Our Children, Our Families Council
In November 2014, the voters approved Proposition C which created the Our Children, Our Families Council (OCOF), an advisory body co-led by the Mayor and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Superintendent that aims to align city, school district, and community efforts to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families. The Our Children, Our Families Council will create a shared outcomes framework that will articulate the milestones we want all children, youth and families to reach. The Council will also develop a five-year plan with recommendations on how to reach those outcomes. Underpinning all of the Council’s efforts will be a new level of data-sharing between the city and school district to allow services to be better coordinated. The Council will also create, maintain and make available an inventory of all citywide services for children and youth, including state and federally funded programs.
One third of the Council members will be department heads from various city departments, up to one third will be leaders from the school district, and a third will represent community stakeholders appointed by the Mayor such as parents, youth, service providers, philanthropy, experts in housing and economic development, business, and citizen oversight entities.
The new Our Children, Our Families Council will officially launch with its first meeting on Thursday, September 10, at 4:00 pm in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, Room 201.
Please check out the OCOF Council's new website at www.ourchildrenourfamilies.org to learn more about this new effort to transform the way our City, school district and community work together to improve the lives of our children and families.