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Dec/27/2016 Professional Development Opportunities, DCYF Youth Advisory Board Application & More!

Posted by lgannon • December 27th, 2016

Dear Partners,

Please see the workshop descriptions below for some amazing professional development opportunities! If you are interested and fit the attendance criteria, I recommend registering ASAP because these workshops are guaranteed to fill quickly.

 

Thank You!

 

  1. DCYF Youth Advisory Board– (for youth leaders) DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY, JANUARY 9TH APPLY NOW!

 

  1. Learning Lab – (for staff working with youth/TAY involved in Juvenile/Adult Justice Systems ) Justice-System Confidential:  Supporting Young People through the System to Freedom

 

Applications attached.

 

Introduction to Painting

Date: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: San Francisco Public Library, 6th Floor Learning Studio, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA

 

A practical introduction to watercolor and acrylic painting technique. What are the benefits and limits of each medium? What are the expressive possibilities of each? What can these materials teach us about our own need for control vs. spontaneity? Let’s use painting as a metaphor to better understand the flow of our classrooms and enjoy splashing color on paper.

 

Session for any staff.

 

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-painting-tickets-29630847663

Presented by Todd Berman – Arts Integration Specialist, Director of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area

 

Let’s Play: Activities to Strengthening Peer Relationships

Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM

Location: Support for Families, 1663 Mission Street 7th Floor, San Francisco, CA

 

Out of school time programs are a fantastic opportunity for all participants to make friends! In this workshop we will explore ways to support children to develop positive peer relationships in your program. We will share activities that build social skills and awareness, strengthen peer relationships, and strategies for embedding these activities throughout your day.

 

Audience: OST line staff and site supervisors

 

Content: This workshop is related to SF ELC Competencies #5, #7 and #9.

 

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-play-activities-to-strengthening-peer-relationships-tickets-29631821576

 

Presented by the Special Needs Inclusion Project

 

Integrating Music, Social Media & Social Action

Date: Tuesday, January 11th, 2017

Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM

Location: DCYF “Mint” Conference Room, 1390 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA

“It’s too late to change the time, but it’s not too late to change your mind.” ~Michael Jackson

 

Everyday our world gets smaller and smaller. Our young people can figuratively teleport to any part of the world or get information about anything in a device that fits in the palm of their hands. Music and celebrity culture is bigger than ever and social issues of violence, racism and environmental crisis continue to plague us. These are the issues that our schools and youth development programs must contend with. The good news is that we can leverage all of the challenges that we face as opportunities within our program structures. In the workshop you will explore ways to integrate music and social media as a tool for education, community building and youth led social action.

 

All levels welcome.

Registration link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/integrating-music-social-media-social-action-tickets-30566822188

 

Presented by Candice Davis, Antique Edutainment

The Importance of Trauma Informed Practice: Adolescents and TAY

Date: Friday, January 13, 2017

Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM

Location: SF Behavioral Health Services – 1380 Howard Street, Room 515, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

DCYF is providing a unique opportunity for providers to participate in half-day workshops on trauma informed care. There will be two tracks for these workshops. One track is for providers working with young children. The other track is for providers working with adolescents and transitional age youth (TAY). You are welcome to attend both tracks if you work with all ages.

Training Goals

  • To Increase awareness and understanding of the importance of Trauma Informed Care.
  • To provide practical information and tools that allow providers to create a safe, supportive, service environment which emphasizes respectful, collaboration in trauma management.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define trauma and its potential levels of impact
  • Understand the importance of the three R’s of trauma informed care
  • Discuss the key principals of trauma informed care practice
  • Understand the importance of Cultural humility as it relates to client care
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and the role resiliency can play in overcoming these experiences for provider and client
  • Identify a frame work for trauma informed care organization assessment

 

Facilitated by Nicola (Nicky) MacCallum LMFT, NCC – Therapy, Training, Clinical Supervision and Consultation

 

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-importance-of-trauma-informed-practice-adolescents-and-tay-tickets-29290738387

 

Project Based Learning for Social Justice

Date: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM

Location: DCYF “Mint” Conference Room, 1390 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

 

Project based learning is empowerment learning. It allows our young people to engage with education as a 3 dimensional experience. Too often, however, the project itself takes priority over the process for students, and it diminishes the impact of the experience. In this workshop, you will examine the tenants Project Based Learning and be guided through a step-by-step process for incorporating project-based learning with a social justice lens into your program or classroom.

 

All levels welcome.

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/project-based-learning-for-social-justice-tickets-29632845639

 

Presented by Candice Davis, Antique Edutainment

 

 

Crowd-sourced Collage as a Community-Building Art Project 1 of 2

 

Date: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: DCYF “Mint” Conference Room, 1390 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA

 
To create the City of Awesome series, Todd Berman collected self-portrait drawings from over 1000 people of all ages and backgrounds. He collaged these drawings into paintings of San Francisco to embody how the awesomeness of our city is formed by the creativity of its individuals. This project was selected to be included in the SF Muni Art program and was installed inside of ten city buses in 2015. Learn the techniques to use meaningful art as a community organizing tool for your community. After this first session, participants will gather ideas from the community at their site.

 

Session for any staff.

 

This is one of two sessions.

 

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/crowd-sourced-collage-as-a-community-building-art-project-1-of-2-tickets-29792418927

 

Presented by Todd Berman – Arts Integration Specialist, Director of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area

 

 

Crowd-sourced Collage as a Community-Building Art Project 2 of 2

 

Date: Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: Fox Plaza Room 910, 1390 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA

 
To create the City of Awesome series, Todd Berman collected self-portrait drawings from over 1000 people of all ages and backgrounds. He collaged these drawings into paintings of San Francisco to embody how the awesomeness of our city is formed by the creativity of its individuals. This project was selected to be included in the SF Muni Art program and was installed inside of ten city buses in 2015. Learn the techniques to use meaningful art as a community organizing tool for your community. After this first session, participants will gather ideas from the community at their site.

 

Session for any staff.

 

This is session two of two.

 

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/crowd-sourced-collage-as-a-community-building-art-project-2-of-2-tickets-29806013589

 

Presented by Todd Berman – Arts Integration Specialist, Director of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area

 

 

 

Understanding Common Core Math through Art

 

Date: Tuesday, January 31st, 2016

Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: San Francisco Public Library Learning Studio, 5th Floor, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA

 

SFUSD has adopted Common Core standards and approaches to math. Instead of showing students the proper way to solve a problem, students work in groups to figure out a variety of solutions. The SFUSD toolkit for math teachers includes several activities, such as the “gallery walk”, borrowed directly from the art room. For this workshop, we will mimic the structure of Common Core math classes to make art. Participants will gain familiarity with classroom practices to be better able to support students with their learning as well as practical techniques for group art projects.

 

Session for k-5 staff.

 

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-common-core-math-through-art-tickets-29806341570

 

Presented by Todd Berman – Arts Integration Specialist, Director of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area

 

Understanding Common Core Math through Art

 

Date: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, 1390 Market St., Suite 900, Mint Conference Room, San Francisco, CA

 

SFUSD has adopted Common Core standards and approaches to math. Instead of showing students the proper way to solve a problem, students work in groups to figure out a variety of solutions. The SFUSD toolkit for math teachers includes several activities, such as the “gallery walk”, borrowed directly from the art room. For this workshop, we will mimic the structure of Common Core math classes to make art. Participants will gain familiarity with classroom practices to be better able to support students with their learning as well as practical techniques for group art projects.

 

Session for 6-12 staff. 

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-common-core-math-through-art-tickets-29867232697

Presented by Todd Berman – Arts Integration Specialist, Director of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area

 

Understanding Studio Habits of Mind: What we learn whenever we make art [New Date]

 

Date: Thursday. February 2nd, 2017

Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, 1390 Market St., Suite 900, Mint Conference Room, San Francisco, CA

 
When we practice any form of art, we reinforce the eight “Studio Habits of Mind.” In this workshop we will examine what these habits are and learn how to use them in the classroom and the studio to reinforce student learning.

 

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-studio-habits-of-mind-what-we-learn-whenever-we-make-art-new-date-tickets-28899840200

 

Presented by Todd Berman – Arts Integration Specialist, Director of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area

 

Strategic Communications

 

Date: Monday, February 6th, 2016

Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, 1390 Market St., Suite 900, Mint Conference Room, San Francisco, CA

 

This workshop will introduce participants to tools and processes to develop communications strategies to educate and mobilize our communities. Including tools for content development and day to day integration of communications in existing work.

 

Staff Level: Direct Service & Program Administrator

Years of Experience: Beginner/Intermediate

Age Group: All

 

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/strategic-communications-tickets-29871846497

 

Presented by the Movement Strategy Center

 

Teaching Resiliency

Date: Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Time: 9:00AM-1:00PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, 1390 Market St., Suite 900, Mint Conference Room, San Francisco, CA

 


“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. 

 

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-resiliency-tickets-29869070193

 

Presented by Candice Davis, Antique Edutainment

 

 

Create Programs Where LGBTQQ Youth Thrive! 

 

Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, 1390 Market St., Suite 900, Mint Conference Room, San Francisco, CA

 

LGBTQQ youth are members of all communities. During this interactive workshop, we’ll explore foundational concepts related to LGBTQQ identity and try on programmatic practices that support LGBTQQ youth in being seen and celebrated.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase their familiarity with LGBTQQ terminology
  • Explore the differences between gender identity, sex, and sexual orientation
  • Deepen their understanding of allyship as an action
  • Identify LGBTQQ youth-affirming activities that can be implemented in their programs

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/create-programs-where-lgbtqq-youth-thrive-tickets-29870906686

 

Presented by LYRIC

 

 

Tour of Pinterest 

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Location: Pinterest – 580 7th Street San Francisco, CA 94103

 

Are you preparing young people for the world of work with little first-hand knowledge of the needs of today’s businesses and how recruitment and human resources works?

Get behind-the-scenes tours of San Francisco’s hottest companies. This five-part roadshow will explore the primary sectors in San Francisco and what employers in those sectors are looking for in entry-level employees.

Our February tour will be hosted by Pinterest. Come learn about career pathways into San Francisco’s booming tech industry, Pinterest’s products and about its innovative efforts to ensure diversity in its workforce.

Participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the leading sectors in San Francisco
  • Learn about the varying recruitment and human resource processes used to engage talent
  • See businesses first-hand to better advise student on college and career readiness and pathways into strong San Francisco sectors

 

For: DCYF Youth Workforce High School/TAY programs or Specialized Teen programs focusing on college and career readiness.

Any level of staff working with business (job developers, career advisors, etc.) including those managing programs that have a business placement/partnership component. Any number of years of experience.

 

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-of-pinterest-tickets-30570611522

 

Facilitated by Pathways Consultants Partner Amanda Gerrie

 

Building Bridges to Career & Technical Education: The Pipeline to Improved Long-Term Outcomes for Youth

 

Date: Friday, February 24th, 2017

Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM

Location: Valencia Gardens Community Room, 390 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA

 

STEM based employment is expected to grow by 13% between today and 2022. Many of these technical middle-skill jobs require education beyond high school but not a four-year degree and they make up the largest part of the labor market in the US. Come learn about these careers and what it takes to get youth college- and career-ready for tomorrow’s labor market.

You will:

  • Learn about career and technical education options and what occupations these
    programs prepare students to pursue
  • Meet some of the primary educational providers throughout the area
  • Learn about the academic requirements and pre-requisites for admission and successful
    completion of these training programs

 

Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/building-bridges-to-career-technical-education-the-pipeline-to-improved-long-term-outcomes-for-youth-tickets-29873520504

 

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Dec/27/2016 From Resolution to Revolution: An Equity Summit, February 6-7, 2017

Posted by lgannon • December 27th, 2016

Dear Community:

The San Francisco Human Rights Commission, in partnership with the Black to the Future collaborative and the University of San Francisco, will host From Resolution to Revolution: An Equity Summit, an opportunity to recognize movement from words to action. Legislation often offers only a guideline of how the system should work to create equity and opportunity for all; implementation does not always follow. The Summit will highlight the push by educators, community leaders, and students to “make it happen.” Please join youth, educators, business leaders, and community stakeholdersFebruary 6 & 7, 2017, as we learn and commit to move from Resolution to Revolution.

 

As we build out the Summit agenda, we would love to partner with you.The Human Rights Commission is seeking volunteers to help realize the ambitious agenda already in place, including ushers, greeters, and people to help register participants, keep time for panels, hand out flyers, conduct outreach, and do what needs to be done to ensure the community is involved in a successful event.

 

If you would like to participate in the Equity Summit as a volunteer, please send me an email or give me a call.

 

We hope to move this vital work forward with you!

 

Warmest regards,

Veronica Garcia
Policy and Social Justice Division
San Francisco Human Rights Commission
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94102

Email: veronica.garcia@sfgov.org

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Dec/26/2016 11th Annual Kwanzaa – December 26 – 31, 2016

Posted by lgannon • December 26th, 2016

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UMOJA (unity):  To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.      Friday, Dec. 26th:  12 Noon – Museum of the African Diaspora, 665 Mission Street @ 3rd; 7 pm, African American Arts & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street @ Webster

 

KUJICHAGULIA (self-determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.  Sunday, Dec. 27th:   12 pm – City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Way, Rotunda; 2 pm – Hamilton Rec Center/Mo’MAGIC, 1900 Geary @Steiner; 6 pm – Bayview Y, 1601 Lane @ Revere

UJIMA (collective work and responsibility):  To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and solve them together. Monday, Dec. 28th:  1pm, Western Addition Center/Western Addition Family Resource Center, 1390 Turk @Fillmore; 4:30pm, OMI Family Resource Center/IT Bookman, 446 Randolph @Arch

UJAMAA (cooperative economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together. Thursday Dec 29th: 1pm, Potrero Hill Family Services, King (STARR) Elementary School, 1215 Carolina Street @25th Street; 5pm, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St.

NIA (purpose):  To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.  Wednesday, Dec. 30th1 pm Boys & Girls Club, 344 Fulton @ Gough; 4 pm – Glide Memorial, 330 Ellis

 KUUMBA (creativity):  To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. Thursday, Dec. 31st:  1pm, Success Center, SF, Jazz Heritage, 1330 Fillmore; 4pm, Bay View Opera – Ruth Williams Memorial Theater, 4705 Third Street

IMANI (faith):  To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.  Sunday, Jan. 1st:  1pm, Third Baptist Church, 1399 McAllister @Pierce; 6 pm – St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk @ Lyons

The Village Project, 2097 Turk St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Adrian Williams, Executive Director, 415-424-2980,  awilliamsassoc@yahoo.com

Dec/25/2016 Christmas in The Community – Christmas Day! – Free Toys for Kids

Posted by lgannon • December 25th, 2016

Dec/17/2016 Christmas on Fillmore St. – 12pm-4pm

Posted by lgannon • December 17th, 2016

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Dec/16/2016 Food, Music & Fillmore Holiday Marketplace!

Posted by lgannon • December 16th, 2016

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Enjoy the Free Concert

DON’T MISS OUR COMMUNITY EVENT ON DECEMBER 16TH, 2016

AN AFTERNOON OF HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES AT

The Fillmore Heritage Center
1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

 

Dec/16/2016 Western Addition Beacon Center Holiday Celebration

Posted by lgannon • December 16th, 2016

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Dec/16/2016 Teaching Tolerance & the Museum of Tolerance – Professional Development Opportunity – Register Now

Posted by lgannon • December 16th, 2016

 

All:

Teaching Tolerance and the Museum of Tolerance are teaming up again! We’re partnering to bring California educators a unique professional development opportunity in Los Angeles. Ten, two-day institutes are now open for 2017. Register for one of these open sessions:

  • February 20-21
  • February 22-23
  • March 27-28
  • March 29-30
  • April 25-26
  • April 27-28
  • June 13-14
  • June 15-16

You’ll learn directly from Teaching Tolerance about Perspectives for a Diverse America—our literacy-based, social justice curriculum—and explore the resources available at the Museum of Tolerance. Both the curriculum and the workshop are FREE!

Participants will discover how Perspectives supports rigor, relevance and cultural competency and aligns with the Common Core State Standards. The workshop will also address how to integrate the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards  into existing classroom and school-climate materials. Other benefits include a free resource kit featuring readings, instructional strategies, classroom-appropriate films and more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join over 40,000 educators nationwide who are using Perspectives to meet their students’ academic and social emotional needs.

Sincerely,

Maureen B. Costello
Director, Teaching Tolerance

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Another option for educators who want to participate in the trainings the Museum of Tolerance & Tools for Tolerance for Educators offers is to sign-up for a group customized training. Amazing – I know! Below is the link to the webpage with more info about these programs: http://www.museumoftolerance.com/site/c.tmL6KfNVLtH/b.9238561/k.D9C0/Tools_for_Tolerance174_For_Educators_Group_Application.htm

 

The same guidelines apply: through a grant the museum has access to, there is no cost to you/your school/your organization – they cover flight/hotel/lunch. The same general structure as open enrollment trainings, but you can customize the program’s schedule – in sharing what specific goals and needs the group has. Then, the program can choose the most appropriate consultants, presenters, and tours for the group. 

 

Leah Paz, Program Coordinator, would be happy to chat about this with you further, if you have more in-depth questions! You can email her at lpaz@museumoftolerance.com, or call her at (310) 772-7610, if you like.

Dec/16/2016 UndocuWorkforce is Hiring – Apply by January 6, 2017

Posted by lgannon • December 16th, 2016

Join the CHALK Family! 

-UndocuWorkforce is Hiring –
Community Partners, Friends, and Family,

Do you know someone who is between the ages of 14-24, undocumented, and looking for an internship? CHALK’s UndocuWorkforce Program is currently recruiting!

Requirements:

-must be between the ages of 14-24 years old
-make a 3-6 month commitment
-must attend 60 hours of job and life skills training
Applications are to be submitted by Friday, Jan. 6th, 2017 @ 5PM. 
Download the application HERE.