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The Coleman Report • July 8, 2014  

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



TODAY 7/8: Children and Families First Press Conference


What: Celebratory Press Conference about the Children and Families First Initiative with the Mayor, Supervisors, Board of Ed, Superintendent, and representatives from the Children’s Funding Community Coalition.

When: TODAY Tuesday July 8th 12:30pm

Where:  Steps of City Hall. 1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl. San Francisco

In our last Coleman Report, we shared the great news that the Children’s Funding legislation had been finalized. Called the "Children and Families First" Initiative, it includes the Children & Youth Fund, the Public Education and Enrichment Fund, and the new citywide coordination council — and will be appearing in front of voters in November as one unified ballot measure.

We now have an update that there are eleven official co-sponsors for the Children and Families First Initiative! The Board of Supervisors will be voting on July 15th to place this initiative on the ballot, and it looks to be unanimous.

Most of the recommendations made by the Children’s Funding Coalition were integrated into the final legislation, including the elimination of the trigger and in-kind contributions for PEEF, and the inclusion of disconnected transitional age youth and a big increase for the Children and Youth Fund, as well as more oversight for that Fund.  The ballot measure also includes reauthorization for both Funds until 2040!

The next step in this process after tomorrow’s press conference will be next Tuesday July 15th at 2pm when the Board of Supervisors will vote to place the Children and Families First initiative on the November ballot.    

We are also planning a victory party where we can celebrate our accomplishments and kick off our plans to pass this initiative! Stay tuned for details!

Click here to read the final legislation or here to check out a legislative briefing.

Questions?  Contact Chelsea Boilard at


Thursday 7/10: Ed Equity Organizations to testify in Sacramento for stronger LCAP regulations. 

When: Thursday July 10th 8am Meeting begins, 10am testimony begins

Where: State Board of Education 1430 N Street, Room 5111, Sacramento, CA 95814

Join Coleman this Thursday in Sacramento at the State Board of Education meeting where, along with education equity organizations across the state, we will be testifying in support of stronger LCAP regulations to support more transparency and an increased priority on student and parent involvement. 


7/18: District 11 People's Economic Summit 

What: one-day summit about creating more just and resilient economies in Distirct 11.

When: Saturday July 19th 9am to 3:30pm

Where: Exelsior Boys and Girls Club 163 London St.

The Communities United for Health & Justice (CUHJ) coalition is putting on a one-day summit to bring together community leaders to speak about the projects and programs that will create more just and resilient economies. The convening brings together organizations and community leaders involved in a wide array of enterprises that reflect the environmental justice principles and economic equity values that are strengthening our communities.

To read more about CUHJ's approach and research findings, please visit our "People Powered Solutions for Neighborhood Jobs & Local Economy" page where you can find our report about new models, economic alternatives, and long lasting changes we are implementing in our communities.

The summit is a grassroots focused gathering focused specifically on CUHJ organizations' District 11 members and neighbors - multiracial youth, Latino, Chinese, and Filipino immigrant families. Sessions will be translated into four languages.

District Supervisor John Avalos will be there, as well as heads of the Office of Economic & Workforce Development, and Office of Housing & Community Development.

AM Program: Housing and Workers Issues (10:30-12)

PM Program: Education and Cooperatives (1-2:30)





Thousands of workers at Ikea to get higher wages, Equal Voice 6/26/14

10 years of Filipino Community Center: The Youth (Part 1), Youtube 6/30/14

Three California Districts Limit Police in Schools, National Opportunity to Learn Campaign 6/30/14

The Freedom Side: Young Activists Organize for Change, BET 7/2/14


YMAC youth leaders and friends in front of our new mural after its unveling at the Coleman annual Summer Party



• Today: Children and Families First Press Conference 

• Thursday: Ed Equity Groups to testify at State BOE re LCFF/LCAP

• 7/18: D11 People's Economic Summit

• Learn English for the Custodial Industry (at Coleman!) 

• In the News


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