April 2016 update

Helping San Francisco Children, Youth and Their Families to Thrive: Results from the Community Input Sessions

In the fall of 2015, the Department of Children, Youth, and their Families (DCYF) partnered with OCOF and the Office of Early Care and Education (OECE) to conduct town hall meetings in each of San Francisco’s eleven Supervisorial Districts. The purpose was to gather feedback on service needs of children, youth and their families in San Francisco. The sessions were attended by 362 individuals, including many parents, youth, community partners, and a diverse range of stakeholders.

The District Meetings informed planning processes being conducted by DCYF, OCOF, and OECE. For DCYF the meetings represented the initial phase of DCYF's Community Needs Assessment (CNA), a data-gathering process required by the Children and Families First Initiative to inform DCYF's overall strategic grantmaking process in the short- and long-term. For OCOF, the sessions helped inform the Outcomes Framework. OECE is also using the input gathered at the meetings to inform its Citywide Plan for Early Care and Education, which will be completed late this spring. 

Find the full DCYF report of findings from the eleven community input sessions here.