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>> all of the people that are here. ♪ >> >> good afternoon to everyone that is here today. welcome to the city and school district select committee meeting. commissioner mendoza has called for this hearing. i will turn it over to her. to get some background i want to get to what is dedicated over the last
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year to ensure that we are one of four cities in california that was awarded this incredible grant we'll be hearing about in the next hour 1/2. i plan to touring the -- this time. i look forward to seeing how these federal dollars are being put to use by the collaborations that we'll be hearing about today. i think it's important that when we think about the city district select committee that we really think about how we can strengthen the relationships between the city's resources and our schools. these are all our families whether they are constituents coming to city hall or they are coming to the schools for their education services. we need to figure out ways to better serve our parents. we are really excited to hear the presentation today
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and want to create more awareness around this program and see how we can have a best successful partnership. this is something we want to sustain beyond the 5 years and we have to start having that discussion now to ensure that we are able to commit to that longevity. we have supervisor avalos and david campos and mark ferrel could not make it here today and i want to recognize commissioner wynns here today also. before we do that, i want to see if we can take a motion to excuse supervisor ferrel. so moved. we'll do that without opposition. >> great, thank you so much, supervisor kim. i want to thank you for an allowing us to giving us this opportunity to show you what good partnership
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looks like and i want to thank supervisor campos for being here because in the very early days we wondered whether or not this was going to work and the team that you will hear from the mission economic development agency who is our leadation lead agency came to the school district as we know with dating that it takes a while before you go on a second or third date. i'm glad this worked out and this really demonstrates what it means to think about a particular community in our city and what we can do for not only our kids but our families and the impact it has between the economic status and the ability of our families and that correlates with the education goals for
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our kids. we always want to make sure our kid s do well and learn. when we look to the city has primarily been around the social services issues and what we can provide to the families, but when we combine those efforts and really think about how we get everybody on board to target a very dense population of families where low income, low test scores, and i apologize for saying low because it makes it sound really negative, but it's been a huge challenge in the community and the mission. we have so many families that don't own homes in the communities and are getting pushed out. it really makes us stop and reflect as to what we can do collectively. the mission promise neighborhood is a great reflection of many of our city departments who
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already invested in the community to come together and say what are we doing and how can we leverage this amazing grant of $30 million over the next 5 years to show a great difference in the mission. on the school district side we were grateful for the $45 million grant from the improvement grant that we received from the feds that got us started and will continue to improve the mission schools that have already benefited with the dollars. with that i would like to introduce victor corral who is the director of the mission promise neighborhood and has been with us from the very beginning and shepherd this process. before we start, the one other thing i want to be able to say is that when you bring more than two people together, you are always going to have the challenge of agreement and to be able to
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think about how do we best serve the community. i just want to commend for sticking it out and really find a way. we still have some challenges and some steps to go over, but in the room sits a lot of very caring committed and passionate people. secretary donovan from hud was just here and he wanted to see another program but he decided he wanted to come see the mission promise neighborhood grant that we had and how it going to be implemented . we had an opportunity to show off what we had. mr. corral, show us what you got. >> good afternoon. i really appreciate the kind words calling out the collaboration.
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i think this is the beginning of a beautiful partnership between all of us, all of our community partners, the city agencies, the school district to really create lasting change in the mission. so with that, i will go ahead and get started. i guess the first thing as with most of these claksz #z collaborations and initiatives, we came together about a year 1/2 ago to discuss what we want to see for our community. we call a bunch of community based organizations and leadership. we had maybe a hundred people or so in the room and we discuss what had we wanted to see. this represents some of the things we had and we want to make sure every child
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succeeds and prepare every student for success and graduate from college. we want the mission to thrive as a healthy and safe community and allow the children to prosper economically and call san francisco their permanent home. as you are all familiar with, there are a lot of challenges, one of the chalice -- challenges in the city, we know about 37 percent of latino adults in san francisco work in low wage service industry. we know that over 50 percent are asset poor, meaning they don't have enough money in their bank account to cover 3 months of living suspensions -- expenses. nationally it's 18 of that of latino families same for
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african american families and i won't even go into the native american families. this is some of the data we looked at last year in the mission. the majority in the mission group are latino and about 68 percent of those children are living in low poverty. >> before you go on what are the boundary lines? >> we did it by census tracts. i don't remember all the numbers. this is, i'm going to skip just a couple slides. this is essentially what it looks like. those are the boundaries. about 1.86 square miles. we'll get more specific as we move
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forward. so as commissioner mendoza mention, a lot of mission schools have been struggling for the last few years but fortunately for the sig, prior to that we had lots of under performing schools and fortunately that's changing with the sig. the majority of students are of color and poverty. most children are entering school not ready to learn and a lot of students are not graduating or not graduating ready for college. i think a lot of the work that sig has done and a lot of the work that city agencies has done is a perfect convergence
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of a lot of great initiatives. right now to leverage the work that is happening, the option with promise neighborhood and up to us to figure out how far we can take this. in a 0-5 phase, we have done a lot of work. we have raced to the top. we have fortunate to have preschool for all which has increased. enrollment for students of color that are around 4-5 years old. there is still a gap for 0-3 age. we have after school programs. we are implementing the full community school models which is transforming schools into community hubs. in the treasurer we have community colleges that allows us to have a savings account for every
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entry student. like wise the work that bridge has done for sf puc city college and a lot of us will call here through our spark point center through the united way partnership and the broadband intentional -- technology program. there is a lot of investment and there is an opportunity to collaborate more effectively to have funds from dcys to matching from the health and services agencies. you name it. all the great resources. but what a lot of the values had in the umbrella is the opportunity to work together more effectively and have that be a truly data driven collaborative approach.
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internally rs at met a we've been integrating all of our funds from development to free tax preparation. we are getting a little bit of money from hud, cdfi and the department of labor and we are bringing those funds together and taking them to the next level to our own programs. here, i won't run through all of our amazing partners doing great work, but we have about 26 partners. i think almost every city agency has signed on. city college, the universities is here. we have an amazing set of partners doing great work that we look to collaborating with going forward. these are the results that we are trying to achieve. and so there is a set of 15
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indicators from department of education that we have provided a baseline for and that we will be, we set target for over the course of the 5 years and that's part of our reporting to the department will be on progress in moving the needle towards our goals on those indicators with the ultimate goal that making sure kids are ready for school, graduate from high school and enter into college and their families have what they need to succeed. a brief update on where we are in implementation. we started back in january. our organization was about 30 people, we are now upwards of 60. all to support the work that meta is doing, that mission promise neighborhood is doing. we spend a lot of time hiring, interviewing and compiling a great team that is working hard together. we have contract with
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our partners. we had a fantastic backpack give away at the high school with the mayor's office. we had our launch where a lot of city leadership came out, leader pelosi came out and we had secretary donovan come out and we also had some leadership from doe come visit us. our data team has been working hard on data discovery assessing the performance of or assessing performance measures for all our organizational partners and understanding how they collect data. we've also been focused on building our collaborative. we do want to see this go beyond 5 years. we think it critical and we've engaged with
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cutf, with koretzsky, chase and we are building that foundation for sustainability. so what i really want to focus on today and i wanted to frame this conversation is to ensure that we talk about not just kind of what we are doing like the strategies that we are implementing, but really what our approach, what the framework is for the work, how we are approaching this work of community changes with all of our partners and how we are trying to innovate and push the envelope forward when it comes to building a really strong infrastructure for service delivery that is data driven. i hope my colleagues talk about it that way because that is what i think really unique to the promise neighborhood framework that they want to use the majority of funds to build
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infrastructure for service and delivery and that is where the potential parties and the agencies and with the districts and all of our community partners can really be leveraged. really quickly on the framework, all of our service will be culturally relevant. we want to make sure everything is need based. we don't want a duplications of service. we want to make sure we are meeting people where they are at and giving them what they need. everything will be evidence based and we'll take a service integration approach to our collaborative to ensure economic achievement and ensure economic success. >> supervisor avalos wants to
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make a comment. >> thank you. i want to make a brief comment. i have to leave. i have a public safety community meeting that i can't be late for. i simply wanted to say that i'm very proud that this effort and this initiative is happening in san francisco and that it's happening in the mission. again, kudos to meta for their leadership and identifying this possible grant. thank you to the mayor's office, to commissioner mendoza, superintendant carlos garcia and the board of education and agreeing to be partners with meta. it really is a team effort. thigh it's great to see that we are at the center of educational innovation and the rest of the country is watching and looking to san francisco to see how we
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are doing and how we are going to do this. i'm just excited that for the next five 5 years you will see not only the $30 million in federal funding but everything else that will be leveraged and my hope is that it something we can take on the road to the rest of the city. i assume at some point to the rest of the state and the country. i'm really honored to have been a part of it from the beginning and look forward to continue to work with this amazing team. the last thing i want to say is you see the folks the meta has hired and really top individuals have been hired. it exciting to see. >> thank you supervisor campos for being herement we recognize this is in your district. it's great to see that the
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partnership exist. we know that this is going to be successful if we see this as all of our initiative and we have to work to make that successful. >> exactly. if you want to partner with us on a tour bus and take it on the road. that would be great. this is our rgs -- this graphic really encompasses the whole project that encompasses the integrated systems, all the universal services that we'll be providing, the different initiatives that are being implemented and the results that we are trying to achieve. that outer ring is really the kind of , the systems piece which includes the leverage of
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resources and policies and our building to collaborate on coordination on familien gaenlment on central canal. building a capacity of organization in the city and the government holding ourselves accountable. what i want to point out here is that all of this goes down to the center which is the connection between came achievement and family economic success. most promised neighborhoods is really the focus on the academic success of children. we think it incredibly important. if children are in poverty, their ability to achieve in school will be limited. they don't have access to the same resources. their housing is not stable. very likely they maybe suffering from mental health trauma, all sorts of things that come with
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the conditions of living in poverty. so our approach, our organizational strength and our approach to this work is a two generational approach where we will not only work on specific strategies that improve came achievement but also provide family economic success support that will also support economic achievement. so this i think is kind of a critical point that we want to make and i think that makes us stand out from other promise neighborhoods and at the heart of our initiative. we used it and also created earlier this year a work force wheel. so we are really looking that the systems approach so we took it and adapted it and i blame louis for this. but really, when were looking at
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work force who is talking with oewc, who is here, what we are building now is a system for work force development that encompasses the data for the outreach communication. all the things from the integrated services to the supported services to work force readiness and a system to each element which we call our pipeline whether that is education, whether that is early learning or community housing. so we are now the looking into doing the same for the other elements. one of the key things is also building a family economic success continuum that incorporates income supports so that work that meta does around tax preparation and a coaching that allows where we coach clients
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to reach their financial goals. we have employment, we have businesses development and we also work on housing. so this we are looking at the spectrum of family economic success that can wrap around our whole family. this is a little bit about how we measure it around income debt and savings and job placement, tax returns. what's really, so the kind of next step that we are taking this to is really looking at all the different elements. so health, what would it look like if we developed this comprehensive system around health and tied to economic success? so just look at the centerpiece wechl didn't edit any of the other stuff. just to call out how these two component go hand in hand with economic success and what we are starting to work on
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now with some of our partners is the affordable housing tying to the family economic success. really taking this wheel everywhere we go. the other key thing around service delivery that we've been working on for several years through spark points and now we can take this to the next level through mission promise neighborhood is integrating and coordinating services to make sure they are tracked and we don't lose people between organizations and partners. we develop our marketing strategies. everybody knows what are the benefit and every organization adopts the language between an existing community. what would it look like to have a common intake form across organizations. if
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you fill one out do you have to fill one out every place you go or can you fill out one. i'm sure there is plenty of challenges associated with that that would be a fantastic way to go. can we auto enroll people when they come if their income is below something, can we auto enroll them in another service that we know they need or qualify for and breakdown some of those barriers that many families face. we have now a dedicated services coordinator that facilitates the connectors between all of our services to build those pipelines as families go through it and maybe the most exciting piece is having a shared data base where agencies, school districts, cbo partners can share a common
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data and look at the clients and see i'm working with lopez family and i'm going log in and see what's happening with the lopez family and i also see that mission neighborhood center is working with that family. how can we other us that shared data base to look at things in a different way and to collaborate on these essentially collaborate on these families case conferencing approach across agencies to improve our services and to ultimately improve their outcomes. that's our vision for integration. >> can i ask you a quick question about that? a couple years ago when i was on the school board and sat on this committee, we had a conversation about how to share data between our students and maybe youth that are in and out of our juvenile system to ensure that it's helping young
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people and price of -- price -- privacy came up. >> privacy is a huge thing. we are certainly not there yet, the consent is an issue, the privacy issues and some organizations around like the health care organizations, there is a lot of hippa and all that. we are working to see how we can work together to collaborate with some of the other city agencies to remove some of those barriers and we can figure it out as we go. we know the a huge barrier. >> i think we need your help. >> as we begin to fill these out, we'll look at whatever
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help we can get to replicate this across the city. we have no problem being guinea pigs in this. as i mentioned earlier, this is our zone. and going back to this integration piece, this is the physical manifestation of what we are trying to achieve around service integration where we've identified not only the schools but community anchor institutions that are well respected and provide a lot of services as kind of entry point into system. as you go into anyone of these sites you can enter into pipeline. that's another way that we are looking at it. we are looking at what it means to be in a community hub and what are the logos and all that stuff so we can create that community within these organizations. i
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briefly touched on this family success coach that we talked about in harlem. these are meta staff that will be at these community hubs and really service ambassadors for the mission promise neighborhood. they are the connectors and work with families to further assess needs and goals with the financial capability lens and talking with our partner organizations and especially at the school site. we looked at, there are a lot of services available at the schools but the financial education, the financial coaching is something that they lack and so we feel this is a huge value to add to bring on site and their approach is around building trust around coaching and empowering families to meet their goals. so i will talk a little bit about another very exciting piece