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previously maybe a half time nurse and halftime social worker. we determined it was stronger to have a team of full time nurses and social workers to provide more effective services for students and families . we started that under sig and provide resources to schools of highest needs. we had already planned to incorporate full time nurses and social workers and npn provides to the schools paid by the district. the concept of a wellness concept is to make sure that we have these full time teams to work with the teams in the school. that's just one example. one of the things i wanted to reflect on the learning for the planning on mission neighborhood, i
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think all members are learning to under and work across organizational cultures, expertiseings policies and practices. we all do things somewhat differently and have policy regulatory guidelines and different compliance issues as well as aspirational issues at times and those are important for us to learn how to blend. that's the human sides and the developing of contract and mou's. these are legal things and developing accountability. sharing data which was raised earlier. identifying meaningful indicators and our prep for
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this meeting, someone was telling us what you are interested and one is do we have the most ul indicators for everything in the city, do we have the full meaningful set of indicators and that we can connect directly to health services whether their city, cbo and schools touch the life's of the children and family and showing compliance at the same time staying true to the vision many also just knowing and effectively engage wg our students and clients and families. i think we were impressed in visiting the harlem children's zone, no matter how you enter the children's zone, whether it an after school program or social work service or you join one of their charter schools, once you are in, there is a stickiness, there is an embrace, we are going follow-up with you, we
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are not going to let you get away. we've captured you and you are part of us now maybe there are some procedures and more importantly we get to know who you are and we make sure that you are successful. by linking our school districts we have more boot on the ground to develop that embrace and to make sure we are making it through the system. we are looking at challenges of research base of allocating funding and working how to work more effectively. we just want to bring some of those details
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and ideas and any questions you may have we are welcome to it. >> are there any questions or comments? i just had one and that was i remember when i sat on the school board when we saw expulsions come to us which was the same pattern with no credits and they are going to the county schools. the question that came up was it was really clear a year ago that this kid would be in closed session getting expelled. do we have early indicators that we just know that we are going to start to utilize it. it one. and the second is we use major data collection and rita is fabulous doing that kind of work. we can
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repeat ourselves. we don't have to look at past data, we can look and see how we can be more successful and address the issues that we have not been able to. >> there are many ways in which data are being used more specifically, one is the early warning indicators with the gpa and mission high school, right now they take their list of student who have early warning indicators that say they might be susceptible to drop out or expulsion and they take that list as soon as they come in and set up now mentoring cohorts and the principal of the schools as well as many teachers are running group mentor programs for kids that have early warning indicators and actually shepherding them
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through the school experience to ensure they have access and they are getting support and that they are academically successful. that's an example. there are numbers of ways. >> thank you. if there are no other questions or comments here. >> we also have people from other key partners. so if you have any questions for them, they are available for questions. >> we do have maria who is the department head of the cyf here and i believe emily and randolph, mayor's office of economic and work force development and cassandra cove
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from ifr. okay. no questions. >> so, i think i will call louis granados to talk about our localation and i will turn to the -- to talk about the local national state. >> thank you, everyone. i will make this short. >> before you start, i think it would be helpful for us, i know the school district has gotten several presentations on mission promise neighborhood. if you can let us know what is most helpful to you from the city's end for this to be successful since this is the first time we are hearing about this program? >> i will speak to the health
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fullness of the city that without the city and school district this would not be possible. for two 1/2 years that we've been working together has been really supportive partnership and to this point we could not of asked more from the city and in particular i ask for jaime mendoza who has been helpful with the planning and implementation and with problem solving. i have appreciated working with her in that manner. what i want to talk about is really about how really we are successful in the grant. i think the hard work is really ahead of us. i think some of the thing that i heard were mentioned earlier today as you talk about the quality of housing. we need to have better data of what is that quality of the housing, how many units, where and what families are
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there. this is what we have to do to make sure that we can come up with policy that actually address the need. so our job as mission promise neighborhood, victor mentioned that we have a five member evaluation team and we need to have better information to connect those low income people. that's mostly important. also with our community partners and city department we have to talk about more about how we work on outcomes and not just output. really make sure the strategies we are implementing are really addressing the need and are achieving the results that we want. i think there is a gap in doing that both from the non-profit communities as well as some of the city infrastructure. and for our what we can bring through
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promise neighborhood is a clarity on what are those outcomes, how do we measure them and not take it in a way where we are poking at the department rg poking at the non-profit, but really problem solve and figure out how do we identify, how to create the capacity for the department and those organizations to better those outcomes. victor talked about the building the systems. we think often this conversation is around services. it's about more service. i have been here to talk about how meta needs more foreclosure services. we are changing the coverage. i think the more service is more important but think about what are the systems. what are the system and where does that one service fit within the system. how does the set of services kepth -- connect to each other
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and what are the systems and processes that connect to the service that you have. i think the city is important so much money in these services but i don't necessarily think we are thinking about it in a systemic way in a way that it's accessible to their non-profit partners. i think we need to elevate that conversation with the city departments and what i have understood here from the city department is that they are welcoming of that conversation and interestingly enough when oewd went out for the access point they organized their services to a system. we were happy to see that. from mission promise and th
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neighborhood perspective we want to figure out how to support that system and other systems around early learning around career to college services, around technology, thinking about the system is really really important. the other thing is sharing the model. we think that family economic success is fundamental to the various sets of work that we do. we are all very interested in making sure that lower income individuals are successful. by definition, if we are talking about low income individuals and the particular issue is early learning or housing or legal status by common sense that family economic success is one of the key issues that we have to work on. so if we are talking about health services, how to incorporate family success, if we are talking about family
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housing how do we incorporate family success. are we going to pay for an immigrant family. we have to include family economic success in that conversation. for us really exploiting this model, right now we are connecting academic achievement and family economic success. but we think economic success is fundamental to these constituents. lastly i want to talk about service integration. one of the things that we have done at meta now through practice now we know what that means. what are the systems that which i have ton -- to be honest with you. a year 1/2 ago we didn't know what that was. we tried it and failed and we improved it. the whole concept
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of service integration about how integration with non-profit and the school district work well together. that's the thing, work well together. right now there is no organization like meta to look at what my partner is doing. there is no leveraging of this resources that are actually going to serve the same population. we had a conversation today with the mission wellness center today. they serve 13,000 people, we serve 7,000 people, but to date there hasn't been that collaboration. potentially, the thing is that there is a strong overlap, between 13,000 people they serve and our 7,000 and it's so important that we make that connection and we
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incentivize working together. it not about working in silence anymore. these are challenging conversations where we are challenging the sector, non-profit, school district and city departments and we want to engage in a positive way to really ensure that we are doing the best by our constituents. thank you. >> thank you and congratulations again on 40 years serving our city. >> i hope you are coming. >> i don't think commissioner mendoza is going to be able to make it. >> before i turn it over to policy, maybe i will discuss briefly what louis skipped over is the promise zones. that's what we are working on with various city agencies and commissioner mendoza and others
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to develop this proposal that is really about integrating federal funds both from the department of education, from hud, from doj, you make the it. they are all working in the same way that we are trying to collaborate on the ground, they are trying to do the same thing at the federal agencies level in these communities that are in high poverty. so they will be working on improving affordable housing and improving educational opportunities. part of the it is like working on the ground with organizations to cut the red tape to facilities working with federal programs. actually on the ground, supervisor in those communities to navigate both the regulatory and bureaucratic barriers and access to fund. it a designation and not tied to any specific money. but you will
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receive a designation as a promised zone which gives you some benefits and future application. they are going to designate over the communities in those 4 years and there will be about 5. this will be tax incentives to build into it and hiring and investing in these zones and also provide access that further the goals of job creation and reduction and violent crime. quite a few thing that are coming down pike that we are looking at to ensure the sustainability and further collaboration. with that, i will turn it over to chris brown from policy link. >> good afternoon. in the interest of timeless me know if
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i should provide more information. >> dive in. >> policy link holds the mission promise neighborhood institute and looking at the question of sustainability and making sure the state and national programs are advanced. my particular role serving in our dc office in washington to make sure we interface in congress and ensure the program continues to receive funding. the mission promise neighborhood is contingent on funds and that is an initial ask and priority for us to make sure we advocate properly for the program, lifting up the san francisco and success of the folks of the neighborhoods here in san francisco and across the country. we represent all 60 members of the cohort or the
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network of folks that we assist with planning and implementation grants as well as those who are high scoreers in application grants who are ramping up who receive federal funding. my colleague, pat reese will come up and talk about the federal program and seek to ensure the program is more of a permanent fix you are at the department through authorization. there is a few pieces of legislation at congress to ensure the program is authorized. the only viable to ensure that it gets embedded
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in the education act that congress can move something in this direction. we are part of that panel. one of our champions of program, har kins is the chair of the committee who authors that piece of legislation. we hope we can see passage in the next year or so. that's a brief history. since 2010, the neighborhood promise neighborhood has seen a growth in the increase. we started at $10 million in the year 2011 to $30 million and we are under a $60 million in the appropriation and resolution. we are hoping this does not change much given all the road blocks in congress continuing with the resolution fights,
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budget sequestration issues are at play here. we are seeing some potential threats down the line. please let me know if you have any questions. >> good evening. the promise neighborhood institute is really excite to be working on state local work that will potential ly establish a statewide cohort to make this happen. at the same time part of the network of grantees here in california they have been stepping up in their leadership to support the legislation. it is ab 1178. the california promises neighborhood initiative and what it will do is establish 40 neighborhoods across the state and that will include the planning and
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pledges grants that exist currently. it would also provide competitive preference towards other state resources to help align the work that is currently under way in a lot of these communities. the program would be housed in the california department of education and so we've been working closely with the agency to continue to structure the language to provide additional benefit to communities to help thelma line the work across to cradle to career pipelines. following from mr. campos statement earlier that the country is watching, san francisco and the mission and the kind of their work they are doing here, i think the country is also watching the state of california because if the california promise neighborhood initiative actually passes, it would be the first statewide model in the country of being
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able to establish such a strong innovative education program. so, to answer your question as to what can the city and county can do to support some of this work, we encourage that you support the legislation and in addition to that, if you can share with us, some of the barriers that you are facing in aligning some of the resource and programs to support the mission promise neighborhood. maybe there is a way at the state level to address that. and alwaysen gaenl your state representative in this work to create a statewide program. thank you. >> thank you. >> commissioner mendoza? >> thank you. i want to say that policy link will be doing
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a briefing tomorrow at the mayor's office at 3:00. if any of the aids or other folks want to join orp anyone from the school district it will be a great overview to learn about how the mission promise project is impacted and how to city can be moren gaejtd -- engaged in that level. >> i'm happy to answer any questions you have or we can cut out. >> questions or comments from colleagues? >> i'm just say a couple of things. i was excited about the initiatives. it's not only a grant but an innovative way that we can monitor the programs in the city and i'm really excited about it. it's
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great to see the leadership of meta and granados bringing this to us and also the history of the systemic obstacles to prevent us from working together. from even in the city department, i know that you have been working a lot with commissioner mendoza over the last several years, we know we have to do better to serve our communities because the issues we talk about today, we've seen historically over time in our communities. we have to, we are accountable to addressing these issues. we have to do better. we have to have better outcomes for this generation. so hopefully this will be a good way to really model and i think experiment is a wrong word. but try out new ways of working collaboratively together. this committee was put together so
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that we could better uf city and school district strategies on serving the same exact families. so i want to ensure that this committee remains a medium to do that. so i'm happy to bring this back over the next couple of years of the program to see what has been successful, what we can improve on and what we can model. i was talking to commissioner mendoza could this work in the tenderloin and excelsior, because if these are programs we can model we can bring to other areas with similar demographics. a couple other things i wanted to bring up is looking at surplus property in the mission within the boundary lines. i know 1950 mission is there and
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we looked at putting affordable housing on that site because we understand the opportunity gap is more than achievement gap in the classroom. one of those opportunities is housing. how can we be creative about the assets we do have in the school district family. rent is expensive in the city. we were at an eviction, unfortunately yesterday of a senior elderly couple and their daughter in china town. we know land is expensive. how can we serve gaps that aren't provided by the market. so i'm really xientd to continue to work on that. i wanted to bring up dbi,
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we have to bring these out. i have to say some of the worst conditions i have seen were in the mission when i went door knocking. we have to contact and see how we can even support these property owners, many of whom are immigrants to providing better and healthier residential situations for these families. evictions are a big concern of mine. the price of rent. what can we do to improve. the housing authority is an area that the city is looking to revamp. we have many in the mission as well. the last thing i will bring up , i know we have you brought up the issue of obesity. we have a campaign. in both of these
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areas, we don't have full grocery stores and we have unhealthy eating behaviors and obesity in these areas because we have these liquor stores that sell junk food and alcohol and tobacco. well let's look at the access that we have. we have small business owners who already own the stores. let's help transform their businesses to be corner stores. let's help them sell fresh produce and bread and milk and have signs about how you can reduce your chances of getting heart disease. being that type of business, helping them transform the model so they are actually benefiting the neighborhood. those are some of my thoughts. i hope we can be
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as supportive as possible in the next 5 years. commissioner mendoza? >> thank you. i just want to thank everyone for the presentation. this is a great opportunity for us to talk about the work we are doing collectively. i think that this will at the end of the day show what we can do when we target and coordinate our funding and our frts and the outcomes that we have with sig. i think it's just kind of a path to what we can do when we add to that. and with regards to the other parts of the city who, i really want to have us to think what that looks like and it's safe to say that meta is out for being mentors on that. we went through quite a bit of challenge in figuring out how we were going to pull this off