The Coleman Report • April 7, 2015  

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



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Tuesday 4/14: Black Lives Matter Action at SF City Hall

When: Tuesday April 14th 12pm to 2pm

Where: SF City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett

Coleman’s Executive Director, Neva Walker, will be speaking at this action to continue to draw attention the the Black Lives Matter movement and the extent to which Black communities in San Francisco have been neglected in terms of city policies and resources. The action is being organized by the Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community group, in collaboration with Black Lives Matter. The organizers are calling for the community to #SHUTDOWNCITYHALL to hold the City of San Francisco accountable for a consistent indifference towards issues of education, poverty, gentrification, police brutality and mass incarceration in black communities.

Join us! For more information, visit the facebook event page here. 


Wednesday 4/15: Support the Fast Food workers in their Fight for $15



Call for community applicants for the DCYF Oversight and Advisory Committee

The SF Department of Children, Youth, and their Families (DCFY) works to ensure that families with children are a prominent and valued segment of San Francisco's social fabric by supporting programs and activities in every San Francisco neighborhood.  DCYF will allocate roughly $80 million annually between 2013 and 2016. There are five open seats on the Oversight and Advisory Committee:

Open Seat 1: available for a disconnected transitional-aged youth.

Open Seat 2: available for a parent or guardian of a child in K-8th grade.

Open Seat 3: available for a parent or guardian of a child 5 years or younger and enrolled in a publicly-subsidized or city-funded program.

Open Seat 4: available for a person with expertise/experience working in the field of children and youth services in low-income/underserved communities.

Open Seat 5: available for a person with a demonstrated commitment to improving access to and quality of services for children, youth, and families.

Click here for more information


In the news:

Community members demand justice for man fatally shot by police, SF Examiner 3/11/15

Voting at 16 in S.F.? Supervisor says the time has come, 3/16/15

California Community College System signs transfer deal with Nine Historically Black Colleges, Inside Higher Ed 3/17/15

Zero-tolerance school drug policies only make drug use worse, a study finds, Washington Post 3/23/15

White kids are winning San Francisco’s school lottery, and the data proves it, Washington Post 3/27/15

A city at war: Why we can’t all just get along, 4/2/15

Five Reasons Why San Francisco Must Not Give Up Public Land for Market-Rate Development, 4/3/15


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In this issue: 

4/14: #BlackLivesMatter SF City Hall Action

4/15: Fight for $15 action in Berkeley

DCYF Oversight and Advisory Committee Open Seats.  

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