Aug/29/2013 Black Family Day 2013 Donation Form

Posted by cwilliams • August 29th, 2013

Brother’s For Change is asking that anyone that is able to make a donation to help support Black Family Day 2013. Thank you in advance for your consideration. Please see the attached documents for more information.

Make A Donation – BFD 2013 (1)

Make A Donation – BFD 2013

Aug/29/2013 Employment Services Coordinator

Posted by cwilliams • August 29th, 2013

 CUHJ D11 Employment Services Coordinator (Bernal Heights)

?Position summary:

CUHJ D11 Employment Services Coordinator
Under the direction of the Executive Director of Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC), and in close coordination with the CUHJ partner representatives, the D11 Employment Services Coordinator will provide a range of essential services to job seekers who are residents of Supervisorial District 11 in San Francisco. BHNC, along with Chinese For Affirmative Action, Coleman Advocates, Filipino Community Center, and People Organized to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights comprise Communities United for Health and Justice (CUHJ) to offer comprehensive, people powered solutions for growing neighborhood jobs and strengthening the local economy. One of the goals is to provide opportunities to low-income and people of color residents to overcome significant employment barriers. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in workforce development as a means to achieve social and economic justice for low-income and people of color.

The Organization: Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (BHNC) is a non-profit community based multi- service agency founded in 1978. Our mission is “…to preserve and enhance the ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity of Bernal Heights and surrounding neighborhoods. We promote community action to build a just and equitable community for all. BHNC focuses on the needs of people with low and moderate incomes.

We accomplish our mission by:

. Developing affordable housing throughout San Francisco;
. Providing linguistically and culturally responsive services to our community’s most vulnerable
adults, seniors, youth, and their families;
. Developing leaders; organizing and empowering our tenants, clients, members, and allies to
advocate for their needs and for the needs of the community.”
BHNC has five key program areas to meet this mission: Housing Development and Rehabilitation, Employment Programs, Senior Services, Youth Services, and Community Organizing

Primary responsibilities:

Client Management
. Recruits jobseekers from Supervisorial District 11. Screens, matches and refers candidates for job opportunities. Maintain participant records.
. Develops, customizes, and delivers cohort trainings based on individual clients’ needs and in groups that will provide clients with skills to achieve employment preparation, job placement and retention, and career advancement.
. Provides one-on-one meetings with clients to create an individual employment plan, identifies and arranges participant support services, and make appropriate job referrals.
. Refers clients to appropriate resources for training, work experience, employment and/or other community services.
. Coordinates community activities including, but not limited to, computer and basic writing skills classes, financial coaching and financial literacy workshops, and other activities that will enhance both hard and soft skills of our clients.
Employment Coordination & Job Development
?. Researches employment market and identifies job opportunities. Develops and maintains strong relationships with employers/businesses to create employment opportunities for clients.
. Participates in outreach events such as job fairs and business association events; markets
program services to employers.
. Coordinates hiring process between employer and job seeker, as appropriate.
. Coordinates and implements all employment services including job training, job development,
referrals, placement and retention activities.
. Prepares monthly activity reports.

Other Responsibilities & Duties:
. Participates in internal and external meetings and other collaborative opportunities to support efforts to identify jobs and explore capacity building.
. Represents the organization in community meetings including program partner organizations and participating employers.
. Actively seeks to expand knowledge base of workforce development issues and best practices and share information with CUHJ partners.
. Develops systems to organize and maintain an efficient client flow/case management with specific emphasis on employment activity and retention follow up.
. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills Required:
� Excellent verbal and written communication skills both in English and Spanish.
� Ability to work with at-risk, low-income transitional aged youth and immigrant adults especially those
who live in the Excelsior
� Minimum of two years experience working with target population
� High School diploma or equivalent, and relevant work experience required.
� Computer literacy in Windows, MS Word and the Internet; some experience with databases.
� Fingerprinting background check required
Knowledge/Skills Preferred:
� Experience facilitating, creating, and implementing activities geared towards transitional aged youth and immigrant adults
� Understanding of employment basics, including r�sum� writing, job application completion, interview techniques, etc.
� Commitment to social action, social justice, delivery of quality services, and development of people into leaders
� Enthusiasm for leadership development, community organizing and workforce development in a mixed income, multi-racial, multi-ethnic community
� Working knowledge of private sector and business practices.
Salary: Full-time, non-exempt position, compensation DOE, competitive package of benefits.

To Apply: E-mail both your cover letter and resume to:

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center at with the subject line: CUHJ Employment Services Coordinator

BHNC is an equal opportunity employer

  • This is at a non-profit organization.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don’t contact this job poster.
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Aug/29/2013 SFCC is Looking for Corpsmembers!

Posted by cwilliams • August 29th, 2013



Do you know a young person in need of job training? Have they not completed their high school diploma? Would they like to learn basic carpentry, landscaping and recycling skills, while getting paid $10.55 per hour? Tell them to join the San Francisco Conservation Corps!

When young adults join the Corps, they will…

  • Work in teams of 5-10 under the supervision of a professional staff leader
  • Learn recycling, basic carpentry, landscaping, tool usage, leadership and other marketable job skills
  • Build play structures and enhance public spaces throughout the City
  • Recycle beverage containers and other materials
  • Educate communities and businesses on recycling best practices
  • Plan their career and educational goals with a career counselor
  • Develop their resume, references and public speaking skills
  • Attend high school classes with skilled instructors to help them earn their diploma
  • Participate in workshops led by experts in a variety of trades, employment fields, financial management and many more!

Eligibility Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must be a current resident of San Francisco
  • Ability to handle conflict professionally and manage stressful situations
  • Ability and commitment to teamwork and appropriate workplace interactions in group or team settings, including ability to interact professionally with co-workers and get along with both Staff and fellow Corpsmembers
  • Successful completion of application, interview, and orientation processes (HR, Projects, and Education requirements and components)
  • Commitment to work-readiness training and development
  • Commitment to educational growth and development
  • Commitment and adherence to attendance and punctuality policies and procedures
  • Ability and commitment to participate in all required components and program activities
  • Appropriate work-place communications
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Ability and commitment to follow written and verbal instructions regarding work safety

To apply, interested persons should visit our office located in Upper Fort Mason, Building 102, between the hours of 10:30AM-3:00PM,                 Monday-Thursday, to complete an application and be scheduled for an interview (attached is a map of our location).  Please have them ask for Yolanda or Amber.

For further information about the San Francisco Conservation Corps or our onsite school (John Muir Charter School), please visit and

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or at 415-928-7417 x313.


Map of Fort Mason

SFCC Flier


Amber Lea

Aug/29/2013 Help Spread the Word: Expanded Learning Collaborative’s new Website, Looking for Members & Offering Technical Assistance

Posted by cwilliams • August 29th, 2013


The San Francisco Afterschool for All effort is excited to announce it has changed its name to the Expanded Learning Collaborative: Making the Most of K-12 Out of School Time Learning. This new name is reflective of the enhanced scope the Afterschool for All effort has tackled over the last few years. In 2005, Mayor Gavin Newsom and then Superintendent of Schools Gwen Chan made a pledge to support the creation of a citywide afterschool system that would address existing challenges and aim to provide “afterschool for all” elementary and middle school children. While the effort originally focused primarily on the afterschool needs of elementary and middle school youth citywide, now the effort also includes out of school time options for high school age youth and summer programming. The city, school district, parent and youth representatives, and other community partners have been working together to meet two main goals for k-12 youth, which are: increasing access to out of school time programs for all who want them and enhancing the quality of out of school time programs. The effort will continue to bring together stakeholders across the city to focus on the issues of increasing access to program options and enhancing program quality, and will continue to be led by DCYF and SFUSD.



Check out the new ELC website at, which offers:

  • ·         Program quality tools that any OST program can use, include self assessments, a resource binder and more
  • ·         Information for parents & families to understand their OST options in San Francisco
  • ·         Networking forum for program providers to post messages, view event calendars, a job message board and information about how to get FREE technical assistance for their program. Register for this part of the website today!



As the school year begins, the Expanded Learning Collaborative (ELC) is seeking leaders who are committed to out of school time issues to serve on the Policy Council and two work groups. The Policy Council is a dynamic advisory body that brings together stakeholders in San Francisco’s out of school time community to focus on systems-level policies and solutions that increase access to programs and enhance the quality of programs throughout the city.  The Policy Council provides a means for joint planning, responsibility and accountability to develop and expand a comprehensive, citywide learning system. To apply for a position on the policy council please complete the application on survey monkey:  and submit the application by August 28, 2013.


ELC also uses work groups of volunteers to ensure a broad group of voices are represented in its efforts and to ground its efforts in practitioners, family members’ and school staffs experiences. These work groups provide input on objectives defined by the Expanded Learning Collaborative’s Policy Council. This year, the first work group is titled,” Fostering Understanding About OST Financial Sustainability Work Group” and focuses on providing input about how OST programs are funded and how those messages can be delivered. The Summer Learning Network Work Group, is set up to promote awareness of summer learning programs, foster the adoption of citywide tools among providers and funders and to provide input on citywide professional development events for summer programs. To apply for a position on a work group, please complete the application on survey monkey: and submit it by September 6, 2013.


To acquire more information about the policy council or work groups, please see the pdf for each group on the ELC website .




The Expanded Learning Collaborative Technical Assistance Project (ELC TAP) is a new effort that will be providing the following for FREE to anyone working in afterschool or summer programs for K-12 youth in San Francisco (regardless of how your program is funded):


  1. Trainings: The goal of the trainings is to increase the awareness of, and ability to use, resources created by AFA (now ELC), in order to create coherence in the language and tools used when addressing program quality throughout the city.  Thirteen trainings will be offered from September 2013 through April 2014.  Topics to be covered include the SF Core Competencies for afterschool and summer staff, the afterschool and summer Quality Self Assessment tools (QSAs), and the afterschool and summer Resource Guide.
  2. Brown Bags:  The goal of the Brown Bags is to increase program quality by encouraging networking and learning from peers, visiting and witnessing successful programs, and receiving support in replicating best practices.  Seven brown bags will be hosted from September 2013 through April 2014.
  3. Coaching:  The goal of the coaching is to improve program quality by providing on-site technical assistance to OST providers based on areas of need as mapped to the summer or afterschool Quality Self Assessment (QSA).  This part of the project will aim to serve 121 afterschool and summer program sites between September 2013 and April 2014.


This effort aims to improve the quality of out of school time programs across San Francisco by increasing the awareness and use of common tools, encouraging peer learning and creating coherence in approaches to quality programming.

The project will consist of five principle activities. To learn more and/or to sign up, head to, and go to the “Program Providers” tab and log in or sign up.



Thank you for helping to spread the word!




Sandra Naughton

Policy & Planning Manager of Education

SF Dept of Children, Youth & Their Families

1390 Market St, Suite 900

San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 554- 9518


Check out for information on youth and family services!


Aug/29/2013 [IYEL] High school student year long job opportunity at the Crissy Field Center

Posted by cwilliams • August 29th, 2013

Hello Colleagues and Friends who work with High School Youth,

I hope you are all doing well in your programs and in your projects!

Do you know any youth in high school (freshman – seniors) who would like a job in the Parks?

Attached to this email is a job opportunity for high school students here at the Crissy Field Center in our environmental leadership program, Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL). Youth can earn $240 a month! More information can be found in our application, and on our website:

Applications are due Saturday, September 21st along with a short interview here at the Crissy Field Center from 10-2pm.

Please help distribute among your circles and to high school students who may be interested in this opportunity (also on social media/facebook pages)!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to write me back or call me at 415-561-7766.
IYEL Application 2013-2014



Jie Chen
High School Programs Manager

Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL)
Urban Trail Blazers (UTB)

Aug/29/2013 Extended Deadline for 2013 Policy Council Application

Posted by cwilliams • August 29th, 2013

Hello colleagues,


The Expanded Learning Collaborative is extending the deadline for the 2013 Policy Council Applications to 6pm on Sunday, September 1, 2013. Please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity to get involved. The Policy Council is a dynamic advisory body that brings together stakeholders in San Francisco’s out of school time community to focus on systems-level policies and solutions that increase access to programs and enhance the quality of programs throughout the city.  Terms are for 2-4 years and the Council meets 4 times a year. Please see the attached Policy Council application for more details and a link to the online application  which is now due by 6pm on Sunday, September 1, 2013.


We are also still seeking committed individuals to participate in two work groups and the deadline remains the same. One work group will focus on issues related to increasing principals, providers and families’ understanding of how OST programs are funded and the other will focus on issues related to enhancing the quality of summer programming citywide. Each work group has different time commitments. For more details, please see the attached Work Group application which has a link to the online application  and is still due Sept 6, 2013.


Please let me know if you have any questions.


ELC Policy Council Application 2013 (1)

ELC 2013-14 work group application


Jackie Gomez



Jackie Gomez

Coordinator for Expanded Learning Collaborative &

Bridge To Success

SF Dept of Children, Youth & Their Families

1390 Market St, Suite 900

San Francisco, CA 94102

Aug/29/2013 SFSJ+ Job Vacancies 8/26- 8/30

Posted by cwilliams • August 29th, 2013

Hi Non Profit Partners,


Next week MatchBridge is going to be holding an event for Ghirardelli Ice Cream Scoopers at AT&T Ballpark! They are looking for outgoing, friendly, energetic, professional people to serve, and sell their legendary line of ice cream! This is a great opportunity for youth who are looking to supplement their income or are focused students looking to gain experience without the long-term commitment!

So if know of any youth that love working with people & have a passion for chocolate and ice cream, then this is the position for them! Please instruct them to visit and express interest as soon as possible (the event is next week!). Those who are deemed a good fit for the position will be contacted by a MatchBridge team member with the next steps!


This week for MatchBridge’s “tip of the week” we talked about phone etiquette. For most youth, the preferred mode of communication this day in age is the text message. However, it’s extremely important for them to know how to handle themselves professionally on the phone. When an employer reads their resume and is interested in arranging an interview, they will always first give them a call. Below are the Do’s & Don’ts we provided the youth on how to better prepare, return and respond to phone calls from employers.


Preparing for the call:


DO: Set up a professional voicemail (Example: “Hello, You’ve reached your name. I am unable to answer the phone, but please leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.”).


DON’T: Have NO voicemail set up, have a silly voicemail or have a song/music playing.


Receiving a call:


DO: Answer it if you have time, otherwise let it go to voicemail. However, ALWAYS listen to the voicemail before returning the call.


DON’T:  Let it go to voicemail and then immediately call back without knowing who it is. Its unprofessional to call an employer and say “You just called me?”


When to return the call:




DON’T: Wait more than 24 hours. Hiring managers usually call all the candidates they are looking to interview at the same time. If you wait too long, you could miss out on the opportunity


How to return the call:


DO: Call back an employer when you have time to talk and are in a quiet place. A great introduction would sound like: “Hello employer name . My name is your name and I just received your voicemail about the position. Do you have a moment to speak with me?”). Make sure to have done some more research about the position if possible.


DON’T: Call an employer back when you don’t have time or are in a noisy environment (e.g. on the bus, walking, with friends). Also, don’t call them back if  you don’t know the organization or position they are hiring for.



Thanks for all the work that you do and for your support of the MatchBridge program and the SF Summer Jobs+ Initiative! As always, don’t forget to check out all of the job/internship opportunities at!! We hope you have a great week!



The MatchBridge Team


Aug/29/2013 Availability of Funds for Anti-Human Trafficking Grant

Posted by cwilliams • August 29th, 2013

The Department on the Status of Women is soliciting proposals from qualified service providers  to provide comprehensive prevention and intervention services for youth and young adult victims (up to 24 years) of human trafficking, as part of the Department’s ongoing commitment to provide a full range of violence against women and girls prevention services in the City and County of San Francisco.



The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the San Francisco Response to Human Trafficking Grant Opportunity, an 18-month grant period, January 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015, is available Monday, August 26, 2013. Application packets will not be mailed. Applications are available on-line at www.sfgov.orgdosw or


Applications are also available for pick-up at the Department office located at:


25 Van Ness Avenue (at Market Street), Suite 240

San Francisco, CA 94102

Office Hours 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Completed Proposals

Completed proposals are due on or before 4:00 pm on Monday, September 23, 2013 at the office of the Department on the Status of Women. Late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances – no exceptions.


Please view the attached Notice of Funding Availability for additional information.


rfp_human_trafficking_NOFA_aug 2013

Thank you,



Carol Sacco

Grants Administrator

San Francisco Department on the Status of Women

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 240

San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel: 415-252-2574

Aug/28/2013 [REVISED] Save the Date: 2013 HRC “HERO” Award Honorees to be formally announced on Wed. August 28, 2013 at City Hall (5PM)

Posted by cwilliams • August 28th, 2013

Click on image to view full press release.

For more information, please contact Zoë Polk at


HRC 2013 HERO Legacy Award Announcment (1)

Aug/26/2013 Invitation – Reentry Ordinance Event on 8/26

Posted by cwilliams • August 26th, 2013

Right now, we’re working on a public education and mobilization campaign to support the legislation. We especially want to connect with residents of District 5, and I was wondering if you might be able to help us.


On Monday, August 26 at 6pm, we


co-hosting a community meeting at Saint Andrew’s Missionary Baptist Church. Our flyer is attached.




Meredith Desautels

Staff Attorney, Racial Justice

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR)

131 Steuart Street; Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94105