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Oakland Freedom Schools: Academic & Cultural summer enrichment program partnership between Lincoln Child Center and Leadership Excellence FINANCIAL UNCOMMON COLLABORATION SNAPSHOT Over 20 national and local partners collaborated closely to makeSuccessful Agency Oakland Freedom Schools a success in 2012. $150,000 for 137 youthPartnership: over 5 weeks at 1 siteLCC+LE=OFS ($43 per child, per day) 2013 Budget: $125,000 for 100 youth over 6 weeks at 2 sites ($41 per child, per day)Anchor PartnerCDF Freedom Schools Haley Farmtraining, books & curriculumInkind PartnersOUSD facilities (Frick), custodial, PRINCIPLES OF CAREbreakfast & lunch, access to • OFS, an early intervention & prevention program uses a strengths-basedfamilies approach to self-esteem, cultural pride & confidence. RISK MEASURESFunding Partners • Intragency collaboration with Families Together, Training Dept., HOPE • Train and background check clinical supervisors & trainers, & CEO Youth all support staff.OFCY core funding along with • Best practice- Empirical research in 1999 & 2012Clorox, Title IVE, & more. • First Aid, emergency and disaster • Family centered- “Chat & Chews” parent workshopsOn Site Partners training & protocol.SFSU recruitment PLANNED IMPROVEMENTSBayUP interns • Improve staff quality of engagement with students & familiesAAMA Office interns • Improve training of volunteers & support staff • Control salary costsI.S.I.S. (science) • Offset field trip expenses with merchandise revenueYouth Speaks (writing) BOARD SUPPORTYouth Together (youth leadership) • Identify expansion sites/programs CRITICAL GOALSTacuma King (drumming) Stable funding (OFCY 3 year renewal)+ Staffing capacity (fulltime director) • Identify STEM funding strategy +Systems alignment (OUSD, AC)= Sustainable ModelDr. Bethea, NEIU • More Policy alignment with CDF & LCC regarding childrens’ advocacy & “Last year, my daughter witnessed a funding on Federal and State level. murder and wouldn’t talk. Since being in Freedom School, she has opened up and talks all the time and is a happy, confident child thanks to thisPROGRAM STRENGTHS program.”• 19 year proven track record. Strong reputation. Community following. - OFS Parent• Evidence-based intervention. Prior & current research on OFS outcomes. AGENCY ALIGNMENT: Strategic Imperatives 1. Refine and enhance LCC’s service model at all levels – Brings a more• Highest outcomes in self-esteem & integrated, nationally recognized, culturally responsive model to LCC positive racial image. community based programs.• 100% of staff reflect the background 2. Expand and deepen services to the most vulnerable communities- of students. New innovative program that strengthens LCC reputation in east & west Oakland community. SPECIAL THANKS!GROWTH GOALS 3. Strengthen management, operational capacity and infrastructure- Shawn & Nedra Ginwright,• Expand # of sites to 2, then 5 Integrated with Training Dept. & strengthens targeted recruitment efforts. Co-Founders of Leadership Excellence• Expand to afterschool, also early 4. Design and implement performance metrics in each program- Evaluation care and after care summer options by Dr. Bethea, NEIU. OFCY independent evaluation & surveys. LE parent OUSD leadership: Kimi Kean, Jerome• Expand & strengthen parent feedback. Gourdine, Jane O’Brien engagement (retreats) 5. Develop robust and varied funding strategies that support the vision- OFS Staff (La’Cole & Interns)• Institutionally imbed in schools OFCY, Foundation support, registration fees. www.LincolnChildCenter.org