The Coleman Report • October 28 , 2014  

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



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Don't forget to vote next Tuesday!

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


There are only 7 days left until the election—please help us with this last big social media push for Prop C: The Children and Families First initiative! We want to see your beautiful face and the beautiful faces of everyone you know on social media saying YES on C!

You can do 1 of these things or do all of them:

1. "Like" us here: or "Follow" us here

2. Change your photo to the Yes on C logo! Click here and download the pic, click on change profile picture on your page, and upload the image.

3. Check the Prop C campaign pages (above) and repost/retweet cute Prop C pics that are going up, on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Some other ways you can support:

Do one more precinct walk! We have a few precincts left to cover in Bernal, one in Noe, and then there's a big group walk in the Tenderloin on Saturday at 10, meeting at the B&G Club at 115 Jones St. Can you put in an hour or two and take one precinct, please? 

Help us on Election Day to Get Out The Vote!! We will be at all major intersections, MUNI stops, and BART stops. We will also be near schools (not in schools!) during drop off and pick up. Can you take an intersection, hold some signs, and encourage people to vote yes on c?!

Email Sara about any of the above at


SF Rising Alliance Volunteer Mobilization for Props G & 47

When: Saturday 11/1, 10-2pm

Where: Filipino Community Center: 4681 Mission Street

Prop G will push back on one of the strongest driving forces of gentrification and displacement in San Francisco, speculation.  It will stop serial evictors by requiring investors who “flip” (quick purchase & re-sale for huge profits) multi-unit properties in less than 5 years to pay higher taxes on the re-sale.  That’s why Prop G was the policy chosen by the hundreds of renters and tenants rights activists who participated in the first City-Wide Tenant Convention, this past February. Vote yes on Prop G.


Prop 47 is a step towards addressing the unjust mass incarceration of poor communities and people of color. Prop 47 reduces penalties from felonies to misdemeanors for those who have not committed violent or serious crimes. As a result, it will reduce the state’s prison population allowing California to direct hundreds of millions in prison savings per year to K-12 education, victim services, and mental health and drug treatment programs. It will also reduce barriers to employment and housing for formerly incarcerated individuals charged of petty crimes. Vote yes on Prop 47.


Coleman staff member and parent leader join SFUSD Bilingual Community Council

Last night, the SFUSD Bilingual Community Council elected Christina “Pina” Canaveral, Coleman’s Director of Parent Engagement and Education Policy, as their co-chair. Additionally, long-time PMAC member Leida Ruiz, mother of two SFUSD students, was appointed as the newest member. Congratulations Pina and Leida!





Spotlight on Coleman CMAC Volunteers

Coleman’s newest project, Children Making a Change (CMAC), wouldn’t be possible without the generous volunteer efforts of Dexter Reid, Jennifer Ong, Jordan Orosz, Sylvia Duran Chen, and Meghan Thornton. CMAC provides tutoring support in math and literacy, as well as cultural enrichment opportunities (dance and music instruction and ethnic studies lessons) for dozens of children of PMAC parent members during our weekly citywide meetings. Thank you CMAC volunteers! 


Jobs with Justice San Francisco 4th Anniversary Event: 11/21



Jobs with Justice SF is celebrating four years of struggles and victories on November 21st. It will be a special and festive gathering of activists from all of JWJ's different movements, labor and community. Join JWJ for live music, heavy appetizers, light alcohol, inspiration and friends. Click here to RSVP and buy tickets.




 In the news:

State lawmakers increasingly realizing the importance of early care and education, Ed Central 10/14/24

SF Rec And Park To Cease Granting Adult Permits For Mission Playground Soccer Field, 10/16/14

Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong, Washington Post 10/18/14

For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline, Wall Street Journal 10/20/14

Thousands of SF public school students are homeless, Examiner 10/21/14

Why I went to Ferguson, an open letter from Neva Walker, E.D. of Coleman Advocates, 10/22/14

MHP remembers a ‘transformative thinker’, outspoken education advocate, Melissa Harris-Perry MSNBC 10/25/14


Coleman Children and Youth Services




• Help pass Prop C

• SF Rising Voter Mobilization

• Congrats to staff and member on SFUSD Bilingual Community Council

• Thanks to Coleman CMAC Volunteers

• Jobs with Justice Anniversary Event

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Director of Parent Engagement and Ed Policy Christina Canaveral with members at a recent PMAC weekly citywide meeting 


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