DCYF’s training offerings promote and embed the knowledge, experience, and tools developed by DCYF and our collaborators. All training workshops are grounded in youth development theory and practice, and are encouraged to link to the California Department of Education’s Quality Standards for Expanded Learning. View CDE’s Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in California.
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Be the Change Consulting
Be the Change Consulting provides high quality learning experiences and consulting for organizations to reach their creative potential. We do this through an intentional process that connects core values to organizational outcomes while providing research-based strategies, experiential learning techniques, and live coaching on real issues. Our solutions engage clients in creative problem-solving, provide alignment to research and best practices, and offer strategies to institutionalize organizational change.
Edutainment for Equity (E4E) is a consulting and media production company specializing in issues of equity and social justice. We curate safe spaces for brave conversation and action at the intersection of education and entertainment. We provide professional and organizational development and produce media, music and events to activate allies and empower historically oppressed communities in pursuit of a better world.
Flourish Agenda is a national nonprofit consulting firm with over 25 years of practice, research, and capacity building experience in strengthening the capacity of community organizations’ service delivery to youth of color. Flourish Agenda’s mission is to build communities and institutions in which young people of color can flourish. We design strategies that unlock the power of healing and well-being and engage youth of color and adults who serve them in transforming schools and communities.
Fiscal Management Associates
Since 1999, our dedicated consultants have served nonprofit organizations nationwide and around the world by helping them develop the capacity they need to fulfill their missions more effectively and efficiently. Foundations and city government agencies routinely call on FMA to strengthen grantee operations and fiscal management, improve their own grant-making capacity, and increase the financial knowledge of their staff. Nonprofit organizations seek out FMA for advisory services and practical tools to surmount challenges and navigate significant decisions.
Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Their mission is to strengthen the social sector through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
Intersections Consulting envisions a world where human differences are celebrated and equal access is a reality for all. IC's mission is to build bridges of deep respect and acceptance across boundaries that artificially divide us while advancing access to opportunities. IC provides consultation, training, coaching, technical assistance, and facilitation in Mental Health, Organizational Development/Capacity Building, Program Evaluation, Program Planning and Curricula Development, Leadership Development, Youth Development, Fundraising, Power/ Privilege and Diversity, and Sports/Athletics and Health. Utilizing a developmental, systemic, and strengths-based approach, all of IC’s work is grounded in communities’ sociocultural realities and experiences.
Movement Strategy Center
Movement Strategy Center understands that transformative movements change the way we think, our structures and systems, the way we live, and even who we are and believes incremental change strategies are inadequate in the face of rapidly accelerating climate disruption and growing inequality. Movement Strategy Center’s approach is grounded in four elements that are the core of transformative movement building: leading with audacious vision and bold purpose; deeply embodying the values at the heart of the vision; building radical and deep community around the vision; and using all of that – vision, embodiment, and connection – to strategically navigate toward the future.
MyPath is a national nonprofit focused on paving economic pathways for low-income youth. MyPath helps cities and nonprofits “bake” banking, saving and credit-building tools and information directly into their existing youth employment programs to build local economic pathways. Our models leverage this teachable moment at the beginning of their financial lives to set the foundation for upward economic mobility, ultimately transforming their income into financial and personal growth.
Nicky is the Counseling Services Director for Youth ALIVE!, Oakland, CA. She is an instructor for UC Berkeley extension, co-chair of the Therapist’s Working Group for the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP) and was a Collaborative Investigator for the DSM-5 field trials contributing on Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders as well as Depressive Disorders. Nicky has more than twenty-five years of experience collaborating with victims of crime services, family reunification, foster care, juvenile and adult justice systems, community-based services, residential care, school, and hospital-based programs.
Pathways Consultants is dedicated to helping organizations become high performing, responsive to change, and rooted in a commitment to continuous improvement. We work at the intersection of organizational, human and program development; recognizing that all are essential for a high performing organization. Our approach is driven by a true commitment to partnership and grounded in a dedication to youth, youth workers and community. Our capacity building team includes a wealth of community experts: LYRIC, CHALK/BACR, BAVC and many more!
Youth development veterans Eva Jo Meyers and Oscar Wolters-Duran created Spark Decks in 2015 after hearing repeatedly from hundreds of organizations they worked with across the country that finding time for professional development is a major challenge. They also saw staff struggle to balance increasing demands for academically rigorous programming, while still maintaining the fun, youth-centered focus that make enrichment, afterschool and summer programming so engaging. Their workshops highlight hands-on, bite-sized strategies (“sparks”) that are designed to make on-the-job learning fun and accessible.
Other Professional Development Opportunities
Support for Programming
City College of San Francisco
The goal of the Child Development & Family Studies Department at City College of San Francisco is to provide a developmentally appropriate education for students, families and children that reflects a commitment to high quality and a broad understanding of how children learn and grow.
San Francisco Family Support Network
The San Francisco Family Support Network is committed to supporting those who work with families to do so most effectively by promoting best and promising practices and providing quality training and technical assistance opportunities. Trainings include certifying providers on the SFFSN Family Support Standards and providing support to them to work most effectively with families.
Partnership for Children and Youth
The Bay Area Continuous Learning (BACL) Initiative was created to support efforts to raise the quality of expanded learning programming across districts, cities, and local nonprofits. BACL recognizes it takes time to improve and sustain quality. This time involves a continuous cycle of learning that must be ongoing and organized. BACL aims to link learning, leadership, and collaboration among the initiative participants with the goal of building their capacity to independently sustain these efforts of learning and improvement over time.
California School-Age Consortium (Cal-SAC)
CalSAC provides training in an array of content areas from foundational skills needed to work with children and youth to leadership skills for supervising staff and managing programs. Training is also provided in timely topics areas such as STEM, working with English Learners and bullying prevention.
California Afterschool Network
The California Afterschool Network provides out-of-school time practitioners, advocates, and community members with the resources and tools necessary to build high quality out-of-school time programs in California.
Workforce One provides online training and webinars that help boost performance, ensure compliance, or improve customer service within the publicly-funded workforce system.
Other Professional Development
Support for Non-Profit Management
Compasspoint Nonprofit Services
Compasspoint works with thousands of nonprofits to support their staff development and provide them with the knowledge and skills needed for success on topics from fundraising and financial management to business planning and board governance.
San Francisco Controller’s Office
The Controller’s Office provides online resources and documents to support non-profit contractors with the City and County of San Francisco. Various trainings and technical assistance is available on subjects like developing agency-wide budget, cost allocation procedures, board development, and fundraising.
Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. The Foundation Center-San Francisco is located at 312 Sutter Street in downtown San Francisco and provides online resources, an in-person library, and workshops on fundraising and grant-writing.