Top Accomplishments for FY15-16:
Each of the programs that OCYT supports has its own goals, and systems for tracking and reporting achievement of those goals. An example, from Parramore Kidz Zone, is offered below:
During the most recent year for which data is available, 1,149 youth participated in PKZ, including 568 who participated in after-school/academic assistance programs; 319 in health and wellness programs; 46 in cultural arts programs; 334 in youth development programs for teenagers and young adults; and 114 in college access programs. In addition, 282 Parramore infants, toddlers and preschoolers participated in early childhood education programs; 51 teenagers and young adults were employed; and 185 children’s families benefited from PKZ’s economic stabilization program.
PKZ’s results have been extraordinary, documented in several national journal articles and reports and include: A 61% reduction in juvenile arrests in Parramore since PKZ was launched; a 38% decline in verified cases of child maltreatment, and a 56% decline in teen births in Parramore. With regard to academic achievement, during the most recent year 86% of children who participated in PKZ's Student Advocate program maintained a 2.0 GPA or greater; 100% were promoted to next grade level; and last year, 100% of Parramore high school seniors graduated from high school and enrolled in college. Eighty-five Parramore youth currently attend college after having received college access assistance from PKZ - virtually all of them the first generation in their families to attend college. Attending college has become the norm in a neighborhood where nearly half of the adults over the age of 25 don't have a high school diploma or GED.
OCYT is able to leverage a strong relationship with the City of Orlando and strategically invest community, grant and philanthropic support in the City’s Families, Parks and Recreation (FPR) programs and facilities because, by virtue of its By-Laws, several Board positions, including the Board Chair, must be comprised of senior leadership of the City’s FPR Department. This also leverages significant City staff support provided in-kind to OCYT. In the near term, two key building blocks for future success are: 1) improve communication capabilities/branding of OCYT (and the City programs it supports) to increase contributions; and 2) improve capacity to leverage and administer increasingly complex sources of funding by adding staff in the areas of grant writing, donor development, and marketing, through a combination of City and grant/donor funding.
Over 2,000 children attended the City's after school programs and summer camps in 2009 and some 200,000 people utilized the City’s athletics programs and facilities.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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