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    • Using Intermediary Organizations to Gain Access to Quality Internships Presented by: Deanna Hanson, California Director, NAF
    • Panel Members
      • Mark Karapatian , Urban Education Partnership, Los Angeles, CA
      • Randy Wallace , Tulare County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council, Visalia, CA
      • Brenda Gray , New Ways to Work
      • Chris Smith , Boston Private Industry Council
    • What is an Intermediary?
      • An independent non-profit agency dedicated to providing resources and building relationships between businesses, schools and community to provide all students with opportunities for success in school, in work and in life
    • Intermediaries Typically Are…
      • Involved with
        • Developing multiple career linked pathways for secondary schools,
        • Strengthening involvement with and by businesses and employers for workforce preparation
        • Identifying and aligning with the economically developing sectors within the community which will yield the best employment opportunities;
      • Staffed with resources identified to support intermediary activities and functions;
      • Performing brokering activities and resource development ;
      • Serving more than one program in more than one school or organization;
      • Valuing full participation in a national network of peer organizations for continuous learning and resource development; and
      • Striving to work systematically, performing two and seeking to address all four strategic intermediary functions:
    • Convene
      • Convene local, regional and/or state leaders, practitioners and customers across sectors to ensure youth success. Intermediaries:
        • Identify and engage leaders
        • Convene a leadership body to address issues and opportunities
        • Share quality practices among partners
        • Build and sustain a common vision among key stakeholders
        • Engage constituents across sectors and communities
        • Create a forum for building a comprehensive system
    • Connect
      • Connect and provide services to youth, workplace and community partners, education, government, social service and community organizations, and families and neighborhoods. Intermediaries:
        • Create demand and build awareness
        • Address partner needs and support involvement
        • Provide training and professional development
        • Map services and support cross-agency collaboration
        • Place and support youth in developmental experiences
        • Promote quality work-based and classroom learning
    • Measure
      • Measure results to improve the quality and impact of local efforts. Intermediaries:
        • Set goals and measure success
        • Build partner capacity
        • Use data to improve performance and promote equity
        • Set quality standards based on promising practices
        • Conduct regular, formal reviews and external evaluations
        • Share and apply research, strategies, and results
    • Sustain
      • Sustain successful efforts through advocacy, progressive policies and practices. Intermediaries:
        • Build public awareness and support
        • Influence national, state, and local policies
        • Connect and align local youth-serving systems
          • Generate, leverage, and distribute resources
          • Promote the long-term commitment to youth success
          • Align workforce development, economic development and educational improvement efforts
    • Intermediary Examples
      • Workforce Investment Boards
      • WIB Youth Councils
      • County/Regional Offices of Education
      • School to Career Agencies
      • Youth Development Agencies
      • School Restructure Technical Assistance Providers
      • Chamber of Commerce Education Committees
      • Regional Foundations
      • What else?
    • What’s In It For You?
      • Engaging business partners for:
        • Internships
        • Advisory Board members
        • Classroom speakers
        • Mentors
      • Helping recruit students for the academy
      • Communicating to parents and community members about your academy
      • Providing various technical assistance and professional development opportunities
      • Providing links to post secondary education, business and other employer partners, community based youth initiatives and government entities
      • Helping identify funding opportunities for academies
    • What’s In It for the Intermediary?
      • Strong relationships to allow them to more easily and efficiently provide their services
      • Source of qualified students for future workforce needs
      • Interns and youth employees with positive attitudes, eager to learn, reliable
      • Ability to impact student success in their community
      • Relationship with strong national organization – Increase credibility for future funding
    • Panel Questions
      • Introduce yourself and a bit about your intermediary
      • How are you connected to schools now – what do you provide?
      • What are you looking for from school partners and how do we contact you?
      • How do you find business and community partners that can work with us?
      • What roles do we/you play in a strong partnership?
    • How Can I Get Connected?
      • Meet with local agencies that may provide these services
      • Check www.intermediarynetwork.org website for intermediary members in your community
      • Contact your NAF Regional Manager ( www.naf.org ; 212 635-2400); Charlie Katz ( [email_address] ; 517 896-0515) or Deanna Hanson ( [email_address] ; 916 296-4131)