District 4 Family Summit


DCYF hosted the We are the City: District 4 Family Summit on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Abraham Lincoln High School. Youth and families from the Central Sunset, Outer Sunset, Parkside and neighboring communities spent their Saturday afternoon with us. They shared their personal stories, perspectives and experiences to help make San Francisco a great place to grow up. Here are some of the key themes highlighted in the District 4 Family Summit.

  • Community and Youth Spaces-There is a need for more community spaces particularly for teens in the Sunset District.

  • Supports for Parents- There is a need for additional support for immigrant parents experiencing the impacts of generational gaps and cultural difference with their children. 

  • Transportation-Public transportation is challenging for families. It does not feel reliable, accessible, or affordable.

  • Neighborhood Safety-Overall, people feel safe in the Sunset District but there is a need for increased road/pedestrian safety.

  • Mental Health Supports-There is a significant need for culturally competent mental health supports. The current supports are not seen as culturally affirmative or healing centered.


The We Are The City Family Summits are places for City residents to make their voices heard. The stories we collect at the Summits will play a critical role in our five year planning process, ultimately guiding how the City will invest in programs and services for our children, youth and young people (ages 0-24).


Shout out to the youth and families along with Supervisor Gordon Mar for joining us. Shout out to Mestiza Catering for the delicious food spread. Shout out to Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) for providing childcare. Shout out to the Intergraphics team for providing in language facilitation. And a special shout out to the staff of DCYF and Bright Research Group.