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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.


2018-2019 Evaluation

The 2018-2019 Year-End Evaluation Report was approved by the POC in November 2019 and adopted by Oakland City Council in December 2019. Highlights from the report include:

  • Over 25,000 unique children and youth participated in programs last year. 2,600 children and youth participated in more than one OFCY program.
  • Three out of four children and youth who participated in programs were Latinx (41.3%) or African American (33%)
  • 92% of parents and caregivers reported that the program connected them to additional resources to be a better parent.
  • Over 1,000 youth gained work experience and collectively earned over $1.3 million in career programs.
  • 8,333 children participated in OFCY afterschool programs last year - spending over 120 days in programming during the school year on average.


FY 2018-2019 Independent Evaluation Report Available Now

The report for 2018-2019 is arranged in three sections. Click the links below to access the report:

1)    Section A: Main Evaluation Report: Fund-level Impact for OFCY in 2018-19

2)    Section B: Funding Strategies: Seven strategy-level analyses (combined)

3)    Section C: Program Level: 146 Program-level “Profiles” of performance and outcomes


Picture 1: Map of Children and Youth Served by ZIP of home residence – FY 2018-2019



Picture 2: Map of Program Locations 2018-19


Click here for the list of programs and agencies funded in 2018-2019.

2019-2020 Evaluation

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 and surveys. SPR has updated the youth surveys based on this work and they are available as of December for programs to start to use. Updated logic models for OFCY as a whole and for each funding strategy will be made available soon.

Work in 2019-2020 included 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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