Important note: The following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on March 29, 2016:
To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Iliana Rodriguez, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Measure A: Agreement with StarVista for case management and educational support to foster youth
Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with StarVista for case management and educational support services to foster youth for the term of March 29, 2016 through June 30, 2017, in an amount not to exceed $450,000.
The Board of Supervisors allocated Measure A funds for foster youth education and employment proposals for fiscal years 2015 through 2017. On August 18, 2015, the San Mateo County Human Services Agency released a request for proposals (RFP) asking for proposals for a variety of foster youth education and employment services. StarVista was chosen based on their demonstrated ability to provide successful case management services to foster children in San Mateo County and their collaborative proposals that would allow for new services such as legal advocacy around individualized education plans, educational enrichment activities to help develop curiosity and interest in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
StarVista will serve as the lead for a collaborative program that will offer case management and educational support focusing on foster children enrolled in primary or secondary schools in San Mateo County. StarVista will subcontract with two community- based organizations, Daly City Peninsula Partnership (DCPP) and Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County (Legal Aid). Case management services will be provided by StarVista. Educational enrichment and summer learning activities and supports will be provided by DCPP. Legal advocacy and individualized education plan supports will be provided by Legal Aid.
The agreement and resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form.
This agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Prosperous Community by providing economic strategies that foster innovation through educational opportunities to youth to enhance their academic knowledge leading to greater education, job opportunities, and self-sufficiency later in life. It is anticipated that there will be a 12% increase in the high school graduation rate of dependent foster youth engaged in foster youth educational and employment programs offered through San Mateo County. StarVista will serve a minimum of 80 dependent foster youth.
|Measure||FY 2015-16 Actual||FY 2016-17 Projected|
Percentage of increase in high school graduation rates for dependent foster youth engaged in San Mateo County educational and employment foster youth programs.
|*NA||12% (Increase from 70.3% to 82.3%)|
|The minimum number of youth engaged in StarVista educational support foster youth services||*NA||80|
*Services will be provided for 15.5 months and the measure will be based on the total months of service. Measure is based on the total youth served across educational and employment foster youth programs offered by San Mateo County.
This agreement is for the term of March 29, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The total obligation of this Agreement is $450,000 and is 100% funded by Measure A revenue; there is no net county cost. Funds have been included in the FY 2015-16, and FY 2016- 17 Adopted Budgets.
Important note: This is a copy of the official report -- item 49 on the Board's agenda.