The Coleman Report • August 5, 2014  

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


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‚ÄčTOMORROW: Free tech workshop for non-techies 

Basic Front End Web Development











Hosted By: Digital Action

When: Wednesday, Aug. 6th, 6pm

Where: Coleman Advocates 459 Vienna St. SF

  • No prior programming experience needed – this is for beginners!

  • Great for anyone interested in creating a website – students, non-profit professionals, teachers, parents, etc. Everyone is welcome!

  • If you have a laptop, bring it. If you don’t have one, let us know and we’ll do our best to provide one.

  • Refreshments will be provided

  • Starts promptly at 6pm

What is front-end web development?

If a website is a car, front-end web development is the gas and break pedals, the steering wheel, and the leather interior. Basically, it's all the stuff you can touch, see and hear.

Why learn front-end web development?

If you're interested in creating a beautiful website one day, you'll need these skills. It's also a great introduction to coding, which has a wide variety of uses.

To RSVP contact

Click here for more information. 

Introducing our new Parent Organizer: A.J. Napolis 


Allen J. Napolis, affectionately known as “A.J.”, is a native San Franciscan of Mexican and Nicaraguan descent. A.J. has fond memories of his childhood growing up in the Mission and Excelsior neighborhoods of San Francisco. He has over 25 years of activism and work in the non-profit sector in diverse issue areas, including HIV/AIDS prevention, childhood lead poisoning prevention, environmental justice, and violence prevention among youth. You can find A.J. engaged in many community concerns and issues affecting people-of color and low-income families, including gentrification, housing rights, border human rights campaigns and international solidarity movements. In his spare time, he loves to dance and listen to straight ahead jazz, R&B, Funk and Salsa with his lovely wife Helen Lopez-Napolis. A.J. is very proud of his four children Sandino, Aja, Ruben Dario and Corazon. 






Click here to get a free copy of the Equal Voice New Magazine

Click here to read about the history of Black August

The Missing Piece for Young Men of Color: Jobs Huffington Post 7/25/14

The School-to-Prison Pipeline can start even before Kindergarten, Mother Points Out, Huffington Post 7/28/14

Stop Blaming Black Parents for Underachieving Kids, Washington Post 7/30/14

The Next Big Fight in Income Inequality is About to Go Down in California: Can the Entire Bay Area Raise the Minimum Wage to $15/hr?, New Republic 7/30/14

‘Partial victory’ in Detroit Water Crisis as City Regains Power of Resources, Common Dreams 8/1/14

Voters of Color are in demand in 2014, Equal Voice News 8/1/14


Coleman staff selfie at the beach after our Summer Staff Planning Retreat  



• Today: Free Tech Workshop

• Friday: LCFF Twitter Chat

• Introducing our new Parent Organizer

• Learn English for the Custodial Industry

• In the News


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