3278 West Street
Oakland, CA 94608
Mission/Goals: Founded in 1989, in Oakland, California, The
Attitudinal Healing Connection, Inc. is a non-profit organization that
works to eliminate violence by supporting creative and educational
programs that transform the spirit and build peaceful and loving
communities for all humanity. ArtEsteem™ invites students to create and
explore imaginary and real replicas of themselves and their environment
through literacy, art, photography, fashion design, science and field
trips. The union of these programs stimulate many levels of academic and
cultural awareness, emotional literacy, creativity and technical skills.
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Type of Evaluation: Outcomes
Objective: The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY)
evaluation was designed to assess service provision and the effects of
services provided by organizations that received grants from OFCY. Please
note that the following summary focuses on evaluation findings regarding
the effects on children, rather than on service provision.
Impact/Outcomes: Child-reported satisfaction with services remained
the same between fall 2003 and spring 2004 (85.4% versus 85.9%), while
parent satisfaction increased (91.7% versus 95.4%). The percentage of
children reporting improvements across the seven
developmental assets decreased between the
fall and spring, but the percentages increased for parent and staff
ratings (76.2% and 63.6% in the fall versus spring for child reports,
72.1% to 76.9% for parents, and 79.1% to 93.2% for program staff).
Similarly, the percentage of children reporting improvements across the
six areas of attitudes, skills, knowledge, and behaviors decreased, but
the percentages increased for parent and staff ratings (72.5% to 64.4% for
youth reports, 70.1% to 81.9% for parent reports, and 72.4% to 83.8% for
staff reports). Staff ratings of children's expectations of themselves
increased (71.7% to 77.5%) as did their ratings of children's
participation in home, school, and community (71.4% to 78.3%). 73% of
youth improved their GPA by more than the average improvement of OUSD
students, and 59% of youth improved their CAT 6 math scores by more than
the average improvement of OUSD students.