Joe serves as the lead “backbone” staff for the Opportunity Youth Partnership, a collective impact initiative in Santa Clara County that aims to improve the education and employment outcomes of Opportunity Youth in pursuit of durable self-sufficiency. In this capacity he coordinates and convenes a county-wide, multi-sector collaborative. Additionally, he oversees the implementation of Opportunity Works, a Social Innovation Fund project (funded by Jobs for the Future in partnership with Corporation for National and Community Service), which is working to enhance re-engagement education options by embedding critical support and guidance functions in dropout recovery institutions. Joe began his career in the social sector with two terms of service in AmeriCorps, and spent 6 years working with high-risk court-involved youth prior to transitioning to his current role. He is currently wrapping up a master degree in public administration with a focus on effective collaboration in the social sector.
Collective Impact and Unique Partnerships to Address Opportunity Youth RE-Engagement Come hear how a unique partnership between SIATech Charter Schools and Santa Clara County Office of Education came together to address student disengagement in Silicon Valley. See how focusing on a clearly identified need and working together with local community support providers resulted in the creation of Opportunity Youth Academy. Learn how combining organizational strengths, best practices, technology, and research- based programming has created an environment designed to re-engage students in a blended model that accelerates learning and is both “high -tech and high- touch.”
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