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United Way Board of Directors Update January 2013

  1. 1. United Way of East Central Iowa Board Update - FY 2012 Results January 15, 2013
  2. 2. Destination: Impact Phase 1 = Shared vision and measurement Phase 2 = Build system/sector/team capacity Phase 3 = Accelerate progress and increase results in all goal areas
  3. 3. Phase 1: Shared Vision & Measurement Get Aligned: • Funding redesign = 100% funding aligned • 2-1-1 and Volunteer Engagement Integration • Realign diverse volunteer teams to execute Complete!
  4. 4. Phase 1: Shared Vision & Measurement Get Focused • Research and establish the condition of the community • Created shared measurement strategies • Assessment tools for all indicators Complete!
  5. 5. Five Community Goals!
  6. 6. Phase 2: Build system/sector/team capacity • Establish learning and sharing practices • Quantify how much we can do and how much it costs • Standardize data collection and reporting • Build coalitions and workgroups Complete!
  7. 7. The Farmer’s Market Story
  8. 8. Phase 3: Accelerate progress & increase results in all goal areas - Design and pilot systemic solutions - Complete business plans to achieve goals - Gap analysis - Targeted investment plans - Diversified resource development plans - Report annual progress
  9. 9. Timeline • 2008 Aligned • 2009 Goals set • 2010 RFP released • 2011 funding began • 2012 Year 1 Results • 2013 Year 2 Results & new RFP • 2014 Year 3 results and new investments begin
  10. 10. How will we achieve the goals? Community Goal Community Goal Breakthrough or gap investments 2-1-1 Services, coordinati Breakthrough or on and needs gap investments assessment Coalitions and 2-1-1 Services and other stakeholders Needs Assessment Coalitions and other Public Policy stakeholders Public Policy Volunteer Engagement Volunteer Engagement Traditional Traditional investments investments Now 2016
  11. 11. Early Childhood
  12. 12. Early Childhood Goal: Increase the number of low-income children who are ready for kindergarten by 50% Year 1 Results: Parents have increased knowledge and skills: 1900 parents took parent education classes (79% increased) All Linn County parents of newborns received Babies and Books material Children demonstrate developmentally appropriate skills: 578 children demonstrated on track cognitive skills (93%) Improved quality in early childhood settings: 302 combined classrooms, home-based providers, and centers received program quality tools 1,516 children served (duplicated count)
  13. 13. RED Ahead Results • 696 (97.7%) of respondents reported they "feel more prepared to support [their] child's language development and pre-reading skills." • 1,027 (98.3%) of respondents practiced skills learned at RED Ahead at home. • 1,005 (96.9%) of respondents practiced additional activities with children.
  14. 14. Youth Development
  15. 15. Youth Development Goal: Increase the number of low-income youth with 21st Century skills by 25% Year 1 Results: Youth are resilient & sustain caring relationships with others: • 2163 youth who have improved social-emotional skills (82% of those surveyed) • 994 youth who report having a positive relationship with an adult outside of their family (84% of those surveyed) Youth work collaboratively with others toward a common goal: • 545 low-income youth at United Way agencies served their community by volunteering or taking leadership roles in civic projects Youth make academic progress: • 412 youth have a positive attitude towards school • 460 youth are making progress or improvements in academic performance
  16. 16. Targeted Gap Strategy Youth Achievement Corps Results Year One: Total number of students tutored: 305 •130 Grant Wood •175 total students at McKinley Total Number of Hours of Tutoring: 2,136 1,383 hours at Grant Wood •539 hours 1:1 or 1:2 •844 hours small group 753 hours at McKinley •680 hours 1:1 or 1:2 •73 hours small group
  17. 17. Financial Stability
  18. 18. Financial Stability Goal: Increase the number of financially stable households by 15%. Low-income households use a safety net of services. • 2,296,254 pounds of food distributed to 102 partners. • 3,269 individuals (1,209 households) accessed homeless prevention services and 1,311 individuals (834 households) were sheltered. Low-income households use supportive services to stabilize. • Over 125 individuals with barriers to employment obtained employment with the support of job preparation and placement services. • Over 1,200 households improved their financial situation as a result of counseling and case planning and/or accessed financial mainstream services. • 34,787 rides were provided to individuals to access education, employment or community services. Low-income individuals build work related skills. • 538 individuals access skill building and/or training services. • Low-income households use benefits to increase income. • 1,354 free tax returns files, returning over $2 million to low income households in our community.
  19. 19. KPACE Results • Cohorts currently available: 1. Health (25 students) 2. Advanced Manufacturing (26 students) 3. Business/Information Technology (16 students) • Enrollments o 197 referrals resulting in 46 enrollments for FY 12 o 21 enrollments so far for Fall FY 13 • Logic Model: o 76% credential rate o 83% retained in academic plan o 76% received support services o 8 GED, 30 National Career Readiness Certificate, 35 certificates awarded o Of the 46 who have completed so far: o 5 moved onto credit o 31 employed (76%)
  20. 20. Independence
  21. 21. Independence Goal: Increase the number of older adults able to meet their daily needs by 25%. Decrease health risks & isolation • 2,950 were provided with a nutritious meal. Maintain/improve safety & mobility • 477 were provided with volunteer transportation to meet their medical and daily living needs. • 237 were provided with chore services that increased their safety. Increase access to care supports that improve/maintain independence • 2,786 received case management services allowing them to remain in their homes longer. • 1,641 participated in program s that increased their health and socialization. • 847 caregivers received information and support on caring for their loved one.
  22. 22. Health
  23. 23. Health Goal: Increase healthy choices by 10% Increase healthy behaviors: • 24,650 substance abuse prevention activities were provided to youth, teachers and parents. • 9,236 children and families received fitness memberships to improve their health. Increase access to preventative care and screenings: • 12,216 children and youth received oral health screenings. • 2,243 women and children received preventative health screenings to maintain their health. Improve functioning through treatment and management • 1,654 received mental health counseling to decrease their level of crisis, depression and/or anxiety. • 2,588 persons received substance abuse treatment to help increase their functioning at home, work and school.
  24. 24. Women’s Leadership Initiative Results • 4,114 prescriptions provided to 1,479 women • 261 women received medical co-pays • 116 women received durable medical supplies • 110 women received eye exams, and 115 received eye glasses • 103 received emergency dental services • 81 women received diabetic testing supplies • 60 women received preventative healthcare screenings during “Well Women Week”
  25. 25. Successes! • New initiatives show strong results • More promising partnerships and collaborations • Cross departmental integration • Alignment and shared measurement • Perceived as a leader on key issues
  26. 26. Strategic Considerations • Are these 5 year goals? • What is the right mix of investments to achieve our goals? – Root cause versus symptom treatment – Advocacy work to change funding and rules – Increasing collaborations to do more with less • Setting effective “sub” goals by population • With whom do we partner?

Editor's Notes

  • Phase 1 activities alignment and goal settingPhase 2 activities include – establishing baselines, building skills internally and externally, build coalitions and work groupsPhase 3 = business plans, progress reporting
  • Where are we now?Strategic Goal #2: Drive progress towards community goals by investing in outcomes Strategic Initiative 2A:
  • Shared measurement = what we call (Logic models developed with measurable indicators of change)
  • Farmers Market StoryWorkgroups and coalitions - to increase community ownership and accountability and drive progress towards goal – from 40 relationships to over 300 – local to regional, state and national
  • RED (Read Every Day) AheadServing low-income parents and babies RED Ahead single moms (30.6%) 258RED Ahead babies birth – age 1 483 = 35% of low-income babies born
  • Approximately 875 youth grow skillsCompare number from ‘11 and ’12Describe who are we trying to reach
  • Americorps program that builds a collaborative network of quality in and out-of school time education and social support programs for low income families and students.Youth Achievement Corps (Americorps Program)Operates at Grant Wood and McKinley.Composed of 10 full-time AmeriCorps members.6: in/out-of school tutors2: support early learning programs2: support parents/caregivers at The Arc of East Central Iowa
  • Comprehensive career pathway programs to facilitate low-skilled adults’ success in postsecondary education and training.Support individuals’ abilities to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment, helping them gain financial stability along the way. The program weaves together basic skills training, workplace readiness training, academic learning and credential attainment, preparing the students for work in local industries that have a shortage of qualified employees. (a blending of non-credit and credit programs)
  • 1 in 4 have a diagnosible mental health disorder
  • Last year, the Women’s Leadership Initiative distributed $170,409 to women in need:1 in 10 or 5,830 women ages 16 to 64 in Linn County have no health insurance. We served approximately 2,215 of those women.That is over 1 in 3 women.