Oasis Center is an outcomes-driven organization, built on a culture of curiousity and a dedication to consistently improving our work. Here are some of our key results over the past year.
Crisis & Residential Services
Served 158 youth and their families, helping 97% of young people return home safely or transition to another safe living situation other than state custody.
Provided therapeutic support for 320 youth and families, with 80% reporting improvement in the issues that brought them to Oasis within three months.
Street Outreach Program
Engaged 323 youth experiencing homelessness, averaging 18 young people per day in the Outreach Center providing for basic needs and case management. In partnership with Urban Housing Solutions, we provided permanent housing for 10 youth the Fisk Courts apartments.
Youth Engagement & Action
127 youth engaged in the 6-8 week program and rode an average of 9.5 miles on their new bikes as part of the program experience
Inter-generational "Our Town" retreats at MLK and Hillsboro high schools engaged 75 students, teachers, parents, and community members in dialogue and action planning for issues of equity in schools
International Teen Outreach Program (ITOP)
Served 190 New American students, who came from 25 countries of origin. Youth completed an average of 18.3 hours of service-learning, building skills and connecting to their communities.
Statewide Training and Development
Our work to disseminate the evidence-based Teen Outreach Program with 22 foster care and juvenile justice sites helped 936 improve their access to opportunities and build their life skills, healthy behaviors, and sense of purpose.
Provided 76 youth an alternative the juvenile justice system, with 92% of youth not re-offending during the year
Mayor's Youth Council
Comprised of 55 students from 23 schools, the MYC led a voter registration campaign that resulted in 2,755 new registered youth voters
WeGo (MTA) Youth Action Team
Trained 350 high school students on how to access public transit
Served 153 LGBTQ teens (a 313% increase within the past five years) through weekly empowerment meetings, student-led activism, and family counseling services. Staff and youth trained over 450 adults in LGBTQ cultural competency.
Postsecondary Access & Success
Engaged 224 youth in career readiness programming, with 73% of youth gaining work experiences, 100% engaging in mentoring, and 93% staying in or returning to school.
Oasis College Connection
Helped 2,455 middle school, high school students, and NSCC students improve their access to higher education through 1-on-1 support, group workshops, and ACT prep. Nearly 70% of first-generation college students participating in the Oasis Resource Centers at Nashville State Community College stayed in college -- a rate nearly 30% higher than their peers at NSCC.