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History

In 1997, a group of concerned government, philanthropy, and business leaders decided to do something about the persistent poverty and barriers to success faced by children and youth in Bay Area communities. Their extensive analysis found that low income communities were vastly underutilizing public funding streams for critical support programs for children and youth. The Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) was created to connect schools and their community partners in these underserved communities with available public and private resources, and to improve the effectiveness of funding streams and services for low income children.

The ultimate beneficiaries of our work are children and families in California’s lowest-income communities. Our primary clients are those institutions that provide critical support services to disadvantaged children-including schools and school districts, community-based organizations, and state and local government agencies.

From 1997 to Today

2013
Total raised for Expanded Learning programs reaches $90 million
2012
PCY turns 10 years old
2011
The After School Division is created at the California Department of Education

Statewide summer learning legislation passes
2010
Community Schools Initiatives kicks off

PCY leads California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson's Transition Team

Technical assistance work with affordable housing communities begins
2009
Total raised for Expanded Learning programs reaches $70 million
2008
Summer Matters campaign launches
2007
Total raised for Expanded Learning programs reaches $60 million
2006
Senate Bill 638 passes, ensuring effective and equitable distribution of major new after school funding investment through Prop 49
2005
Total raised for Expanded Learning program reaches $40 million
2004
Technical assistance work expands

Nutrition & Health work begins
2003
PCY gets its first office
2002
Organization receives 501(c)3 status
1997
Bay Area Partnership (original name) is launched