DCYF University Description
DCYF is embracing a holistic approach to Capacity Building and Professional Development by designing a multilevel system for professional development and personal growth. We aim to build a stronger youth worker workforce and increase the quality of services and that are available to San Francisco children, youth and their families by providing Capacity Building and Professional Development on an individual, programmatic and organizational levels. At the individual level, we will provide professional development opportunities that increase the skills and abilities needed to implement high quality youth development programming. On the programmatic level, our efforts will focus on building the capacity and ability for programs to engage in continuous quality improvement and to support staff with their professional development. Finally, on the organizational level, we will help organizations build and strengthen their systems and infrastructure in order to provide the solid foundation required for effective programs and staff.
DCYF University will provide an opportunity for staff and programs to become a “Specialist” by delving deeper into a specific subject matter. For FY2019-20 we are offering four areas of Specializations:
Certifed Nonprofit Accounting Professionals (CNAP) course
Facilitating Career Development Institute (FCDI)
Youth Development and Healing Centered Engagement