Children, Youth and Families
In 2018, ALL IN welcomed the Interagency Children’s Policy Council (ICPC) under its umbrella. In this newly formed alliance, ALL IN continues to carry on ICPC’s core mission of working across County systems to improve outcomes in the health, safety, and success of our children. ALL IN collaborates with County agencies and stakeholders to improve outcomes for Alameda County’s low-income and vulnerable children, youth, and their families by:
- Promoting and providing a venue for communication and coordination between key partners and
- Making recommendations on children and youth policy issues that span multiple systems and prioritize preventative and front-end investments.
In addition, ALL IN workgroups serve as a platform and incubator inclusive of multiple perspectives that ensure for a deliberate and broadly represented vetting process on complex, interagency issues that affect children, youth, and families.
Primary Contact: Julie Hadnot
San Antonio Family Resource Center
The San Antonio Family Resource Center (SAFRC) is a community-led, multi-generational approach to increasing school readiness and empowering parents and is a key element of ALL IN’s work to support community-led neighborhood transformation in the San Antonio neighborhood. The project is a partnership between ALL IN Alameda County, Lotus Bloom, Trybe, and EBAYC and is supported through First 5 Alameda County‘s Neighborhoods Ready for School grant initiative.
The Neighborhoods Ready for School (NRFS) initiative aims to strengthen the coordination of existing services and programs; increase access to early childhood programs, opportunities for economic development, and family strengthening; and support infrastructure investments to enhance and create community assets like Family Resource Centers. The SARFRC aims to ensure families with children aged 0-5 years in the San Antonio community have access to these essential experiences and resources and that they are drivers of change in the community and key leaders in the development and implementation of the programs and services offered. To achieve this aim, we are designing and implementing a number of key strategies, including:
- Early childhood and family strengthening programs and services at locations throughout the community
- On-the-ground presence in the community to identify and support disconnected families with youth children (SAFRC parent outreach team)
- Parent leadership opportunities (Parent Action Research Team, Parent Outreach Leaders, and Parent-Led Projects)
- Employment and skill building for San Antonio parents as outreach team leaders
Through the SAFRC, families have access to early childhood programs, parent education and training programming, case management and family navigation services, and related resources such as food and emergency supply distribution.
Please contact Julie Hadnot for more information.
Interagency Fatherhood Workgroup
The Interagency Fatherhood Work Group helps to monitor, guide, and institutionalize the work outlined in the Alameda County Fathers Corps (ACFC) expansion plan. This cross-agency work group provides guidance and ensures that the ACFC is meeting the needs of member agencies. The work group strives to institutionalize father-friendly policies and practices throughout Alameda County Public systems and community-based organizations.