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Amy Yu on Getting Back in the Game

Program Director
Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), Senior Division

It isn’t often a leader talks about measuring success by higher rates of turnover. Usually, one of the main goals of a successful program is retention, and the absence of that can be an indicator of something not quite working the way it should. But for Amy Yu, Program Director, Workforce and Engagement Services, that’s exactly the barometer she uses.

“They’re not supposed to stay here,” she says. “We’re trying to get them in our program, trained, address their barriers and get them out as soon as possible. They have to get back in the game.”




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Everything we do, we do it TOGETHER, and we’re gearing up for #GivingTuesday2021! Find out how you can get ready with us. felton.org/donate

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Bernard Mayes on the red telephone at the offices of the San Francisco Suicide Prevention Center - Courtesy Douglas Jones for Look Magazine - Library of Congress

Finding Mayes: Felton Honors San Francisco Suicide Prevention History

There is an old black and white photo of a dapper young man, sleeves rolled, tie loosened, and hair slicked, listening intently to a caller on the phone; behind him, office workers read from a book titled Suicide. The man is Bernard Mayes [1929-2014], a gay Anglican priest from Britain, and founder of the San Francisco Suicide Prevention (SFSP) program.

Felton and You: Together We Thrive

For years, thousands would gather in November at Union Square to witness one of San Francisco’s time-honored traditions: the lighting of the “Great Tree.” People from all walks of life could be seen watching the 83-foot-tall pine come to life, and reflecting a collective hope for the good of the community. For that moment in time there is a connectedness, a brief acknowledgment of the interdependence of those around. And yet, one in four families in attendance struggle with challenges that make it next to impossible to thrive. 

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In Their Own Words – How Co-Location Strategies Support High-Quality Child Care and Strong Communities

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“We want to expand access because the benefit is to the community” – Dr. Yohana Quiroz talks everything ECE, Co-Locations, and planning for the future!



Mission Promise Neighborhood’s Collective Impact Work to Improve School Readiness for our Kids

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We've been busy helping kids prep for school, ensuring they are healthy, happy and supported during the pandemic. Check out the latest from MEDA.


Upcoming Zoom Webinar:
Data-driven Opportunities to Improve Early Psychosis Intervention

Learn how to leverage data to improve your organization’s early psychosis intervention at a special LIVE webinar, hosted by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, on Monday, November 22 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. PST. Get first-hand insight from Adriana Furuzawa, LMFT, CPRP, division director of Felton Institute.


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