Greetings Western Addition Community Members,
It was fantastic seeing you at yesterday’s convener meeting! I wanted to pass on some information regarding the Children’s Fund and Free MUNI for Youth ~
This is just a reminder about our next Children’s Funding Community Coalition meeting:
Tuesday, September 24th, 5:00-7:00pm
@ Mission Neighborhood Centers: 362 Capp Street (between 18th and 19th Streets)
The focus of this meeting is on “services and planning”. We have had 2 previous meetings about the Children’s Fund, focused on “governance and accountability” and “administration of the fund”, where the coalition engaged in discussion about recommendations for strengthening the fund. This meeting will be focused on “services and planning” and should be an exciting opportunity to dive in deep to key issues, including whether we include new populations like transitional aged youth, require better coordination of services, or change the planning cycle from three to five years, among other issues. Join us!
COMMUNITY TOWN HALL
Tuesday, October 22nd, 5:30-8:30pm. Location TBD. (PLEASE NOTE: 10/8 is being pushed back 2 weeks.) This is a community town hall where we will present the coalition’s draft recommendations. This space is designed for providers, community members, young people and families to engage in discussion about the coalition’s draft recommendations for the Children’s Fund, the Public Education and Enrichment Fund, as well as guiding principles for a community-centered campaign. Spread the word!
Attached is the summary of recommendations to strengthen the Children’s Fund, that came out of the May 3rd convening. This is NOT an ever-exhaustive list, so if there are other recommendations that coalition members want to propose, we will be making time in the agendas of the next few meetings for that opportunity.This is the document (specifically the “services and planning” section) will be discussed at the September 24th meeting. See you there!
Free Muni For Youth (FMFY):
We will be attending Back to School Nights at various high schools across the city, most of them happening next week. Assistant Superintendant Kevin Truitt communicated to the schools, requesting that they provide FMFY coalition members a table upon request for conducting outreach for more youth to take advantage of this great pilot program. Since March, we have had over 30,000 youth register for this program and numbers steadily increase every day! Whooo!!
We would love for you to continue doing outreach to the youth in your organizations/schools, especially incoming 1st graders, 6th graders, and 9th graders. One way we thought could help was to have a Art and Photo Contest. Winners will receive a gift card, recognition at the Board of Supervisors Meeting and being on SFGovTV (Channel 26), and have their art displayed in City Hall!
Thank you for passing this along!!!
Coordinator of Community Outreach and Civic Engagement
San Francisco Youth Commission