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DCYF's Free Summer Meals Program

DCYF's Free Summer Meals Program

From June 1 to August 14, youth under age 18 can receive a free lunch and free snack at 65 sites throughout the City! Find one near you! 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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DCYF's monthly e-newsletter features the latest and greatest about DCYF and our grantees, a list of open grant opportunities, upcoming training sessions, and more!

Youth on Fire Cohort Accepting Applications

The Youth on Fire Cohort seeks to train 15 staff from community-based organizations working directly with teens to institute stronger and more effective youth empowerment practices and design programs that hold substantive youth voice. Applications due by July 31.

Register Now for the ELC School Year Kickoff Conference

The ELC School Year Kickoff Conference (formerly the August Institute) will take place on August 6 and 7th at City College.

Community News

First Exposures Accepting Applications for Mentors and Mentees for Photography Program

Photographers interested in working with youth, and young people interested in photography: apply now for the First Exposures Fall/Spring Arts Program!

Applications Open for SF Community Challenge Grants

The San Francisco Community Challenge Grant Program provides funding to community groups, businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations to make physical improvements to their neighborhoods. Applications accepted through August 5.

City Releases 2015 Summer Violence Prevention Plan

This year’s summer strategy is a newly designed approach that embraces collaboration amongst the city’s law enforcement partners and an emphasis on employment. This enhanced focus on employment opportunities is reflective of Mayor Lee’s commitment to securing pathways to prosperity for young San Franciscans.

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