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First 5 and Family Resource Centers advocate for City to fund healthy food distribution at FRCs

On January 16, First 5 San Francisco and Family Resource Center (FRC) staff and parents advocated for a $500,000 allocation from the City’s Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax to support FRC food pantries. At a meeting of the tax’s advisory...

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From cribs to coaching: How an FRC director is leading his community to success

Jamaal joined the YMCA Western Addition Family Resource Center (FRC) as its Director with a deep commitment to excellence and a background in education. One of his very first actions? To seek and receive training from First 5 San Francisco:...

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Exploring ways to better support African American families in Family Resource Centers

First 5 San Francisco’s school readiness assessment in 2015 made clear the critical nature of school readiness in the long-range health, well-being, and academic success of children. Two of the most significant findings from the report were,...

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Local Measure C: The launch of a brighter era for young children and families in San Francisco

On June 5th, the residents of San Francisco answered the call of Supervisors Jane Kim and Norman Yee, who led a citizen initiative campaign for a family-friendlier city. First 5 is excited that Local Measure C has passed and that the promise of...

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