Educational Institutions

Partnership for Children and Youth

  • Oakland, CA
  • http://partnerforchildren.org

Mission Statement

Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY)'s vision is for communities to work together to ensure all children have the learning, health and social supports they need to succeed in school and life. Our mission is to build systems of continuous learning, collaboration and leadership among school districts, government agencies and community-based organizations serving low income children and youth. We do this by supporting community schools and expanded learning programs through training, technical assistance, coaching, convening, evaluation, policy development and advocacy.

Decades of research shows that the challenges that low-income children and youth face outside of the school day can be significant barriers to their success in school and in life. In order to remove barriers to school success, PCY's long-term goal is to increase the quality and availability of community-school partnerships that provide summer and after school programming and physical and mental health services. Key findings that inform our approach include:

● The majority of the achievement gap can be attributed to time and factors outside of the classroom including conditions of poverty, lack of access to early learning and summer learning opportunities, and health conditions that keep children out of school.

● Expanded learning programs increase students' engagement in school and the frequency with which they attend school, and produce benefits for social and emotional learning and ultimately for achievement and successful school completion.

● Ongoing assessment and improvement systems are critical to expanded and summer learning program quality.

Our theory of change hinges on increasing and strengthening the resources serving low-income students outside the school day, which is a low-cost, impactful strategy to decrease the achievement and opportunity gap. Our approach is deeply rooted in our staff's experience in the after school and summer learning field. This experience, our strong relationships with key policy makers, and our ongoing commitment to direct technical assistance to program providers in the field, positions us uniquely as a bridge between practice and policy.

Our work in service of these long-term goals is organized into three key program areas:

● Expanded Learning - We provide schools and their community partners, including education and youth-focused CBOs, local and state public agencies, and affordable housing agencies, with assistance in financing, improving, and sustaining afterschool and summer programs.

● Community Schools - We help schools and communities align resources to make sure every child has access to necessary academic, developmental, health and social supports.

● Policy & Advocacy - We serve as a bridge between on-the-ground needs and the work of policymakers at the local, state and federal levels, advocating for policies that enable schools and their community partners to improve services provided to students and their families.

Main Programs

  1. Summer Matters
  2. Community Schools Initiative
  3. Policy & Advocacy
Service Areas

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National

California
Bay Area
Alameda CountyContra Costa CountyMarin CountyNapa CountySan Francisco CountySan Mateo CountySanta Clara CountySolano CountySonoma County

ruling year

2002

Executive Director

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Jennifer Peck

Keywords

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Education summer afterschool community school

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EIN

04-3653529

 Number

8343068921

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Management & Technical Assistance (O02)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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For updates on our recent accomplishments, please refer to our Community Report.(http://www.partnerforchildren.org/who-we-are/community-reports)

Programs

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Program 1

Summer Matters

Developing Quality Summer Learning and Enrichment Programs in High-Poverty Neighborhoods

Students are often put at risk during unsupervised, out-of-school time. But by participating in vibrant, dynamic programs during these hours, kids build self-esteem, increase school success, and gain critical life skills.

The Partnership helps schools and community organizations secure resources to provide high quality programs and services that ensure students are safe, engaged, and learning during the hours when they are not in school.

 

Our Summer Learning and Enrichment Initiative
Through our Summer Learning and Enrichment Initiative the Partnership is:

Promoting expansion of summertime programming for children in low-income neighborhoods;

Leading policy development and advocacy efforts to ensure support of summertime programs through sustainable funding; and

Developing strong local training and support for summertime program staff to increase overall program quality.


Learn more about our Summer Learning and Enrichment Initiative >>(http://partnerforchildren.org/what-we-do/out-of-school-time-initiatives/summer-programs)

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$432,033.00

Program 2

Community Schools Initiative

PCY is working to create a supportive and sustainable policy and implementation environment in California for the development of community schools statewide. Our community school initiative includes our school nutrition and school-based health efforts, helping schools provide access to health-care services, on-site health services, healthy foods, and nutrition education for children and their families.
 
Community Schools—Improving School Success through Collaboration
A community school is the result of collaboration between a school, community partners and local government. All of these entities join forces to make sure every child has access to the academic, health and social supports they need. The partners work together to identify and understand children’s needs, and coordinate and leverage the necessary resources to address those needs. A community school is not a program. It’s a collaborative approach to supporting student success that includes such components as afterschool and summer programming, family engagement and support services, and physical and mental health services. A community school strives to be a full-spectrum resource for families and children, reflecting the needs of and becoming the center of the community. In every community, there are multiple entities charged with serving the same universe of children and families. Too often these service providers fail to align their efforts. Everyone loses in such a situation, but it’s the families and children who lose the most. Coordination of efforts creates efficiencies for schools, and public and private agencies, allowing them to realize cost savings while better serving the community. In other words, community schools are a win-win proposition.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$287,615.00

Program 3

Policy & Advocacy

Not available

Category

Children & Youth (0-19 years)

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

California
Bay Area
Alameda CountyContra Costa CountyMarin CountyNapa CountySan Francisco CountySan Mateo CountySanta Clara CountySolano CountySonoma County

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PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Partnership for Children and Youth

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Executive Director

Jennifer Peck

BIO

Jennifer Peck was a founding staff member of the Partnership for Children & Youth, and became its executive director in 2003. Since that time, she has developed and implemented initiatives to finance and build after-school and summer-learning programs, and increase access to school meals and nutrition education programs in the Bay Area's lowest-income communities. Under her leadership, PCY has brought more than $90 million in public funding to schools and their community of partners, enabling thousands of low-income children to participate in these programs.

Jennifer has built PCY into an influential policy-development and advocacy organization that has improved the effectiveness of public funding for youth programs in low-income communities across California.

In December 2010, Jennifer was appointed Transition Team Director and Policy Advisor for Tom Torlakson, the newly-elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction. In this role, Jennifer oversaw the transition planning process and helped ensure that the superintendent's goals were articulated through policy and organizational development at the California Department of Education. Jennifer continues to serve as an advisor to the Superintendent on Expanded Learning and Community School issues.

In 2006, as California prepared to launch Proposition 49's substantial new investment in after school programs, Jennifer led the development and advocacy for state legislation that dramatically reformed the initiative and prioritized funding for schools in the lowest-income communities. For this work, then-State Senator Tom Torlakson named Jennifer “Woman of the Year" in 2008.

Jennifer created the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance, the state Legislative Task Force on Summer Enrichment, and she leads a coalition of California organizations advocating for new federal policies to improve the effectiveness of after-school and summer-learning programs.

Prior to joining PCY, Jennifer spent eight years as an appointee of President Bill Clinton at the U.S. Department of Education, where she supported implementation of numerous initiatives including student loan reform, School-to-Work, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Jennifer has a B.A. in Sociology and Women's Studies from Colgate University.

Jennifer serves on the boards of the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund and the Californian's Dedicated to Education Foundation which supports high priority initiatives of the California Department of Education.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Patrick Duterte

Director (ret'd) | Solano County Health & Social Services

Term: Sept 2015 -

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