The Coleman Report • September 17, 2014  

A weekly update on issues, policies and actions affecting children, youth and families in San Francisco. 


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Help us get the word out to voters and help pass Prop C in November!

Prop C (the Children and Families First Initiative) is a powerful piece of legislation that would re-approve both the Children & Youth Fund AND the Public Education & Enrichment Fund, together amounting to more than $125 million in services for children, youth and families in San Francisco!  This funding means that we have child care, afterschool programs, youth jobs, violence prevention programs, family support centers, and school-based programs for the young people and families who rely on them!

Two great ways to get involved:  

Speakers Bureau Training

Thursday, September 18th, 5:30-7pm @ LYRIC, 127 Collingwood Street

Calling youth, parents, and community members who want to join the Prop C Speakers Bureau! It’s powerful for voters and SF residents to hear directly from the youth, parents, and community providers who are so closely connected to the programs funded through Prop C.  We will train you on the basics of Prop C as well as how to present about Prop C in front of a group!  If you join the Speakers Bureau, there will be opportunities for you to be a Prop C spokesperson at endorsement meetings, informational meetings, and visibility events!  

There is a paid stipend opportunity for youth/parents who join the Speakers Bureau. 

Light dinner will be provided   RSVP to Sara Ferree:

Volunteer to Drop Literature for Prop C!

Starting in September, we will be hanging door hangers in neighborhoods across San Francisco, every weekend, to spread the word about the importance of Prop C, and makes sure that this measure passes in November—and we need your help!  Each day we will be focusing on a precinct walk in a different neighborhood—please contact me if you are willing to volunteer in distributing literature in your neighborhood!

Saturday, September 20th, 10am: Mission The group is meeting at 24th and Harrison.

 Saturday, September 27th, 10am: District 7 The group is meeting at Greenhouse Cafe on  329 West Portal Ave.

More details on other neighborhoods coming soon!!   To get involved, please contact Sara Ferree:


9/27: SFUSD Family Empowerment Conference

Click here to register. 




Young Voters Forum

What: Are you 17-24?  Come talk about voting: how it impacts you and your generation. A youth-led forum to hear and talk with your peers about what is on the November ballot.  You'll also have the chance to register to vote on the spot at the forum.

When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM 

Where: Green Room Balboa High School 1000 Cayuga Ave. San Francisco, CA 


Sponsored by: Peer Resources, TAY-SF, YMAC, Youth Commission, Youth Empowerment Fund, Youth Leadership Institute.

Click here for more info and to register.



SF Rising is hiring!


San Francisco Rising is currently seeking individuals to work as outreach workers on our 10-person outreach program in October and the beginning of November of 2014. Outreach workers will be paid $15/hr will educate voters about Prop 47, the Safe Neighborhoods initiative.  

Click here for more info.



Coleman documentary about school-to-prison pipeline available for online viewing/screening

In this new documentary from Coleman Advocates, director Kevin Epps takes a look at the negative effects of harsh zero tolerance policies in schools and one community's inspiring response. Highlighting Coleman's landmark student-led Solutions Not Suspensions campaign in San Francisco and examining how young people are directly affected by school discipline policies, the film serves as an informative and inspiring education tool. Click here to stream the video.  



• Help pass Prop C

• 9/27: SFUSD Family Empowerment Conference

• 10/8 BOE Candidate Forum

• 10/14 Young Voters Forum

• SF Rising is Hiring

• Coleman documentary film


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