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File #: 19-883    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/13/2019 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Pivotal Connections (formerly Silicon Valley Children's Fund) to provide educational support services to current San Mateo County foster youth, increasing the amount by $240,404 for a new total amount not to exceed $480,808, with an amended term of September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020.
Attachments: 1. 20190917_r_Pivotal, 2. 20190917_a_Pivotal
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Iliana Rodriguez, Human Services Agency Director
Subject: Measure K: Amendment to the Agreement with Pivotal Connections (formerly Silicon Valley Children's Fund) to provide educational support to current San Mateo County foster youth.

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Pivotal Connections (formerly Silicon Valley Children's Fund) to provide educational support services to current San Mateo County foster youth, increasing the amount by $240,404 for a new total amount not to exceed $480,808, with an amended term of September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2020.

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BACKGROUND:
The Children and Family Services ("CFS") branch of the Human Services Agency ("HSA") is committed to enhancing the well-being of children, adults, and families by providing professional, responsive, caring, and supportive services. In March 2013, CFS established a Foster Youth Education and Employment Services program to help foster children that are in primary and secondary education ensure their successful enrollment in and completion of post-secondary education. This program is funded under Measure K and includes different services for current and former foster youth. Through the implementation and delivery of this program, CFS has identified a greater need for more focused educational services for foster youth and young adults.

An RFP was completed in January 2018 to seek specific employment services and educational supports for current and former foster youth/young adults to ensure their graduation from high school, college matriculation and graduation (or vocational training) and, ultimately, stable employment with earned income, one of the hallmarks of a successful transition into adulthood. This agreement with Pivotal Connections specifically aims to provide educational services to San Mateo County ...

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