What does it take to make San Francisco a great place to grow up?
In the 24 years between birth and the transition to adulthood, there are so many moments that can make a difference in a young person’s life. Quality childcare, a caring adult at school, an experience with the justice system or a first job can all have a major impact on the person they will grow up to be.
That’s why DCYF funds community-based organizations to provide quality services to young people from birth to age 24. We support programs rooted in every neighborhood in the City to ensure San Francisco is a great place to grow up for every youth and child.
See our impact on children, youth & their families:
children aged 0-5 supported through Early Learning Scholarships.
children age 0-5 served by Family Resource Centers
of surveyed parents demonstrated skill improvement following Family Resource Center parent education classes.
Kids (age 5-13)
of surveyed youth in K-8 afterschool programs report there is an adult at the program who really cares about them.
slots in free and publicly funded summer programs were made available by DCYF and SFUSD.
Teens (age 14-17)
of surveyed youth agree or strongly agree that they learned how to identify and understand problems affecting their community in their teen program.
mini-grants awarded to youth-led projects by participants in youth philanthropy programs.
Transitional Age Youth (age 18-24)
of surveyed justice-involved youth in workforce programs agree or strongly agree that they will be able to find a job on their own after participating in the program.
of San Francisco’s most vulnerable young adults participated in Young Adult Court, accessing wraparound services, job referrals, case management services and other supports.
youth engaged in 62 violence prevention & intervention programs.
transitional age youth (TAY), 21% of whom identified as homeless, accessed specially targeted TAY programs.