Programs + Events
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
The Youth Transportation Organization has created a pilot program with UCSF’s Center for the Vulnerable Child called FETCH - Free and Easy Transportation for Children’s Health. We are working with multiple clinics within the Pediatric Care facility to lower the “no-show” rate. Currently, the rate is a frighteningly high 35%. Our sense is that a big portion of the no-shows are due to a lack of timely, affordable transportation. We’ll be working in the pilot phase for a few months, delivering children to their doctor and dental appointments, then hoping the data shows that we’ve made a big enough impact to roll the program out to the entire facility.
Empower Me Tour College Fair
The Youth Transportation Organization, with help from a grant from the Quest Foundation, provided bussing for almost 400 Oakland high school students to the Empower Me Tour (produced by the United Negro College Fund, The Oakland Promise and The Oakland Unified School District. ), a free college and career fair on October 19th, 2017. The EMT showcases Traditionally Black Colleges and provides and opportunity for students to gain acceptance into undergraduate or graduate schools, earn scholarship funds and/or secure jobs and internships on location.