Bridges from School to Work2


Every year, OFCY works with an independent consultant to provide a third-party evaluation of OFCY's funding investments in the community. 

Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) provides evaluation services for all OFCY funded strategies and programs. Founded in 1991, SPR is a nationally recognized research, evaluation, and technical assistance firm located in Oakland, California.


2020-2021 Mid Year Snapshot

Halfway through the year (July 1 to December 30 2021), programs funded by OFCY have:

  • Provided services to over 12,000 Oakland children and youth and over 1,400 parents and caregivers.
  • Reached over 5,000 school students through afterschool programs.
  • Supported over 1,100 youth gain work experience, collectively earning over $1 million in wages. 

Click the icon below to see a snapshot summarizing the impact of programs funded by OFCY in a RBA Framework and find out more about mid-year outcomes.


2019-2020 Evaluation

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.


SPR works each year to develop and improve the evaluation framework, to best capture the story of what programs are doing and accomplishing with City of Oakland funding via OFCY in support of children and youth. OFCY and SPR hosted three workshops in October 2019 to engage programs and key staff around the evaluation design, results-based accountability, and input to revise client surveys. This work resulted in revising logic models to map out OFCY's investment and expectations within each of the nine funding strategies. Click here to review these models. 

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