Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Spring 2018 In the Fall of 2017, JCYC along with other children and youth serving non-profits in San Francisco, submitted funding applications to the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF). JCYC is fortunate to have several programs funded through DCYF, including Japantown Youth Leaders, Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP), SF STEM Academy and SF YouthWorks. Combined, these programs serve thousands of youth each year. The City of San Francisco requires that organizations funded through various departments periodically re-apply. While this process can at times be daunting and require considerable resources, it is an important opportunity for stakeholders to re-assess the most critical needs of San Francisco residents and determine how to best address them. For DCYF, this rigorous multi-year process includes an in-depth community needs assessment, which includes many opportunities for the community to express their concerns about the welfare of children and youth in the city. It also allows for the emergence of new data to be considered when making funding decisions. For example, through this process DCYF was able to shed light on new data which found that nearly half of all the poor families in San Francisco are now Asian/Pacific Islander. JCYC staff were actively involved throughout this process, right up to the drafting of the final DCYF Services Allocation Plan. JCYC is very pleased to announce that all previously funded programs were once again awarded new contracts. Thanks to a new provision in the legislation, which authorized DCYF’s funding, all programs have been re- funded for 5 years. JCYC is extremely excited to be able to provide these services for the youth of San Francisco and looks forward to helping hundreds of young people prepare for careers and learn how to become leaders. For more information on JCYC’s programs, please contact Julie Matsueda, Deputy Director of Programs, at jmatsueda@jcyc.org or (415) 202-7908. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Spring 2018, click here.

JCYC Programs Re-Funded

NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 346-1948
SF STEM Academy participants engaged in an after school workshop focused on ecological diversity
MYEEP participants enjoying an outing to San Francisco’s Japantown Peace Plaza
SF YouthWorks staff attending an outreach event
Japantown Youth Leaders representing at the 2018 Bay Area Day of Remembrance event, “No Barbed Wire! No Walls!”
NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 921-1841

JCYC Programs Re-Funded

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Spring 2018 In the Fall of 2017, JCYC along with other children and youth serving non-profits in San Francisco, submitted funding applications to the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF). JCYC is fortunate to have several programs funded through DCYF, including Japantown Youth Leaders, Mayor’s Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP), SF STEM Academy and SF YouthWorks. Combined, these programs serve thousands of youth each year. The City of San Francisco requires that organizations funded through various departments periodically re-apply. While this process can at times be daunting and require considerable resources, it is an important opportunity for stakeholders to re-assess the most critical needs of San Francisco residents and determine how to best address them.  For DCYF, this rigorous multi-year process includes an in- depth community needs assessment, which includes many opportunities for the community to express their concerns about the welfare of children and youth in the city. It also allows for the emergence of new data to be considered when making funding decisions. For example, through this process DCYF was able to shed light on new data which found that nearly half of all the poor families in San Francisco are now Asian/Pacific Islander. JCYC staff were actively involved throughout this process, right up to the drafting of the final DCYF Services Allocation Plan. JCYC is very pleased to announce that all previously funded programs were once again awarded new contracts. Thanks to a new provision in the legislation, which authorized DCYF’s funding, all programs have been re-funded for 5 years. JCYC is extremely excited to be able to provide these services for the youth of San Francisco and looks forward to helping hundreds of young people prepare for careers and learn how to become leaders. For more information on JCYC’s programs, please contact Julie Matsueda, Deputy Director of Programs, at jmatsueda@jcyc.org  or (415) 202-7908. To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Spring 2018, click here.
Japantown Youth Leaders representing at the 2018 Bay Area Day of Remembrance, “No Barbed Wire! No Walls!”
SF STEM Academy participants engaged in an after school workshop focused on ecological diversity
MYEEP participants enjoying an outing to San Francisco’s Japantown Peace Plaza
SF YouthWorks staff attending an outreach event