The Our Children Our Families Council was created when the voters of San Francisco passed "Proposition C" in November 2014. The proposition created the Council to align efforts across the city and county, the school district, and the community with the aim of improving outcomes for children, youth and families in San Francisco. The proposition also renewed two city funds dedicated to children and youth (the Children's Fund and the Public Education Enrichment Fund).
structure & Responsibilities
The Our Children Our Families Council consists of up to 42 members, with leaders from the City & County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Unified School District, and the community. The Mayor and Superintendent of SFUSD chair the Council. The Council is comprised of 13 City Department heads, up to 13 leaders from San Francisco Unified School District, and 14 community representatives appointed by the Mayor.
The Council is charged with promoting coordination, increasing accessibility, and enhancing the effectiveness of programs and services for children, youth and families. The Council focuses on helping all children, youth and families in San Francisco thrive, with an emphasis on those with the greatest needs. The Council must develop an outcomes framework that articulates the milestones we want all children, youth and families to reach, and a five-year plan with recommendations on how to reach those outcomes. The Council is also charged with ensuring data sharing between the city and school district occurs in a systemic way to inform decision-making, and the creation of a citywide inventory of publicly-funded services for children, youth and their families.