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came through. what we were going to do with our venue was invest deeply in creativity, deeply in our regional artists, and we were going to do something that most mid-size san francisco venues have struggled to do. >> talk to me a little about the group other than odc that have used this space. >> one of the great pleasures in our opening season was to go back and invite two of our former resident artists to launch this space. arab laung was to invite two of the best known -- our launch was to invite two of the best known companies in the city to share in the event, and it was really exceptional. these are companies that i have worked with and the organization has worked with releases they were either newborn or just a few years old, and to go back to that roster and invite two of
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our really major home town honeys to open a theater and be able to treat them as the professionals they have become with this opportunity, with this menu, and with the resources that were available was really a full circle experience for both of us. >> now that the theater has been fully renovated, where is it going? >> i believe that san francisco is in some ways to the nation what odc is to san francisco, which is to say that i believe the west coast is the hotbed for innovation. i think it is where major cultural innovations happen, where huge ideas are born and often raised up. it may not often be the marketplace that other major metropolitan areas are, but i do think is the center of where creativity sits. i think that what odc can do by becoming this level of institution is raise the platform of san francisco.
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i name -- in many ways, it is sort of a death process, but putting an artist in contact with recording artists, with other major areas, with exchange companies around the country and the world will become a central part of what we do. >> it is clear that now there is a campus that has been built out and filled in, that odc is playing this fabulous supportive and incubated role, both for san francisco, the bay area, and the country. thank you so much for being part of "culturewire." >> my pleasure. >> and for contributing so much to the performing arts of our city. >> for more information, visit odc >supervisor cohen: welcome to te
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meeting of the joint city and district select. joining me is supervisor avalos. supervisor chu will be joining us later. and i have commissioner fewer and commissioner maufas from the schoo. all right. madame clerk, do we have any announcements? no announcements. can you please read item number one? >> the hearing of the san francisco unified school district summer school program. supervisor cohen: this is going to be a hearing. i am grateful for the members of the audience, i am looking forward to hearing what they have to tell us about the summer
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school program. who will be presenting first? >> this one? good afternoon, a supervisor chair cohen. i'm a director -- the director. we thought the city would present the city services first. i am here to start the conversation. i have other city partners at the table. we have the director of the san francisco rec and park department. we have the city librarian and a director of inter-agency planning. and of course, we have staff that is much more knowledgeable than i am.
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i will figure out how to do this. as we all know, summer school, summer needs, summer services are always great. particularly for this summer school, we are looking at public schools and in much earlier than before, perhaps a week or two earlier. the last day will be may 27. school will start again august 15. as a response to that, the city has gotten together and put together -- and one thing i want to call your attention to is on march 19, the san francisco unified school district along
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with dcys will be hosting our sixth annual summer resource fair. the san francisco examiner put it on again this year. we had approximately 200 summer school because of the larger venue, we will have more participants.
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we can advertise this event with our parents in this city. the parents that are listening or watching today, if you want to find out about any type of parent related services or activities, they are looking for an after-school program or an after-school program and even just ideas on the weekend. it's called . we are proud of the web site because it is run by parents and it is used by parents. i use it myself.
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for those that do not have access to the internet, please go to 311. the city of blood all of our information -- uploads all of your information to 311. diving right in, some of the programs that we have available for children and families, we have year-long child-care services for our children. and we've jointly fund all of the child-care programs with the human services agency. there are 22 child care sites with approximately 1400 slots available.
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clearly, this is not enough for all of our child care needs in the city, but it is at least something. you can go to 311 to learn more. families can learn about different subsidized child-care slots. we have another joint program for families. they are called family resource centers. we have 23 family resource centers. we have 19 centers in neighborhoods in san francisco, and four that are population based. people that [unintelligible]
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4000 young people will receive summer began programs as well as harry specialized targeted for working families. they have to run eight hours of
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programming through the day. it is a supporter of of our working families in this city. i am not sure if this is clearer on the slide, but you can see the breakdown of programs from 5-10 year-old. there is a cluster of services in the highest neighborhoods in the city. we provide opportunities for young people to join in a campaign to fight for a cause or learn about philanthropy. as well as some of our beacon programs throughout the city.
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we have main programs as well as youth works. we hope that young people will be able to apply for a summer slots in these programs. i am sure that director ginsburg will talk a little bit about it. these are programs specific to young people wanting to learn about a career in their recreation field. we have other funding where there are more year-long programs that have already joined the program and will most likely continue in those programs perhaps with intensive summer projects or a combination
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of some type of event during the summer. -- culmination of some typ eoe f event during the summer. young people, particularly disadvantaged young people that are not engaged in a simulated way when they break from school will have a decrease in academic performance once they go back to school. we want to make sure that our programs are going to provide all of that stimulation you would need in terms of keeping them academically engaged and having different opportunities for them to learn both fund things -- fun things and things that will connect when they go back to school. we are hosting a summer learning day in the city where we hope to
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ask our community-based organizations to provide -- could go to training and provide a showcase or opportunity to show how young people will be able to engage in all of these different types of services. another area we are trying to improve in terms of quality is developing quality assessment. this is the second year we are finding specific programs. we will be able to tell a different data-driven story of how the programs are performing in terms of summer services. and finally, once again, in partnership with other city departments, they will have these professional development days.
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we are asking staff to come and learn all of the skills. san francisco is lucky enough to have a grant from the usda to provide summer lunch. this is the first year they will be hosting a summer lunch program. given the change in the school district's calendar, it will run nine weeks. we are now making a nine week program. we are excited that we will have
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the opportunity to provide summer launched throughout the city. we're looking to provide summer lunch at 85 different sites throughout the city. we have served approximately 4000 lunches a day. we are looking for approximately 5000 lunches a day this year. one of the reasons we can serve more is that we are being more strategic and targeted with our outreach. we can make sure that those summer lunches are provided and the rec -- at the rec centers. another really exciting thing about the summer lunch is we have been able to augment our funding to the vendor that pro vides the summer lunches fo rus. -- for us.
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we hear from young people that they don't want to eat the summer lunches because it does not taste good. we are trying to find a vendor to provide the tasty lunches, and we were able to augment some of the cost through that foundation grant. we will unveil the applicant pretty soon. the next couple of side that will hand over to director ginsberg because he handles everything on rec and park side. supervisor cohen: we have a question, just one moment. >> hearing about the augmenting of funding to provide a tasty meals, can you give me some examples?
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>> i have the summer lunch coordinator here. >> we are in the process -- i'm sorry. i'm amy portello nelson. i run the summer lunch program during the summer and the after-school snack program durin gthg the year. we have four programs, they are culturally diverse and diverse in general. in terms of culturally diverse,
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there are sandwiches, salads, indian food, latin food, italian food, things like caesar salad wraps. i was just reviewing proposals today, i should have this fresh in my mind. there are lots of different options. we're hoping that he selected recipient of our vending auction this year will be able to work with us to provide a menu that is sufficient to cover as many communities and populations as possible. >> the afternoon, supervisors and commissioners. -- good afternoon, supervisors and commissioners.
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we are proud of keeping our youth active, engaged, healthy, and happy. we have a long and proud history. i think it is one of the things that we do best. prior to the summer of 2010, we prepared ourselves to fill the void left by cancellations of summer school courses offered by the district. and actually increase our 2010 campbell offerings by 30%, accommodating nearly 15,000 camp registrations. this summer, we are prepared to do the same. we'll be offering 67 types of camps. including some of our traditional day camps. sports camps, art camps, and very exciting new camps.
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he will be taught to develop digital story lines or photos and other multimedia options. it is perfect for kids in alternative action sports. they will learn the basics of skateboarding, bmx biking, and skateboarding. they will program robots to do cool tasks. our to rein in the venture camps, they will go through the park and play adventure games. we have significant emphasis on the learned to swim programming during the summer. we have a really fun one that i participated in last summer, a camp called bite me. they learn to shark fish. urban adventure programming and art exposure camps.
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we are growing our programming from last year. we hope to have over 27,000 camp registrants. we are also, for the second summer in a row offering 47 extended care sessions. we never did this prior to last summer, but you can drop off your child as early as 8:30 in the morning. this summer, we anticipate $300,000 in scholarships. it is never a barrier for kids to enjoy our programming or our parks. while the bulk of our campus have been geared for kids between 6 and 12. we will be offering and to kids as young as three.
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wheat added significant programming between 13 and 17. incorporate art and the movement activities that will help give building blocks for development. it includes field trips, improv, and educational experiences. we are running the work creation prgoram -- program. in many cases, it is their first paid work experiences. we plan on hiring approximately 130 kids from all over the city. this is all about partnership. it is helping our kids the
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active to provide our enhanced -- we are generously bringing literacy to live where during our camp and programs, participants will be able to see, hear, smell, and touch. we continued a partner with shape of san francisco. -- shape up san francisco. we'll make smart nutritional and eating choices. the junior giants will be conducting a practice a week and began a week for nine weeks at various centers throughout the
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city. a major component is going to be educational for which players and coaches are required to attend and participate in an educational class including but not limited to health and wellness. rec and park will be offering all of our housing residents camp and scholarship opportunities at no cost. we partnered with the housing authority to offer over $200,000 with health scholarships in san francisco, and we're currently in the process of setting that program up again. i want to thank the housing authority commissioners. we work with them throughout the year on a number of different programs. they have been an incredible
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partner. and as maria said, we are partnering on the healthy lunch programs, working very closely. summer camp registration begins saturday, march 19. the post cards have been distributed march 19, and how to actually register online. the camps began may 31 and august 12. supervisor avalos: i just want to put in a plug for the summer programs at the rec and park department. i have two kids that have been
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the various camps, silver tree being one of them. and mission rec, camps that are there through the whole day. i have two very different kids, and both have had great experiences. parents that are thinking about, wondering if it is a good place for kids to go, this is a testament. the kids come back kind of dirty, kind of filthy, but they have a great time and they have had a really good experience with the staff. i will be putting them through the program again. >> i wanted to mention a couple of other points that were not in my presentation. at silver creek, we will be running another camp.
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it is going to be for children on the autism spectrum. some parents have children on the spectrum and we have raised money for this project. it is an incredible classical pianist, and we have gotten a couple of grants. for the first time ever, we will be having a special version for children on the autism spectrum. it is a very special experience for san francisco families. we will be offering several grant applications to bring alcohol our children from some of our underserved neighborhoods
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that might not have otherwise experienced camp. that is the first time for us. >> it is going to be over the weekend. supervisor avalos: as far as low-income communities, what is the way to apply? >> we plan on circulating information in the near future. >> how many spots do you have available? >> it will depend on funding and statistics. if i can make up a number, i will get back to you with more information. >> some of us went to a silver tray.


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