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Presentation on theme: "M AYOR ’ S O FFICE F OR E DUCATION & C HILDREN PEAK PERFORMANCE REVIEW J ANUARY 24, 2013 FOR THE PERIOD COVERING : S EPTEMBER 2012 – D ECEMBER 2012."— Presentation transcript:


2 - 2 -Peak Performance Vision/Mission  Vision: –Deliver a City where all children, youth and their families have the opportunity to succeed.  Mission: –Ensure that Denver’s children and youth have their basic needs met, are ready for kindergarten, and prepared for academic and professional success.

3 - 3 -Peak Performance Strategy for the Office of Children’s Affairs The Office is dedicated to ensuring Denver’s children and youth have their basic needs met, are ready for kindergarten, and prepared for academic and professional success. By increasing access, participation and quality for all families in Denver, this mission can be accomplished. The strategy is centered on an aggressive continuous improvement process that effectively leverages data, convenes diverse stakeholders, builds strategic partnerships, and funds highly innovative and effective programs.

4 - 4 -Peak Performance Summarizing the Approach Understand Listen, Learn, and Share Advocate and Partner Invest Execute and Evaluate We are collecting and analyzing data effectively We are evaluating and assessing results We are sharing information and learning from communities We are executing investments in projects, system changes We are prioritizing and designing investments

5 - 5 -Peak Performance Specific Strategic Objectives with a Specific Activity Designed to Improve Team Performance Effectively Use Data to Inform Decisions and Elevate Effectiveness Convene Diverse Stakeholders to Listen, Share and Learn Leverage Strategic Partnerships to Influence and Support Effective Programs and Services Design and Invest in Innovative Initiatives Implement and Evaluate Innovative Initiatives Implement a High Performing and Accountable Culture

6 - 6 -Peak Performance Key Areas of Focus Education Compact All kids ready for kindergarten Students graduate prepared for a postsecondary pathway Students can access and complete a postsecondary pathway Children’s Cabinet Align publicly funded early childhood programs Reduce the number of disconnected youth Reduce childhood obesity Children’s Affairs School readiness Education Youth success Health

7 - 7 -Peak Performance End of 2012 Focus 1.Identify baseline measures for key initiatives – near completion 2.Begin to implement tracking mechanisms – 2013 underway 3.What’s new: InfrastructureProgrammatic New Strategic PlanHead Start data collection system revision New Organizational Structure – TBA Data-driven advocacy (gaps inform strategy) Goal-driven work plans for everyone Wallace Foundation Grant – Out of School Time (OST) New Education Compact DirectorWalmart Foundation Grant – At-risk afterschool meals Contracting financial management to Controller’s Office Children’s Cabinet work groups developing action plans

8 - 8 -Peak Performance Denver Children’s Cabinet  Established through Executive Order 139 –Develop and provide policy guidance –Coordinate and integrate services across City agencies and key partners –Develop strategies to take advantage of opportunities and remove the barriers for Denver children and youth –Variation of the Collective Impact Model Common Agenda: Reduce obesity, reduce the number of disconnected youth, and align early childhood programs and services Shared Measurement: Collect data and measure results, shared accountability Infrastructure: Office of Children’s Affairs

9 - 9 -Peak Performance Support Working Families U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-year averages. 2007-2011  Goal will be set by the work group  Strategically align publicly funded child care programs (includes Early Head Start, Head Start, CCAP, CPP, DPP, and DPS ECE) Preschool Attendance by Denver Neighborhood Support working families by increasing the number of children who have access to quality child care by xx% by xx year.

10 - 10 -Peak Performance Disconnected Youth Sub-populations of disconnected youth can include youth who are: Young unmarried parents Immigrants Homeless Incarcerated In foster care High school dropouts Disabled In 2011, 3,000 Denver teens (ages 16-19) were not in school or working. Reduce the number of disconnected youth in Denver to no more than 8 percent by 2017 (from 11 to 8 percent in 5 years) Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2006- 2010, 2011

11 - 11 -Peak Performance Healthy Kids County Overweight or obese children Garfield17% Eagle17% Summit17% Teller18% Larimer18% Douglas19% Broomfield19% Boulder19% Jefferson24% Mesa24% Fremont24% Arapahoe24% Routt26% La Plata26% Montezuma26% Elbert26% Montrose27% Delta27% Weld28% Adams29% El Paso29% Pueblo32% Denver34% Morgan40% Logan40% Source: 2012 Kids Count in Colorado! Report, Data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Statistics Section, 2008-2010 Child Health Surveys Goal: Reduce the number of overweight and obese children in Denver by 5 percent by 2017 (from 34 to 29 percent in 5 years)  34% of Denver children were overweight or obese. (3 year average, 2008-2010)  Being overweight or obese can be closely related to poverty.

12 - 12 -Peak Performance School Readiness: Denver Great Kids Head Start Denver Great Kids Head Start is a quality early learning program that prepares children to enter kindergarten confidently with the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive skills and competencies necessary for continued school success. The City of Denver is a federal Head Start grantee that: Manages $8.8 million Oversees 6 community providers Serves 1,153 children and their families

13 - 13 -Peak Performance Denver Great Kids Head Start Fall 2012 Baseline Student Assessment Data: Teaching Strategies Gold Measures the knowledge, skills and behaviors that are most predictive of school success. DGKHS Goal: 1.25% growth for all Head Start children from fall 2012 to spring 2013. The total number of children included in these assessments in the fall was 802. 329 (41% of those tested) were 3-year- old children 465 (58% of those tested) were 4-year- old children

14 - 14 -Peak Performance Denver Great Kids Head Start Quality Measures: Teacher Qualifications Goal: Ensure that each delegate agency has a least 70% of classroom teachers with a bachelors degree or higher

15 - 15 -Peak Performance Denver Great Kids Head Start Data System: Revision Timeline January 2013 Assess current data system: data collection and report timeline indicators and definitions delegate and DGKHS staff needs applicability to DGKHS goals February 2013 Compile feedback from DGKHS staff, delegate agencies, and consultant. Define DGKHS goals Align goals with data collection and timeline and PIR Propose updates to current system March 2013 Plan implementation Report progress of project to Management Team. Begin contract negotiations April, May, June 2013 Implement Develop staff and delegate training of updated system Goal: Functional system by July 1, 2013

16 - 16 -Peak Performance The goal for the 2012-2013 program year (October 1 – August 31) is 40,000 visits. School Readiness: 5 By 5 Program

17 - 17 -Peak Performance MY Denver Card –Starting in the fall of 2012, Denver Public School 6-12 th grade students can apply to use their DPS student ID to gain free access to all Denver Parks and Recreation Centers, and use it as their Denver Public Library Card.  Challenges: Late start – couldn’t take advantage of summer school registration to promote DPS does not have a centralized ID system Process takes too long Did not know about 2A when idea was born  Next Steps: Explore city issuing (separate from student ID) Develop web-based application system Incorporate program levels (K-5, 6-12)

18 - 18 -Peak Performance Out of School Time: Wallace Foundation Grant Mission –Have a sustainable, citywide OST system that increases access and participation in quality OST programs for all Denver children and youth in order to promote positive youth development, ensure student success, and achieve post-secondary preparation. Year Two Goals –Post a 20 percent increase in number of new OST Program sites that will participate in the Youth Program Quality Intervention. Year 1 baseline was 34 sites - Year 2 goal is 41 sites –125 OST agencies that serve Denver Public Schools (DPS) students and participate in the Community Partner System (CPS) will have a DPS Partnership Agreement and/or Data Sharing Agreement as determined by data needs and usage of data in place by 8/2013. –125 OST agencies providing services within a Denver Public School will have completed profile entered into the Community Partnership System (CPS) by 8/2013

19 - 19 -Peak Performance Youth Success: Drop In Denver In 2011, 2,292 (6.4%) students dropped out of Denver Public Schools. Source: Colorado Department of Education “Drop in Denver” is an initiative spearheaded by Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC)—a non-profit organization dedicated to solving Colorado’s dropout crisis. This pilot program is being launched in partnership with the Office of Children’s Affairs. Other partners include Denver Public Schools, Colorado Public Television and Donnell-Kay Foundation.

20 - 20 -Peak Performance Youth Success: Youth Commission  Mayor’s Youth Commission –In December 2012 the Commission presented a draft action plan to address the mental health needs of Denver youth to Mayor Hancock. The plan consisted of three main components: 1.PR/social media campaign –Make 3,400 connections (10% of DPS middle and high school students) between February and June 2013. 2.Youth Conference –Reach 250 youth by participating in a youth conference in the spring of 2013. 3.School specific strategies to increase the use of mental health resources –Focus on Abraham Lincoln High School (survey, action plan to address results)  Mayor’s Youth Awards –The Mayor’s Youth Award honors teenagers between the ages of 13 and 19 who have overcome adversity to achieve person success. –88 nominations were received through December 15, 2012. –30 awards will be issued. –The Community College of Denver will again provide scholarships to the MYA seniors.

21 - 21 -Peak Performance 14 city-sponsored food distribution sites served over 60,800 meals to Denver children during the summer. Health: Food and Nutrition Monthly Average Goal = 4,800 7 month (November – May goal = 33, 600 meals

22 - 22 -Peak Performance Community Outreach Efforts The Office of Children’s Affairs provides information to the community through trainings, presentations, and events with students, parents, teachers and community members at-large. –The Activity Tracking Spreadsheet is designed to capture the important work our staff conducts in the community. –Tracking began in October, 2012. –We will continue to track community outreach through the Springs of 2013 to establish a baseline of measurement. –Once the baseline is identified, we will set goals to improve the number and quality of outreach efforts in the Denver community. Through activities from October – December 2012, the Office engaged 1,365 students, parents, teachers and community members.

23 - 23 -Peak Performance A Strong Foundation  We have been asked to innovate – be bold. –Must have a strong foundation  Spent the last year, assessing and starting to repair the foundation and set the vision.  We are a few months away from standing on solid ground – operationally and programmatically.  We will then be able to truly be innovative and transformative within our agency and with our city and external partners.

24 - 24 -Peak Performance Next Review  Next Performance Review: May 23, 2013  Strategies and Tactics of focus for next meeting - –Education Compact goals and strategies –Children’s Cabinet action plans –Summer Food goals –Strategies for increasing number of students served in OST programs through 2A investment  Update on projects and opportunities – –Officially launch the MY Denver Card program – March/April –Pilot summer STEM academy


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