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Coordinators Appreciation Week
September 25, 2017

Coordinators Appreciation Week – September 25-29, 2017

Coordinators Appreciation Week

The Coalition for Community Schools and Beacon Initiative are hosting Coordinators Appreciation Week this week! We will be appreciating and celebrating our coordinators across the country. The San Francisco network will celebrate their nine Beacon Directors by featuring them on our blog and social media with a mini biography and words of appreciation. Stay tuned to get to know our

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September 7, 2017

Beacons are Hiring!

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The new school year has started, but some of our Beacon Centers aren’t fully staffed. If you know anyone who enjoys working with youth and the community, please feel free to send them our way! The San Francisco Beacon Initiative and its Beacon Centers want to ensure that our youth, families, and communities are being served with the best quality

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August 11, 2017

End of Summer Celebrations

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Happy August! Summer flew right by and the new school year is just around the corner. Our Beacon Centers are ending summer programs with big celebrations, many in which involve culminating showcases and field trips. As summer programs incorporate project based learning to prevent summer learning loss, the youth expand their skills and explore active engagement in learning by creating

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July 14, 2017

Beacon Fest at Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center at AP Giannini Middle School

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Summer is here! Beacon programs are happening all over the city for the next few weeks with each site having their own flare for their program. Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center at AP Giannini Middle School celebrated their Beacon Fest Showcase during the midway point of their summer program called Camp SNBC. During the 6 week program, youth are divided into three groups,

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May 5, 2017

Beacon Way Day 2017: Know What You Stand For!

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SFBI and the Beacon Bridge Committee hosted the 4th Beacon Way Day conference. The goal of Beacon Way Day is to bring the San Francisco Beacon community together for a day of solidarity and self-empowerment, creating a space for individuals in the Beacon community to lift up and learn from diverse voices and best practice from around the city. This

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April 10, 2015

YPQA Pilot Promising Practices – Skill Building at Western Addition Beacon Center

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Through their history, Beacons have served as learning labs to test the next great idea for kids – project-based learning, ladders of leadership, social group work, and more. This year, in partnership with the SF Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families, the Beacon Initiative has been piloting a new quality assessment system at all 8 Beacon Centers – the

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April 1, 2015

We’re hiring!

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Do you know someone who is great at holding all the pieces together? Who can switch gears from data entry to event planning to communications? SFBI is hiring an Operations Coordinator to provide operational and administrative support to our office.  This is a part-time position expected to work approximately 20 hours/week, with potential to move to full-time after 3-6 months. The expected

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March 30, 2015

Another successful Beacon Way Day in the books!

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Over 100 Beacon staff gathered on Tuesday, March 24th for the 3rd Annual Beacon Way Day, a professional development day by and for Beacon staff. It’s organized by Beacon Bridge, a citywide team of staff from each Beacon program, and any Beacon staff member can apply to lead workshops for their peers during the event. Workshops are developed in response

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March 19, 2015

New Beacon Opening at Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School!

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The Beacon Initiative is thrilled to share the news that a new Beacon Center will be opening at the Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School in Fall 2015. This exciting opportunity is made possible by the support and commitment of the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families and the San Francisco Unified School District. The news was

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March 3, 2015

Beacon Bridge and SFBI present Beacon Way Day 2015

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Beacon Bridge and SFBI are excited to announce Beacon Way Day 2015: Rise and Shine! BWD is an annual professional development event organized and led by Beacon staff, for their fellow staff working in Beacon programs. This year the theme is Rise and Shine – RISING UP to be the leader you are meant to be, and SHINING like a Beacon