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Mayor's Office for Children, Youth & Families
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The Mayor's Office for Children, Youth, and Families (MOCYF):
  • Acts as a community clearinghouse of resource information
  • Builds public / private partnerships
  • Facilitates communication and coordination
  • Mobilizes resources in the community
  • Pilots new initiatives and encourages community collaboration
  • Strengthens and enhances community capacity

Function
MOCYF functions as a service enabler, not a service provider. MOCYF's role is to provide the infrastructure that supports service providers, identifies needs, helps create programs to meet those needs, and ensures long-term sustainability of services.

Affiliations

MOCYF oversees the Mayor's Office on Aging, the Division of Youth Programs, and is an intermediary project sponsor for AmeriCorps VISTA. MOCYF works with numerous commissions, committees, and task forces responsible for developing strategies and action plans to address community challenges and issues.

Mission and History
The mission of the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families is to ensure the positive development of children, youth, and families by providing the fundamental resources they need to prepare them for success in life and ensure that they become productive members and future leaders.

The Mayor's Office for Children, Youth and Families focuses on improving the conditions for children, mobilizing resources in the community to work on their behalf, and developing strategies to support children, youth and families.

The Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families (MOCYF) was created in 1994 to focus attention on improving the lives of children mobilizing resources in the community to prepare them for success in life and ensure that they become productive members and future leaders of our community. MOCYF acts as a community clearinghouse of resource information, builds public/private partnerships, strengthens and enhances community capacity and encourages community collaboration.

Major Projects

First Day Festival

The First Day Festival is a celebration of education that brings families and children together the Sunday before school starts for a fun day of free activities, information on community and school-based services, and free school supplies.

Mindy Sturm
Director
Email

75 Calhoun Street
Third Floor
Charleston, SC 29401-2901

Ph: 843-965-4190
Fx: 843-965-4192