42 posts categorized "Children"

01/16/2013

Education Funding: Mayor Releases Rainy Day Funds to Help SF Schools

Mayor Releases Rainy Day Funds to Help San Francisco SchoolsMayor Edwin M. Lee today introduced legislation to support San Francisco public schools by providing an additional $1.5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) from the City’s Rainy Day Fund. The City’s FY 12-13 budget previously appropriated $6.27 million, and this infusion of additional resources will bring the total Rainy Day Funds up to $7.77 million this year.

“Making sure San Francisco’s youth receive a quality education and are ready for college and ready for the jobs of the 21st Century are among my highest priorities,” said Mayor Lee. “In San Francisco, we set aside revenue so that when times get tough we can continue to fund these vital education priorities. By releasing these rainy day reserve funds, we are living up to our commitment to San Francisco’s students.” Read more.

12/24/2012

Education Funding: Mayor Announces $30 million Federal Education Grant

Education Funding: Mayor Announces $30 million Federal Education GrantMayor Edwin M. Lee and Superintendent Richard Carranza announced that the U.S. Department of Education has selected San Francisco's Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) to receive a five-year, up to $30 million Promise Neighborhoods implementation grant, among the highest amount granted of only six other selected areas in the nation.

"The Promise Neighborhoods grants will not only help our children succeed in school, but these grants will lift up families and whole communities," said Mayor Lee. "I thank President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for choosing the Mission community as one of seven recipients of the Promise Neighborhoods implementation grants so that we can continue to prepare our youth for the 21st Century workforce." Read more.

09/07/2012

Sunday Streets: Returns with the Third Annual Western Addition

Sunday Streets: Returns with the Third Annual Western AdditionThis coming Sunday, September 9, Sunday Streets returns with the third annual Western Addition, North Panhandle, Alamo Square Sunday Streets. For the second year, Sunday Streets coincides with the final day of International Artists Week, a weeklong celebration of local artists in the Fillmore neighborhood. Other activities include Sunday Streets favorites such as the Black Rock Roller Disco (fresh from Burning Man), live music, free bike tune-ups and rentals, dance lessons and live music along the 2-mile route.

"Sunday Streets showcases our City's commitment to sustainability and innovation, and has also proven a cost-effective way to improve the health of San Franciscans," said Mayor Ed Lee. "We are committed to ensuring the program's continued growth and success in 2012 and beyond." Read more.

08/28/2012

Visiting SF: Labor Day Events in San Francisco

David Yu photograph of San Francisco's Marshall Beach at SunsetSan Francisco is a wonderful place to celebrate Labor day weekend. The City offers many type of activities to suit all tastes and interest. Spend Labor Day weekend getting up close and personal with the largest mammals known to mankind. Sport your kilt at the 147th annual Scottish Highland Gathering and Games. Channel your “inner-force” at the 2nd Annual Star Wars Day at AT&T Park. Even experience an earthquake at the California Academy of Sciences. Whatever your interests, San Francisco awaits, offering a memorable holiday weekend for all.
 
We started our celebrations with a photo contest focused on San Francisco's beaches. The photo contest held on Facebook during the month of August, open to people from all over the world, was a success. People submitted, via Facebook, a lot of photos of the various San Francisco beaches and then voted to select a winner. The great winning photo (shown on the right), submitted by David Yu, shows San Francisco's Marshall Beach at Sunset. Congratulations to David for his #1 winning submission! We also appreciate the effort of everyone who participated.
 
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For more information about Labor Day events visit the SF Travel Association: http://www.sanfrancisco.travel/todo/San-Francisco-Labor-Day-Weekend-Highlights-To-Do.html

07/20/2012

Sunday Streets: 2012 Season Opens

Sunday Streets: 2012 Season OpensThe eight-month Sunday Streets 2012 season opens streets to pedestrians, cyclists and people-powered wheels of all kinds by temporarily removing vehicular traffic on select Sundays, transforming street-space usually reserved for cars into recreational space for everyone to enjoy safely.

Sunday Streets is a series of events put on by the City of San Francisco to encourage health, community and fun, inspired by similar events in cities throughout the world.  A Sunday Streets event creates a large, temporary, public space by closing off stretches of a neighborhood’s streets to automobile traffic, and opening them to pedestrians, bicyclists, and activities for several hours on a predetermined Sunday. Read more.