Important note: The following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17, 2015:

DISTRICT 4 (Supervisor Warren Slocum)

FY 2015-17 Measure A Request Rosalie Rendu, Inc. $24,500 one-time

This is a one-time grant request for $24,500 in district Measure A funds to be used for the Rosalie Rendu Center to fund extra instructors for adult English language classes; to provide after school homework help for local youth; and to send local students for additional supervised driving instruction. The Rosalie Rendu Center is located in East Palo Alto and serves the low-income residents by building English language and life skills necessary for better employment and integration into the local community. Funding will be used to provide program enhancements at the Rosalie Rendu Center.

The Center will:

• Increase English language (ESL) instruction in 2015-2016 to reach 55 adults and will provide structured play time for toddlers whose parents participate in ESL.

• Boost educational enhancements for the children in its after school homework help program by providing youth tutoring, digital technology aids, books for home reading and learning aids for special needs youth.

• Offer additional driver’s training assistance for local youth. Young adults struggle to obtain a driver’s license because they lack the resources for extra driving instruction. A portion of these funds will be used to help send 10 students for additional supervised road training with a driving instructor. Earning a driver’s license will help these residents gain employment and/or pursue higher education.

Performance Measure FY 2015-2016
Number of adult clients that participate in English language instruction. With anticipated outcome of no less than 55%
Number and percent of adults in English language instruction that will complete course objectives and requirements in 2015-2016.  With anticipated outcome of no less than 44 or 80%

The grant will allow the Rosalie Rendu Center to provide the above-referenced services during the FY 2015-16 and will require a report back to the County regarding various performance measures including, but not limited to, those noted above.

Important note: This is a copy of the official report -- item 9 on the Board's agenda.