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

November 2016 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
Exhibitor Registration Now Open for the 2017 Summer Resource Fair
Exhibitor registration is now open for the 2017 San Francisco Summer Resource Fair, which 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.
DCYF Grantees Only: Applications Now Open for Opportunity Fund Grants
DCYF is pleased to announce the launch of our new Opportunity Fund. The Opportunity Fund will address unexpected, unbudgeted CBO needs that arise during the course of a normal funding cycle. The Opportunity Fund is only available to current DCYF grantees.

Click Read More below for more details about the Opportunity Fund, and to access the application. Applications are due by December 1 at 5pm.
Next Service Provider Working Group Meeting: November 21
The next meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee's Service Provider Working Group (SPWG) will take place on Monday, November 21 from 3:30pm to 5pm in the Community Room at the Boys & Girls Club Columbia Park Clubhouse (450 Guerrero). The SPWG is open to any organization in San Francisco that serves children, youth, and families. Click "Learn More" below for more info about the SPWG.
Black to the Future Collaborative to Release First Publication
Earlier this year DCYF announced a grant of $3.1 million for a City-supported, community-driven collaborative tasked with increasing access to services for African American families in the areas of family support and advocacy, education, health and wellness, workforce development, and violence prevention. Led by longtime DCYF grantee Young Community Developers, the Black to the Future Collaborative, which now includes over a dozen community-based member organizations, has assessed recommendations for improving the lives of African American people in San Francisco, and will provide a platform to develop strategies for implementation. On Tuesday, November 22, the Black to the Future Collaborative will launch their inaugural publication at 1300 on Fillmore from 6pm to 8pm. Please join us! In the mean time, click Read More below to read the newly released Black to the Future brochure.  
Next Oversight & Advisory Committee Meeting: Monday, December 12
The next meeting of the Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee will take place on Monday, December 12 at 6pm in the DCYF office, 1390 Market Street, Suite 900. All OAC meetings are open to the public. 
DCYF and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities to Host Focus Group 
Join DCYF and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities for a group discussion about how DCYF can better support children, youth, and families with special needs. Participants will receive free dinner, childcare, and a $25 gift card. 

When: Tuesday, November 29th, 5-7pm
Where: Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, 1663 Mission Street 

Space is limited and registration is required! To register by phone call (415) 920-5040, or email info@supportforfamilies.org
Four DCYF Grantees Celebrating Monumental Anniversaries in November
DCYF would like to wish a very happy anniversary to all of our grantees celebrating service anniversaries this month: 

Congratulations to all of you, and we look forward to many more years of partnership and service for children, youth, and families in San Francisco! 

DCYF and SFKids Release 2016 Holiday Guides
DCYF has released our 2016 DCYF Holiday Guide and the SFkids San Francisco Holiday Guide 2016. A huge shout out to DCYF Administrative Assistant Anthony Tek for creating the guides! Please share these with your networks!
Young Adult Court Hosts First Ever Graduation Ceremony
On November 15 San Francisco Collaborative Courts hosted the first ever Youth Adult Court graduation ceremony. Of the six youth in the first graduating class, f our had their charges fully dismissed and their records sealed, and the other two youth - who could have gone to state prison - will have their charges changed to misdemeanors that have the potential to be expunged. Youth Adult Court is an innovative partnership that brings together the Superior Court, District Attorney, Public Defender, Department of Public Health, Adult Probation Department, the SF Police Department and the Felton Institute to serve youth ages 18-25 who have committed misdemeanor or felony crimes. DCYF funds the Felton Institute to provide trauma-informed intensive case management and therapeutic assessments, with special emphasis on job readiness, housing, educational support, and parenting. Click Read More below for more information about Youth Adult Court. Congratulations to the new graduates! 
Bay Area Video Coalition Wins National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award
In 2016 twelve community-based organizations from across the country  were chosen to receive the  National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest honor in the United States for programs that  effectively develop young people’s  learning and life skills by engaging them in the arts or humanities. Our grantee Bay Area Video Coalition's Next Gen program received this prestigious award, and attended a ceremony hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama  at the White  House on November 15! That's BAVC student Nicole Rivera in the photo getting a big hug from First Lady Michelle Obama at the award ceremony. Huge congratulations to BAVC!
Youth from Young Women's Freedom Center Speak at White House Forum on Women and Girls
More DCYF grantee White House news: the Young Women's Freedom Center  (YWFC) was invited by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the National Crittenton Foundation to speak on the topic "Young Women Leading the Way:  Breaking Barriers for Girls and by Girls" on November 15. YWFC participant and Life Learning Academy graduate Leina Lefiti represented YWFC on the panel. Thank you and cheers to Leina for representing San Francisco so well!
MyPath Participants Discuss Youth Banking at US Department of the Treasury
On November 2 and 3 youth from DCYF grantee MyPath met with Jack Lew, Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury, and representatives from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to discuss the importance of youth banking. MyPath helps cities and nonprofits “bake” banking, saving and credit-building tools and information directly into their existing youth employment programs to build local economic pathways. MyPath's model starts at the beginning of a young person's financial lives and sets the foundation for upward economic mobility, ultimately transforming their income into financial and personal growth. 
DCYF Office Closed on November 24 and 25
The DCYF office will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. We hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!
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