DCYF News, Events, Training and Professional Development, and Funding Opportunities
April 2017 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
DCYF Grantees: Register for the 2017 Summer Learning Conference

The 2017 Summer Learning Conference will take place on Friday, April 28 from 9am to 3pm at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. The Conference will feature 15 workshops, opportunities to network with other providers, inspiring speakers, craft stations, and lots of fun! The Conference is free to attend.  
DCYF Accepting Proposals for 2017 Summer Learning Day Collaborative Grants

Summer Learning Day is a national day of advocacy created to highlight the importance of keeping kids learning, safe, and healthy in the summer. In order to support Summer Learning Day, DCYF is offering grants of up to $3,000 for neighborhood collaborations to host events that promote San Francisco’s Summer 2017 theme of  “Read, Explore, Connect and Play.” Proposals are due by April 21 at 5pm. 
DCYF Grantees: Deadlines for 2016-2017 Youth and CBO Surveys  

FY2016-17 Youth Surveys are due Friday, June 9th. For any questions regarding the Youth Survey or to request a unique Survey Monkey link, please contact your DCYF Program Specialist or Xavier Morales at xavier.morales@dcyf.org.

The FY2016-17 CBO Satisfaction Survey is now open and is due Friday, April 28th. We ask that a program coordinator or above complete the survey on behalf of their program. To access the survey, please click here: 2016-17 CBO Survey. For any questions regarding the CBO Survey, please contact Xavier Morales at xavier.morales@dcyf.org.

DCYF Accepting Applications for Youth Advisory Board

DCYF is recruiting eight San Francisco youth ages 15-21 for our Youth Advisory Board (YAB). YAB members receive training on elements of quality youth programming and provide valuable youth-centered feedback and recommendations to DCYF. YAB members must be able to commit at least ten hours of board-related activities per month, and will receive a stipend based on their participation. Applications are due by April 21.
DCYF Accepting Submissions from Youth for Nutrition Poster Contest

DCYF is hosting our first ever Nutrition Poster Contest for youth! Our data shows that the majority of youth who participate in the Summer Food Program are K-5 students, and we want to be sure older youth know about and take part in the program. Youth ages 12-18 are invited to submit posters that promote the meals program and healthy eating to middle and high school youth. Winning designs will be displayed at over 100 locations in San Francisco, and the winners will receive a $tipend! Hurry: submissions are due by April 21.
Next Service Provider Working Group Meeting: May 1
The next meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee's Service Provider Working Group (SPWG) will take place on Monday, May 1 from 3:30pm to 5pm. The location of the meeting is TBD. SPWG meetings are open to any agency that serves children, youth, and families in San Francisco. If you would like to be added to the SPWG contact list, please email SPWG Chair Jennifer Berger: jberger@kidsclub.org  
Next OAC Meeting: May 15 

The next meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee (OAC) will take place on Monday, May 15 at 5:30pm in the DCYF office, 1390 Market, Suite 900. All OAC meetings are open to the public.
City College of SF to Host Open House on April 21
Earlier this year San Francisco made history by becoming the first city in the United States to offer free college tuition to residents On April 21 between 9am and 12pm drop by any City College of San Francisco campus to learn more and apply for admission! Questions? Email outreach@ccsf.edu
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.
Board of Education Selects New SFUSD Superintendent
At the April 4 meeting of the San Francisco Board of Education, Dr. Vincent Matthews was officially approved as the new SFUSD Superintendent! DCYF would like to extend our congratulations and welcome to Dr. Matthews. We're looking forward to our continued partnership with SFUSD to make San Francisco a great place to grow up!
Visit the DCYF Table at Park Prescription Day 
Come to Crissy Field on Sunday, April 23 for Park Prescription Day! There will be fun activities for all ages and abilities, including zumba, tai chi, obstacle courses, yoga, ranger-led walks, face painting, healthcare screenings, and so much more. You can also learn about ways to use public transit to access your local parks, healthy eating, exercise tips, and youth programs in parks. And it's free! 
'Tis the Season to Find a Summer Job!
DCYF and our City, school district, and nonprofit partners are dedicated to ensuring that youth ages 14-24 in San Francisco have meaningful work experiences in the summer, and many of the organizations that provide these workforce development opportunities are accepting applications now! We compiled a list of opportunities and posted them on our website. Did we miss something? Send it to Emily.Davis@dcyf.org
Registration Open for Strategic Restructuring Learning Sessions
San Francisco's Office of Economic and Workforce Development invites San Francisco-based nonprofit executives and board members to a half-day discussion about the principles and practices of strategic restructuring, including nonprofit mergers, joint ventures, and partnerships. 

Click here to register for the May 16 session. 
   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 April 11 DCYF issued the following documents to our Oversight & Advisory Committee (OAC):

DCYF's Response to Feedback Received Regarding the Draft Services Allocation Plan (SAP). DCYF accepted feedback about the SAP via an online feedback form and at our March Oversight & Advisory Committee (OAC) meeting, which took place on March 13.

Revised Version of the Draft SAP. The revised version includes two new appendices:

  • Appendix C. DCYF received several comments that were related to how DCYF’s current funding aligns with the 2018-23 Service Areas outlined in the draft SAP. Appendix C was added to the SAP to provide more detail about how the investments in DCYF’s current funding strategies map to the 2018-23 Service Areas.
  • Appendix D. Appendix D was added to the SAP in order to provide more detail about interdepartmental investments. 

At the April meeting of the OAC, members were invited to give their feedback on the revised draft of the SAP. DCYF staff is processing the OAC's feedback, and at the next meeting of the OAC members will vote on the final draft of the SAP. The meeting will take place on Monday, May 15 at 5:30pm in the DCYF office, 1390 Market, Suite 900. All OAC meetings are open to the public. 

After the OAC approves the final draft of the SAP, it will be submitted to the Board of Supervisors for approval. DCYF will use the final SAP as our guide as we craft our next major Request for Proposals (RFP), which is scheduled for release in July 2017. 

If you have questions about DCYF's Planning Process, please contact Emily Davis: Emily.Davis@dcyf.org, 415.554.8991.
DCYF will host a series of Results Based Accountability (RBA) workshops at the end of May. 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.

Introduction to RBA . Tuesday, May 30, 9:30am to 11:30am. Participants will learn 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. Click Here to Register

Performance Accountability. Performance Accountability involves using data to determine how much service our programs are providing, how well those services are being provided, and whether our clients are better off as a result. The RBA framework helps us understand how to measure the results we are achieving and gives us a disciplined way to use this data to drive the quality improvement of our programs. Three sessions of this workshop will be offered, and every session will be the same (no need to attend more than one):

If you have any questions about the RBA workshops please contact Emily Davis: Emily.Davis@dcyf.org, 415.554.8991.

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