San Francisco has made enormous progress in serving children and their families in the past years, nonetheless, many families continue to struggle with accessing the many resources San Francisco has to offer. The Our Children, Our Families Council (OCOF), an advisory body co-led by the Mayor and the San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent, was created to coordinate efforts between the City of San Francisco and SFUSD to communicate the services available to families, facilitate their access to resources, and connect them to the services they need, when they need them.
WORKING GROUP STRUCTURE
The OCOF Council recently adopted an Outcomes Framework that articulates the goals we want all children, youth and families – especially those with the most needs – in San Francisco to reach. Now, the Council plans to advance this initiative through coordinating and encouraging public participation in our Working Groups.
The current Working Groups will meet from December 2016 to June 2017 to develop policy and systems-level recommendations for the Council and are organized around the collective impact strategies as outlined in the 5 Year Plan. Systems-level recommendations would describe specific strategies the city, school district, and other key institutions can implement to towards achieving the five goals for children, youth, and families outlined in the Outcomes Framework.
ABOUT THE WORKING GROUPS
The Our Children, Our Families Council currently has three working groups. Meetings of the working groups are public, and all are welcome to attend.