City of San JoseOn Tuesday, April 9, 2024, the City Council approved the San José Children and Youth Services (CYS) Master Plan, a plan to harness the power of hope and community action to forge opportunity pathways for San José’s children, youth and young adults. The CYS Master Plan approval marks a significant milestone in the City’s commitment to fostering a more equitable and prosperous future for all.

“Empowering our children to achieve their full potential is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and future generations,” said Mayor Matt Mahan. “The Children and Youth Services Master Plan charts an equitable path for our city’s role in helping our youth from every corner of San José thrive.”

To develop the CYS Master Plan, the City Manager’s Office partnered with various city departments, including the Library, Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services, Housing departments and the offices of Racial Equity and Economic Development and Cultural Affairs, and others to ensure inclusivity in the plan development process. The development process also included a public comment period and outreach which resulted in the participation of over 3,000 community members and 120 organizations. The feedback and data collected informed the priority areas and overarching outcomes for the CYS Master Plan.

“The Children and Youth Services Master Plan will help meet our Council Service Area of Community and Economic Development by improving outcomes for our city’s children, youth and young adults,” said City Manager Jennifer Maguire. “As a working mother of three, I fully understand the need to provide our children and youth with the tools and resources they require to be the best versions of themselves. I would like to thank the many City departments and dedicated community partners for their collective effort in bringing the plan to life.”

To view the Children and Youth Services Master Plan presentation to the City Council Evening Session on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, visit,