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OFCY FUNDS PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES & YOUTH

The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth was established in 1996, when Oakland voters passed the Kids First! Initiative (Measure K), an amendment to the City Charter, to support direct services to youth under 21 years of age. In 2009, Measure D replaced Measure K and reauthorized funding for the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth for an additional twelve years (2010-2022). Measure D established OFCY funds as 3% of the City's unrestricted General Fund and required a three-year strategic plan to guide the allocation of funds. In 2020, City Council decided to reauthorize the fund for a third 12-year cycle.
 

Planning and Oversight Committee Meetings

The Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, June 23. The meeting will be hosted as a videoconference on the zoom platform. 

 

Strategic Planning Events

OFCY is in the process of developing our strategic investment plan for 2022-2025. We have been welcoming Oaklanders to join us at a series of events to let us know how OFCY can best support our communities.

OFCY Community Town Hall June 9th

OFCY will hold a Town Hall on Wednesday, June 9 at 5:30 pm to seek input from Oakland community members on funding priorities for the upcoming 2022 - 2025 grant cycle. 

Please click on the Eventbrite link to register, or click on the flyer:

Eventbrite link

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InPlay: Promote your program and fill spots in your services:

InPlay is a non-profit partner with the City of Oakland, OUSD and the Oakland Summer Learning Network connecting families with out-of-school programs. Visit the site at: Oakland.InPlay.org. Parents search InPlay's free website to access hundreds of local and affordable after-school and summer programs. Email provider@inplay.org to get listed.

Evaluation Report for 2019-2020

The independent evaluation report for FY 2019-2020 was approved by the Planning and Oversight Committee at their meeting in November 2020. The report will be presented to the Oakland City Council for their review and adoption in early 2021. 

 

Click the image below to go to the evaluation report page.

 

 

Key Highlights from the 2019-2020 Evaluation

 

  

OFCY programs served approximately one out of five Oakland children and youth last year.

 

 

OFCY programs have an equity focus.

 

2020-2021 POC Members Needed

The POC currently has multiple vacancies on the 17-member commission. This important Committee oversees the allocation of funding and evaluation of programs. Youth members are able to earn a small scholarship for their participation. To find out more information about the POC and how to apply, please click here

Current Vacancies (as of March 2, 2021):

Adult POC Vacancies:

  • District 1 Adult
  • District 6 Adult

Youth POC Vacancies:

  • District 4 Youth
  • District 5 Youth
  • District 6 Youth
  • District 7 Youth