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The Coleman Report April 23, 2014  

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



TOMORROW (Thursday) 4/24: 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

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.

Childcare and Translation provide. Questions or RSVP to: Lily at or (415) 239-0161x18

Click here to learn more about this convening. 


Friday 4/25: We Are CCSF "Day-On"


4/29: Children's Fund Legislation introduced at Board of Supes

When: 4/29 2pm

Where: Board of Supervisors City Hall Room 250

Next Tuesday, the Children’s Fund legislation will be introduced at the Board of Supervisors.  There will not be public comment that day, but we want to make sure we have a strong showing of support in front of the full Board of Supervisors, for legislation that includes our recommendations.  

As we mentioned in a previous email, the Children’s Funding Community Coalition has released our priority recommendations for the reauthorization of the Children’s Fund and the Public Education and Enrichment Fund (PEEF). We have been meeting with members of the Board of Supervisors to build support for our recommendations but we need them to hear from the community! 

Click here to find out how you can show your support, in addition to joining us on the 29th, by signing a supporter card, emailing your Supervisor, coming out to the next Children's Funding Community Coalition meeting, or participating in our "Young People's Workshop."  


5/1: Community Forum on School Priorities

How would you like to see your education tax dollars spend? Make your voice heard! Come out to this community forum on LCFF and LCAP. 

Hosted by: Close the Gap Coalition (made up of community organizations, educators, families, classified staff and students) and SFUSD.

WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 2014 6:30– 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Moscone Elementary (2576 Harrison St. @ 22nd St.).

Parking available. Light refreshments provided. Childcare and interpretation available upon request.

RSVP online at or call Christina Canaveral at 415-654-9106.

Click here to learn more about the Local Control Funding Formula and LCAP and the goals of the community forum. 


5/7 Key to the City: A Youth Townhall on Housing and Affordability

Hosted by: The SF Youth Commission

When: Wednesday May 7th 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: Mary Helen Rogers Senior Community Room, 701 Golden Gate Ave

This youth-led event will investigate the variety of housing challenges faced by San Francisco's children, youth, and their families in an engaging format that includes interactive education, information sharing, and community input in hopes of promoting holistic community empowerment and outcomes for advocacy and action.

Pizza and refreshments will be served. 

Questions? Contact Youth Commission staff at 415-554-6464 or


Two Upcoming Education Trust—West Webinars:

4th Annual District Report Card: Learning from High-Performing Districts  

When: Wednesday, April 30th, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm PST

To learn more about this webinar and register, click here

Authentic Family and Community Engagement Around Common Core Student Success  

 When: Wednesday, May 7th from 3:30pm to 4:30pm PST                                                                                   

To learn more about this webinar and register, click here



Sotomayor accuses Colleagues of trying to wish away racial inequality, Washington Post 4/22/14

Obama and Holder to Expand Clemency for Unfair Prison Sentences, Colorlines   4/21/14

Big battle brewing over funding for children’s programs, 48 Hills 4/17/14

Black girls and school discipline: What’s going on?, Ebony, 4/17/14

Mass Incarceration in the US, an animation video by Visually and the Prison Policy Project 4/4/14


Coleman Parent Leader Gaby Baez Facilitating an LCAP workshop at Cleveland Elementary School



Thursday 4/24 SF Jobs Convening

Friday 4/25 CCSF "Day On"

4/29 Childrens's Fund Legislation Introduced at Board of Supes

5/1: Community Forum on School Priorities

5/7 Youth Town Hall on Affordable Housing

Two Ed Equity Webinars: 4/29 and 5/7

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