The Coleman Update • February 18, 2016  

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



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TONIGHT Thurs 2/18: AfAm Parent Advisory Council presentation on SFUSD AfAm Achievement and Leadership Initiative

When: Thursday February 18th 5:30-8pm

Where: Willie L. Brown Middle School (2055 Silver Avenue) accessible by the 44, 24 and 9 bus lines

The theme of this month’s African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) meeting is Black Lives/Black Minds Matter featuring a presentation about the African American Achievement and Leadership Initiative  and a panel of Teachers for Social Justice and Black Lives Matter Activists.  

Dinner, Child Care, and parking will be provided.   


Saturday 2/20: SFUSD School Planning Retreat

When: Saturday, February 20. 8:15am breakfast, 8:45 school planning retreat.

Where: Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Avenue, SF (Parking at Denman Middle School behind Balboa HS. Enter from Seneca Ave)

The School Planning Retreat provides the opportunity to work together as a team on your school's Balanced Scorecard (BSC), academic plan and budget for the 2016-17 school year.

Who Should Attend:

Principals, members of School Site Councils or English Learner Advisory Committees, families, and your other school community leaders. Talk to your school's principal about how you can attend and participate in school planning!

  • Hear about SFUSD's strategic priorities, programs and services for 2016-17
  • Help develop your school's priorities and plans for next year
  • Learn about funding and other sources to serve your students

Interpretation, breakfast and snacks will be provided! To reserve childcare call 415-241-6185 for Spanish or English or 415-241-6081 for Cantonese or Mandarin

Click here for more information. 


Tuesday 2/23: Come out to Advocate for Lowering the Voting Age to 16


Tuesday 2/23: Webinar for youth leaders/organizers – Momentum Based Organizing: Turning Moments into Mass Movements

When: Tuesday Feb 23rd 10am to 11am PT  

Hosted by: Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing (FCYO)

Open to: Youth Leaders and Youth Organizers


FCYO will hold the sixth webinar as part of its Youth Community Organizing Resource Exchange (Youth CORE), a set of projects that seeks to build a more powerful and well-connected youth organizing field over the next three years.  This webinar will focus on Momentum Based Organizing: Turning Moments into Mass Movements.

How do we build mass movements capable of real transformational change? What is the relationship between our organizations and campaigns and mass movements? Do popular movements happen by accident or can they built? This webinar will look at how young organizers are developing a new model to think about how to build transformational movements.

Click here to register.  After registering, you will be sent an individualized link to join the meeting through FUZE; be sure to save and access the webinar through this link!

Check out the previous Youth CORE webinars here:

Wednesday 2/24:  Annual Honor Roll Academic Awards Ceremony and Reception for African American Students

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v80), quality = 100When: Wednesday 2/24 - Students should arrive promptly at 5:00 PM wearing white tops and black bottoms. The Program begins promptly at 6pm and ends at 8pm

Where: St. Mary’s Cathedral (1111 Gough Street)

Hosted by:  The San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators  


The San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators will host its Annual Honor Roll Celebration for more than twelve hundred (1,200) African American students in the San Francisco Unified School District in grades 3-12, who have earned a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) or higher. 

The family of The Late Herod Carpenter who worked as a Substitute Teacher until he was 97 years old will be honored.  Dr. Henry L. Augustine, City College of San Francisco will receive The President Barack Obama Award for Excellence in Education.  Educator Erma Adams Retired Parent Liaison will be honored along with The Madame C.J. Walker Home for Girls and Women.  Richard Carranza, Deputy Superintendent and Commissioner Kim-Shree Maufas of the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education will offer words of congratulations, along with Mr. Hoover Liddell.

A reception will follow the ceremony in the Fellowship Hall.  All are welcome to come and celebrate the academic achievement of our African American students.  Admission is FREE.   Questions, please contact Louis Garrett, Co-Chairperson 515-5732, Virginia Marshall, Chairperson,


 In the news:


TONIGHT Thurs 2/18: AfAm Parent Advisory Council

Saturday 2/20: SFUSD School Planning Retreat 

Tuesday 2/23: Come out to Advocate for Lowerin Voting Age to 16

Tuesday 2/24: Webinar for Youth Leaders/Organizers

Wednesday 2/24: AfAm Students Academic Awards Ceremony 

Wednesday 2/24: US DOJ Listening Session re SFPD

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