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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, May 5. 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 are welcoming Oaklanders to join us at a series of workshops, forums, and town halls, and let us know how OFCY can best support our communities!

Event information will be updated as it becomes available.

Community Forum 1 - April 14 5-7 pm

This virtual forum will focus on children from birth through elementary school age (0-11), and their families, caregivers, and advocates. Please choose one of the two forums, as space is limited. Click here to register: Wednesday, April 14 from 5-7 pm

 

Community Forum 2 - April 16 3-5 pm

This virtual forum will focus on children and youth from middle school through 21 years of age (12-21), and their families caregivers, and advocates. Please choose one of the two forums, as space is limited. Click here to register: Friday, April 16 from 3-5 pm

 Community Forums 5.14 and 4.16.21 English Screenshot

Community Forums 4.14 and 4.16.21 Spanish Screenshot

There will be Spanish-language interpretation available at both events

Please click here for the English-language flyer and the Spanish-language flyer

 

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

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