The OYP is a national leader in shared measurement among Opportunity Youth focused collective impact initiatives.

Shared Measurement Overview

The OYP’s shared measurement system began in November 2014, with 9 partner organization’s contributing data on their Opportunity Youth clients. As of May 2018 we have completed our 8th round of collection with 11 CBOs and two reengagement high schools reporting.  All youth included in the shared measurement are tracked along a set of 10 common indicators, with updates occurring at six-month intervals. Over the past four years the OYP collaborative has tracked results for more than 3,000 Opportunity Youth in Santa Clara County.

Ten Common Indicators

Five Education-to-Career Indicators 
  • Secondary completion
  • Postsecondary enrollment
  • Internship or related work experience attainment
  • Postsecondary completion
  • Career related employment attainment
Five Self-Sufficiency Indicators 
  • Employment
  • Food
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Income

OYP Data Partner Organizations

  • Bill Wilson Center – ILP Program and Drop-in Center
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
  • Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
  • ConXion to Community (CTC) 
  • First Place for Youth
  • Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY)
  • Opportunity Youth Academy
  • Planned Parenthood Mar Monte – AFLP & Teen Success
  • San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School
  • Silicon Valley Children’s Fund (SVCF)/TeenForce
  • Teen Success, Inc.
  • work2future Foundation

OYP Data Reports

Data analysis and reports completed by Applied Survey Research.

For more information on the shared measurement system, contact OYP’s Project Director, Joe Herrity at

Additional Data Resources

Promising Gains, Persistent Gaps: Youth Disconnection in America – Measure of America 

Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020 Georgetown University, Center of Education and the Workforce

The Economic Value of Opportunity Youth – Corporation for National and Community Services and The White House Council for Community Solutions

The Rising Cost of Not Going to College – Pew Research Center

Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment, 2016 (chart) – United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistic