age youth.” Visit the Equity Portal to find out more about DCYF's equity work. 

Register for the Summer Equity Summit 
In more equity news, join the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, San Francisco State University, DCYF, and community partners for the Summer Equity Summit, “Resolution, Revolution, & R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” on July 27. Participate in workshops, learn strategies of engagement, and hear community perspectives on the pressing equity issues of our time. Work with renowned author D. Watkins, listen to Black Lives Matter Co-founder Alicia Garza, and recharge with compelling performances, workshops, and youth presentations. 
DCYF Recruiting Youth Advisory Board Members
San Francisco youth ages 15-21 are invited to apply for the DCYF Youth Advisory Board! Youth Advisors provide feedback and recommendations to DCYF on activities, initiatives and projects based on the department’s planning and funding cycle, and gain valuable leadership, public speaking, and advocacy skills. Applications are due by July 31.
Visit and Share the DCYF Help is Here Page
The Help is Here page of the DCYF website features three primary sections: information about resources & services for children, youth, and families, a section dedicated to resources that support homeless individuals and families, and a section specifically for immigrant families and DREAMers. If you have information you would like to add to any of these sections, please send it to Anthony Tek.  
DCYF K-8 Summer Grantees: Youth Surveys Due August 18

K-8 Summer programs now have the option of administering an online version of the K-8 Summer Youth Survey. If your program would rather administer the online version rather than the paper version, please email Xavier Morales for your program’s unique SurveyMonkey link. The benefit of using the online version is that responses are submitted automatically to DCYF, so you do not need to mail or drop surveys off in person. Youth Surveys are due Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5pm. 

High School Wellness By the Numbers
The San Francisco Wellness Initiative, which is supported by the Children & Youth Fund and SFUSD's Public Education Enrichment Fund, supports Wellness Centers at 19 SF Unified high schools. Check out their stats from the 2015-16 school year in this report.
OAC Elects New Officers
On July 10 the Children & Youth Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee (OAC) elected new officers. Congratulations to OAC Chair Eddy Zheng and Vice Chair Linda Martley-Jordan! Visit the Members page of the OAC website to learn more about the new OAC officers.

The next OAC meeting will take place on Monday, September 11  at 5:30pm in the DCYF office, 1390 Market, Suite 900. All OAC meetings are open to the public. 
Be the Change Recruiting Facilitators for School Year Kickoff Conference
Our partners at Be The Change Consulting are recruiting facilitators for the annual School Year Kickoff Conference! The conference attracts a diverse group of afterschool providers, covers a variety of topics, and will take place in late September or early to mid-October. Send a proposal to Be the Change by July 31.
San Francisco Residents: Register for Free City College
San Francisco is the first city in the U.S. to offer free college tuition! Beginning this fall, San Francisco residents can attend any of City College’s ten locations tuition-free. Registration for the Fall 2017 semester ends on August 18, and classes begin on August 19.  
   DCYF Planning Update

Please check this Planning Update section every month to stay current on DCYF’s planning activities. 


The 2018-2023 DCYF Request for Proposals (RFP) will be issued on Monday, July 31, 2017.


A Pre-Proposal Conference will take place on Monday, August 7, and proposals will be due on Monday, September 25.


When the RFP is officially released, DCYF will post it on our website, issue it in a special edition of our newsletter, send an email to current grantees, and post it on our Facebook page and Twitter feed


In the meantime, please be sure to visit our new Request for Proposals Landing Page to access the Community Needs Assessment, the Services Allocation Plan, and the slides from the Results Based Accountability workshops hosted by DCYF earlier this year.

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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