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1 1 Youth Workforce Experience Programs Bidder’s Conference February 25 th 2013

2 Youth Division’s Focus  School Engagement and Achievement  Reduction in Violence that Impacts Youth  Youth Workforce Development 2

3 Youth Workforce Experience Program Models  Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)  One Summer Chicago PLUS (OSC+)  Greencorps Youth Program  Youth Working for Success-Justice involved youth  Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Justice involved youth 3

4 DFSS Program Contacts  Dr. Jennifer Axelrod:  Andrew J. Fernández:  Lisa Davis: 4

5 Important Dates and Information  Proposals due March 11 th at or before 4:30pm-One electronic copy sent via and one hard copy must be submitted on due date.  Contract term-April 19 th 2013 thru April 18 th  Funds should be by expended from June 1 st thru September 30 th 2013 for Summer Programming.  Respondents may apply for more than one program.  For Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Contract maybe extended if additional funds are made available.  Reimbursement Basis.  No advance will be given.  Leverage a minimum 15% in-kind match.  Administrative cap-10%  All attachments and supplemental materials due on March 11 th. 5

6 Important References  Please review Page 8-Top of the page.  Follow format of the proposal-Page 8  submissions-Page 9  Timeline-Bottom of Page 9 6

7 7 Eligible Respondents o Open to Non-Profit, For-Profit, Faith Based, Private and Public Organizations. o Respondent must demonstrate an operating budget of $500,000 or more. o Must be in good standing with all existing contract with DFSS. o There will be no profit line for for-profit applicants

8 Common Program Elements for All Programs  Mentoring  Financial literacy requirement  Payroll system  Monitoring youth performance  Employability Assessment (EA)  Youth and employer surveys  Data collection, reporting, and record keeping  Youth placement and meaningful work experience  Worksite/employer criteria  Participant program eligibility  Youth wages and stipends 8

9 2 SYEP-GOALS  Provide placements for youth ages 16 to 24.  Assist youth with developing transferable skills to increase employability through job readiness training.  Provide youth with professional guidance, training and supervision.  Create meaningful and quality summer work experiences  Provide the opportunity to attend educational workshops, participate in health and fitness activities and other life enriching experiences.

10 10 SYEP Program Design o Youth will participate in a minimum of 120 hours of combined soft skills development, training (1 day orientation), recreation and positive work experience. o Respondents should be able to develop and deliver life enrichment and recreational opportunities, place and manage the summer work experience for no fewer than 100 youth. o The program assumes a 1:20 Youth mentor to Youth ratio. o DFSS will randomly select 60% of the youth for each respondent through the common application and the remaining 40% will be identified by the respondent. o All potential participants must have completed the on-line application to be considered for the participation.

11 11 SYEP Program Design: 16 to 20 Year Olds  The program will operate 20 hours per week for 6 weeks.  Youth will be engaged in a paid work experience for up to 12 hours per week.  The remaining 8 hours should include educational, soft skills and recreational activities.  Youth will receive a minimum wage payment for 12 hours per week not to exceed $600. Attendance in 20 hours per week of programming is required for youth to continue their participation in SYEP.

12 12 SYEP Program Design: 21 to 24 Year Olds  Respondents may hire Youth Coaches to work up to 20 hours per week for 6 weeks.  Coaches will receive a maximum of $1000  20 hours per week minimum wage paid employment for the six weeks  The Youth Coaches will provide: Youth support Administrative support Program support  Examples of work responsibilities: conduct site visits to youth placed in worksites, facilitate employers completing EA on youth employees, prepare time sheets for submission, and provide youth supports.

13 13 SYEP Program Design: Program Reporting  DFSS will provide: Worksite Application Youth Consent Form Evaluations Youth evaluation of program Youth performance evaluation by worksites Time Sheets Orientation Overview Attendance and data tracking system Final Report

14 SYEP Performance Goals  100% of assigned youth placed by agency in summer work experience  Of the youth placed, 90% will complete the full six weeks of the subsidized work experience.  90% of enrolled youth will successfully complete the total planned program of 120 hours.  100% of mentors and worksite managers will complete the Employability Assessment with all youth and provide feedback to youth about their performance at the worksite.  100% of the youth will complete the financial literacy component. 14

15 SYEP Youth Application Selection Process  Respondents are required to identify a maximum of two geographic regions to serve based on CPS high school network regions-map in folder.  View networks: /Pages/schoollocator.aspx /Pages/schoollocator.aspx 15

16 One Summer Chicago PLUS (OSC+) o Specialized employment program. o Serve 1,000 youth identified and connected by geographic community by DFSS. o Work closely with Cook County Juvenile Probation Center, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and the Juvenile Intervention Support Center (JISC). o Evaluation of OSC+ by University of Chicago Crime Lab. 16

17 OSC+ Requirements  Coordinated outreach and recruitment of identified youth.  Facilitate the financial literacy curriculum to youth.  Schedule and coordinate workshops with financial institutions and resources from Bank One Chicago.  Develop appropriate summer jobs for enrolled youth.  Hire and supervise qualified mentors.  Train mentors on an evidence-based mentoring.  Promote and accommodate credit recovery offered by the Chicago Public Schools.  Coordinate with social-emotional learning provider.  Promote and coordinate any additional support services needed to ensure that youth complete the program.  Enter data into DFSS data management system.  Track and report daily attendance for each activity type. 17

18 OSC+ Program Design  Youth will participate in a paid work experience.  Each youth will be engaged in SEL and employment for 25 hours a week for six weeks.  Youth are required to complete the financial literacy curriculum (online system)  Youth will receive 60 hours of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) during the six week period.  SEL provider will be assigned to Respondent  Youth will have a mentor assigned to support their involvement in OSC+ will be assigned at a 20:1 ratio.  Programming will occur at a minimum for five hours daily (work + SEL) Monday - Friday 18

19 OSC+ Youth  Youth will apply thru a uniquely designed One Summer Chicago Plus application.  Youth will be referred and endorsed by the referring partners: Cook County Probation Center, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and/or the JISC.  Agency will be required to contact and engage the youth once assigned and obtain consent from youth and parent for participation in program.  Agency will be required to complete an intake interview that includes an evaluation of their social and behavioral development. 19

20 OSC+ Performance Goals  100% of youth are placed at worksites by the Respondent  100% of youth complete the subsidized work experience.  100% of youth enrolled will attend a minimum of 60 hours of SEL workshops.  100% of the youth will complete the financial literacy component.  100% of youth are assessed using the EA and provided with feedback to improve their work readiness skills 20

21 Greencorps Youth Program  Partnership between DFSS and Chicago Department of Transportation  Six week project based work experience.  600 youth in two educational modules.  More information on Greencorps: provdrs/conservation_outreachgreenprogra ms/svcs/greencorps_chicago.html 21

22 Greencorps Program Requirements  Collaborate with GC to implement project-based experiences in horticulture and bikes for enrolled youth.  In partnership with DFSS, CDOT, and CPS, recruit students from identified high schools to participate in the program.  Provide job training and enrichment experiences for youth.  Hire and supervise qualified mentors who will work with youth participants.  Promote and coordinate any additional support services needed to ensure that youth complete the program.  Manage youth participant payroll.  Enter data into DFSS data management system.  Complete youth assessment tools.  Track and report daily attendance. 22

23 Greencorps Summer Program Design  Two primary educational modules for 600 youth-horticulture and bikes as well as a weatherization component. Youth will complete all components.  Twenty-hour per week program.  Youth have 8 hours of instruction and 12 hours per week project-based work experiences.  Youth will receive a bi-weekly stipend not to exceed $600 dollars for the six week period.  CDOT will provide project-based instruction for the summer program and ongoing instructional support and coaching for the extension. 23

24 Greencorps Agency Expectations  Agency will provide an orientation to youth and support implementation of classroom component.  Agency will hire mentors and connect them to the instructors and youth in the program.  Program will be offered in the morning and afternoon to accommodate students in credit recovery.  40 youth per school site will participate in programming (15 schools)  120 youth maximum per agency (3 sites).  Two sessions: AM and PM.  Agency will be responsible for supervision and oversight of youth in both sessions (20 youth per session per site) 24

25 Greencorps Program Design- Extension  120 youth included in the extension program (August, 2013 –June, 2014)  For extension, agency will develop and coordinate workplaces and educational experiences with support from COT  Minimum 10 youth for 10 hours for 45 weeks per agency.  Youth will be paid IL minimum wage.  CDOT will provide on going instructional support for the extension component.  Other program elements include-Youth application selection process, orientation for youth, project- based work experience and monitoring, mentors, and youth stipends. 25

26 Greencorps Youth Program- Performance Goals  100% of youth placed in available Greencorps Youth Program slots  95% of enrolled youth will successfully complete the total planned program of 120 hours.  100% of youth will demonstrate increased knowledge of horticulture, bikes, and weatherization and employment related to green industries  100% of youth will distribute their weatherization kits to individuals within their community  100% of youth identified for the 45-week extension program complete the total planned program  100% of mentors and worksite managers will complete the Employability Assessment with all youth and provide feedback to youth about their performance at 26

27 Juvenile Justice Involved Youth Development Models  Youth Working for Success  Bridges to Pathways Initiative 27

28 Youth Working for Success  Youth civic leadership development program - 15 week program  Phase 1-Two week skill and community building with youth. (Curriculum and training provided)  Phase Two-Five-week social entrepreneurship project that creates a civic leadership project aligned with NATO’s mission: Working Together for Peace and Security. (Curriculum and training provided)  Phase 3-Youth engage in work placement experience at a social sector worksite that addresses the NATO mission for 8 weeks  Respondents will receive curriculum materials and intensive training on the implementation of the curriculum. 28

29 Youth Working for Success- Youth Eligibility Requirements  Eligible youth will have two more arrests.  And pled to a crime,  Or have been adjudicated as a delinquent in communities with the highest violent crime index.  Other eligible youth will have been arrested and referred by the Juvenile Intervention Support Center (JISC).  JISC serves the following Police Districts: 2,7,8,9,10,11,12, and 21.  Agencies serving youth in the JISC catchment area will be assigned 70% of the youth and will be eligible to recruit 30% of youth into the program. 29

30 Youth Working for Success- Requirements  Identify two cohorts (20 youth per cohort) for participation in the program (April 2013– June 2013 and September - November 2013)  Provide two week intensive training and skill building component for youth to develop the skills to implement the social entrepreneurship/service learning project (30 hours)  Provide youth with a five week social entrepreneurship/service learning project based on the NATO mission (50 hours of paid experience and 30 hours of training)  Assist youth in identifying work experiences at social sector placement for a minimum of 100 hours over 8 weeks of minimum wage employment and provide 21 hours of training  Provide a mentor for youth at a ratio of 10:1  Mentors are required to participate in training on the curriculum 30

31 Youth Working for Success- Key Program Elements  Youth eligibility and enrollment.  Youth assigned mentors.  Implementation Phases  Cohort development and skills training (Phase 1)  Social Entrepreneurship/Service Learning Project (Phase 2)  Social Change Worksite (Phase 3)  Youth wages  Youth receive transportation support for initial four weeks  Social Entrepreneurship model: 50 hours project-based minimum wage work experience and 30 hours training and education over five week period  Social Sector work placement (minimum of 100 hours over eight weeks at minimum wage + 3 hours of training and supervision per week) 31

32 Youth Working for Success- Performance Goals  # of youth interviewed.  # of referrals from JISC contacted.  # of program seats provided to agency filled.  # of enrolled youth placed in a work experience.  # of enrolled youth complete civic leadership project.  # of enrolled youth complete two hour of volunteer service per week.  # of enrolled youth will complete the full subsidized work experience.  # of mentors and worksite managers will have the completed the Employability  Assessment for all youth and had feedback sessions.  % of enrolled youth re-arrested during the duration of the program.  100% of the youth will complete the financial literacy component. 32

33 Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Goals  Support youth in obtaining a high school diploma or, when appropriate, a GED.  Facilitate transition into and through credential-granting educational and vocational programs.  Provide youth with career exploration, skills development, and workforce experience.  Develop social and emotional skills of youth.  Connect with youth with caring adults to address barriers to participation. 33

34 Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Four Components  Virtual high school  Intensive social and emotional skill development  Work experience  Mentoring 34

35 Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Key Program Elements  Online education assistance  Skills/job readiness development  Work-based experience: Internship, apprenticeship, work placement.  Social emotional learning  Intensive Mentoring 35

36 Bridges to Pathways Agency Requirements  Hire and supervise teaching assistants to support virtual high school coursework (Training will be provided)  Hire full-time mentors to assist youth in addressing any barriers to involvement  Train mentors on evidence-based mentoring  Identify work sites appropriate for youth based on an internship and apprenticeship model and coordinate all aspects of payment of youth  Coordinate with SEL provider  Complete all data and performance monitoring requirements 36

37 Bridges to Pathways Initiative-Performance Goals  100% of youth are placed at internship and apprenticeship sites  90% of youth attend the program on a daily basis  80% of youth complete their GED/HS diploma  100% of youth complete the program with greater than 80% attendance  100% of youth that complete the work placement  80% of youth find employment (outside of internship)  100% of mentors and worksite managers will have the completed the Employability  Assessment for all youth and had feedback sessions.  100% of the youth will complete the financial literacy component. 37

38 38 Youth Eligibility  Proof of Chicago residency,  A valid social security card or ITIN;  A valid Chicago Public School or State of Illinois ID card or drivers license,  Completed an application, and a  Signed consent form if under the age of 18.

39 39 Accessibility to People with Disabilities  Respondent must be committed to achieving full physical and programmatic accessibility as defined by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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