Mar/28/2014 2014-2015 Youth Commission Applications available (Deadline Friday, 4/28/14)

Posted by cwilliams • March 28th, 2014

Hello dear colleagues and amazing youth advocates –

Happy March! How have you been? I sincerely hope you are all well, rested, and feeling good! It is definitely that time of year again when I send out my regular outreach emails regarding the Youth Commission’s application process. The Youth Commission (YC) application for the 2014-2015 term has just been released (attached to this email).


I am writing to you all with hopes that you can forward this opportunity along to the youth or peers you work with. This may be a fantastic opportunity for the youth leaders that you work with. I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward the application and info below to youth leaders and workers alike. Of course if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.



Who: This opportunity is for any young person between 12 and 23 years old  who live or attend school in San Francisco, who are interested in city government, bringing youth issues and youth voice to city hall and elected officials, bridging the gap between youth and government, and down to increase youth civic engagement and make some youth noise in City Hall!


What: YC applications for 2014-2015 year. The Youth Commission is a body of 17 San Franciscans between the ages of 12 and 23. Created by the voters under a 1995 amendment to the City Charter, the commission is responsible for advising the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor on policies and laws related to young people.  When appointed, each youth serves 1 year term (generally starting in August of each year to the following year).  Online link to application:


Where: Youth Commission office, room 345, City Hall. Applications must be turned into via mail, email, or fax at the following:

San Francisco Youth Commission Office

City Hall, Room 345

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: (415) 554-6446

Fax: (415) 554-6140




When: Applications are out now, deadline to turn them in is Friday, April 18th, 2014


Why: Because youth voice and civic engagement in any way, shape, or form in city government is super important! For the health of our communities, for the wealth of our minds, and for the productivity and positivity of our city.


Contact: Adele Carpenter, YC’s Coordinator of Youth Development and Administration,   (415) 554-6464

Mar/28/2014 YEF Now Accepting Grant Applications for Youth-Led Projects!

Posted by cwilliams • March 28th, 2014

Greetings DCYF Grantees and Partners,


YEF is excited to announce the beginning of our next Mini Grant funding cycle!


Applications are now being accepted for our Summer-Fall Mini Grants. YEF Mini Grants are grants of up to $10,000 to be given to youth-led programs around San Francisco.



  • Project must be led and initiated by youth under 18 years old
  • Projects must be carried out between the months of June and December 2014
  • Projects must be sponsored by a community based organization that is non-profit and tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


I have attached an application and flyer to this email and the application can also be downloaded at


Applications are due April 14th at 5pm and can be turned in via email, mail, or in person to:


Breanne Harris

YEFAB and Mini Grants Coordinator

1390 Market Street, Suite 900

San Francisco, CA 94102


Application Info Sessions will be held in DCYF’s Mint Room on:


Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 4pm

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4pm


Please relay information to young people in your networks.


Many thanks,


Breanne Harris

YEFAB & Mini Grants Coordinator

Mar/28/2014 The SF-Marin Food Bank and YOUR Support!

Posted by cwilliams • March 28th, 2014

Hello –


This year the California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) and the SF-Marin Food Bank are co-sponsoring state legislation (SB 1147 – DeSaulnier) designed to ensure that CalFresh enrollment and participation are straightforward, consistent experiences for individuals and families throughout California. We’d greatly appreciate counting you as a partner in support of SB 1147.




SB 1147 would:

  • Establish, through a collaborative process including stakeholder input, statewide CalFresh customer service standards and performance goals.
  • Periodically monitor progress toward meeting those standards and goals.
  • Make statewide and county-level data indicators describing customer service and performance regularly available to the public via a dynamic data management tool.


Visit to learn more.


SB 1147 is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Human Services Committee on Tuesday, April 8. As we prepare for this hearing we’re requesting that supporters submit a letter to the author by March 31. It would be great to see as many groups as possible listed in support! I’ve included below a link to a sample support letter.


Sample Support Letter


Please contact the Food Bank’s Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy, Teri Olle, with any questions.  She can be reached at



Mar/25/2014 ATTENTION: 2014 Summer MYEEP Applications RELEASED

Posted by cwilliams • March 25th, 2014

Good Morning Everyone,

This email is an official notification that the 2014 Summer MYEEP application is open today!
Please find the attached application that details application requirements. Youth can also apply online at:
Youth who wish to apply to Buchanan YMCA can drop off their completed applications at Buchanan YMCA [1530 Buchanan St. at Geary Blvd.] from 4-6PM Monday through Thursday. We strongly encourage youth to personally turn in their applications.
Application period closes on April 18, 2014 at 5PM.
Rising 8th-11th graders are eligible for MYEEP.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
2014 Summer MYEEP Application

Mar/25/2014 $150 Market Research Study in San Francisco – First Time Mothers!

Posted by cwilliams • March 25th, 2014

Good Afternoon!


My name is Hannah and I’m contacting you from Fieldwork San Francisco. We conduct paid focus groups based out of our office in SoMa. I am hoping to get in touch with you because we have a large project where we are looking for a large number of first-time mothers whose infants are from about 18-36 months in age! The focus group is being held between the 8th and 10th of April. If anyone is potentially interested, they’d come into our office for 2 hours and 15 minutes on any one of those days to give feedback about toys and products! Participants are compensated $150 immediately after. There are no sales involved – the purpose is to get feedback in the process of developing new products. If you think you can be of any help in spreading the word, or if you yourself are interested, I’d be very grateful. I have a flyer that reiterates the information if you think people would be interested in taking part (in the body of this message and also as an attachment). You can reach me at 415.268.8686, or Our website is if you’d like to learn more about us.


I really hope to hear from you! Have a great day.



Hannah Folsom



Moms Flyer 3-17




PAID Market Research Study for Mothers


Fieldwork San Francisco, a national market research firm located in downtown San Francisco, is conducting a paid focus group to gather opinions and experiences of

First Time Mothers!


  • ·       NO SALES ARE INVOLVED – We are interested only in your opinions.

The study lasts for two and one half hours and will take place on April 8th 9th or 10th, at our office located in SoMa.



Participants will receive $150 for their time and opinions immediately after participating!




Please call 415.268.8686 and ask to speak to someone about the moms Study.




Your voluntary participation in market research with Fieldwork constitutes an Independent Contractor relationship, not an Employment relationship.


Mar/25/2014 2014 Western Addition Beacon Summer Camp Applications Available

Posted by cwilliams • March 25th, 2014


Beacon Summer Camp 2014 – Summer Camp applications are NOW available. Sign Up NOW in the Beacon Office Room 416.  For all youth entering K-8. TK participants must be 5 years old by December 1, 2014.

Beacon Campamento de Verano 2014 – Applicaciones para el Campamento de Verano estan disponibles AHORA. Inscríbase para el Campamentode de Verano de Beacon AHORA en la Oficina de Beacon Salón 416.  Para todos los niños entrando a Kínder – 8.  Participantes de TK (Kínder transicional) deben de tener 5 años antes del 1 de diciembre, 2014.


Should you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Si tienen preguntas por favor déjame saberlo.

Beacon Summer Camp Application 2014 – ENG
Beacon Summer Camp Application 2014 – SPN

Mar/24/2014 Beacon Summer Camp 2014 Sign Up

Posted by cwilliams • March 24th, 2014

Sign Up for Beacon Summer Camp starting March 24th at 9am in the Beacon Office Room 416.  For all youth entering K-8. TK participants must be 5 years old by December 1, 2014.  I will send the applications out as well via email on March 24th when they are made available.

Mar/24/2014 Applications for Youth Commission 2014-15 Released!

Posted by cwilliams • March 24th, 2014

The application for a seat on the 2014-15 Youth Commission has been released, and we were wondering if you could share this opportunity through your outreach platforms and those you think may be interested.  I would also be happy to swing by and work with any of your youth on the application.  Thank you for your support in helping us bridge San Francisco’s youth to government!!


(Requirements: Applicants must be between 12 and 23, and reside in San Francisco)

FINAL 2014-15 YC Application


Allen Lu

Mar/24/2014 Summer in the Park Leadership Trainings

Posted by cwilliams • March 24th, 2014

Dear Valued Community Partners,


Thank you for the great work that you do and your efforts in bringing youth out to their national parks.  I would like to let all of you know of another wonderful opportunity at the Crissy Field Center.  We have an upcoming Summer in the Parks Leadership Training on April 30th to prep community group leaders such as yourself and summer program line staff to be able to lead tours in the Presidio–next year, we will expand  to include other sites within the Golden Gate National Parks.  This wonderful 4 hour long workshop, trains community group leaders such as yourself and summer program line staff  who are interested in visiting the Presidio in the summer to be able to facilitate fieldtrips within the Presidio by introducing them to the natural and cultural resources within the park and familiarizing them to the different trails in the area.   Please see the attachment files for a long and short version of the training flyer (please help us spread the word!)   Moreover, a limited number of tickets to Alcatraz has been set aside for community groups to visit the exhibition on prisoners conscience by Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei ( in the fall season.  Participants of Summer in the Parks Leadership Training will be given priority in applying for these tickets.


To apply for the training, please complete and return via email the attached registration form by Friday, April 18, 2014.

CGPLT outreach flyer

CGPLT Registration Form



May Tran

Mar/21/2014 PCY 2014 Out-of-School-Time in Housing Conference

Posted by cwilliams • March 21st, 2014

PCY 2014 Out-of-School-Time in Housing Conference!






The Partnership for Children and Youth is pleased to host the 2014 Out-of School-Time Housing Conference! This FREE hands-on conference will provide training and tools to help service coordinators and youth workers in housing communities create quality after-school and summer programs for children and youth.

The Out-of-School-Time Housing Conference will feature workshops on topics such as Parent Engagement, Supporting Kids with Trauma, and Building Program Culture, and much more! Our presenters include Be the Change Consulting, Dr. Darlene Hall, and many others.  The conference has the goal of providing youth workers in housing settings with resources, structures, and strategies on how to best support, the youth they serve.  The conference will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014  at the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) at 1001 Davis St, San Leandro, CA 94577.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please register ASAP! The conference is free of cost, but space is limited. The registration page can be found here:

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Beebe at or 510-830-4200 x 1614. We hope to see you at the conference!


The 2014 Housing Conference Leadership Team