DCYF News, Events, Training and Professional Development, and Funding Opportunities
May 2017 DCYF Newsletter
Making San Francisco a great place to grow up!
The DCYF staff is happy and excited to share our new video, "Overview of SF Department of Children, Youth, and their Families." This video highlights the importance of the Children & Youth Fund in supporting vital services and programs in San Francisco. Good Samaritan Family Resource Center Executive Director Mario Paz, 100% College Prep Executive Director Diane Gray, and United Playaz Executive Director Rudy Corpuz share how their agencies have worked with DCYF over the years, and how their partnerships with DCYF helps San Francisco's children, youth, and families live lives of opportunity and happiness.

DCYF would like to thank everyone who contributed to this video, with special kudos to the always marvelous production team at BAYCAT
Oversight & Advisory Committee Approves Services Allocation Plan 
On May 15 the Children and Youth Fund Oversight & Advisory Committee (OAC) voted to approve DCYF's Draft Services Allocation Plan (SAP). T he SAP establishes DCYF's strategic funding priorities and proposed funding allocations for services based on needs identified by  DCYF's Community Needs Assessment  (CNA), which was completed in August 2016. DCYF will submit the SAP to the Board of Supervisors for final approval. DCYF staff will use the SAP to craft our Request for Proposals (RFP).
DCYF Grantees: Opportunity Fund Applications Now Open
The DCYF Opportunity Fund addresses 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 below for more details about the DCYF Opportunity Fund, including lists of projects that have been funded in the past. Applications are due by Thursday, June 1.
DCYF Announces 2017 Summer Lunch & Snack Sites 

This summer the San Francisco Free Summer Lunch Program will celebrate its second decade of serving free, healthy lunches and snacks to San Francisco children and youth during the months that school is not in session.

From May 30 to August 18 over 100 sites throughout San Francisco will serve free lunches and snacks to anyone age 18 and under every weekday. No proof of need, registration, or identification is required in order to receive a lunch or snack. The only requirement: arrive at a designated site during the site’s serving time.

A complete list of program sites, addresses, and serving times can be accessed on the DCYF website, or by calling the San Francisco Services Call Center at 3-1-1 or the United Way Helplink line at 2-1-1. 
Summer Lunch & Snack Poster Contest Winner
Big congratulations to Janice Lee, a junior at Ruth Asawa SOTA, for winning the 1st Ever DCYF Summer Lunch & Snack Poster Contest with her beautiful design: "Healthy Eating, Healthy Me."

Janice told DCYF: "I believe healthy eating makes you feel good, so I tried to portray the phrase 'you are what you eat' as the concept of my piece."  

Janice's gorgeous poster will be displayed at summer lunch and snack sites throughout the City this summer.

Thank you to everyone who submitted posters!    
Applications Open for Data & Evaluation Analyst at DCYF
DCYF is hiring a Data and Evaluation Analyst to support our Data & Evaluation team. Applications are due by May 24.

DCYF Grantees: Youth Survey Deadline is June 9
Fiscal Year 2016-17 Youth Surveys are due Friday, June 9th! 

If you have questions about the Youth Survey or your agency needs to request a unique Survey Monkey link, please contact your DCYF Program Specialist or Xavier Morales at xavier.morales@dcyf.org
Next Service Provider Working Group Meeting: June 5
The next meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee's Service Provider Working Group (SPWG) will take place on Monday, June 5 from 3:30pm to 5pm. The location is TBD.

If you would like to be added to the SPWG contact list, please email SPWG Chair Jennifer Berger: jberger@kidsclub.org
Next OAC Meeting: June 12 

The next meeting of the Children & Youth Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee will take place on Monday, June 12, 5:30pm at 1390 Market, Suite 900. All meetings of the OAC 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 program. Final appointment of both seats will be made by the Board of Supervisors.
Join the Summer Stride Reading Campaign 
Summer Stride, the SF Public Library's  award winning  summer reading campaign, encourages readers of all ages and abilities to have fun reading and learning this summer. P ick up a tracking guide at any library branch  to record your reading, listening, and learning time, and work your way to a coveted finishing prize that will help you contain all your new interests! Time spent at the Library counts towards your goal, so be sure to check out the Stride Guide, which lists all our free summer events, activities, and programs.
DCYF Launches YouTube Channel
The DCYF Communications Team is very pleased to announce the new DCYF YouTube Channel! The channel features videos about DCYF's work and a playlist of videos created by and about our grantees.

DCYF grantees: have a stellar video about your agency that you'd like to add to the DCYF playlist? Send it to Anthony Tek!  
DCYF Office Closed on May 29
The DCYF office will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
   DCYF Planning Update
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 Anthony Tek: Anthony.Tek@dcyf.org, 415.554.8990.

Training & Professional Development, Funding, and Employment Opportunities
Other News & Highlights
News from Our City & School District Partners
Photo Round-Up
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