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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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Press Release

Family Resource Center Initiative awarded Jim Casey Building Communities of Hope Award

Casey Family Programs, the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care, announced on January 16 that it selected the First 5 San Francisco-led Family Resource Center (FRC) Initiative as one of two...

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Article

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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Article

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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RFP – Training and Fielding Building for Family Support

First 5 San Francisco RFP – Training and Fielding Building for Family Support First 5 San Francisco, the Department of Children, Youth and their Families and the San Francisco Human Service Agency (RFP Funders) are committed to ensuring that all...

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Publication

Strategic Plan, 2016-2021

First 5 San Francisco’s new strategic plan will guide our work over the next five years, reinforcing successful strategies of the past and present while evolving the organization in new and exciting directions. Under the plan, First 5 San...

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Press Release

City commits $38 million to strengthen and support families in San Francisco

First 5 San Francisco, in partnership with the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF) and the Human Services Agency (HSA), is pleased to announce $38 million over the next three years in renewed funding for family resource...

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Article

Notice of Funds Availability

The Department of Children, Youth and their Families, First 5 San Francisco and the San Francisco Human Service Agency announce this Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) of up to $12,400,000 to support neighborhood based and population focused family...

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Parent and Infant/Child Interactive groups one of the most popular and complex services FRCs provide.

One of the most popular services in our Family Resource Center Initiative (FRCI), Parent and Infant/Child Interactive groups (commonly known as playgroups) are also one of the most complex services our FRCs provide. —These groups offer parents and...

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Article

First 5 Plans Discussion of Population Categories of FRC Initiative

The First 5 San Francisco Commission continues to carefully review our policies to guide implementation of a new 3-5-year funding cycle for the Family Resource Center initiative. In October, we shared a presentation for public comment and input. The...

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