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15th Annual Lights On Afterschool is on October 23!

15th Annual Lights On Afterschool is on October 23!

Nationwide celebration of afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, youth, families, and communities. All DCYF funded K-8 Afterschool Programs will host events! 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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CBOs: Enter the Lights on Afterschool Photo Contest!! Get your staff, families, youth and creativity together to put your program's work on display. Entries are due by October 15!

Children & Families First Initiative

In July 2014 Mayor Lee and the Board of Supervisors sent the Children & Families Charter Amendment to the November ballot. Read the Amendment, the Legislative Digest, the Ballot Simplification Digest, and the press release about the amendment that was issued by the Mayor's Office.

Children's Council Releases Annual After School Guide

Children's Council's annual guide lists after school programs and other resources in every San Francisco neighborhood. Great place to look if you are trying to find a program for yourself or your kids!

Community News

Register Now for the SFUSD Family Empowerment Conference!

Ready to make a difference? Set to learn, share and build together? Then go to the Family Empowerment Conference on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Denman Middle School!

Community Works West Seeking Actors/Writers for Youth Theater Troupe

Are you a high school student in San Francisco?Are you interested in writing and performing? Have either of your parents ever been in prison or jail? Do you want to get PAID while making an impact in your community? Are you available Wednesday afternoons (1:30-4:30pm) between October 22 and May 13? If you answered 'yes' to all of these, you should apply now for the Community Works West's (paid!) Youth Theater Troupe!

CHALK Accepting Proposals for Youth Funding Youth Ideas Grant Program

Communities in Harmony Advocating for Learning and Kids (CHALK) is now accepting applications for Youth Funding Youth Ideas awards of up to $10,000 for youth-led projects in San Francisco! Applications are due on Wednesday, October 1.

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