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 Silicon Valley Children's Fund for Educational Case Management Services to Foster Youth
Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Silicon Valley Children's Fund for educational case management services to foster youth for the term of March 29, 2016 through June 30, 2017 in an amount not to exceed $300,000.
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) seeking proposals for a variety of foster youth education and employment services. Silicon Valley Children's Fund was chosen based on their innovative and proven model of successfully providing educational case management and coaching services to foster youth in other counties to increase foster youth academic success.
Silicon Valley Children's Fund (SVCF) will provide educational case management services to a minimum of 30 foster youth through its Emerging Scholars Program. Services will include, but are not limited to: weekly one-on-one coaching sessions; development and follow-up of an academic plan; attending to psychosocial issues affecting education; and assisting youth to explore and identify career options. The target population for this agreement will be foster youth enrolled in San Mateo County high schools grades 9-12.
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. SVCF will serve a minimum of 30 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 SVCF foster youth educational case management services||*NA||30|
This measure tracks services for 15 months across fiscal years FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17. 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 $300,000 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 48 on the Board's agenda.