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15th Annual Lights On Afterschool is on October 23!

15th Annual Lights On Afterschool is on October 23!

Nationwide celebration of afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, youth, families, and communities. All DCYF funded K-8 Afterschool Programs will host events! Learn more

Our mission is to ensure that families with children are a prominent and valued segment of San Francisco’s social fabric by supporting programs and activities in every San Francisco neighborhood.
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Youth Empowerment Fund Mini-Grant Applications are Now Open!

YEF Mini-Grants support small-scale projects initiated and led by youth in San Francisco. Grants up to $10,000 are available to fund San Francisco-based projects that support youth leadership and youth's ideas for how to address important community needs. Applications are due by October 31!

Children & Families First Initiative

In July 2014 Mayor Lee and the Board of Supervisors sent the Children & Families Charter Amendment to the November ballot. Read the Amendment, the Legislative Digest, the Ballot Simplification Digest, and the press release about the amendment that was issued by the Mayor's Office.

Looking for an Afterschool Program?

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Community News

SF District Attorney's Office Third Annual Bye Bye Bullying Video Contest Accepting Entries

To recognize Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, the SF DA’s office is hosting their third video contest for students to address cyberbullying and harassment. The purpose of the contest is to encourage youth to discuss cyberbullying more openly and develop solutions to stop cyberbullying. The contest is open to middle and high school students, and entries will be accepted through 11/11/2015.

SFUSD High School Seniors: Get Professional Help on Your College Entrance Essay at The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend!

826 Valencia will host the 6th annual personal statement tutoring event at Mission High School on October 25-26. RSVP, or volunteer to be a tutor!

BLING Now Accepting Applications for their Youth-to-Youth Grantmaking Initiative

Have an idea for a project that addresses an inequity that SF youth face? Band together 3-6 young people between ages 13-17 and apply for a BLING grant!

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