The Coleman Report • October 6, 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!

We need your help!  We now only have 4 weeks left until the election—and we need your help in getting the word out about Prop C (the Children & Youth Fund, and the Public Education and Enrichment Fund).  These funds total over $125 million in critical services that the city’s children, youth and families depend upon.  Please join us in making sure Prop C passes, and protect these services— take a look at the opportunities below and contact us now to get involved!


1. Join a precinct walk

2. Table at a community event

3. Host a merchant walk

4. Help with our social media campaign. Click here to like us on facebook or look for us on twitter @voteyesonC.

5. Recruit volunteers

6. Help fundraise in your community

To get involved, sign up to volunteer at:


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.


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.  


Coleman Children and Youth Services

In the news: 

California Enacts First-in-the-Nation Law to Eliminate Student Suspensions for Minor Misbehavior Fix School Discipline 9/29/14

Op-Ed: To Reduce Youth Crime, Focus on Poverty Juvenile Justice Information Exchange 9/29/14

Almost Half Of Newly Built Condos In S.F. Are Second Homes For Peninsula Wealthy, Others, SFist 9/30/14

SFUSD Awarded $2.8 Million to Support Students Exposed to Violence and Trauma, SFUSD 9/30/14

S.F., Oakland at forefront of U.S. minimum wage movement, SF Chronicle, 10/2/14

Youth, parents, and teachers in over 50 cities join national week of action to push back against suspensions and policing in schools Dignity in Schools, 10/3/14



• Help pass Prop C

• 10/8 BOE Candidate Forum

• 10/14 Young Voters Forum

• 10/15 SFUSD Construction Workforce Pipeline Project Kick-off

• Coleman documentary film

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