Francis in the Schools is a free and fun-filled one-day educational outing offered for schoolchildren from inner-city neighborhoods. The program is designed as a nonsectarian history lesson about Francis of Assisi, the remarkable figure for whom San Francisco was named. A colorful musical play or concert is offered in the morning followed by a beautiful Umbrian Renaissance Faire with music, dancing, and games in the afternoon. Since its founding in 2011 by Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, the program has hosted over 9,000 children at 19 events in San Francisco, Oakland, New York City, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.