OCOF Council

 

History

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).

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Download the one-page description of the OCOF Council in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

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.

Co-chairs

 SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews

SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews

 Interim Mayor of San Francisco Mark Farrell

Interim Mayor of San Francisco Mark Farrell

Council Members

The San Francisco Our Children Our Families Council consists of up to 42 members, including:

  • The Mayor and 13 appointed City department heads;
  • The Superintendent and 13 appointed representatives of the San Francisco Unified School District; and
  • 14 community members appointed by the Mayor.

City Department Members

  • Allen Nance - Juvenile Probation Department
  • Barbara Garcia - Department of Public Health
  • Bill Scott - Police Department
  • Edward Reiskin - Municipal Transportation Agency
  • John Rahaim - Planning Department
  • Luis Herrera - Public Library
  • Dr. Maria su - Department of Children, Youth, & Their Families
  • Naomi Kelly - General Services Agency
  • Phil Ginsburg - Recreation and Parks Department
  • September Jarret - Mayor's Office of Early Care & Education
  • Todd Rufo - Mayor's Office of Economic & Workforce Development
  • Trent Rhorer - Human Services Agency

SFUSD Members

  • Dr. Brent Stephens - Chief Academic Officer
  • Jill Hoogendyk - Chief of Staff
  • Kevin Truitt - Chief of Student, Family, Community Support Services Department
  • Landon Dickey - Special Assistant to the Superintendent for African American Achievement & Leadership
  • Meenoo Yashar - Interim Chief of Early Education Department
  • Melissa Dodd - Chief Technology Officer
  • Orla o'Keeffe - Chief of Policy and Operations
  • Dr. Ritu Khanna - Chief of Research, Planning & Assessment

Community Members

  • Abby Snay - Economic/Workforce Expert
  • Candace Wong - Office of Early Care & Education Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Caroline Barlerin - Twitter, (Business)
  • Cecilia Galeano - Youth Commissioner
  • Dr. e'Leva Gibson - Dcyf Oversight & Advisory Committee
  • Egon Terplan - Housing Expert
  • Kentaro Iwasaki - Parent of K-12 Student
  • Les Wong - Higher Education
  • Lyslynn Lacoste - Public Education & Enrichment Fund Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Maria Zaragoza - Sfusd Student Advisory Council Member
  • Masharika Prejean Maddison - Parent of Child Under 5
  • Philip Halperin - Philanthropy
  • Sherilyn Adams - Service Provider