The Coleman Update • February 29, 2016  

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

 

 

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Coleman is hiring a Parent Organizing Coordinator!

We are looking for someone with a passion for social justice who believes in the power of working class people of color to fight for and build the public education system our kids deserve. Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity to join the Coleman team. Click here to download the job announcement. 

 

TOMORROW, TUESDAY 3/1: Walk Out, Shout Out for the Opening of Alex’s Trial

 

 

 

 

 

TOMORROW, Tuesday, 3/1: Community Meeting to Discuss the Approval of Relocating the Department of Public Health Programs: Instituto Familiar de la Raza’s (IFR) La Cultura Cura and Early Intervention*

Who: San Francisco Department of Public Health

What: A meeting to discuss the move of IFR’s La Cultura Cura and Early Intervention programs to the Excelsior

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 4 pm

Where: The Excelsior Branch Library Community Meeting Room, 4400 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94112

A community meeting will be held at the Excelsior public library to approve the move of Instituto Familiar de la Raza’s La Cultura Cura and Early Intervention programs to an alternate location in the Excelsior at 5128 Mission St. San Francisco, CA 94112. The event is open to the public.

Coleman is excited to welcome IFR’s culturally based mental health programs to the Excelsior.  As a leader in reducing the stigma around mental health services in the Latino community for years, they will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood. We encourage you to attend and learn about their menu of services.

For questions, please reach out to Tom Mesa from the Business Office of Contract Compliance SFDPH at 415-255-3749.

*La Cultura Cura offers youth positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through a range of services and cultural arts activities including intensive case management, court advocacy, mental health services and innovative arts programming. La Cultura Cura is noted for providing critical programming for monolingual Spanish-speaking and multicultural Latino youth and their families.

Focused on promotion, early intervention and building community resiliency, the Early Intervention team offers services that address the unique developmental, behavioral, and cultural needs of children and their families. The program ensures the well-being of children, families, and teachers by enhancing supportive relationships and fostering positive learning environments.

 

 

San Francisco YouthWorks Will be Hiring for the Summer 2016 Session in March!

Who: San Francisco YouthWorks

What: Hiring for the Summer 2016 Session

When: Apply March 14th – April 8th, 2016

Where: http://sfyouthworks.org/

San Francisco YouthWorks is a unique high school internship program designed to expose youth to public service careers and build job readiness skills in a supportive environment.

SF YouthWorks offers: PAID internships in City Government ($12.25 -13.00/hr), interns can work up to 20 hours a week during the 2016 Summer session (June -August).  Apply now! 

 

 

Macintosh HD:Users:jose-luismejia:Desktop:Coleman 2015-16:E-newsletter:images:OCEIA Legal resource fair.jpgFREE Immigration Legal Consultations & Resource Fair

Who: SF Office of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs

What: FREE Immigration Legal Consultations & Resource Fair for all San Francisco Immigrant Families

When: Saturday, March 19 at 10 AM - 1 PM

Where: Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Ave, San Francisco, California 94112


What will be provided:
- Free legal consultations for the first 100 participants 
- A robust resource fair
- Presentations and information on deferred action, other immigration relief options, and immigrant rights

- There will also be free food, childcare & language services provided! 


Please spread the word about the absolutely free services being offered this day with family, friends, neighbors and more!


Interested in volunteering at this event? Sign up online here: http://bit.ly/1TGpQX2 

Learn more at dacasf.com

 

Colmies Receive Awards! 

Coleman’s own, Kevine Boggess, was honored at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting last Tuesday, February 23rd in honor of Black History Month. Presented by Supervisor Avalos in celebration of Paving the Way for the Next Generation of Leadership, this award was given because of Kevine’s significant contributions to the African American community. With over 10 years of experience in community organizing and civic engagement, we are proud to have Kevine at the helm of our policy work! Congratulations! 

 

 

 

Neva Walker, our Executive Director, was honored last week by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Congressional District 5 in Minnesota with the unveiling of her namesake award. The Spears-Walker award is in recognition of ground breaking grassroots progressive work being done in her home state of Minnesota. Neva was the first Black woman to serve on the Minnesota State Legislature! We are lucky to have such an incredible, accomplished woman heading our organization and fighting for equity in San Francisco schools! 

 

 

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IN THIS ISSUE: 

Coleman is hiring a Parent Organizing Coordinator! 

TOMORROW, TUESDAY 3/1: Walk Out, Shout Out for the Opening of Alex’s Trial

TOMORROW, Tuesday, 3/1: Community Meeting to Discuss IFR's Expansion to the Excelsior

San Francisco YouthWorks Will be Hiring for the Summer 2016 Session in March!

FREE Immigration Legal Consultations & Resource Fair

Colmies receive awards!

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