Date posted: August 24, 2022 at 3:21 p.m.
Last update: August 24, 2022 at 4:01 PM
News from: City of Oakland
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2022
Oakland announces Jennifer pea coat like First Children‘s Initiative Accountability Officer and Search for proposals for Implementing Partners
City kicks off implementation of voter-approved AA measure to expand access to Early Childhood Education and College; Proposals due September 21, 2022
Oakland, California – The Oakland Children’s Initiative (Measure AA), led by community advocacy and adopted by Oakland voters in 2018, will expand access to high-quality preschool education and provide supports from birth to graduation. diploma that increase access to and completion of higher education. The initiative aims to dramatically increase enrollment and graduation rates in two- and four-year colleges or accredited technical programs, as well as significantly increase access and affordability to early childhood education High quality.
Approved for implementation, the Initiative announces some exciting new developments:
- The city of Oakland has hired Jennifer pea coat like Oakland’s first Children’s Initiative Accountability Officer. Jennifer brings over 25 years of experience in strategic transitions, public policy, cross-sector collaborations, and public and social sector management. Jennifer most recently served as a management analyst with the Alameda County Social Services Agency, making local, state, and federal policy recommendations on regulatory, legislative, and budget items targeting early care and education. and child protection. In addition to this work, she has supported the administration of over $30 million in child care grants and programs. She is dedicated to expanding access to high-quality educational opportunities for children, youth, and families in an equitable, culturally appropriate, and strengths-based manner. Jennifer is co-founder of Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory Public High School in her native Brooklyn, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Binghamton University and a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College as a National Urban Fellow. She officially began her role on August 22, 2022, which includes overseeing the Children’s Initiative’s early education and college access programs, supporting its oversight board, monitoring implementation partner performance implementation and guarantee of independent audits and evaluations.
- The City of Oakland will release Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Children InitiativeEarly Childhood Education and College Access Implementing partner(s) August 31, 2022. The City is seeking proposals from public agencies and not-for-profit organizations to serve as a delivery partner for the Early Childhood Education Program and the College Access Program. Initial contracts will be for five years, with the option to extend for an additional five years based on satisfactory performance and program evaluation beginning in 2023. Selection criteria were established by measure endorsed by voters and include that the mission of the organization be consistent. with program objectives and has a proven ability to successfully implement all guidelines. The full text of the measure is here.
Organizations interested in submitting a proposal for either or both RFPs should note the following dates:
- Voluntary pre-proposal meeting Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 10 a.m. Pacific via Zoom RRegistration link: https://bit.ly/3CuuKDk.
- Bidders conference required Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 10 a.m. Pacific
- Deadline for submission of proposals Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 2 p.m. Pacific
For more information on how to participate/submit an offer: https://www.oaklandca.gov/boards-commissions/childrens-initiative-oversight-commission
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The Oakland Children’s Initiative (Measure AA) is a Modification of the 2018 Charter adopted by the citizens of Oakland to deepen our early investment in children and support them through college graduation, dramatically expanding access to high-quality preschool and providing access to college , mentorship and scholarship support services for students to obtain 4-year or 2-year college or technical degrees. It will leverage approximately $30 million in annual revenue to dramatically expand access and quality of early childhood education, as well as dramatically increase college enrollment and graduation rates. Approximately ⅔ of the funds raised through the AA measure will support early childhood education and approximately ⅓ of the funds will support college access and retention support. For more information, contact the Children’s Initiative Accountability Manager, Jennifer Caban at [email protected]