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

January 2017 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
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 posed at the conference will be posted soon
DCYF Announces Opportunity Fund Grant Recepients
DCYF is pleased to announce our first ever Opportunity Fund awardees! The Opportunity Fund was created to address unexpected, unbudgeted grantee needs that arise during the course of a normal funding cycle. In this cycle DCYF will grant out a total of $98,714 to 11 grantees. The next Opportunity Fund application period will open in mid-February.
Summer Program Providers: Register for 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 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.
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.
Office of Early Care & Education to Release NOFAs for Center-Based and Family Child Care
The SF Office of Early Care & Education will release NOFAs on January 27, for Center-Based Child Care and for Family Child Care. Be sure to register to attend one of the NOFA Applicant Information Sessions, which will take place between January 30 and February 3.
Register to Attend Black Family Day: Community Pathways to Power 
The fifth annual Black Family Day will take place on Saturday, January 21 from 9:30am to 2:30pm at Willie Brown Middle School. The event will feature workshops, a resource fair, youth performances, and great food and giveaways! Registration is required - click the link below for more info. Be sure to stop by the DCYF table at the resource fair!
Next Service Provider Working Group Meeting: January 23
The next meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee's Service Provider Working Group (SPWG) will take place on Monday, January 23 from 3:30pm to 5pm at 1390 Market, Suite 1125The SPWG is open to any organization in San Francisco that serves children, youth, and families. 
RSVP for San Francisco Youth Commission's Post-Election Forum
On January 24 the SF Youth Commission will host "What Now?" A Youth Led Post Election Forum from 5pm to 7:30pm at The Mix in the Main Library. The event will feature a resource fair, an open mic, and free food for youth. Admission is free, but registration is required.  
Next Oversight & Advisory Committee Meeting: Monday, February 13
The next meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee will take place on Monday, February 13 at 5:30pm at 1390 Market, Suite 900. All OAC meetings are open to the public. 
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 programFinal 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.  
   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. 

DCYF will present an update on our Results-Based Accountability work for the Services Allocation Plan at the January meeting of the Service Provider Working Group on Monday, January 23 from 3:30pm to 5pm at 1390 Market, Suite 1125The meeting is open to any agency that serves children, youth, and families in San Francisco.

In mid-February DCYF will host a Results-Based Accountability training for community-based organizations that serve children, youth, and families. Stay tuned for more details. 

Training & Professional Development, Funding, and Employment Opportunities
Other News & Highlights
Photo Round-Up
Four of Our Favorite Images from the Last Month
SF Department of Children, Youth & Their Families | 415.554.8990 | info@dcyf.org | www.dcyf.org