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school governs when the supervisors got elected to a certainly district all of a sudden the parents are asking for a crossing guard there is no heat in the classroom and the initiative placing class that was recommended in 2000 came screaming to me i don't know about schools additional they learned so thank you. (clapping.) >> thank you tom. so i want to give an acknowledge this is thank you to the school board members concluding vice president emily and hydra mendosa and joe as mentioned already there's 11 supervisors that have signed on those co-chairs i'm proud to have that support so i'll acknowledge them
quickly. president chiu, supervisor tang. supervisor kim. supervisor david campos. supervisor mar. supervisor wiener. (clapping.) and i'll bet you they're all around somewhere but right now i want to bring up two supervisors that really worked hard with my office to put this altogether. their staff were incredible. and putting a lot of time and crafting something that is so strong that i believe its going to turn the tide around when it comes to children's staying in san francisco so let me bring up both supervisor avalos and supervisor kim to say a few words. supervisor avalos (clapping.) thank you, norman i want to say it's been a honor to work with
you and helping to craft of the children family initiative that's not been easy but it's one that we set out to do together and really by who is here on the steps of city hall the foundation of the community community and the which shall and families that will be getting the services we've done a great effort to pull together a great initiative to look at jashthsz for years to come in san francisco to make this work 26 years into the future from cradle to adulthood a pathway for opportunity and education and health and health care for housing services all those things are going to be in the children family initiative and a great source of funding foreign the school district and tall i'll this is under the theme we
care about the kids in san francisco i've drafted the children's fund part of the children family initiative by sitting bull i'll do that again we've put our minds together and see what life we can do this from the mayor ed lee and the board of supervisors and the foundation community and the lgbt community we've done that. and i want to say thank you it's been great to be part of the process and move to the ballot and win thanks >> (clapping) >> so i realize i'm stand on the stage with 6 other school board president's we've all served on the leadership the board of education it's amazing
to have i'm sorry and angela i count her it's amazing to see such strong political leadership for our public schools the public education fund i've been involved with since i cross paths with tom in march of 2004 with a strong community of youth and education leaders i want to say right now california it the 9th largest economy we've educated over 78 children out of 9 we believe this should be the best place but california ranks last in larcenies to student ratio and ranges last in guidance kournld and in 2008, california was ranked the 8 in
pre k schools and 2012 california wagner was ranked 47. in san francisco we've seen the impact of those state and federal policies things the implementation of our new graduations we've seen $77 million in cuts from the state and nearly half of our sf sophomores were not on track to graduate it's why the public enrichment fund in san francisco is important we is if the state and federal government will not take care of our our children city and county of san francisco well, this is what we've done 84 professional art teachers that work in our k through 1259
librarians. 2 hundred and thirty athletic coaches and 44 support professionals and peer resources in our high school and constitute nutrition and wellness centers and transmission services for our parents so first, i want to thank the voters of san francisco for voting for this in 2004 (clapping) we have showed in the past 10 years that sf knows how to make the right investment for the outcomes we've seen the outcomes and now in the reauthorization i'm proud to say we're reforming things we've recovered the 25 percent trigger we're going not taking money away from our kids we've extended the sunset from 10 to 25 years he know this is something that voters about
continue to support and feinstein we'll changed the rainy day fund from tom support 70 decided which when they need the fund without sending pink slips to our teachers (clapping) so this work couldn't have happened you without united states community folks that have advocated for the funding i want to recognize them and the young leaders i want to in particular thank supervisor yee and supervisor avalos and the reauthorization that's a roller-coaster ride but worth the effort. thank you (clapping) and it is my player to bring up the next speaker who will represent the board of education emily (clapping.)
all right. where are our public school supports i want to ask several the commissioners to come up i'm here to talk about the importance of the public education enrichment fund for over 5 years we've been strufrg in the face of 25 percent of budget kits they december matted cuts in music and student health centers anything outside the core subject but in san francisco we proximately caused protected those programs as a result of the peek vachlts there's librarians in every school and book circulation has topped one million books a year
and every student has access to physical activities and robust activities. and just a few example of the peace impact rashawn jones is an outreach worker at the wellness center that has helped dozens of peers with issues let's hear it for ray. esmeralda a graduate of burdening ton high school is heading to san francisco state university this fall as a result u insulted u result of the peace program and calling la mission high school graduate was recruited for the sand volleyball team earned
scholarships she's excelled in sports. those are just (clapping) those are just a few of the students tacked by the student enrichment fund this fund has touches hundreds and thousands of our cities children fostering learning and proposing them to criteria success on behalf of the colleagues my sincere thanks to mayor ed lee and supervisor yee and supervisor kim and supervisor avalos for authorizing this measure for the legislation to the service provider that coming out came out to advocate and the voters of san francisco for investing in our public schools. thank you (clapping.) so i know we're running a little bit long let me bring up our next speaker who was made a
contribution for the legislation supervisor eric mar >> thank you. i have the honor of proceedings the leader from kohlman advocates but in my short time i'll say when the kohlman advocates others 20 years ago brought this to the board of supervisors this was zero support at the board of supervisors and 10 years ago with tom and a number of us crafted the prop h for our children and schools there was very the also support i think the reason we have a strong children's fund and a peace that supports art and music is by and large because even if grassroots coalition and coalition building from the kohlman advocates and a diverse coalition of community. (clapping.) as we build on this momentum i
want to say a as a parental are parents i'll be proud to stand side by side with the folks but accountability advocates especially the combroots coalition if all over our neighborhoods partiality and youth in the leading lead i'm proud in november while make sure that everybody knows that san francisco is a city for children and families thank you for helping to build this coalition (clapping). >> next, i want to bring up a few more speakers they're playing an important part to lead us up to victory so you're next speaker will be walker the executive director for the kohlman advocates. >> thank you, supervisor and good afternoon this is an
incredible day for the children youth and families here in 0 san francisco. once again san francisco is poised to lead by example by putting the children and our families first. especially with bach it up with the necessary resources. the children and families first initiative will come before voters this november. while it is the reauthorization you heard earlier of the two fund for children and youth it's the strongest possible measure the initiative will provide stable funding for early based education through the education enrichment fund a significant increase in the children and youth fund. i'm excited to say we're providing now necessary funds for disconnected transitional youth this will sure that both funds will be placed for the
next 25 years (clapping) so our young people low lead the effort in 25 years to reauthorize it i'm proud to say that kohlman has lead the coalition for the los last two years with many folks here today thank you for your service. in addition would like to an opportunity especially supervisor yee, supervisor avalos and supervisor kim and also supervisor mar and along with the 11 supervisors to make sure many this will be passed unanimously. as well as the mayor and the board of education that sometimes gets forgotten we thank you for your leadership. we're proud of the work we've done making a strong statement
about a long term commitment. to our next generation of san francisco to make sure that all i say all i say all of our children and youth have an opportunity to call this city home. and lastly remember your child see is not just that woman's child the little boy who's commissioner sako placing in the middle school basketball court is just his father's son each one of the children here 90 in san francisco blonds to each one of us and we have a responsibility to make sure they have success so i look forward to seeing you this november (clapping.) thank you >> next person by the way, for
some of you reporters can i get there's youth that want to be interviewed for the impact can you raise our hands. and, of course, everything else. our next are person i'd like to introduce is monica walters the executive director our charter amendment is for who it serves from zero to 24 today, we have monica wooults u walters there that will talk about the earlier education funding (clapping) and good afternoon, everyone as a representative the caregiver advisory committee and on behalf of the children's services the largest head start provider in san francisco and om behalf of you'll those dedicated hard working childhood educators and
many are out in the audience here today. (clapping.) i would like to offer the sincere thanks to our mayor and supervisors who are serving children in an outstanding effort to bring this racket legislation thanks to supervisor avalos and supervisor kim and supervisor yee for helping to brings to the today of the celebration we're truly making history. we're choosing to you provide greater insurance from for our residents to have access to our safe nourish care to help the parent to work and pursue criteria goals those are our kids that will be the conceding kids from the san francisco
school district but the opportunity for services like this they won't be successful in our school system without this important investment in our education the infants is not prepared and their parents are not supported area our community survived but we know those funds are dedicated to the folks are going to make a huge difference we're including 3 years old in our preschool those o are the huge investments and more and more children receiving the quality they need to be successful as learners and lifelong learners we're support their parents to pursue their dreams today, we're asking yourselves the questions how are the young children doing today,
we, is they're doing well. thank you (clapping) >> thank you monica oh, thank you supervisor campos for joining us i want to acknowledge a few people maria executive director for d.c. w f the department of youth and families and laura the executive director of first 5, (clapping) barbara carlson the executive director of office of early care and education and christopher the unified school district. and laura the chief of staff so next up is a youth commissioner eric wu (clapping.) thank you on the on behalf of
the san francisco youth commission let me express my deepest gratitude the hard work for the mayor's office and the members of the board of supervisors and even though leader in our community has dedicated for the family and children's first initiative today, we garter to refor them our values and commitments to make sure that future the generations will succeed for decades to come. you, you know, from for the past few years the young people have been advocates for the fund in count also meeting and round table meetings young people were there it wouldn't have been possible without the principle that positions make it's for us.
(clapping.) this initiative is the best the very best investment the city has made for our daughters and sons and our great, great grandkids not only does it stretch the safety net for social services by bs also i made a speech for this but it builds obtain our committed to provide the early commitment for every child so they're not behind in the first day of school to provide arts and music for every student so they get a well-rounded education to provide social services and programs for all the youth across our community so today, if euyou feel the same compassion you need to stand up
in november and support our children's and family first initiative. so thank you >> good job eric next up last speaker i'd like to introduce the youth outreach worker from washington high school he has a lot of passion here we go (clapping.) hi. i'm ray shawn jones. i go to george washington high school and an outreach worker. basically as a outreach worker i'll offer information and often teach classes about certain i'm i talking into the mike. certain like teen health issues and wellness and i believe that wellness is like a really good
program wellness center i'll really glad it's all around and funded people wouldn't feel like a safe place so it's helpful. wellness plans event and helps out oath kids across the school like district there's one in every school i believe and helps a lot of teachers in some ways. i'm appreciative for it and really glad it exists i'm proud to be a part of it so thank you (clapping) thank you >> i want to acknowledge candice she's the president of the sea pack advisors and
planning council. i want to thank you all for being here it takes us all to get it to the successful level and reporters if you want to speak to some of the youth they have a lot to say and in november we're going to announce a great victory so thank you very much >> you're watching quick bites, the show that is san francisco. and today you're in for a real treat.
oh, my! food inspired by the mediterranean and middle east with a twist so unique you can only find it in one place in san francisco. we're at the 55th annual armenian festival and bizarre. this is extra special not only because i happen to be armenian, but there is so much delicious food here. and i can't wait to share it with all of you. let's go. armenia, culture and cusine has had much cultural exchanges with its neighbors. today armenian food infuses he flavor from the mediterranean, middle east, and eastern europe. >> this is our 55th year and in san francisco we're the largest armenian food festival and widely recognized as one of the best food festivals in the area. we have vendors that come up from fresno, from los angeles showing off their craft. we really feel like we have something for everyone in the neighborhood and that's really what it is, is drawing people to see a little bit of our culture and experience what we experience weekend in and
weekend out. >> we are behind the scenes now watching the chef at work preparing some delicious armenian kabob. this is a staple in armenian cooking, is that right? >> absolutely, since the beginning of time. our soldiers used to skewer it on the swords. we have a combination of beef and lam and parsley. and every september over 2000 pounds of meat being cooked in three days. >> after all that savory protein, i was ready to check out the fresh veggie options. >> this is armenian cheat sheet. it's tomatos and mint and olive oil. that makes summer food. and what i'm doing is i'm putting some nutmeg. it is kind of like cream cheese. in armenia when they offer you food, you have to eat it.
they would welcome you and food is very important for them. >> in every armenian community we feel like we're a "smallville"age and they come together to put on something like this. what i find really interesting about san francisco is the blends of armenia that come together. once they are here, the way people work together at any age, including our grandmothers, our grandfathers, skewering the meat, it's fun to see. fun to see everybody get together. >> we call it subarek. it's a cheese turn over if you want. we make the dough from scratch. we boil it like you do for la san i can't. >> the amount of love and karin fused in these foods is tremendous. they come in every day to prepare, cook and bake bread, all in preparation for this big festival. >> nobody says no. when you come them, they have to come tomorrow for the feast. >> what a treat it is to taste a delicious recipe, all made from scratch and passed down
through generations. it really makes you appreciate the little things. >> it's one of the best festivals. it's outstanding, a marvelous occasion. >> we're outside checking some of the food to go options. i grabbed myself a ka bob sandwich, all kinds of herbs and spices. i'm going to taste this. looking fantastic. one of the best i've had in a long time. you know it's delicious b i have just enough room for dessert, my favorite part. we're behind the scenes right now watching how all the pastries get made. and we've got a whole array of pastries here. honey and nuts and cinnamon, all kinds of great ingredients. this is amazing. here's another yummy pastry made with filo dough. oh, my god. really sweet and similar, it's
lighter. this is what i like. we have a lovely row here. looks like a very delicious and exciting surprise. i'm going to bite into it. here we go. um. this is great with armenian coffee. now we're making some incredible armenian coffee. >> we buy our coffee, they have the best coffee. they come from armenia, specially made. and would you like to try it? >> i would like to try. >> would you like sugar or no sugar? >> no sugar today. i'm so excited. really earthy. you can really taste the grain. i think that's what makes it so special. really comes out. i hope you try it.
we're having a great time at the armenian festival. we ate, we saw, and we definitely conquered. i don't know about you, but i have to go down to the food. check out our blog for so much more at sf bites at tums abler.com. until next time, may the force be with you. ♪ ♪ >> first of all, everybody is welcome and we ask two things when they get here. one, that they try something they've never tried before. be it food or be it dancing or doing something. and if they feel like it was worth their while to tell one person and bring that person, that family member, that friend down the street to come with them. >> we're going to have to do a lot of eating so get ready. >> get ready. and you diet tomorrow.