Our Piece of the Pie® (OPP) is committed to demonstrate the effects of staff’s efforts toward participants’ outcome. Since May 1, 2006, OPP has been using the Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) software developed by Social Solutions to manage this impact. This software allows us to design a customizable database for each program and/or organizational need. Using the software, OPP tracks demographics, efforts, process, and outcome data. OPP analyzes data and information by program, and youth participants in each service area which allows for elaborate and detailed orient reporting.
Each Program within OPP provides different services to youth participants leading to unique experiences, activities and outcomes. A few years ago OPP underwent a strategic planning process which led to the focus of two primary outcomes objectives:
1.) We support youth to graduate from a two or four year college and/or vocational certification.
2.) We support youth with obtaining gainful fulltime employment.
Each program is then required to identify and develop program specific intermediate goals which support and leads to these two primary OPP outcome objectives.
The Quality Assurance Director assists each program with the use of indicators to measure progress towards these outcomes. The Director supports each program with all data collection and outcome activities. The QA Director serves as the primary resource for programs regarding training and utilization of ETO. Over 60 staff, in five programs has been trained for effective data collection and entry technique, specific to their program goals and objectives.
Our Piece of the Pie is committed to collect data and information within all of its programming to determine progress towards reaching the organization’s outcomes as well as measuring program effectiveness through internal and external evaluation activities.