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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: WEBSITE REDESIGN RFP

SUMMARY Peninsula Family Service (PFS) is accepting proposals to redesign the organization website. This will be a concept to completion project. The purpose of this RFP is to provide a fair evaluation for all candidates, and to provide the candidates with the evaluation criteria against which they will be evaluated. The existing website (www.pfso.org) was designed and produced in 2019 based on navigation and design specifications developed by Artsy Geek, a web development company. The…

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Building Financial Futures

BUILDING FINANCIAL FUTURES PFS has witnessed the hardships of the pandemic for so many in our community. The services PFS provides to our program participants are more important than ever, especially now that the demand for financial empowerment resources has skyrocketed. We will continue to offer financial education, affordable auto loans, banking alternatives, and money management tools. These services help participants build savings and improve their credit scores, which increases their financial knowledge and wellbeing.…

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Early Learning Program Updates: AR 22

INVESTING IN OUR TEACHERS In late 2021, California passed a bill to include a cost of living adjustment to early learning reimbursement rates per child, in an effort to address inequities between the standard reimbursement rate and the regional market rate ceiling. This change has allowed PFS to increase compensation in our Early Learning program, raising the PFS minimum wage to $23 for teachers.     CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE PROGRAM PFS launched its first Early…

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Peninsula Family Service Launches Midway Early Learning Center Campaign in Daly City

Peninsula Family Service Launches Midway Early Learning Center Campaign in Daly City SAN MATEO, CA, Oct. 6, 2022—Peninsula Family Service (PFS) officially kicked off a major initiative to rebuild and transform the Midway Early Learning Center in Daly City. PFS is one of the largest early learning providers on the Peninsula with eight sites that annually serve 600+ children aged three weeks to twelve years. PFS is partnering with MidPen Housing and the San Mateo…

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Helping older adults help other older adults

This opinion piece was published in the Daily Journal on September 21, 2022: The U.S. population is growing older, and that is especially apparent in our local community. According to California Department of Finance population projections, San Mateo County will grow by more than 150,000 residents 65 and older by 2050. As the population increases, their needs increase as well, specifically those related to housing, transportation, social isolation, mental and physical health, and employment. Unfortunately,…

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Spring 2022 Program Updates

Child Development Associate Program PFS has launched our Early Learning Child Development Associate (CDA) Training Program in early 2022, and have gone through the first cohort. We are exiting the pilot phase and now planning our second cohort for the fall. The purpose of the CDA program is to support individuals with a pathway to a rewarding career working with children and at the same time to increase our teacher pipeline. Graduates will earn not…

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How To Respond To Anti-AAPI Hate, by Cherie M. Querol Moreno

Cherie M. Querol Moreno, Journalist and Got Wheels! Program Manager at Peninsula Family Service, has written the article, How To Respond To Anti-AAPI Hate, during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Please read the excerpt from the article and click on the link below to view the full article published in, Positively Filipino Magazine: “This year marks the 30th anniversary of the enactment of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a historic event…

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Peninsula Family Service “La Esperanza Vive” needs volunteers

The group “La Esperanza Vive” of the Peninsula Family Service Agency in Redwood City is looking for volunteers who speak Spanish to provide company to grandparents who due to life circumstances have been left alone. Rosa Aurora, a participant in the group, is 24 years old in the US and assures that the program has helped her. “It has helped me a lot because loneliness sometimes attacks very badly,” said Rosa. Volunteers help these people…

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Annual Report 2021: Financial Overview

Thank you to all our individual, auxiliary, governmental, and corporate and community partners for your generous support for PFS and those most in need in our community. In total PFS spent $16,267,265 of which $13,927,338 (86%) was for program expenses and $2,339,927 (14%) was for core support services, leadership, and innovation. Due to the timing of the report publication, the financial results have not been certified by our auditors. Read the full 2021 Annual Report…

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Annual Report 2021: Volunteers

Over the last eighteen months, individuals and group volunteers have continued to support Peninsula Family Service (PFS) participants with distanced projects to let our community know just how valued they are.   Food security has consistently been a high priority to the community PFS supports. Donations of meal and pantry boxes have poured in with an impressive amount of more than 29,871 boxes given out. Donations of non-perishable, pre-cooked meals, and Thanksgiving dinners supplemented the food…

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