Collaboration Goals - Tutor/Mentor Institute

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This shows how many people who share same goal can support the growth of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs throughout a large urban area like Chicago. This is one of many ideas like this on the http://www.tutormentorexchange.net site.

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    1. 1. Think of Collaboration and Capacity building as a journey toward a goal. Collaboration GoalsWe can increase resources for all of us, and lowerthe costs of getting these resources, if multipleprograms build this collaboration strategy into theirown actions. Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    2. 2. A Tutor/Mentor Program is a Collective Effort where many people work to help young people grow up and lead lives out of poverty. •How do you recruit volunteers and youth to join a program? •How do you keep them participating throughout a school year? •How do you keep them coming back from year to year? I’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THESE QUESTIONS EVERY DAY FOR 37 YEARSCopyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 2
    3. 3. How to help every inner city youth move through school and into 21st century jobs and careers.Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 3
    4. 4. If the goal is to help kids living in high poverty neighborhoods be starting jobs/careers by their mid-twenties…. School-Time Programs High Career Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th School Track 3-5 PM Non-School Programs After 5 PM and Weekend Programs Tangela joined CC in 1993, after being part of the MW/Cabrini Green Tutoring --- 16 years later. Program when in elementary school. We are still How do we help tutor/mentor programs connect connected, via the Internet, 16 years with youth when they are young, and stay later. connected to those kids from when we first meet them, to when they need our help as adults?….Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 4
    5. 5. This strategy was launched in 1993 by a single tutor/mentor programoperating in one neighborhood of Chicago... CabriniChicago Connections We created the Tutor/Mentor serves teens in the Cabrini- Connection (T/MC) in 1993 to Green area of Chicago help programs like Cabrini Connections grow in every poverty neighborhood of theTutor/Mentor city and suburbs of Chicago.Connectionhelps programs Using the Internet, the T/MC is collecting,like CabriniConnections hosting and sharing information thatgrow in every people in Chicago, and around the world,poverty area of can use to help non-school tutor/mentorthe city andsuburbs programs grow in every high poverty neighborhood. Light gray areas have We seek to be part of the think tanks, poverty concentrations of 20% or higher. Dark gray brainstorming and innovation of business, areas have poverty levels non profit, philanthropy, policy-makers of 40% and above. and educators….anyone who wants to Black dots are organizations that offer help poor kids have better support helping various forms of them through school and into careers. volunteer-based tutoring or mentoring Pg. 5Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    6. 6. The Tutor/Mentor Connection focuses daily on one big questions: What will it take to assure that all youth born in poverty are entering careers by age 25? What does it take to make volunteer-based programs like Cabrini Connections available to more youth, in more places?Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 6
    7. 7. We know others are asking the same question…. The T/MC seeks to connect people and groups who are already spending many hours doing research and innovating ways to help kids to careers, into one on- going tutor/mentor learning network. In such a network people and organizations can share ideas, learn from others, create collaborations, and can apply new ideas and resources at any time to their own efforts to help kids in their own community. My participation in on-line forums is part of the T/MC network-building strategy. Pg 7Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    8. 8. NETWORK BUILDER: Tutor/Mentor Connection Those YOU Those Who can Who Need help help T/MC Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC CONNECTING T/MC aim is to collect information and organize actions that enable many leaders to take ownership of this vision. Pg 8Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    9. 9. Green stars are tutor/mentor programs. Blue circles are Chase bank locations, which are just one of the many banks that can be plotted on this map. Using Tutor/Mentor Program locator we can create maps showing areas where tutor/mentor programs are needed, existing programs, and community assets, such as business or faith groups, who might help provide space, volunteers, dollars, etc. Visit http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net to use this service. Pg 9Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    10. 10. All programs have same needs: We need these resourcesChicago every day, in every area neighborhood: * volunteers * public visibility * operating dollars The shaded * technology areas of this map of Chicago are * training/learning the areas of most * leadership concentrated poverty. Pg 10 Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    11. 11. Maps can be used by any leader to focus attention on and district. Using our GIS mapping system we can create maps that focus on specific political districts. These can be used to mobilize support for tutor/mentor programs from the businesses, colleges, faith groups and citizens in the district. Anyone, even students in 5th grade, can use these maps to invite people to support tutor/mentor programs in the district. Pg 11Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    12. 12. THINK ADVERTISING! REACH: more people hear your message FREQUENCY: your message is repeated often every day. Without big budgets for advertising, you need to enlist your network. IDEA: get companies to carry your message with their own advertising. Put your company logo here.Put this add in the local paper, Example at right or a trade magazine. shows how this is done. Pg 12
    13. 13. The World’s Largest Ping Pong ball table. Every intentional action of a leader, volunteer or network- builder causes a chain reaction that moves every other ball. What you say can reach people around the world. WE NEED MORE LEADERS TAKING THIS ROLE Pg 13Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    14. 14. 3-months 6-months 9-months 12-months from now from now from now from now Immediate Impact Growth of $$ volunteers & $$ and corporate leaders involved YOU NEED A STRATEGY THAT REACHES A LONG TERM GOAL With every action have a purpose. Every message is intended to draw needed resources to one or more tutor/mentor programs in Chicago. Teach others to communicate with a purpose. Pg 14Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    15. 15. Is this YOU? Leaders Can Connect Their Networks to T/M Programs Pg 15Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    16. 16. Imagine you, or your company or a volunteer in this role Every time a tutor/mentor leader, Lawyer, faith leader and/or volunteer donor business media talks about tutoring/mentoring (via news, a blog, a web site, a conference, or social event), he is building visibility for one or more programs that offer tutoring/ Elected mentoring. college leader If leaders also point to the This is Tutor/Mentor Program Locator at YOU! http://www.tutormentorprogramlocat or.net they also draw attention, This is the most important idea we volunteers and dollars to all other propose. Anyone can connect the tutor/mentor programs in the people they know with multiple Chicago region. nonprofits doing similar work. Pg 16Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    17. 17. Our strategy is to enlist volunteers and leaders from every industry to mentor kids to careers. Technology Arts, Culture. Government Communications Religion Education Insurance Healthcare Hospitality We seek business Science, Math Recreation partners to help in Engineering PULLING youth To careers, using their own resources, ads, etc. Natural Resources Agriculture Manufacturing Transportation Finance, Personal & Built environment Retailing Business Services Engineering Wholesaling Pg 17Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    18. 18. YOUR LOGO Sponsor T/MC We can zoom into specific parts of the city, and build overlays showing where tutor/mentor programs are most needed, based on poverty, or poorly performing schools. If there are non-school tutor/mentor programs operating in these areas, we don’t have them in our database. Pg 18Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    19. 19. While T/MC connects Tutor/Mentor Programs… Every time one T/M program BBBS Midtown EYVP talks about their own work, they can also be pointing to the Horizons Family map of Chicago for Youth Matters and saying, “look for other programs, too” Chicago Highsight Public Schools Partners in Education Cabrini YMCA, Boys CGTP Connections & Girls ClubsCopyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, MerchandiseMart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 19
    20. 20. Using on-line forums, wikis and collaboration tools manycan work together to build a better operating system … Many groups can be learning from shared LAW FINANCE information, and Religion leading actions that support youth and youth programs in one or manyHospitality & neighborhoods. “We Engineers,Entertainment need good programs in Architect every poverty area” Hospitals; Politics Health Care Universities & Publishing Tutor/Mentor Technology, Communicat Connection Science ions, Arts, MediaCopyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, MerchandiseMart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 20
    21. 21. This is a role any leader can take.The best outcome from this type of collaborationwill be the growth of tutor/mentor support teams inmany faith groups, accounting, and health care,and in multiple industries, alumni, civic and socialgroups.Resulting in a more consistent flow of resources toall tutor/mentor programs in Chicago, and in othercities where this strategy is adopted.Programs that contribute actions to this strategy can document what they do, inthe T/MC OHATS section athttp://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/ohats/home.aspxCopyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Pg 21Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    22. 22. Think of Collaboration and Capacity building as a journey toward a goal. Collaboration GoalsWe can increase resources for all of us, andlower the costs of getting these resources, ifmultiple programs build this collaborationstrategy into their own actions.Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Pg 22Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
    23. 23. Help build This CapacityIf you have ideas to share, these are web sites where youcan learn more and get connected:http://www.tutormentorconnection.orghttp://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.nethttp://tutormentor.blogspot.comhttp://debategraph.org/mentoring_kids_to_careersEmail tutormentor2@earthlink.net to discuss ideas forcollaboration and capacity building among programs, orbetween cities. Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Pg 23 Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net

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