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the work, the work base learning rotation for the summer so muni and darlene they sit down and work out what the opportunities are doing when they visit two days a week and it's based on curriculum and a plan. we don't wing it. >> if i can follow up for a minute when you say the students -- it's because we don't have a academy. >> right. >> and other students are going back with the cohort even though they're not at the job they come back together and have an opportunity with the teachers and peers to discuss what they have learned to apply and talk how it applies -- >> yeah, and build on it. so i mean it's a goodie request. we have a mechanism for the cte students but as we expand the students to outside of that we might want to think about touching base with them during the school year and helping
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them make the connections and build on the experience because we don't want it to be a one off. >> thank you. >> thank you commissioner wynns and i want to recognize that we're joined by supervisor campos and the school board commissioner. thank you for being here. commissioner mendoza. >> thank you. first i really want to thank united way and dcyf and department of workforce development for all of the work around this. this is the third summer now and -- fourth summer, wow, so this is the fourth summer and i think part of the challenge coming into this was not ever having a coordinated effort or a place for the young people to go where they can have the applications come in and on the back end have jobs available for them so this is -- everybody has been doing their own thing making their own connection and having their own relationships so this whole effort is tremendous just in terms of the
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relationships that have been built over the years. having said that there's a lot that still needs to get done. i think part of what we have been talking about as a team is how do we ensure that those internship programs that exist is folded into the work we're already doing, so we have departments that created their own so we have been working more closely with people and project pool and the rec and park and the airport and dpw and make sure those jobs are folded in as well and we're really thinking about the different cohorts of kids that we're wanting to work with. i think when united way was brought in this was under the president's challenge and it was really about making these opportunities available. i think over the years and correct me if i am
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wrong team, but i think over the years we have recognized we're missing pockets of kids so how do we create a system that actually caters to all of the pockets and instead of one system fitting all of the kids into? so i think we've all been working diligently how we make sure that our kids just have the same opportunities first of all across the board and when i look at the numbers from the snapshot of the jobs plus initiative it's been really heartening to see the neighborhoods that we're serving which i really appreciate and the diversity of the kids that we have been serving, and i have to say 7600 jobs that we counted just from january to summer and not even thinking about the jobs that we have collected along the way particular around seasonal jobs
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and those that stayed on permanently it's a tremendous opportunity for our young people and when we think about the businesses that have stepped up over the years -- i mean when we have the job fair and i am glad to see so many young people in the room and we want all of you to come down. we had starbucks and a champion with david chiu was there and hiring kids on the spot. he was interviewing them and they would go through four interviews in the morning and the kids would be filtered out throughout and at the end of the day saying now i want you to connect to this person and two weeks come talk to us and orientation and the kids were stunned they were picking up the jobs right away and as you look through the photos you should photo the level of engagement and enthusiasm that the kids had because for many of them this is the first time they were getting this one-on-one on how to
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interview and how to interact with another adult, and to express how you feel, and to really think about what area of industry you may want to go into. the last thing i will say is just around the cte and this is probably where we want to start figuring how to work better. through the programs many of the young people during the internship can only work 20 hours a week and do it for a shorter period of time than what we set up over the summer so we want to figure out how we can find employers that are more conducive to the students that come from cte and we want to think how we collect the data on the sfusd students because when we think about the 7600 young people we're serving a mean a significant number of them are sfusd students that come through a variety of different pathways
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so i think we always have room for improvement but i have to say that this is one of the mayor's signature initiatives that he's extremely proud of and one that i think all of us that have been engaged in it are really happy to see so many young people show up. the lessons they have learned -- as a mother of a 17 year old whose kid got a summer job and still in the job is pretty remarkable, and the company that he's working for has been extremely supportive with his schedule. i mean this a kid that shows up to work a half-hour early so he's prepared that is actually managing his time which is for a 17 year old boy with all due respect is tremendous, and you know he's learning how to negotiate, so just a quick
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story. he recently was asked to do some coaching on the weekend for some soccer kids in the neighborhood but it's the same day that he works so he had to go in and negotiate time off or switch his hours and i wasn't doing it for him, so he really had to kind of sort through that and understand that you just don't go in and say "oh by the way i'm doing this." it's really about being respected and being respectful with your employer and our employers have been really incredible with the young people, and then those that haven't been able to take in young people they have been able to pony up some money that's enabled us to expand our jobs in the public sector so i want to thank all of the employers that give in lieu of having young people in their positions, and the one thing
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that i always enjoy is the department head meeting that the mayor calls at the beginning of all of this to basically say summer jobs are coming up. you need to be thinking about how this fits into your budget, and ensuring that every department is thinking how to step up and step in, and bring in a young person into all of our worlds here at city hall as well here so i just want to again extend my gratitude for all of the people that worked tremendously hard to make this happen. i don't think we thank you enough and i know it's a lot of juggling and coordinating and we're getting better and better at it. thank you. >> thank you commissioner. so at this time i would like to open up for public comment on this item so if you would like to speak on item number one please do come up. >> madam president if i could ask we had two pieces of the presentation and one from the
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district -- >> yeah, i wanted to do public comment first. >> that's fine. >> okay. seeing no public comment on this item public comment is now closed. [gavel] . so i imagine it's very brief because we have a whole other item that most people are here to speak on. yes. please finish up mr. eagleson. >> hi i am director jennifer fong from the school district in charge of extended learning and support and there should be a handout on the summer credit recovery options so i wanted to let you know that this the school district is offering summer school to help students graduate and we're trying to expand the program this year from four sites to five schools and at each of the schools we're trying to have additional teachers in order to meet the needs so where we had 2,000 students participating i am
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hoping to increase it by several hundred and we had 35,000 -- 3500 courses completed and i am hoping to increase that to 4,000 and we hoping that the students are engaged in summer learning primarily for 12th graders and going down to 11th and tenth and ninth and new english learners that didn't have an opportunity to take some of the courses: thank you very much. >> thank you ms. fong. any questions or comments on this item? thank you so much. it's great to see summer school grow at the school district, especially after being on the board in the one summer we didn't have summer school and the immense gap in the city due to budget cuts and it's great to see it happening again. did you want to make closing comments?
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>> i have a few slides about activities. did you want me to postpone that? i am fine. >> thank you very much mr. eagleson and i wanted to thank all of the departments on this program now ongoing for two years and moving into the third summer. i know that i also want to recognize that there is coordination that needs to happen and i just want to recognize united way and of course commissioner mendoza from the mayor's office to convene on the expertise and talents that all of the departments have but often it can be difficult to convene and bring all these very, very busy individuals and experts into a room together to make a program truly successful and it's great to hear that we've had positive outcomes over the last summers and i look forward to ongoing outcomes after the ends of this summer and the growing success of the summer school plus programming. okay. seeing no further comments colleagues can we take a motion to file this item?
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>> [inaudible] >> so we have a motion and we can do that without opposition. [gavel] . madam clerk can you call item two. >> thank you supervisor. the next item is a hearing on the municipal transportation agency and san francisco unified school district transportation coordination and also by you madam president. >> we had a request from commissioner fewer on the item and i wanted to give her a chance to introduce the item but draw your attention to the san francisco press article in the packet which outlined some of the stories that we often hear from our families and our students in terms of the challenges, the transportation options, to get to the school of your choice, and i know that
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this is continued to be a growing issue as we have slowly ramped down our yellow school bus program coupled with the 2010 assignment process and this is an opportunity for us to have both the city and the school district and particular sfmta to have a discussion and address the needs of the youth and families and many that travel long distance to get to school and also the after school program. i know that the youth commission and the advisory committee has been discussing this item and back in 2012 when they did a survey 38% of the students stated they took more than one bus to get to school, and i do represent a district that doesn't have any high schools in the district so i know many of the youth have to commute very far to get to the school of their choice or the
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one that they get into and while i think we have been successful with the youth commissioners and leaders ensuring free muni for youth which has been a tremendously successful program we. to make sure that the city and school district. >> >> discusses how we can best serve our youth and families. commissioner fewer. >> thank you supervisor kim. i requested this item to be heard to get an update media relations with the san francisco unified school district but also to get an update on muni service to the students. san francisco unified school district we are constantly asking ourselves how well we're serving our students so it's natural we would inquire how the city services are doing and we educate 57,000 school children and the majority fall within the federal poverty guidelines and many are dependent on public transportation it to and from school. ails the board of education decided to reduce the
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bus service of yellow buses and making them more dependent on public transportation. with the increase of san francisco residents for the past four years every year and our population increased by 10,000 new residents i think it would be interesting to see how the residents have impacted muni service if at all and what is the current service to the students particularly on city schools and how are the decisions made. we thank you for the presentation as we haven't had an update for this time. and this joint committee is the perfect place to have the conversation and i look forward to hearing and learning a lot. on behalf of the san francisco unified school district and i would like to thank you for the
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service and muni for service to the families and as i mentioned many are dependent on it. thank you. >> thank you commissioner fewer. i wanted acknowledge candace su and director for sfmta and recognize julie chrisbalm from the managing and sfmta and i believe they're presenting first previous to david golden at sfusd. >> thank you. so good afternoon chair kim, supervisors, commissioners, staff and public. i am candace su the director of communications for sfmta. i am pleased to be joined with you today by julie chrisbalm from the transportation division and jason lee from information and technology group. in addition we have sue lu here from the muni program and all may which
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help to answer questions so thank you for having me and for allowing me to offer some opening remarks. i would like to start by contextualizing who we are at the municipal transportation agency and at sfmta as we're known we have a diverse and wide raging set of responsibilities for the city managing transportation and the network that we serve. >> >> we have also many things in common with the san francisco unified school district in that we're a large diffuse organization with multiple stakeholders with varying needs and different expectations that we are working very hard to fulfill upon. and in part i believe both organizations are also dealing with changing expectations in the public's sphere how information comes
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together and how we deliver that information to our constituenies and while we have many areas within the organization that are currently working together successfully and have been doing so for years there are clear opportunities for us to do more, and we have some ideas that we will share on that towards the ends of the presentation but i will say for now that i am very pleased that we see that there is an opportunity and have been actively figuring it out together how we can work more closely to improve our communications and our services to the constituents that we serve. so back to sfmta and what we do. we have a lot of programs that work at this time to serve students and to help them travel safely two and from school and i would like to provide some context for all of what we do including those on
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the pedestrian safety side starting with vision zero but also talking about our safe routes to school program, the school crossing guards program and accessible services and then i'm going to turn it over to julie from our transit operations division to really dive into the transit services component as well as free muni for youth. i will note that just having listened to the presentation on summer schools that jobs and the program that muni has is well received and is a year round program and they allow students to get to activities year round including jobs. so just to spend a moment on vision zero. this is such an enormous part of our work at the mta and specifically on the sustainable streets side and i thought it
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was important to talk about this and i will say that december 2013 was a really, really bad month for traffic safety and there was a lot of tragedies that month, and deaths in the -- traffic deaths and one of those that really captured the attention and hearts of so many of us and so many in the public space is the tragic loss of sophia lu and she was a six year old sherman elementary student who was killed in a crosswalk in the evening as an uber driver and this could have been anyone's child and it's deeply tragic and it has catalyzed us and moved everyone in the city, particularly you chair kim to do something about it and to really act, and i think that's an important moment
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to recognize, and through supervisor kim's work and that of many advocates and city leaders that has lead us to a new policy goal for the city, for the entire city, of zero traffic deaths by 2024. and it is a policy that nearly every city agency at this point as adopted. the premise is pretty simple. the premise is that traffic deaths are preventible. they're not accidents which means we can do something about them, and i think what's important about the goal it's big but also motivating so it's driving the city to work together in new and different ways, and we believe that's very achievable and we would like to thank supervisor kim for putting that forward and really championing this work. just a little bit about what is happening. you hear about the
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three e's and some are listed here and education, enforcement and engineering. there is an evaluation component with the partners at public health. there is a policy component to changing laws and engagement and advocacy, and sfmta has some key roles in this particularly around the engineering and the education sphere. again not diving into too many details so i will just move on into the safe -- >> actually i am sorry to interrupt you. we did a hearing last month just sprg on safe routes to school and the capital plan so i think you can skip over the next three slides. >> okay. i am happy to do that. i wanted to acknowledge that you heard that and contextualize the information and the 25 schools participating in the safe routes to school programs as well as where they are across the city. okay. and then also our traffic guard
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program. so moving along i just want to mention we have a program that you may not be aware of with the accessible services program and access sfusd. this is more of a jobs program and participation program that we run through this group, and there is a coffee cart job program that encourages students to get some experience, real world experience, by selling and maintaining a coffee cart at our offices and it gives them a chance to have a role. some of these students also have the opportunity to be like mystery shoppers that go on the system to report how we're doing in terms of accessible services and report back to us and there's also a reward component to that because they give rewards to operators doing a good job so it's self reinforcing program and we have participation in the mac committee and overall i wanted to set some context and say
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there are many areas we're working together and often when there is a direct connection at the level -- at the school level where there is interest on the school side and a program that correspondos our side we do very well with lots of opportunity again to do more. i had one other slide i wanted to share which is data related. you might have seen this in the last presentation but it's important to put forward to put it in context on the transit side and data how children are getting to school so both by grade level as well as by mode and you can see in the top boxes there is a fair number of younger children into middle school walking to school and living within close enough distance to do that. as they get older and transition into the upper middle grades and high school there is more of a shift
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into public transit, and still a fair amount of students who are driving, more than 50% in this case and this comes from data that is trend data it comes out of a contracted relationship with uc berkeley that does the survey every year so we get a chance to see a wide range of data and we partnered with the school district to float a youth survey that is served to older kids and through that you could see the data in the bottom two bullets that sfusd high schoolers, 46% are riding muni to school and 63% from school so more -- there are more high school students who are using muni to get home and we can imagine why, parents at work and the like, and so commissioner fewer you mentioned that the mta provides some important services
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for students, but in turn it's important for the transportation system as a whole to have our students choosing a sustainable mode of transportation, be it walking or taking muni for the transportation system to work so we recognize that as well and we think both free muni for youth and all of the programs we can encourage the youth of sustainable forms of transportation is very important to the city as a whole so i will stop there and i would like to turn it over to julie to talk you through the next section. >> thank you ms. su. >> good afternoon. the muni has a really long history of serving transportation needs of children and schools, and when we go out and we do focus groups with students one of the things that i hear more than anything is that for middle school and
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high school students the bus is independence and that is something in a suburban community you doafnt have. students and young people are using it across the city and we want to encourage that and grow. we have really robust options for our transit students. the system as a whole is designed so that almost all destinations are within a quarter mile of the a transit stop so it's nor more than a five minute walk and 30% transfers is on par with what we see in the system, so we have a system that's a grid so you may have to transfer one time, but with that we're able to get almost anywhere in the city without owning a car. we also provide supplemental service after school to better serve student needs and also so the pulse of a school letting out
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doesn't overwhelm the rest of the system and i will talk about that. we are excited we provided free muni for low and moderate income youth and this is an exciting time in the system because we're increasing service and part because of the increased demand and more people moving here and more people using transit and you will see increased demand. this is a map of the schools and the city shown in black as well as the transit system so you can see the dense network of service that we have and every school within a five minute walk. this colorful map shows all of the student boarding activity we have been reporting through free muni for youth and as they tag on with the clipper card we know if they're using the system and the routes that jump out are the 38 and richmond and visitacion
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valley and chinatown,let 29 sunset and serves schools across some of the outer neighborhoods including the sunset, all the way over to the bay view, 14 mission, 49 up van ness and down the line so we do have a set of routes that we watch very closely for school activity and we increase the service during school times so in the morning as well as from about the two to four period in the afternoon. as i mentioned we do have about 27 routes that are shown on the map below and match some of the routes we talked about so the green line for example is the 28 which is a heavily used school route. the purple is the 38. these are buses that start empty at school at the end of the day, and what that allows is for
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students just to leave the building and get on the bus and they do the regular school route. we are not -- because we receive federal transit administration funds we're not able to just have school only routes or routes that just have students on them but by adding the extra routes into the schedule they full up with students and they continue to do the regular routes. we're always evaluating and responding to requests where we theed this and i think within the last six weeks add one on folsom and 20 20th at john o'connell and two schools came together so there was increased demand for service so we added a bus there, and the folks in the muni transit assistance program they help facilitate getting students on the vehicles. they meet with