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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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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!

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.

Children's Council Releases Annual After School Guide

Children's Council's annual guide lists after school programs and other resources in every San Francisco neighborhood. Great place to look if you are trying to find a program for yourself or your kids!

Community News

Sixth Annual Tricycle Music Fest Kicks Off September 13!

The 6th annual Tricycle Music Fest brings more concerts, more bands, and more opportunities to rock, play, and learn at the library! The line-up will be coming to your library on weekends in September and October. Tricycle Music Fest features 20 free events from the coolest and most acclaimed 'kindie' rock performers. Get out and rock at your branch!

Oasis for Girls Accepting Applications for Fall Programs!

Apply now for the RISE Life Skills Program, the CREATE Arts Education Program, or the ENVISION Career Exploration Program. Applications are due September 5 at 5pm!

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