RFP Re-Issue For East County


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  • Community Forum allows us an opportunity to find out to hear from stakeholders and ensure we’re on target with procurement. Evaluator comments Staffing costs too high – more funds to youth – can be addressed through partnerships and/or leveraged resources
  • We’ll provide you with a few examples of programs and resources to consider and/or research
  • A few key findings from the CPGs that were awarded last year. Each grantee implemented their plan; El Cajon Career Development Network/El Cajon Collaborative:   A campaign will be developed to bring workforce resources to schools. Recommendations will be presented to the El Cajon City Council, School Board and Chamber of Commerce. A marking strategy for the entire community will be developed to emphasize awareness and responsibility of the community to address workforce needs of 14-21 year old youth. Commitment cards at the Community Forum indicate that there is interest in continuing efforts even without funding.
  • A continuum of educational options could include: literacy and numeracy skills instruction, GED instruction, alternative secondary education instruction, ESL skills instruction, opportunities for credit retrieval, innovative contextualized learning opportunities such as project based learning and hands-on learning linked to career pathways, educational supports such as those focused on regular attendance, tutoring and support for passing the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Educational services that bridge the world of work and the classroom may include: Academic activities offered in non-traditional modes of instruction, unique partnerships that incorporate employers as instructors or career infused curriculum Provide youth with work-based learning opportunities paid work experience/internships Opportunities for college exploration and counseling – supports for youth to have the necessary English, reading , writing and math skills that will prepare them for success in post secondary education; activities such as college application support College workshops Financial aid counseling Mentoring, research skills SAT prep Study skills Opportunities for dual high school and college credit
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  • RFP Re-Issue For East County

    1. 1. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>Why are we re-issuing an RFP for ISY services in East County? </li></ul>
    2. 2. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>Evaluator comments </li></ul><ul><li>Lacked a clear picture as to how youth would be encouraged to participate and remain engaged </li></ul><ul><li>No clearly defined process or steps – lacked method of service delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Limited information on how the youth will be employed and the job retention aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient funds allocated for participant costs </li></ul><ul><li>No blending of services and how youth will process through them </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of information regarding partner agency referral process and communication </li></ul>
    3. 3. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>Evaluator comments (continued) </li></ul><ul><li>Did not clearly understand the role distinction between school district services and the WIA project </li></ul><ul><li>Lacking innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Lacking or not clearly defined MOUs with roles and/or responsibilities </li></ul>
    4. 4. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>Comments on Programs funded: </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple sites – good site based services </li></ul><ul><li>Good educational assessment materials and software </li></ul><ul><li>Program service delivery systems appears accessible to youth and youth friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum age appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Strong use of partners to provide additional resources to the program </li></ul><ul><li>Program has good in-kind match </li></ul>
    5. 5. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>Seeking program designs that are driven by the needs of the community, individual youth and be able to successfully engage youth and assist them in meeting federal performance outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Use of evidence-based, best practices and/or research-based models that are proven and effective strategies </li></ul>
    6. 6. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>Community Planning Grant Key Findings: </li></ul><ul><li>Need to provide infrastructure to organize services and coordinate regionally either through regional coordinators and or other methods to support the capacity of stakeholders. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth need help to be supported in thinking about and setting long-term goals through creative means, so that youth can see that there is success and hope in their own future. </li></ul><ul><li>Among youth, service providers, schools, parents, and businesses there is a huge lack of knowledge about services that already exist - more opportunities for information dissemination is needed including written, technology-based and face-to-face. </li></ul>
    7. 7. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>What we’re looking for </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative and creative instructional approaches that offer a continuum of skills, grade-level and developmentally appropriate educational options with clear standards </li></ul><ul><li>Educational services that bridge the world-of work and the classroom using work-based opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Year-round services, summer months and after-school hours </li></ul><ul><li>Program designs that increase the likelihood of interest and transition to post-secondary education </li></ul>
    8. 8. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>Program delivery strategies must demonstrate how they are tailored to meet the specific needs of in-school youth who are at-risk of dropping out for a variety of reasons such as: </li></ul><ul><li>academic achievement </li></ul><ul><li>attendance </li></ul><ul><li>need for income </li></ul><ul><li>lack of stable supports </li></ul><ul><li>lack of positive peer influence </li></ul><ul><li>disengagement with the traditional school environment </li></ul>
    9. 9. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>Proposals must demonstrate the ability to: </li></ul><ul><li>Enroll, retain and effectively serve vulnerable youth using evidence-based, best practices and/or research-based models </li></ul><ul><li>Provide academic instruction including contextualized learning experiences, alternative learning options and non-traditional educational supports that lead to educational outcomes and that are based on evidence-based, best practices and/or research-based models </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage resources and utilize collaborative partnerships to support the delivery and sustainability of services </li></ul><ul><li>Engage employers and industry in developing a range of meaningful and substantial connections to the world-of-work         </li></ul>
    10. 10. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>Continued: </li></ul><ul><li>Place youth in employment opportunities or post-secondary education, including providing subsidized or unsubsidized work in order to develop “soft skill” competencies, expose youth to career options and gain occupational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize peer support models, youth leadership and youth involvement in all aspects of program delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Costs that are reasonable, allowable, necessary, and competitive as measured by a comparative cost/price analysis of the budget information in respect to the program design </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the DOL Common Measures performance outcomes, i.e. completion of secondary school or equivalency; placement in employment, post secondary school or advanced training; gains in literacy/numeracy skills; and attainment of occupational skills certificates. </li></ul>
    11. 11. RFP Re-Issue For East County In-School Youth Program Services <ul><li>Timeline </li></ul><ul><li>RFP Release April 16, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal Due Date May 21, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Period May 23 – June 8, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Board Approval Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Council June 25, 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WIB July 12, 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Board July 20, 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contract Start-up August 1, 2007 </li></ul>