Oakland Postsecondary Education & Workforce Collaborative
The Oakland Postsecondary Education & Workforce Collaborative will implement Oakland’s first-ever network-wide data-sharing agreement and memorandum of understanding to govern a shared data-tracking and impact measurement system, guide the coordination of direct-services including case management, and enable collaboration on strategic initiatives to improve college matriculation, college persistence and employment outcomes among Oakland high school graduates.
This cross-sector collaboration is positioned to continue to identify and implement systems-change for broad impact. In addition to barriers within the K-12 and post-secondary systems, students have identified barriers in childcare, housing, food access, mental health, and transportation systems as significant obstacles.
The Collaborative will work to eliminate the barriers that prevent our graduates from thriving in education and work after high school graduation, beginning with students’ basic needs insecurity. Their goal is to help students tap into the wealth of resources already available in Oakland by leveraging technology and data infrastructure to a) Track programs and service delivery, as well as outcomes in real time, b) Broadcast their collective information and resources and c) Coordinate their case management to direct students to services with increased efficiency. Oakland students will be able to fully utilize the rich network of help available to them.
"We entered 2020 with a bold vision to ensure that every rising first-year college student in Oakland could meet their basic needs. The pandemic was disruptive, but it also unleashed our potential. Over the last three years, we've connected our students to critical services and helped hundreds re-enroll in school. Looking ahead, we're excited about launching a new city-wide, multi-agency data-sharing agreement in 2023, which will enable us to identify gaps, coordinate resources and ultimately ensure that every student has the support they need to focus on school and thriving." - Collaboration Member
For more information, contact:
Please include both members on all communications:
Sandra Ernst | firstname.lastname@example.org
David Harris | email@example.com