Family Empowerment Service Area Strategy

Community Collaboratives

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Overview

Significant disparities across a range of indicators continue to exist for the African American, Latino and Pacific Islander communities in San Francisco. DCYF seeks to address these disparities in partnership with community based organizations and City agencies through our funding and support of our Community Collaboratives strategy. This strategy uses a collaborative approach, rooted in collective impact, to provide a range of services that meet the needs of the community. Our approach seeks to utilize the collective expertise, knowledge, wisdom, services, resources and opportunities offered by our community based organizations to provide a coordinated, culturally competent network of services for African American, Latino and Pacific Islander children, youth, transitional age youth and their families.  

DCYF allocated $4,071,596 in annual funding to two programs across two agencies for the Community Collaboratives Strategy. Click here for more detailed information on the DCYF 2018-2023 RFP/RFQ Submitted and Funded Proposals.  

Strategy Goals

  • To engage African American, Latino and Pacific Islander youth, transitional age youth and their families in a continuum of culturally competent and community based services

  • To improve outcomes and lessen disparities for African American, Latino and Pacific Islander youth, transitional age youth and their families across a range of areas including, but not limited to, education, health and wellness, family support, workforce development and violence prevention

  • To strengthen services for African American, Latino and Pacific Islander youth, transitional age youth and their families through capacity building and technical assistance

  • To strengthen the partnership and coordination between the African American, Latino and Pacific Islander communities and City agencies

  • To strengthen the Community Collaborative funding strategy and the associated DCYF support elements by building on the learnings from both past implementation and from future work under this framework

 

Initiatives

  • Black to the Future is a call to action for African American community empowerment in San Francisco. The initiative is a citywide, community-driven collaborative that aims to achieve better outcomes for high need, multiple system involved African American youth, transitional age youth and their families. Black to the Future utilizes a network of community based organizations, coordinated by Young Community Developers, to provide services that address the disparities that affect the African American community in San Francisco. Additionally, Black to the Future focuses on providing the technical assistance and capacity building needed by their network of providers to ensure the delivery of high quality services.

  • Roadmap to Peace is a community-driven systems reform initiative dedicated to transforming the health and safety outcomes of disconnected Latino youth and transitional age youth in San Francisco. The initiative is a citywide, community-driven collaborative that is based on restorative justice, resiliency, trauma-informed, and inter-generational principles. Roadmap to Peace utilizes a network of community based organizations, coordinated by Instituto Familiar de la Raza, to provide services that address the disparities that affect the Latino community in San Francisco. Roadmap to Peace also focuses on providing the technical assistance and capacity building needed by their network of providers to ensure the delivery of high quality services.

OUR Community Collaboratives STRATEGY 2018-2023 GRANTEES INCLUDE: