For the Fiscal Year 2012, Our Piece of the Pie®, Inc. (OPP®) has served 853 youth in our Pathways to Success Program. Here are some of the major results that these 853 youth received:
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Our Success in Workforce Development (Internships)
The infographic above shows that 153 youth received an internship experience. These internship experiences have been very positive and employers rated OPP’s interns highly on job performance such as their neatness/appearance and communication/listening skills:
Demonstrated Results Over The Past Five Years
Over the past five years from July 2007 to June 2012, OPP has served 2,119 youth and has had consistently positive results:
Our Ultimate Intermediate Goals:
- 80% - eligible OPP youth retain employment for 12 months or more
- 61% - youth obtained an Associate’s, Bachelor’s or vocational certification
Our Intermediate Goals:
- 82% - youth graduate from high school
A Commitment to Being A Data Driven Organization
Our Piece of the Pie is committed to collect data and information within all of its programming to determine progress towards reaching the organization’s outcomes as well as measuring program effectiveness through internal and external evaluation activities.
OPP has built the internal capacity for performance management, research, and evaluation through OPP’s office of Research and Organization Performance. This office houses the Senior Director of Research and Organizational Performance, Dr. Sean Seepersad, and the Director of Performance Management, Kimberly Williams-Rivera. The Office undertakes the four major activities:
- Research & Evaluation – seeks to assess the level of impact the organization is having on their clients by understanding how Pathways to Success creates changes in youth and evaluating (either internally or externally) how well program activities are leading to significant outcomes.
- Performance Management – is responsible for compiling performance management data and analyzing and interpreting results to determine quality of services and identify issues with program quality. Undertake coaching and regular feedback to improve staff performance in regards to data entry, accuracy and usage. Provide feedback to help improve organizational performance.
- Environmental Scanning – involves understanding the current, evaluative and performance management environment, and how to align ROP with the best new trends to become more effective. In addition, informing organization about current evidence-based practices, research, and youth development field advancements.
- Reporting – Translate the findings of research, evaluation and performance management into information useful to a variety of internal OPP audiences and external stakeholders. This could include various reports on the performance and effectiveness of OPP’s Pathways to Success model, professional conference presentations, and research or news publications.
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