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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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CBOs: Enter the Lights on Afterschool Photo Contest!! Get your staff, families, youth and creativity together to put your program's work on display. Entries are due by October 15!

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.

Save the Date: Beacon Initiative 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us in bringing Beacons to life on Civic Center Plaza to celebrate 20 years of Beacons in San Francisco. Featuring youth performances, learning stations, activity demonstrations, fitness classes, and more!

Community News

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!

Community Works West Seeking Actors/Writers for Youth Theater Troupe

Are you a high school student in San Francisco?Are you interested in writing and performing? Have either of your parents ever been in prison or jail? Do you want to get PAID while making an impact in your community? Are you available Wednesday afternoons (1:30-4:30pm) between October 22 and May 13? If you answered 'yes' to all of these, you should apply now for the Community Works West's (paid!) Youth Theater Troupe!

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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