Released February 2015
Strategy Overview: K-8 Out of School Time
In 2013-14, DCYF funded 218 out of school time (OST) programs throughout San Francisco for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. DCYF invests in these programs to reach its priority goals: 1) Children and youth are ready to learn; 2) Children and youth are succeeding in school. The 2013-14 OST Progress Report focuses on OST program performance, quality and outcomes for 2013-14. Data sources include Youth Surveys, data from the Contract Management System (CMS), ExCEL Management System (EMS) and the Program Factors Survey, which describes a variety of program practices.
Released November 2014
Issue Brief: Teen Programs
Youth ages 13 to 18 are going through the final, critical stages of adolescence and the transition into adulthood. Building on a foundation for success developed during early childhood, elementary and middle school years, DCYF invests approximately $30 million every year to help our city’s young adults navigate the teen years to reach educational, career, and personal life goals.
Released June 2014
Issue Brief: Violence Prevention & Intervention Programming
Each year, close to 5,000 youth and young adults ages 10–25 are served by DCYF-funded violence intervention programming, including more than half of all youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system. Our investments support a range of interventions with a special focus on reducing street violence.
Issue Brief: Summer Programming
Research repeatedly demonstrates the high cost of “summer learning loss”—a decline in academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer vacation. Too often, summer learning loss compounds year after year and students fall seriously behind in school. The great need for summer learning opportunities is offset through investments made by the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families (DCYF), which in summer 2012 funded programs that served over 14,000 young people and their families. Across all our summer investments, throughout the city, we’ve worked to support programming that is family-friendly, fosters learning, and has meaningful connections to school-year success.
Issue Brief: Evaluation & Capacity Building
Evaluation and technical assistance are strategies we use to track the results of our investments and to shape those investments so they achieve the best possible outcomes. At its most basic, this is our way to ensure that quality services are getting to the children, youth, and families who need them and that those services are making a meaningful difference.
Released May 2014
Issue Brief: Before & Afterschool Programming
This brief explores DCYF's investments in before and afterschool programming, which intends to keep children safe and learning outside the school day.
Released January 2014
DCYF Overview Brief
This brief includes information about the sources of DCYF's budget and how it is allocated, as well as demographic and geographic information about the young people who access programming from DCYF's grantees.