District Facilities Staff, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects and Van Pelt Construction Services have completed the creation of a Draft Facilities Master Plan for the District. The team has been developing this detailed and comprehensive plan since May o...
VCUSD Awarded the PROMISE (Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income) Project
The Vallejo City Unified School District is one of 21 agencies in California awarded the CaPROMISE (Promoting the Readiness of Minors in Supplemental Security Income) project. Vallejo City Unified School District heads a CaPROMISE Regional Consortium of agencies which includes, Solano County Office of Education, Oakland Unified School District, West Contra Costa Unified School District, Lodi Unified School District, Elk Grove Unified School District, Santa Clara Office of Education, Santa Clara Unified School District, Milpitas Unified School District and East Side Unified School District. The PROMISE initiative is a federal research project designed to improve the education and employment outcomes of child Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and their families. PROMISE is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Social Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Youth with disabilities who receive SSI face substantial barriers to economic independence in making the transition to adult life. The barriers are related to their health status, social isolation, service needs, and potential loss of disability benefits. As a result, the education and employment outcomes for youth SSI recipients are frequently less favorable than those for their peers without disabilities, leading to greater dependence on public programs and poorer overall economic well-being as adults.
The goals of CaPROMISE are to improve the provision and coordination of services for child SSI recipients ages 14-16 and their families. The services help child recipients achieve better outcomes, including graduating from high school ready for college and a career, completing postsecondary education and job training, and obtaining competitive employment in an integrated setting. As a result, these child SSI recipients can achieve long-term reductions in reliance on SSI.
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