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Find Out How DCYF Serves San Francisco

Find Out How DCYF Serves San Francisco

With programs in every neighborhood of the city, DCYF serves over 55,000 children, youth and their families each year. Find out more. Learn more

Our mission is to ensure that families with children are a prominent and valued segment of San Francisco’s social fabric by supporting programs and activities in every San Francisco neighborhood.
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Request for Proposals Now Open: District 2 Youth Arts Programming

DCYF has issued a Request for Proposals to identify a nonprofit organization to provide youth-oriented arts programming in San Francisco’s District 2, with special emphasis on the Presidio. Applications are due by October 9.

Save the Date: Inaugural Oversight & Advisory Committee Meeting Will Take Place on October 15!

The first ever meeting of the Children and Youth Fund Oversight and Advisory Committee will take place on Thursday, October 15 at 6pm!

Youth Empowerment Fund Accepting Applications for Spring Grant Cycle

The Youth Empowerment Fund is accepting applications for their spring grant cycle! Up to $5,000 per project is available to fund 6-month, youth-led projects that will span from January 2016 to June 2016, mirroring the academic school year’s spring semester.

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Get inspiration, experience and practical tools to integrate arts into your site’s youth programming at this free conference on October 21 in SF. Learn about effective models for collaborating with youth arts organizations. Share successes with youth workers, site coordinators, teaching artists and youth advocates, and share ideas about how to respond to challenges.

Registration Open for National Summit on the Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support

Unique opportunity to gather with colleagues from across the country to focus on quality practice with families through the implementation of the nationally-adopted Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support. Conference takes place in San Francisco October 19-20.

Save the Date for the SFUSD Enrollment Fair

Come to the SFUSD Enrollment Fair on Saturday, October 24 at the City College! Meet representatives from all SFUSD public schools and attend workshops on the enrollment process, Transitional Kindergarten, Special Education, Language pathways, middle school feeders, afterschool programs and the Lowell application process.

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