About OYP



The Opportunity Youth Partnership (OYP) is a collective impact initiative focused on developing education-to-career pathways for Opportunity Youth in Santa Clara County.

Formed in 2013, the OYP convenes public systems, community-based organizations, education providers, elected officials, and the business community in order to better coordinate supports and resources across Santa Clara County. The OYP’s goal is to ensure every Opportunity Youth has a pathway back to education and onward to meaningful, career-potential employment. 

The OYP is a member/grantee of the Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund, administered by the Aspen Institute’s Forum for Community Solutions. OYP is one of 24 communities across the country collaborating to improve practice and connect the siloed organizations and systems that Opportunity Youth rely on for support and stability.

The OYP is organized and supported by Kids in Common, a program of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte.

Backbone Staff

Kids in Common serves as the “backbone organization” for the Opportunity Youth Partnership.

Dana Bunnett

Director of Kids in Common
dbunnett@kidsincommon.org
408.795.3772

Erica DiPietro

OYP Pathways Coordinator
edipietro@kidsincommon.org
408.795.3754

Joe Herrity

OYP Associate Director
jherrity@kidsincommon.org
408.795.3768

Courtney Portal

Opportunity Works Manager
cportal@kidsincommon.org
408.768.6043

Nicole Stein

OYP Project Coordinator
nstein@kidsincommon.org
408.795.3771