Organizations Supporting Students and Families
As you learn more about our district, included are just SOME of the great organizations that partner with families and students to ensure their success. For more information on programs within SFUSD, please visit the Student Supports and Programs page.
|B'MAGIC||BMAGIC is a network of San Francisco neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations whose mission is to facilitate, coordinate and develop community resources and opportunities that support service providers and community members in Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP).|
|Children's Council of San Francisco||Maiysha Dickerson, firstname.lastname@example.org||
We connect workers to child care and resources. We offer virtual workshops, playgroups and New Moms groups for families with young children. We provide 1-1 counseling & training to early educators and distribute cleaning supplies to child care programs.
|City College of San Franciscoemail@example.com||
CCSF Outreach Services staff are available to help your students explore CCSF's many academic programs, career pathways, and student resources. Please contact us if you'd like to arrange informational sessions, application workshops, one-on-one support, etc., or if you have any general questions about the college!
|Community Advisory Committee for Special Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org||
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education advocates for effective Special Education programs and services and advises the Board of Education on special education priorities. We support activities on behalf of individuals with disabilities, build awareness and education of special education issues as well as encourage community involvement and inclusion.
|Compass Family Services||Claudia Villierme, email@example.com||
Compass Family Resource Center offers support to our families in the SF families facing homelessness and hardships around losing their stability. Our services include: Groups & Classes, Case Management (non-housing), Childcare, and Mental Health Support.
|Creative Arts Charter School||Jenny Kipp, firstname.lastname@example.org||Creative Arts Charter School engages K-8 students in an equitable and academically rigorous education through arts integrated and interdisciplinary study. Our public school community cultivates curiosity and joy. Students are empowered to develop a sense of self, responsibility, and advocacy to effect and create change in their communities and the world.|
|District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC)||
DELAC members serve as key stakeholders and participate as co-researchers, providing input about their needs, ways to address them, and ways to implement change by co-creating clearly defined goals and objectives around recommendations to the Board of Education and the District staff on the needs and services for students learning English as a second language.
|Early Education Department District Parent Advisory Council (EED DPAC)||The Early Education District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) hosts twice a year gatherings in which family representatives from the various Early Ed sites come together to learn about district programs, resources and leadership opportunities and to share their experiences with the department and district from the perspective of families of the youngest and newest students in SFUSD.|
|First 5 San Franciscoemail@example.com||
Family Resource Centers (FRCs) offer SF residents with children 0-17 virtual, telephone, and in-person parenting support and connection to resources. Many FRCs are providing food and diaper pantries during the COVID-19 pandemic. FRCs offer services to families who speak a variety of languages and there are special FRCs which serve families who are homeless; recent immigrants; have children with special needs; have LGBTQ parents/caregivers; have young children exposed to violence; and/or have parents who are teenagers. For a full list of FRCs please visit our website and call the FRC to schedule your appointment today!
|Gum Moon Richmond FRC - Asian Family Support Centerfirstname.lastname@example.org||
Playgroups for children 0 to 5 years:
A safe, educational, music & movement environment for children 0 to 5 years old focusing on early literacy- and age-appropriate skills.
Parent Education Workshops & Support Groups:
Workshops & support groups for caregivers and parents to gain more knowledge and skills in parenting.
After-school Program - The Learning Place:
The Learning Place is an after-school tutoring program for 1st- 6th grade children.
Note: All programs are currently provided virtually via Zoom due to COVID-19 pandemic.
|Kindergarten to College (K2C)||
The City and County of San Francisco’s Kindergarten to College (K2C) program helps families save for college by opening a K2C college savings account at Citibank for every SFUSD new student in grades K-11 (for SY 2021-2022) with an initial $50 deposit.
Families and students can earn incentives when they start making deposits into their K2C accounts. Just by registering online you can get $20 credited to your student
There are various ways to make a deposit into your K2C accounts. See all the ways here.
|Leadership High School||Emma Cizek, email@example.com||
Leadership High School is a small, public charter school that has been serving the diverse youth of San Francisco since 1997. Recognized throughout the country as a model, Leadership provides a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum and extensive leadership development in a small school setting. At Leadership, high expectations are coupled with a supportive and personalized environment so that students are known well and are individually supported to meet the challenges of high school. Leadership students develop the skills needed to be successful in college, to lead their own lives, and to lead change in our community.
|Magic Zone||A comprehensive program for K-12th graders that provides after-school and summer programming that focuses on literacy, STEAM, and sports activities. Also included in the Magic Zone program is our workforce development and job readiness services through the Community Safety Initiative and partnership with Mayor London Breed's Opportunities for All initiative.|
|Mission Promise Neighborhood, Mission Economic Development Agency||Efrain Barrera, firstname.lastname@example.org||
"MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low- and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development. Mission Promise Neighborhood brings together successful local nonprofits and public/private partners to work with kids and families to empower the community, break cycles of poverty and ensure every child can reach their full potential, from cradle to college to career.
|Mo’MAGIC||Mo’ MAGIC is a collaborative, San Francisco neighborhood-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the community and youth through the MAGIC of collaboration.|
|Parent Advisory Council (PAC)||Michelle Jacques-Menegaz, email@example.com||
The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) to the San Francisco Board of Education (BOE) serves as a formal way for family perspectives to be included in the district’s decision-making process. The PAC is composed of parents, guardians, and caregivers of students attending SFUSD schools. The PAC engages families in issues of policy being considered by the BOE and reflects family’s experiences, perspectives, and concerns to district leaders. The PAC supports parents to be leaders, advocates and partners in their children's education and at the district level. The PAC meets every first Thursday of the month during the school year and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information visit pacsf.org or email the Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco||Miranda Martin, email@example.com||
Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco is a nonprofit organization that helps families to navigate SFUSD enrollment, to understand education policy and decision-making, and to become empowered, engaged members of their school communities. We believe that strong San Francisco public schools create a strong city for all of us.
|Rafiki Coalitionfirstname.lastname@example.org||Rafiki's goal is to improve people’s lives by reversing the history of health inequalities that affect the Black community and other under-served groups in San Francisco. We provide a safe, supportive environment where people can find a path to wellness by understanding their health issues, becoming more physically active and eating a healthy diet.|
|RISE-SF||Angelina Romano, RomanoA@sfusd.edu||
RISE-SF supports all refugee and immigrant families at SFUSD, with a focus on newcomer immigrants and those who undocumented. We can support families in: Getting oriented to SFUSD policies and expectations; Building relationships with their school site staff; Understanding their rights and the immigration processes; Getting connected to community resources.
|San Francisco Public Library||Christy Estrovitz, email@example.com||
Did you know? San Francisco Public Library provides every SFUSD student with a library card and access to millions of free books, digital reference resources, current newspapers and magazines, graphic novels, vinyl records, streaming movies and more. Place a request for any physical items, and pick them up from SFPL To Go sites including Jose Ortega Elementary School, Willie Brown Middle School and John O’Connell High School (and local neighborhood branch libraries, of course). Your library is rooting for you and your students! Visit SFPL.ORG today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAGCZzFOvbA
|Second District PTAfirstname.lastname@example.org||The mission of the Second District PTA is to advocate for, cultivate and empower individual units (school site PTAs) in San Francisco to improve the education, health, and well-being of children and families. We support nearly 65 schools across SFUSD with training, information and resources. The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.|
|SF Beacon Initiativeemail@example.com||Grounded in the community schools model/framework, Beacon Centers are committed to a cohesive, comprehensive, and collaborative approach that creates pathways to lifelong learning and transformative experiences for youth and the adults who support them through advocacy, leadership, networking and program support.|
|SF Loves Learning||
SF Loves Learning is a one-hour educational television show created by SFUSD in partnership with KTVU especially for PreK-2nd grade students in San Francisco. The weekly shows provide daily culturally affirming academic, social emotional, movement, and creative content from SFUSD educators, students, families, and community partners.
To tune in, visit the SF Loves Learning Youtube Channel.
|SFUSD Family Partnership||
Family partnership is a key ingredient to educational equity and student success. Research states that when schools effectively partner with families— when student learning is connected between home and school— students do better. They go to school more often. Their behavior improves. They achieve more long-term successes. As outlined in SFUSD’s Vision 2025, it is a district priority to support families in advocating for their children and to ensure all families are valued and respected members of the SFUSD community.
|SFUSD Foster Youth Services||Kim Levine, firstname.lastname@example.org||
"The San Francisco Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) strives to address the unique educational needs of foster youth by working collaboratively with youth, caregivers, schools, placing agencies, and other service providers. Our website is a resource for collaborative partners to support the academic achievement of foster youth; enhancing their overall success.
|SFUSD Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee (Indian Ed PAC)||
Michelle Antone, email@example.com
|The Indian Education Program, Title VII supports the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native students in the San Francisco Unified School District. The Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a group that helps determine the Indian Education Program’s goals and advises on the distribution of funds for the program services provided. The Indian Education PAC meets monthly.|
|SFUSD LGBTQ Student Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org||
LGBTQ Student Services aims to provide SFUSD school sites the resources and district support to meet the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth and families.
|SFUSD Migrant Education Parent Advisory Committee (Migrant Ed PAC)||Brenda Sandoval-Moreno, email@example.com
Helene Pettiford, firstname.lastname@example.org
|The SFUSD Migrant Education Program tailors its services to meet the unique needs of urban migrant students, most of whom have settled out of a migratory life but still need and qualify for services for three years. Supplemental activities include advocacy and outreach activities, helping children and families gain access to other education, health, nutrition and social services. Our Mission is to Improve educational opportunities for Migrant Education Program students to support success in the regular school. Advocate for the students and families on academic, health, social and emotional levels.|
|Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Matua (Parent) Advisory Committee (NH and PI MAC)||Chris Tasi, Tasic@sfusd.edu||The Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Matua (Parent) Council consists of parents, CBO's (Samoan Community Development Center and Samoan Solutions), teachers & students. We provide opportunities for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Matua (parents/guardians) to be involved in parent advocacy groups and associations. We work with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Coordinator to determine culturally related academic needs, and the general/special educational needs of the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students within SFUSD. We monitor and evaluate the ongoing progress of programs towards meeting established goals and objectives. We meet monthly. At our meetings we provide our parents with training and support for the IEP process, SFUSD Enrollment process and virtual learning support. We are committed to serve our students and families.|
|SFUSD School Health Programs - SFCSD||Mary Jue, email@example.com||
If your student requires health services at school, whether on a daily basis or only as needed ("prn"), medical orders and/or medication forms, completed by the health care provider, would be necessary. Once the school receives the health forms, a School District Nurse can assist by training staff and ensuring a care plan is in place. "Health services" includes medication (asthma inhaler, epiPen, for pain, for seizures, etc.), g-tube feeding, and diabetes management. Please check our website for other health-related services and resources.
|SFUSD Student Nutrition Services||SchoolLunch@sfusd.edu||
Student Nutrition Services continues to provide nutritious meals for students while school buildings are closed. This school year, meals are free for every student.
|Support for Families of Children with Disabilities||415-282-7494||Since 1982, Support for Families of Children with Disabilities has offered information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families of children with any kind of disability or special healthcare need and to the professionals who work with them in San Francisco.|
|Wu Yee Children's Services||Enroll@wuyee.org||Wu Yee Children’s Services believes nothing is more essential than excellent child care and education for all children, right from the start by offering a vast array of resources and child care services to meet the needs of children and families. We believe that children are at the heart of everything we do and every parent needs a partner that will empower them with support, knowledge, resources, and respect. Through our Family Resource Center, Resource & Referral, and Early/Head Start programs we partner with countless organizations across San Francisco to strengthen and build diverse and resilient communities around our children.|
|YMCA of San Francisco||
Our neighboring YMCAs offer a variety of resources and opportunities that are free or low-cost to the community. The YMCA offers wellness groups, fitness classes, academic support, and more for the entire family.