Bay Area Roadmap to Cut Poverty – strategy chart – DRAFT UNDER REVISIONGoal: “Headline Metrics” to measure success:Cut Poverty in Half in Income: No. of people who get out of povertythe Bay Area by o Issue: Should we use the self-sufficiency standard, 3 times Federal Poverty Line (FPL) -- or 2 times FPL? Structural change: No. of our ‘top ten’ necessary policy changes that are secured2020. Progress on the upcoming Stanford Bay Area Report Card: Significant gains on the population-level measures on the Bay Area Report Card on Poverty (e.g. unemployment rate, high school graduation rate) Other options: Jobs: No. of households that obtain jobs that pay a self-sufficient income Education: No. of people who complete graduate high school or complete post-secondary education or trainingBy focusing on 1) Female-headed Households 2) Families with Young 3) Linguistically 4) HS Diploma or Lessthe four critical Children (0 to 5) Isolated Householdspopulations withhighest poverty rates These four critical populations make up more than 65% of all households in poverty. If we can help a majority of these families make progress, we can cut Bay Area poverty in half. FIVE KEY Basic Needs/ Lack of Education Language and Lack of Jobs Ineffective BARRIERS Cost of Living Documentation Service DeliveryHow we will do it: The costs and lack of Most people who do Limited English Good jobs are not Existing systems availability of child not complete high speakers, undocu- available, or people often are hard toRemove five key care, health care, school and post- mented cannot do not have the access, make newbarriers faced by the and/or housing secondary will not access services, find skills to obtain the problems whilefour critical prevent families from reach economic good jobs or benefit good jobs. solving others, or dopopulations – and moving forward. success. from policies. not work efficiently.create opportunities. Proof Points More than one in five 26% of Bay Area Average income for Well-paid jobs Some public families do not have youth do not undocumented requiring STEM systems have sufficient income to graduate high school. families is estimated skills are expected shifted from being meet basic needs, High school dropouts to be $36,000. to increase 21%. outcome-focused to including housing, are four times more Meanwhile a family Yet many low- monitoring and child care, health care, likely to be poor than of three requires at income residents enforcement. Client- and others. college graduates. least $55,000 to do not have this driven services will meet basic needs. training. move more people out of poverty.
This work requires FIVE KEY Basic Needs/ Lack of Education Language and Lack of Jobs Ineffectivetwo levels of BARRIERS Cost of Living Documentation Service Deliverystrategies, structural Policy: Align funding: Build Policy: Promote Align metrics: Reform systems:and individual. (1) Affordable child community college reform to allow Workforce providers Operators of big STRUCTURAL care and preschool capacity to enroll undocumented to all measure as social service STRATEGIES for all; (2) Health and support TANF live, work and primary outcome systems engage inStructural: coverage and access recipients for STEM pursue education the no. of people client-centered re-Strategies that work at to primary care for degrees while applying for who get and keep design of servicesthe system or children and families citizenship and well-paid jobscommunity level and Reform systems: paying their fair Game Changer:affect a whole group of Align metrics: Major Change TANF rules share Policy: (1) Prioritize Set up alternatepeople at one time. institutions adopt to allow higher sector-based financing the Self-Sufficiency education to be Reform systems: workforce efforts for mechanisms to- Public Policy Standard counted as “work Build social service public funding; (2) move more capital- Reform Existing activities” agencies’ capacity to Offer incentives to to the highest- Systems Reform systems: serve limited English microenterprises performing social- Align Funding Maximize use of the Policy: School speakers and small businesses services, systems- Align Metrics current affordable districts adopt full- to hire and train- Game Changers housing stock. Keep service community Social movement: low-income people Game Changer:- Build a Social existing low-income school model Use ‘promotores’ Drive technology Movement homeowners and approach to engage Reform systems: solutions to increase renters in their Social movement: community Use regional access, effectiveness homes. Increase parent residents in agencies and and cost efficiencyDraft under revision engagement and outreach to help infrastructure more (ex. Web-based advocacy in low- access resources effectively to attract benefits enrollment) performing schools desirable employers (e.g., STEM) INDICATORS Increase in % with Increase in No. of Roadmap No. of regional Greater take-up rate (EXAMPLES) health coverage and enrollment of TANF partners who entities (PUC, MTC, (per $ spent) of and access to a primary recipients at Bay become proficient at etc.) that implement benefits services care doctor. Area community serving LEP and a plan for hiring, from big public colleges undocumented training low-income systems No. of affordable people people child care & preschool slots.
FIVE KEY Basic Needs/ Lack of Education Language and Lack of Jobs Ineffective BARRIERS Cost of Living Documentation Service Delivery Access to benefits: Link education to Adult English as a Provide Create one-stop Ensure maximum the labor market: Second Language sector/industry centers that canIndividual strategies: PROGRAM/ uptake and use of academy or (ESL) and other based employment combine financial, INDIVIDUAL existing benefits like alternative pathways literacy programs training targeting education, andSupport and scale the STRATEGIES CalFresh (Food focused on growth industries health servicesmost effective Stamps), Earned particular sectors; Vocational ESL with well-paid jobs.programs and services. Income Tax Credit, work-based learning training specific to Offer personal child care credit, and that offers pay and particular jobs To help low-income empowerment others. school credit; workers access strategies that are college-readiness Citizenship STEM opportunities, not services orDraft under revision Grow homeless programs that application provide skills program – e.g. prevention and rapid increase college- assistance upgrade training for personal mobility re-housing programs going rates. STEM-related networks. occupations. Expand capacity of Expand the Support self- community clinics community school employment and and health centers model, which clears cooperative business barriers to academic development success, improves opportunities for the health, and enables undocumented economic success. INDICATORS Increase in uptake of No. of people from No. of limited Financial stability No. of people using (EXAMPLES) existing public the four critical English speakers beyond increased and benefiting from benefits - CalFresh, populations that get accessing Vocational income: No. of personal WIC, EITC, etc. a 2- or 4-year college ESL people who increase empowerment degree (which their savings to 3 strategies means they have months of expenses; also completed high raise credit score to school graduation or 650 or above; GED) reduce debt to under 40% of income