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File #: 0316-2017    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/2/2017 In control: Education Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action:
Title: To authorize and direct the Director of Education to enter into contracts with various non-profit organizations to provide after-school programs and services; to authorize the expenditure of $354,000.00 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($354,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 0316-2017 EXP

Mayor Ginther’s vision for Columbus, America’s Opportunity City, is that every Columbus child has access to a safe after-school environment to continue their education at the end of the school day.

According to the Harvard Family Research Project and their national database of evaluations, research confirms that “children and youth who participate in after-school programs can reap a host of positive benefits in a number of interrelated outcome areas-academic, social-emotional, prevention, and health and wellness. These are the skills that many suggest are necessary for youth to succeed in the 21st Century global economy and world.”

In 2016, the After School Grant Program provided effective support and services for 2,200 children. In 2017, the Department of Education is working towards increasing our goal to serve even more children.
Therefore the Department of Education requests permission to contract with the below after-school program providers to help us reach our goal - and the Mayor’s vision for Columbus. Contracts are being awarded to the below providers pursuant to Section 329.30, which allows for the City to negotiate not-for-profit service contracts. These providers were selected due to their prior experience and success in providing the same services in 2016.

Asian American Community Services
Boys and Girls Club
Center of Science and Industry
Central Community House of Columbus
Clintonville Beechwold CRC
Columbus After School Allstars
Columbus Urban League
Communities in Schools
Community for New Direction
Directions for Youth & Families
Educational Service Center
Ethiopian Tewahedo Social Services
Gladden Community House
Kaleidoscope Youth Center
St. Stephen's Community House
Tech Corps Ohio
Vineyard Community Center
Young Men’s Christian Association of Central Ohio
YWCA Family Center

Funding for these contracts ($354,000.00) is budgeted and available within the 2017 Department of Education General Fund budget. This ...

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