DCYF News, Events, Training and Professional Development, and Funding Opportunities
January 2018 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a Great Place to Grow Up!
Attendee registration is officially open for Youth Advocacy Day 2018

Youth Advocacy Day is a unique, historic, annual day of youth-led civic engagement. During Youth Advocacy Day, 200 San Francisco high school students will come together to exchange ideas with one another, advocate on behalf of their communities by speaking directly with City and school district officials, and learn about and register for programs and resources specifically for San Francisco youth.
Youth Advocacy Day 2018 will take place on Thursday, April 26 from 8:30am to 4pm. Nonprofit organizations and school groups are invited to register up to ten high-school aged youth to attend Youth Advocacy Day. Registration for Youth Advocacy Day is on a first come, first served basis, so please register your group as early as possible. 

In addition to attendee registration, two major Youth Advocacy Day opportunities are currently open:

  • Become a Youth Leader. Youth Advocacy Day is led entirely by Youth Leaders, and the SF Youth Empowerment Fund is currently recruiting the Youth Leader corps for 2018. Youth interested in becoming a Youth Leader must be between 14-19 years old, have strong facilitation skills, and be available for all Youth Leader training sessions, Youth Advocacy Day, and a Youth Leader Debrief (a total of 20 hours). Youth Leaders will receive a $125 stipend for their work. For more information about becoming a Youth Leader contact Wahid Ahmed at Wahid@yefsf.org

  • Register to Be an Adult Ally. Adult Allies are assigned to a group of 15 students and two trained Youth Leaders. Adult Allies will be the adult presence in each group, guaranteeing supervision and safety as well as support for Youth Leaders as needed. Adult Allies will follow their group throughout the day, and will experience youth leadership at its finest. Visit this link to register to be an Adult Ally.
SF Summer Resource Fair Coming Up on March 10
The 2018 San Francisco Summer Resource Fair will take place on Saturday, March 10 from 11am to 3pm at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park.

The Summer Resource Fair will feature 150 exhibitors from organizations that offer summer programs, classes, camps, and other services for children and youth  ages 3-18. The Summer Resource Fair is open to the public and is free to attend.  

We broke our attendance record at the 2017 Summer Resource Fair, and we intend to do it again this year! But we need your help: please spread the word about the Fair by sharing these links:

If your organization is interested in being an exhibitor at the Fair but has not yet registered, please do so ASAP . As of this afternoon only 15 exhibitor tables are available! Visit this link to access the exhibitor registration page

Have questions about the Summer Resource Fair? Contact Emily Davis: 415.554.8991 or Emily.Davis@dcyf.org
DCYF Grantees: Registration Open for Beginner and Intermediate CMS Training
CMS Beginner Training
February 7 from 10am to 12pm
This session will cover CMS basics and will familiarize program staff with data entry and basic troubleshooting. Specific topics include creating participant records, setting up activities, taking attendance and running simple reports. Register at this link .

CMS Intermediate Training
February 9 from 10am to 12pm
The CMS Intermediate Training will cover how to troubleshoot data issues that may arise in your monthly Workplan Progress Reports. To be eligible for this training, program staff must have a CMS user account at the Service Management Section – Regular or Power User level, and must have attended a CMS Beginner Training in the past and/or have basic familiarity with entering data and running reports in CMS. Register at this link .
DCYF Releases 2016-2017 Service Reports by Supervisorial District
Earlier this month we released a set of twelve Service Reports by Supervisorial District. The reports highlight the amount of funds allocated to each district’s programs, the types of services DCYF funds in each district, and demographic data about the children and youth served by our grantees. The reports also include "Program Spotlights" that feature the work of DCYF funded programs in each district.

A big thank you goes out to our Program Specialists, Data & Evaluation Team, and Community Engagement and Communications Team for the completion of the reports. Special shout out to Colin Kimzey , our San Francisco Fellow, for managing the design process for our Service Reports. His photography and artwork design Colin strengthened the story behind our data, and made our Service Reports look better than ever.
Next OAC Meeting: January 30
The Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee will host a retreat on Tuesday, January 30 from 4pm to 8pm in the Youth Arts Lounge at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, 2nd floor. The public is welcome to attend.
Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Accepting Applications For Financial and Technical Assistance
The Northern California Community Loan Fund is accepting applications from San Francisco nonprofits to provide financial & technical assistance to secure new, nonprofit-owned space & create solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases. Financial aid applications are due February 8, 2018 , and technical assistance applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
Training & Professional Development, Funding, and Employment Opportunities
Other News & Highlights
News from Our Grantees
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