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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 2019-2020, City Council and Oakland voters will decide to reauthorize the fund for a third 12-year cycle.
 

Analysis of Community Response to COVID-19

How Oakland’s non-profits provide front line assistance to vulnerable children, youth and families in times of crisis

 

Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) conducted interviews and engaged with over twenty-five community agencies during the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis and start of shelter-in-place for Oakland. These interviews, conversations and communications – conducted remotely – provide tremendous insight on how Oakland’s community-based programs and agencies pivoted and responded to address critical needs of vulnerable families at the outset of the pandemic.

Click here to download SPR’s Memo on OFCY Programs Response to COVID-19 in Spring 2020.

 

Planning and Oversight Committee Meetings

The Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) will hold its next meeting on Wednesday November 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be hosted as a videoconference on the zoom platform.

The Planning and Oversight Committee's Evaluation Subcommittee will hold its next meeting on Wednesday October 28th at 5:00pm. The meeting will be hosted as a zoom videoconference. Please click here for the meeting agenda and materials.  

 

2018-2019 Highlights

OFCY's annual evaluation for 2018-2019 was adopted by the Oakland City Council on December 10, 2019. Programs last year reached over 25,000 children and youth. Click here to download the Evaluation Report for 2018-2019

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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 October 23, 2020):

Adult POC Vacancies:

  • District 1 Adult
  • District 4 Adult

Youth POC Vacancies:

  • District 2 Youth
  • District 4 Youth
  • District 5 Youth
  • District 6 Youth
  • At Large Youth