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March 7, 2013

• Education Budget Briefing Wednesday 3/13

• City Budget Briefing Thursday 3/14

• SF Education Law Clinic Tuesday 3/19

• Children's Fund/PEEF Community Coalition Meeting Friday 3/22

• Congrats to Carmen Chu and Katy Tang

• CPB's Annual CA Budget Overview

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San Francisco Education Law Clinic
Tuesday, March 19th, 6pm to 8pm
Bayview Opera House 4705 Third Street
If you are a parent or student in San Francisco, you can get free legal advice on:
•  Special Education
•  Suspension, Expulsions, and other school discipline
•  Truancy
•  Other education-related issues
Legal Advice provided by the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights. Co-sponsored by Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth, Mo’ MAGIC, SF Human Rights Commission, and the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. With space generously donated by the BayView Opera House.

Food provided & childcare available.

Please bring all documents that may help us evaluate your case 
Click her to download a flyer detailing specific documents and information you should bring to the clinic, depending on your legal issue of concern. 

Questions? Contact Cecilia Chen at LCCR: (415) 543-9444 x208 or

Children’s Fund/PEEF Community Coalition Meeting
Friday, March 22nd, 9:30-11:30am
Everett Middle School, 450 Church St. 1st Floor in the Beacon Center
The Children’s Fund/PEEF Community Coalition has come together to support the continuation of the Children’s Amendment and the Public Education and Enrichment Fund (PEEF) in San Francisco and ensure a robust service system for the city’s children, youth and their families. 

The Community Coalition is an open group, and organizations and individuals can join at any time.  The Coalition meets monthly, alternating between meetings of the full coalition, and the steering committee. 

In addition to monthly meetings, the Community Coalition will be holding a Planning Conference for the Children’s Fund on May 3rd to discuss governance and oversight of the Children's Fund, coordination of children's services city-wide, authentic community input into a children's services plan, and target population for funding, among other key issues.
Click here to download a flyer for more details.

Questions about the Children's Fund/Peef Community Coalition? Contact Chelsea Boilard at or Margaret Brodkin at

Congratulations Carmen Chu and Katy Tang!
Congratulations to the newly appointed San Francisco Assessor-Recorder, Carmen Chu. Assessor-Recorder Chu was sworn in last week and is filling the vacancy left by Phil Ting who was elected to the California State Assembly. Congratulations also to Katy Tang, appointed by the Mayor to fill Carmen Chu’s seat as the District Four Supervisor. Coleman looks forward to working with Supervisor Tang on issues impacting children, youth and families in San Francisco.  
CPB Overview of Governor’s Proposed 2013-14 Budget
Click here to check out the California Budget Project's annual chartbook analyzing the Governor’s budget proposal.

 And a friendly reminder about our SFUSD and City Budget Briefings, both next week:

Education Budget Briefing
Wednesday, March 13th, 5:00-7:00 pm
Everett Middle School (450 Church St.), Cafeteria Room

We invite service providers, community based organizations, parents and students to come learn more about SFUSD’s budgetary priorities for next fiscal year and the long-term effects of the Governors education budget on our schools.  Our main presenter, Myong Leigh, serves as the Deputy Superintendent for Policy and Operations for SFUSD and oversees financial planning, resource allocation and school site-based academic decision-making and budgeting among other operations that support our public schools. All are welcome to attend. 
Please RSVP to Paul Monge-Rodriquez

City Budget Briefing
Thursday, March 14th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Children’s Council of San Francisco: 445 Church Street, Room 120

Come hear from Mayor’s Budget Director Kate Howard and the City Controller Ben Rosenfield, along with Coleman staff, about the current budget landscape for the City and community services. 

Please RSVP to Christina Canaveral at


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