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.
Game Changing Results: the Impact of Individualized Coaching for Opportunity Youth Returning to School, and Tactical Lessons Learned
Over the past three years, Kids in Common led a collaborative pilot to bring Jobs for the Future’s Back on Track model to Santa Clara County. Kids in Common worked with reengagement schools and community based organizations to implement the Enriched Preparation phase of the model. In March, a quasi-experimental analysis was conducting found that students receiving our personalized support were three times as likely as a comparison group to stay in school and graduate. In this session, Kids in Common’s OYP team will share key learnings and successful practices.
Past AAPF Sessions:
Building Bridges to College for California Opportunity Youth: The Role of CBOs and Pathways in Community College Relationships This session will highlight how the Oakland-Alameda County Opportunity Youth Initiative (OACOYI), Santa Clara County Opportunity Youth Partnership (SCCOYP), and SIATech, a nonprofit charter high school focused on dropout recovery, are all leading efforts to create pathways to college for opportunity youth and young people in alternative high schools. We will showcase tools the collaboratives have used to bring together community based organizations to partner with their local colleges and their progress in these collaboratives.
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.”
the annual alternative accountability policy forum is aN Education policy conference from:
Alternative Accountability Policy Forum 2605 Temple Heights Dr Suite F., Oceanside, CA 92056 (916) 712-9087