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File #: 22-816    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/22/2022 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 10/18/2022 Final action: 10/18/2022
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Pivotal Connections to provide educational support services to San Mateo County foster youth for the term of October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2025, for a total obligation amount not to exceed $800,010.
Attachments: 1. 20221018_att_RFP Matrix Pivotal Connections.pdf, 2. 20221018_r_Pivotal Connections.pdf, 3. 20221018_a_Pivotal Connnections.docx.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Measure K: Agreement with Pivotal Connections for Educational Support Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Pivotal Connections to provide educational support services to San Mateo County foster youth for the term of October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2025, for a total obligation amount not to exceed $800,010.

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BACKGROUND:
The Human Services Agency's (HSA) Children and Family Services (CFS) branch 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.

On June 15, 2022, HSA issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify providers of employment and educational support services for current and former foster youth/young adults. Pivotal Connections (Pivotal) was selected to provide educational support services for secondary school aged youth in grades 9th through 12th based on their experience and program approach as outlined in the RFP criteria.

DISCUSSION:
HSA recommends entering into an agreement with Pivotal to provide comprehensive education support services to San Mateo County foster youth 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. Under this agreement, Pivotal will provide planning, coaching, and college preparation to participants. In addition to working with participants to set and meet educational goals, Pivotal wil...

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