43 posts categorized "Children"

09/13/2011

Mayor Announces New Sunday Streets Events

Mayor Announces New Sunday Streets Events New September Sunday Streets Event Focused on Walking & Citywide Ping Pong Tournament.

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the first Sunday Streets “Walking Street” on Grant Avenue through Chinatown and North Beach on Sunday, September 18th. The event will include a commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy with the first citywide Ping Pong Tournament.

“It’s great to have Sunday Streets back in Chinatown and North Beach after a three-year hiatus, and we’re especially excited to present an activity that symbolized the beginning of friendly relations between the United States and China,” said Mayor Lee. “As we remember the historic Ping Pong Diplomacy tournament that took place 40 years ago this year, we are celebrating community-building programs, such as Sunday Streets, that bring our communities together.” Read more.

06/28/2011

City Announces $5.7 Million Federal Grant for Job Training

San Francisco Announces $5.7 Million Federal Grant for Job Training Grant from U.S. Department of Labor to Help Low-Income, Non-Custodial Parents

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) grant of $5.72 million to the Office of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD) to provide job training and transitional employment to low-income, non-custodial parents in San Francisco through the Transitions SF program. The grant is one of seven awarded nationally to communities to improve the employability, earnings and opportunities for advancement of non-custodial parents and ex-offenders.

“This funding will make a significant impact in strengthening San Francisco’s families and improving the lives of children,” said Mayor Lee. “I am grateful to the Department of Labor for helping our City build upon the successful workforce and child support programs like Transitions SF that assist parents in becoming skilled, employed and self-sufficient.” Read more.

06/14/2011

Mayor Announces Technology Grant for New Summer Program

Mayor Announces Technology Grant for New Summer Program Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Microsoft announced a technology grant of $500,000 in software and $15,000 in computers that will directly support the students of the Bridge to Success Summer Program and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) schools. This is the first year of the Bridge to Success Summer Program, a 6-week summer transition program for historically underrepresented, low-income and first-generation SFUSD high school graduates who plan to enroll at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in the fall. The summer program is being run by Beyond 12, a nonprofit supporting college completion.

“We are truly grateful to Microsoft for their generous donation in support of our summer program and SFUSD schools,” said Mayor Lee. “We are here today with our next generation of innovators and leaders, but they need the tools to help them achieve those dreams.  Together with the Bridge to Success Summer Program and the computers from Microsoft we hope to give them the skills they need to succeed.” Read more.

05/04/2011

Mayor Lee Announces Expanded Youth Summer Programs

Mayor Lee Announces Expanded Youth Summer Programs Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the City is expanding summer youth programs and opportunities through partnerships with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Department of Children Youth and their Families (DCYF), Recreation and Park Department (RPD), and the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) to keep youth engaged and learning over the 2011 summer months. The last day of public school is May 27, 2011. 

“Offering meaningful and engaging learning opportunities for our City’s youth during the summer months is critical to supporting families in our communities,” said Mayor Lee. “In addition, the programming we are announcing today will help ensure that our young people will continue to receive the education they need to succeed in school and in their future.” Read more.

03/14/2011

Mayor Lee Announces Sunday Streets 2011 Season

Mayor Lee Announces Sunday Streets 2011 Season Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the return of Sunday Streets to the streets of San Francisco with a full schedule of car-free events, starting Sunday, March 20th, along the Embarcadero and a new Chinatown-North Beach route this summer.  The inaugural event held along the Embarcadero for the fourth year in a row marks the beginning of the eight-month Sunday Streets 2011 season.

“I am delighted to announce the return of one of the City’s most exciting initiatives, Sunday Streets,” said Mayor Lee. “And this year, I’m pleased to announce a new route in the Chinatown and North Beach neighborhoods. Now, more than ever, it is community building programs, such as Sunday Streets, that are critical to our City’s well-being.”

Sunday Streets 2011 Season Schedule:

  • March 20: Embarcadero from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Bay
  • April 10: Great Highway and Golden Gate Park
  • May 8: Mission, including the popular route along 24th and Valencia Streets
  • June 12: Bayview, on 3rd Street from Mission Bay, Dogpatch to Bayview Opera House
  • July 10: Great Highway and Golden Gate Park #2
  • August 14: Civic Center and the Tenderloin
  • September 11: Western Addition, North Panhandle, Alamo Square and Fillmore
  • Summer: Chinatown and North Beach
  • October 23: Mission #2

Sunday Streets Information: SundayStreetsSF.com. Volunteer Information: SundayStreetsSF.com/volunteer. MUNI routes and vehicle access, call 311 or go to sfgov.org/311. Read more.