DCYF offers free coaching to all our funded grantees who serve youth K-12th grade and transitional-age youth. The goal of coaching is to improve program quality by providing on-site and targeted technical assistance to youth-serving programs mapped to youth development principles. Coaching is designed to help improve program quality and is not intended to be personal coaching, nor coaching for agency-level concerns.
How to Request a Coach
Complete the DCYF Coaching Application.
DCYF will review and approve all requests.
Once approved, DCYF will match you with one of our Technical Assistance (TA) providers who will follow up with you to assign you a coach.
How Coaching Works
If approved, you will be contacted by one of our coaching and TA providers.
The provider will contact you to assess your needs to determine which coach will best support your needs.
Once paired, your coach will meet with you to develop a workplan and set a target number of hours and coaching sessions. Coaching activities can consist of:
On-site workshop delivery for staff
One-on-one coaching for program coordinators
Meeting facilitation to address program quality issues
Coordinating and providing other resource referrals
Coaches will document the progress of coaching and update DCYF staff regularly. Information shared in confidence between coaches and programs will not be shared with DCYF.
At the conclusion of the coaching, coaches will report to DCYF the improvements made and recommendations for any additional supports.
DCYF Coaches and the Areas of Expertise
Be the Change Consulting
Provides training and coaching in the following areas: Build Cohesive Teams, Supervision Practices, Mediate and Resolve Staff Conflicts, Support Behavior Management, Program Design to align with Youth Development Practices, Math & Literacy: Common Core etc.
Edutainment for Equity
At E4E, we believe professional development is personal development. Our trainings elevate the skills and expertise of individual professionals and increase the efficacy of institutions by providing experiences that are unique, engaging and inspiring in a safe and brave environment. We engage participants in a variety of research validated activities that engage all styles of learning to tap into the socio-emotional, the root of personal practices that impact interpersonal interactions and institutional design. Our goal is to transform allies into agents of change and empower historically oppressed groups to work together to make their institutions more equitable and to provide the best possible services and products to their clients, participants and customers. E4E's areas of expertise: Organiational Development, Equity Diversity and Inclusion and Teaching & Instruction.
Dr. Carol Hill, San Francisco Beacon Initiative
Provides support in the following areas: Leadership development, staff development, succession planning, strategic planning, facilitation, supervision/coaching, project management, time management (particularly managing multiple priorities).
Provides training and coaching on Youth Workforce Development: Youth Workforce Development Foundation 101: Helping Young People Cope with and Respond to Bias in their Job Search and Work Place, Entrepreneurship as a Skill-Building Strategy for Youth, Preparing Youth for Post-Secondary.
Support for Families
Provides training and coaching to improve inclusive practices and family engagement: Onsite Classroom/Child Observation and Inclusion, Introduction to inclusion, Overview of the Laws, Adapting Activities, Understanding Executive Function Skill, Understanding Disability etc.
Fiscal Management and Associates (FMA)
Provides workshops, individual consulting and coaching on finance and nonprofit administration.