Sep/30/2016 Job Opportunity/Inernship for Peer Resources Alumni/TAYs – Apply by September 30, 2016

Posted by lgannon • September 30th, 2016



There are  two open paid internship positions for TAYs who have experience with the Peer Resources program as either a middle school or high school student.  This is a wonderful opportunity to young adults to work in a classroom at an SFUSD school site facilitating leadership activities, mediation, restorative circles, etc. through a critically conscious, social justice lens.

Attached is the job description for the Peer Resources School Site Intern:


Sep/29/2016 Family Empowerment Summit: How to Heal After a Traumatic Event

Posted by lgannon • September 29th, 2016


Western Addition Wellness Coalition Presents:
Family Empowerment Summit “How to a Heal After a Traumatic Event”

Westbay Conference Center
1290 Fillmore St. @Eddy

Special Guest Facilitator:
Dr. Abner Boles
African American Healing

$20 gift cards to the first 50 community members

Dinner will be provided!
Come and join us for this FREE event: Healing circle, Empowerment, Massage

Space is Limited! Please contact or 415-424-2980 if you are able to attend.

Feel free to print & distribute flyer: family-empowerment-summit-flyer

Sep/29/2016 Workforce Housing Workshop – 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Posted by lgannon • September 29th, 2016


Supervisor London Breed

Come to my Workforce Housing Workshop

Friends —

District 5 officially has the highest rate of affordable housing production of any district in the City, with more and more popping up everyday.

But how do you get access to these units? How do you apply? Do you qualify? Are there preferences that give you a leg up in winning the housing lottery?

Come to my Workforce Housing Workshop Tomorrow from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. to have all of your questions answered. Housing counselors, lenders and City agencies will discuss:

  • Affordable rental opportunities, qualifications & application process
  • Below Market Rate (BMR) ownership opportunities, qualifications & application process
  • Finance opportunities for first-time home buyers
  • Q&A

The event is FREE and will have light snacks and refreshments.

Hope to see you there!


Sep/28/2016 Helping Families to Engage with & Navigate SFUSD – RSVP by October 5, 2016!

Posted by lgannon • September 28th, 2016

Dear community partners,


Does your organization hear questions like this from your members and constituents?

How can families engage with their children’s schools?   How can they address and resolve problems or concerns?  How can families access translation and interpretation services?   What resources are available to support students with special needs?   What services are available for homeless and low-income students?


For answers to these questions and more, please
Click here to register! 


for our training “Helping Families to Engage with and Navigate San Francisco Unified School District,” co-hosted by the San Francisco Family Support Network and San Francisco Unified School District:


The training will be on Friday, October 7th, from 9am-4pm at the

main branch of the San Francisco Public Library.


(Register by Wednesday, Oct. 5th)


Learn about district and school-based resources to support families, including:

  • Tools and Resources for Family Partnerships and Empowerment
  • How Families can Address Concerns
  • Accessing Special Education and Other Supportive Services
  • Language Support Services
  • Support Services for Newcomer, LGBTQ, Foster Youth and other Student Populations
  • Services for Students who are Homeless and/or in Transition
  • How statewide Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support align with SFUSD’s Standards for Engaging and Empowering Families.


We’ll provide a light breakfast, lunch, and materials – as well as planning time for participants to identify concrete action steps to move their work forward.


Please note the San Francisco Family Support Network charges a small fee to cover the costs for this training.   You can contact me for a waiver if your organization is not able to pay this fee


We look forward to seeing you on October 7th!







Office for Community Partnerships

Please note that the voice mail system for all offices in our building are having technical difficulties!  If you don’t reach me by phone, please do send us an email because we have not been receiving voice messages.  Apologies for any inconvenience or confusion…!

Phone:  (415) 241-6185

San Francisco Unified School District
555 Franklin St.
San Francisco, CA  94102

Sep/28/2016 Reproductive health presentations available through New Generation Health Center

Posted by lgannon • September 28th, 2016


Hello from New Generation Health Center, a family planning program of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).


Rebecca Rich and Nicole Lesnett, health educators from New Generation Health Center, are offering on-site presentations on the following topics:


  1. Overview of Birth Control Methods
  2. Sexually Transmitted Infections
  3. Safer Sex (Barrier Methods)
  4. Knowing One’s Rights (for seeking reproductive health services)


Staff will also provide information on available clinics in San Francisco.


Staff are available to present weekday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.


If you would like Rebecca or Nicole to present to a class or client group please call (415) 514-2555 OR email  Dora Scott will take down information regarding your request and relay it to Rebecca and Nicole.  They will then make contact with you directly regarding your presentation needs.


New Generation Health Center looks forward to working with you.


Best regards,


Beth A. Brown, MA, MPA

University of California, San Francisco

New Generation Health Center

625 Potrero Ave, Box 0977

San Francisco, CA 94110

Sep/28/2016 October: First Week Trainings from DCYF

Posted by lgannon • September 28th, 2016

Please join any of these upcoming trainings offered by DCYF the first week of October. Registration spots still available!  To see a full list of trainings, please visit


Teaching Resiliency


Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:  San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families – Mint Conference Room –  1390 Market  Street suite 900, San Francisco


“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving; we get stronger and more resilient.” ~ Steve Maraboli


Poverty. Broken families. Food deserts. Underfunded schools. Joblessness. Gun violence. Our

youth are navigating broken and oppressive systems every day that keep them from manifesting

their highest potential. In this workshop, we will explore strategies and activities to teach our

young people the personal resiliency to help them survive and thrive. All levels welcome.


This Training is Ideal For: All levels welcome.


Presented by Candice Davis, Antique Edutainment


Click here for registration link:


Holistic Path Towards Transformation: generative somatics


Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Location:  Excelsior Works! Main Hall – 5000 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA


generative somatics is committed to strengthening the transformative leadership, organizing capacity, and practices of social justice leaders and organizations throughout the country. somatics is a holistic path towards transformation. This workshop will raise participants’ awareness around how our actions, emotions and what is embodied is often a habit and may not inherently align with our values and principles and to transform, we need a holistic, embodied approach. We will work together to develop individual declarations (visions), teach practical practices that support each person’s leadership and resilience so that they can be more effective in their work, lives and what they care about and are committed to.


For more information,


(Please plan to purchase or bring a lunch – there will be a 1 hour lunch break)


This Training is Ideal For

Staff Level: Direct Service & Program Administrator

Staff Years of Experience: Beginner/Intermediate

Focus: Point of Service & Program Administration

Programs that work with: Middle School, High School and Transitional Aged Youth


Presented by the Movement Strategy Center


Please note: Registration for this workshop does not guarantee you admission into the workshop. You will be contacted at least a week before the training to confirm your enrollment.


Click here for registration link:


Developing Meaningful and Engaging Curriculum


Date: Friday, October 7, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:  Fox Plaza, 1390 Market Street – 9th Floor – Suite 910 San Francisco, CA, United States


“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” ~Paolo Friere


If the goal is a better world, then we must move toward that goal vigilantly. We need programs that transform and liberate. We need lessons and activities that open minds and challenge assumptions to create social change. How do we design curriculum that will capture their imaginations and make them question the world’s conditions? In this creative work experience you will be lead through a tried and true process and receive tools for planning curriculum that will not only engage your students but will also develop their skills and their socio-emotional literacy.


This Training is Ideal For: All levels welcome.


Presented by Candice Davis, Antique Edutainment


Click here for registration link:

Sep/27/2016 Save the Date for “A Senior Moment” – October 21, 2016

Posted by lgannon • September 27th, 2016


7 pm on October 21, 2016
Contact Adrian @ 415-424-2980 or

Sep/26/2016 Apply for DCYF’s Youth-Centered Workforce Programming Cohort – Apply by September 26, 2016

Posted by lgannon • September 26th, 2016

DCYF YWD Lab:  Youth-Centered Workforce Programming

Provided by Pathways Consultants & CHALK/Bay Area Community Resources


What do Youth Know?  Everything!  Youth-Centered Workforce Programming

Series of 3 Half-Day Workshops – requires attendance at all 3 sessions

Includes 4 hours of coaching/agency


Have you ever noticed how adult-driven, and frankly dull, most of our Youth Workforce programs are?  They often lack many of the Youth Development hallmarks that make for great programming.  In this sequenced series of hands-on labs, you will create and implement a plan to increase engagement, voice and choice, relationship development, and other standards that make your programs truly impactful for youth.  We will:


  • Design opportunities to learn from youth what they want and need
  • Analyze the data you collect to identify opportunities to incorporate new strategies
  • Create a plan with short- and long-term action steps based on direct information from youth
  • Implement that plan with coaching support
  • Reflect on the process, successes/impact, and adjust your plan to continue the work post-lab


Participants are eligible to receive up to 4 hours of coaching to support implementation of strategies developed in the Lab.



Level: Youth Workforce Development staff or anyone running college and career readiness programming

Dates/Time:  Fridays October 21November 18 & December 9, 2016  9:30-12:30pm Must attend all 3 days

Number of Spaces: 20


Applications Due:

Wednesday, September 26, 20166PM


Submit electronically to:


Applicant Criteria


  • Must work for a 501(c)3 non-profit agency based in San Francisco and work with directly youth from San Francisco
  • Operate a Youth Workforce Development program or a college and career readiness program
  • Have minimum one year of experience working directly with youth
  • Must have support from agency supervisor to participate
  • Current job responsibilities must include Workforce program planning, development, and/or program delivery and service provision


Download the application from:


Sep/26/2016 Get the Best Present for Your Holiday – A Job

Posted by lgannon • September 26th, 2016

To learn about these jobs / events and more, visit the Career Center at:

1449 Webster St., San Francisco, CA 
Orientations are held Monday thru Thursday at 10:00AM

Sep/25/2016 PUSHfest – 4:00PM & 7:00PM

Posted by lgannon • September 25th, 2016



PUSHfest opens this coming September 23-25don’t miss it! I’m happy to announce this year’s festival will host over 18 choreographers from around the nation.

Also, Join Us for a Meet-and-Greet at 6:30pm before the Friday (9/23) Night Show. My work entitled, Mothership will premiere in Program A on Friday at 8pm.

See our PUSHfest Promo Video. Use this special code to receive a discount: PUSHODC

Thanks in advance for your support.

Yours truly,


p.s. My awesome dancers include: Courtney Armani, Ashley Gayle, Jory Horn, Hien Huynh, Noah James, Adonis Martin Quinones, Kao Vey Saephanh, and Katerina Wong.

For your Reference:

WHAT: PUSH Dance Company presents PUSHfest, a mixed-genre (modern, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and multi-disciplinary) dance festival that situates 18 mid-career and emerging choreographers in two different and exciting programs at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, FridaySunday, September 23-25, 2016.

WHEN: Four Shows – Program A: Friday, Sept. 23 at 8pm and Sunday Matinee, Sept 25 at 4pm; Program B: Saturday, Sept 24 at 8pm and Sunday Evening, Sept 25 at 7pm.

WHERE: ODC Theater, 3153 Mission Street at Shotwell, San Francisco, CA 94110

TICKETS: Tickets for PUSHfest are priced $30 general admission, $28 advance, $15 Senior\Student, $50 festival pass for both programs, and may be purchased at