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

October 2016 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
DCYF After School Supper Program Off to Great Start
As you can tell by the photo from Booker T. Washington Community Service Center's site at New Liberation Church, DCYF's After School Supper Program is up and running and doing well! Seventeen sites throughout San Francisco are serving free suppers to youth under age 18 every week day this school year. Click below for more info and for the locations of the supper sites. Please help us make this program a success by telling youth and families in your networks about it!
DCYF Announces TAYSF Transition
As of December 31, 2016 TAYSF (Transitional Age Youth San Francisco)  will no longer exist as a separate staffed entity, and many of its activities will be brought into DCYF to integrate with our larger efforts to serve youth and families in San FranciscoDCYF will continue to focus on our core areas of TAY services, primarily workforce development, violence prevention, and youth empowerment. We will also continue our  partnerships with other city departments to increase alignment and improve coordination of services for TAY. Click Read More for additional information about the TAYSF transition.  
Next Oversight & Advisory Committee Meeting: Monday, November 14
At the November meeting of the DCYF Oversight & Advisory Committee, First 5 San Francisco Executive Director Ingrid Mezquita will give an update on the work of her department, and Monica Flores and Prishni Murillo from DCYF will give a presentation on DCYF's plan to incorporate youth and TAY voice into our work. The meeting will take place on Monday, November 14 at 6pm in the DCYF office, 1390 Market Street, Suite 900. All OAC meetings are open to the public. 
New on the DCYF Website: Resources for Program Providers
We want every community-based organization that serves children, youth, and families in the City to have access to the best training, tools, and resources. Click Read More to check out the new Resources for Program Providers page on our website. We included links to everything from curriculum development to fundraising ideas to support for the families. Please let us know what we can do to make it as useful as possible!  
Exhibitor Registration for 2017 Summer Resource Fair Opens November 7
The annual Citywide 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 annually, and is an excellent (free!) outreach opportunity for agencies hosting summer programs, camps, and classes. Exhibitor registration for the 2017 Summer Resource Fair will open on Monday, November 7 at 3pm. The registration link will be posted at www.dcyf.org and on all of our social media feeds (keep scrolling for DCYF social media info!). Have questions about the Summer Resource Fair? Contact Emily Davis.
Youth Workforce Development Providers: Apply to Become a Certified Career Development Facilitator
In an effort to increase professionalism and retention in the Workforce Development field, DCYF is pleased to bring the Career Development Facilitator Certification training to our grantees. This Certification is recognized widely in the field of Workforce Development as a qualification for employment. Applications are due on October 31.
Youth Empowerment Fund Announces 8th Annual Youth Advocacy Day
On October 14 the SF Youth Empowerment Fund announced that the 8th Annual Youth Advocacy Day will take place on March 16, 2017At Youth Advocacy Day high school students come together to exchange ideas with one another and advocate on behalf of their communities by speaking directly to city officials about their experiences. Click Read More to learn about this unique event, including how to register youth to attend.
Children's Defense Fund Report Features San Francisco Initiatives to Alleviate Child Poverty
Child poverty has negative consequences that last a lifetime: poor children are less healthy, less likely to enter school ready to learn, and less likely to graduate from high school. The urgent challenge of child poverty leaves community members, policymakers and child advocates asking: what can be done at the local level to lift children out of poverty? Click Read More to view the Children's Defense Fund's Ending Child  Poverty Now report, which includes information about the influence of the Children and Youth Fund (which is administered by DCYF), and DCYF’s financial empowerment initiative with our youth workforce development programs.
Children's Creativity Museum Offering Free Admission to EBT Cardholders

The Children's Creativity Museum is the first museum in San Francisco to join Museums for All, an initiative of the Institute of Museum & Library Services that works to ensure that every child and family has access to a high-quality children's museum experience. Admission at the Children's Creativity Museum is free for up to four people showing an EBT card. This rate is available during all regular museum hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm during the school year and Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm during the summer months.

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