Mayor's Office: Join "Our Children, Our Families Council"

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YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES IN SAN FRANCISCO

The Mayor’s Office is currently seeking individuals interested in making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families to apply for a seat on the new Our Children, Our Families Council.

In November 2014, the voters approved Proposition C which created the Our Children, Our Families Council (OCOF), an advisory body co-led by the Mayor and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent that aims to align city, school district, and community efforts to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. The Our Children, Our Families Council will create a shared outcomes framework that will articulate the milestones we want all children, youth and families to reach. The Council will also develop a five-year plan with recommendations on how to reach those outcomes. Underpinning all of the Council’s efforts will be a new level of data-sharing between the city and school district to allow services to be better coordinated. The Council will also create, maintain and make available an inventory of all citywide services for children and youth, including state and federally funded programs.

One third of the Council members will be department heads from various city departments, up to one third will be leaders from the school district, and a third will represent community stakeholders appointed by the Mayor such as parents, youth, service providers, philanthropy, experts in housing and economic development, business, and citizen oversight entities. Appointments will be made by June 30, 2015, and the first official Council meeting will take place in the fall of 2015.

The Our Children, Our Families Council is currently seeking the following types of individuals to serve on the Council:

 

·         A parent or guardian of a youth enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade at a school in SF

·         A parent or guardian of a youth under age 5

·         A person who works as a service provider delivering services to children, youth, and families

·         A person representing a business community or network

·         A person with expertise or substantial experience in the field of housing development or housing advocacy

·         A person representing a philanthropic organization, foundation, or network

·         A person with expertise or substantial experience working in the field of economic and workforce development

·         An executive of an institution of higher education

·         A person who is a Disconnected Transitional-Aged Youth through 24 years

Please click here for more information and to apply online or download the application form, or pick up an application at the Mayor’s Office (Room 200) in City Hall. Applications are due by June 5 at 5pm.

Questions about the application process can be directed to Sandra Naughton at Sandra.Naughton@sfgov.org.

More information can be found at: http://sfmayor.org/index.aspx?page=1038.