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Children NOW - Children Now is a research and action organization dedicated to assuring that children grow up in economically secure families, where parents can go to work confident that their children are supported by quality health coverage, a positive media environment, a good early education, and safe, enriching activities to do after school.

Children's Council of San Francisco - the Children's Council of San Francisco has been working to improve the well-being of children, parents, families, and child care providers, and to make affordable, high-quality child care a reality for all working families.

Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth - over 30 years of experience in advocating for increased resources, services, and programs for San Francisco's children and youth.

Parent Voices - a grassroots parent advocacy group, coordinates legislative campaigns and actions designed to improve the well being of families with young children.

Bananas - seeks to foster a wide variety of child care options by helping launch new child care programs and supporting existing ones.  Offers free referrals to child care programs, as well as first aid and child education classes in several languages in the East Bay. 
References:
 
Alinksy, Saul.  "Rules for Radicals."  February 1972. 
 
Children's Council of San Francisco.  2005 Retrieved from

www.childrenscouncil.org/index.aspx

 
Ezell, Mark.  "Advocacy Practice of Social Workers."  Families in Society. January 1994.
 
Free A Child.  2005.  Retrieved from www.freeachild.org
 

Kirst-Ashman, K.K., & Hull, Jr., G.H. (2000). Understanding generalist perspective (3rd ed.) . Pacific Grove, CA:  Brooks/Cole

 

Mcnutt, John G.  "New Horizons in Social Work Advocacy."  Journal of social work. v.1 #1 February 2002
 
UNICEF.  2005.  Retrieved from www.unicef.org/index.html
 
Valocchi, Stephen.  A Way of Thinking about the History of Community Organizing.  Retrieved from www.trincoll.edu/depts/tcn/valocchi.htm 
 
Voices for America's Children.  "2004 Voices Network Policy and Advocacy Priorities."  September 2004.  Retrieved from

www.voicesforamericaschildren.org