Supporting San Francisco's Disconnected Youth
DCYF is pleased to release an interim evaluation report, Supporting San Francisco’s Disconnected Youth, which offers preliminary findings from an evaluation of the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families’ grants for Transitional Age Youth.
Highlights of DCYF Services
An overview of our history, who we serve, how our funds our allocated, and highlights of initiatives DCYF launched in fiscal year 2016-2017.
Young Adult Court Evaluation Report
In 2015 City of San Francisco established the Young Adult Court (YAC) model, an alternative court program designed for TAY ages 18-25. The model was designed to address the needs of San Francisco’s vulnerable young adults by providing participants with access to wraparound services, job referrals, case management services and other supports. In the spring of 2015, DCYF contracted with Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) to conduct a three-year evaluation of the YAC. This first evaluation of two evaluation reports weaves together information from multiple data sources to provide a description of the planning and early implementation phases.
SFUSD-DCYF Student Activities, Programs & Services Survey Report
This report summarizes the results of the 2016 Student Activities, Programs & Services Survey, which was administered to middle and high school students in SFUSD to help inform DCYF’s Services Allocation Plan. DCYF collaborated with SFUSD to survey students about their interest in and access to various activities and programs. The report describes the overall results of the survey and includes summary results by respondent grade level, sex, and race/ethnicity.
A Snapshot of San Francisco’s Children and Families: 2016 Community Needs Assessment
The Community Needs Assessment (CNA), conducted by DCYF in conjunction with contractor Applied Survey Research, was approved by DCYF’s Oversight and Advisory Committee on August 8, 2016. The CNA is a compilation of local and regional population data, research conducted by city departments, foundations, and other agencies, and the thoughts and opinions of hundreds of San Francisco residents and community-based organizations who participated in our community input process to share what they feel children, youth, families, and the community at large needs in order to thrive. Visit this link to access the CNA.
DCYF will submit the CNA to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for approval in September/October (exact meeting date to be determined). The final, Board approved version of the CNA will be posted on the DCYF website.
Highlights of DCYF Services
Who we serve, how we serve them, our history, and more.
Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families Overview
A more in-depth overview of DCYF to accompany the Highlights of DCYF Services document. Based on data collected in fiscal year 2014-2015.
Building a City that Works for All Its Families: Guidance for Implementation of the Children and Families First Initiative
The San Francisco electorate has delivered a mandate. They extended and expanded the share of property tax revenue dedicated for services for children and youth by the passage of Proposition C, the Children and Families First initiative, in November 2014 with 73 percent of the vote. The implementation of Prop C will be a unique chance to serve children, youth and families more effectively in this immediate period of intense economic change and for decades to come. The upcoming planning process can be truly consequential: grounded in community values and voices, open to new ideas, and results-oriented. It should bring together all of the agencies responsible for children, youth and families in a mutually accountable, serious collective commitment to achieve positive outcomes for them.
Released in 2016
DCYF brings together government, schools, and community-based organizations to ensure that children, youth, and families lead lives full of opportunity and happiness. This series of briefs describe the activities, participant demographics and performance measure results for programs that report data in DCYF’s Contract Management System (CMS). Specific briefs cover the K-8 Out of School Time, Teen, Youth Workforce Development, and Violence Prevention and Intervention investments.
High School Wellness By the Numbers, School Year 2014-2015
Wellness Centers in 19 SFUSD high schools provided 62,703 hours of service to 8,639 students in school year 2014-2015. Learn more about Wellness Center services, usage data, and survey results in this report.
Possible Service Solutions for San Francisco Children, Youth and Families: Responses Collected from Break-Out Sessions at the DCYF March 23, 2016 All Grantee Meeting
In fiscal years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, DCYF will administer a total of $18 million in growth funds from the Children & Youth Fund. On March 23, 2016, DCYF held an All Grantee meeting in order to collect feedback from service providers about allocation of these funds. At the meeting, DCYF grantees discussed the challenges currently faced by their service populations and/or communities, and suggested service solutions DCYF could consider funding in order to address these challenges and improve outcomes for children, youth, and families in the City. The report includes the results of the feedback that was collected at the All Grantee meeting.
Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Out of School Time Year End Reports
Summer 2015 K-8 Out of School Time Year End Reports
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Out of School Time Year End Reports
School Year Community-Based
School Year K-8 Specialized
Summer 2014 K-8 Out of School Time Year End Reports
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Youth Leadership, Empowerment, and Development Year End Reports
School Year 2014-2015 San Francisco Wellness Initiative Summaries
For additional information on the Wellness Initiative visit sfwellness.org
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Violence Prevention & Intervention Year End Reports
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Youth Workforce Development Year End Reports
Released in 2014-2015
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Year End Reports
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Out of School Time Year End Reports
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Youth Leadership, Empowerment & Development Year End Reports
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Violence Prevention & Intervention Year End Reports
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Beacon Initiative Year End Reports
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Youth Workforce Development Year End Reports
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Specialized Teen and Youth Empowerment Programs Year End Report
San Francisco Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC) Early Care and Education Needs Assessment
The San Francisco Child Care Planning and Advisory Council (CPAC) is San Francisco’s local early care and education planning council. Early care and education stakeholders appointed by the Board of Education and the Board of Supervisors are charged with advising policy makers, funders and planners regarding the coordination and needs of early care and education in San Francisco, and with conducting a needs assessment every five years. The attached 2012–13 San Francisco Early Care and Education Needs Assessment provides important updated information for legislators, planners, advocates, budget staff, providers, community organizations, and the City regarding the availability of licensed care, the availability of early care and education subsidies for those who are eligible, and the indications of unmet need for subsidies by neighborhood/zip code.
SF Team Initiative Final Report for 2012-2013 School Year
The SF Team Initiative was originally launched by DCYF in November 2001 as a K-8 expanded learning initiative focused on literacy in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). The goal of SF TEAM continues to be increasing the capacity of the comprehensive afterschool programs and their staff to support the acquisition and use of literacy skills among children and youth and especially those youth who are struggling academically. This report describes the progress that the SF TEAM programs are making towards institutionalizing literacy and positively impacting student literacy skills using data from the 2012-13 academic year.
Released in 2012
2012 Family Economic Success Policy Platform from San Francisco Family Support Network
Working collaboratively, the SFFSN has identiﬁed actions for itself, state and local government, private foundations, community-based programs, and families themselves focused on helping families make ends meet, supporting families to build and protect assets, increasing families’ incomes, promoting educational opportunities for families, and increasing funding to support Family Economic Success efforts.