Network member since 2013
During its 13-year history, OneFuture Coachella Valley (formerly, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership [CVEP] Workforce Excellence) has lead a regional effort to improve educational attainment as a pathway out of poverty for local students and assure they are ready to take their place in the future workforce.
OneFuture CV led the development and implementation of the Coachella Valley Regional Plan for College and Career Success, a cross sector plan to improve opportunities for students across their educational journey from K-12 into college and jobs.
As a result of the plan, OFCV and partners have achieved significant outcomes:
- Increased career academies across all three school districts- increasing from 5 career academies and pathways serving 600 high school students in 2005 to 47 academies and pathways serving 6,500 students in 2017.
- Increased valley-wide FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion from 48% in 2011 to 67%,resulting in $3.4 million in additional financial aid available to local FAFSA completers
- Awarded $13.2 million in scholarships to 1,950 low income students
- Matched scholarships with 15 local nonprofits for $3.2 million of total funds
- Increased 6-year graduation rate: 45% higher for OFCV scholarship recipients
- Increased financial aid capture: 99% of OFCV scholarship recipients received financial aid in addition to the OFCV scholarship, vs. 83% of students nationally
- Decreased student loan debt: 11% less loan debt for OFCV scholarship recipients
- Increased employers supporting students with internships and mentoring in healthcare, advanced technology, hospitality and media.
- Provided 134 college juniors and seniors with full time, paid summer internships in healthcare, linking them to local employers for a total of $399,000 in wages.
In addition, OFCV launched its new College & Career Navigator system in February 2018. This innovative portal system is designed to help students and their families navigate the college, financial, and career going process.
More information on One Future can be found at https://www.onefuturecv.org.
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