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Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth
Latest Update: April 9, 2014  

From Prop M to the Housing BalanceThree Decades of Activism Against Displacement

When: Thursday April 10th 5:30pm -7:30pm

Where: LGBT Community Center 1800 Market St.

An UrbanIDEA Forum with: Calvin Welch, Brad Paul, Dawn Phillips, Angelica Cabande, Jane Kim, and John Elberling. Moderated by Mario Yedidia

San Francisco: a city of uncontrollable cycles of boom and bust, crises of evictions and displacement, and battles over development and affordability. The question again looms: How do we deal with the impacts of these market cycles  and ensure that we will continue to be a beacon of economic and cultural diversity?

Responding to the 1980s office high-rise boom, Proposition M has defined development and infrastructure in the City's downtown to this day. Now, in the midst of another boom of development and evictions, Central City activists are proposing a Housing Balance Act, to link the rate of market rate development to affordable and middle-income housing.

This event is FREE (donations appreciated!), but seating is limited. Please RSVP by clicking here


Children's Funding Community Coalition Meeting

When: Friday, April 11th, 2:30-4:30pm

Where: Children’s Council of SF, 445 Church Street (between 16th and 17th)

San Francisco currently has two landmark set-aside funds for children, youth and families in San Francisco, to provide the funding for critical services for the next generation: The Children’s Fund and the Public Education and Enrichment Fund (PEEF). BOTH of these funds are up for re-authorization in the next 2 years, and have to be approved by the voters once again.

Coleman is helping to lead the Children’s Funding Community Coalition to strengthen and ensure community-driven reauthorization of the both funds.  Click here to learn more about the Coalition, and to check out our recommendations for the Children's Fund and PEEF, and our Children's Fund community needs assessment and polling results.

Join us on the 11th to get updates on our work, discuss strategy, and support our next steps!  Please RSVP to:


Preschool for All Town Hall

When: April 17th 5pm to 6:30pm

Where: Coleman Advocates for Children & Youth, 459 Vienna Street @ Persia

San Francisco is one of the only cities in the country with its own universal preschool program, but Preschool for All will end unless legislation is passed to renew it!

If you value Preschool for All, come to a Town Hall Meeting! This is your chance to speak directly to Supervisors about how Preschool for All has affected your family, your teaching, or your program.

All parents, administrators and teachers are encouraged to participate!

Free dinner and child care will be available at every town hall meeting. Translation in Spanish and/or Chinese will be available, as needed. Click here to RSVP.  For Information please contact Jonathan Rubinsky @ 415-554-8966


SF Jobs Convening: â€‹Find out what our city government is doing to get you a job

When: Thursday, April 24th 6pm to 8pm

Where: IT BOOKMAN 446 Randolph at Arch Street

We know our communities are being underserved in San Francisco. Thousands of people are unemployed or underemployed. The City and County of San Francisco has programs to address these needs, but they aren't always accessible to the people and communities who need them most. Communities United for Health and Justice is holding a convening for residents to learn about available resources and dialogue directly with staff from the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Supervisor Avalos’ office.

Childcare and translation will be provided.

Presented by: Communities United for Health and Justice (Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, Chinese for Affirmative Action, Filipino Community Center, and PODER) Sponsored by: Supervisor John Avalos’s Office.

Questions or RSVP to: Lily at or (415) 239-0161x18  


Ed Trust–West Releases CA School District Report Cards

The Education Trust–West (ETW) released its fourth annual District Report Cards, grading and ranking California’s largest unified districts on academic and college readiness outcomes for Latino, African-American, and low-income students.  The report cards are available online at:


In the News: 

SF Supervisors OK Bigger Ellis Act Payouts, SF Chronicle 4/8/14

Minimum Wage Measure Could Make SF Ballot, SF Chronicle 4/7/14

Gentrification Report: Black and Latino Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area, Colorlines 4/7/14

Unleashing Empathy: How Teachers Transform Classrooms With Emotional Learning, Yes Magazine 4/4/14

Studies Confirm the Dehumanization of Black Children and the ‘Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline’, 4/3/14

High-Achieving Disadvantaged Students and Students of Color Fall Behind as They Progress Through High School, Ed Trust West 4/2/14

Baseball can teach Education a Real Lesson about Making Better Decisions, EdSource 4/1/14



 YMAC Youth Leaders at an Intensive Grassroots Leadership Development Retreat in Clear Lake last week 


• 4/10 Displacement Activism Forum

• 4/11 Children's Funding Community Coalition Meeting

• 4/17 Preschool for All Townhall meeting

• 4/24 SF Jobs Convening 

• Ed Trust West District report cards

• In the News


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