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Meaningful relationships with non profits

  1. 1. Meaningful Relationships with Non-ProfitsJuly 11, 2010 Empowering Students For A Lifetime Of Success
  2. 2. Meaningful Relationships with Non-Profits  What is an Intermediary?2 Overview  Addressing the issue and solving the problem  Intermediary Profile:  Communities in Schools of Philadelphia, Inc.  Who we are  What we do  How we operate  Benefits and Functions of an Intermediary  Tips for Identifying and Engaging an Intermediary  Links to Resources  Questions & Answers
  3. 3. What is an Intermediary?  In the context of youth-serving systems, including3 school-to-work initiatives, intermediaries are staffed organizations that connect schools and other youth-preparation organizations with workplaces and other community resources so that young people can combine learning with doing and become better prepared for post- secondary learning and careers. - As defined by the National School-to-Work Intermediary Project (STW)
  4. 4. Addressing the Issue  Increased interest toward preparing youth for4 the fast-paced technological changes occurring in the global market  Growing need to prepare youth for work and higher education  Education and Industry recognize the need to collaborate academically and occupationally to prepare youth for success - (Touson & Roberts, 1996)
  5. 5. Solving the Problem  Problem: Corporations are inundated with5 requests for participation/funding causing confusion and hampering relationships  Solution: Intermediaries coordinate the connection between schools, industry and resources
  6. 6. Intermediary Profile6  Communities In Schools of Philadelphia (CISP) began in Communities in Schools of Philadelphia 1986 and was created out of the Office of Vocational Education as the “right arm” for the School District of Philadelphia (SDP)  CISP is the largest of more than 200 independently incorporated affiliates of CIS nationwide  CISP, working in close partnership with the SDP, annually serves more than 13,000 students in Philadelphia  CISP offers over 25 programs to students from kindergarten through post-high-school, providing services to in-school and out-of-school youth
  7. 7. Intermediary Profile7 Corporate Statistics: Current number of full time staff – 239 Current number of part time staff – 147 Current budget (fy2009-2010) – $18 Million Current number of schools – 78 Current number of school initiatives – 25 Current number of students served – 13,000
  8. 8. Intermediary Profile8 Our Programs WORKFORCE & SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES E.L.E.C.T. & SOCIAL SERVICES Alternative Education Out of School Time Education Leading To Employment and Career Initiatives Philly After Three Training (CTC) Southwest E3 Center -Ladies of Learning 21st Century Community Males Achieving Responsibility Successfully (MARS) (Education, Employment and Learning Center Empowerment) -Men of Distinction Saturday School Middle Years Program For Student Parents Oasis Academies Performance Learning Center Workforce Development Social Services Health Tech at St. Diplomas NOW In School Programs Christopher’s Hospital Integrated Student Culinary and Hospitality Philadelphia Freedom Schools Services Program (ISS) Program Start on Success * Student Success Centers National Academy Foundation WorkReady Philadelphia** Teen Court Program SPECIALTY PROJECTS Urban Technology Project Financial Literacy *Year Round Internship Program for Students with Special Needs Volunteerism ** Summer only- A part of the WorkReady Program is designed for Students with Special Needs
  9. 9. Partnering NAF Academies  Academy of Finance at Overbrook9 High School  Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at South Philadelphia High School  Academy of Engineering, (Year-of- Planning) at George Washington Carver High School of Engineering & Science
  10. 10. Roles of an Intermediary10  Function as a stand alone – distinct and separate Three ways an intermediary can serve:  Function as a vendor to the school district  Function as a department of the school district
  11. 11. Roles of an Intermediary11  Seeks Corporate, Foundation & Public Funding As a stand alone…  RFP Process  Bids for contracts As a vendor…  Awarded Professional Service Contracts – No bid  Fiscal codes set aside for intermediary usage in the As a department… School District usually the department you interface with
  12. 12. Roles of an Intermediary  Advisory Council12 Student Benefits of Creating an Advisory Board  Staffing  Accountability  More corporate oriented  Outside Funding  Employment Exposure  Job Shadowing  Mentoring  Work Experience  Resources in the Classroom – Bringing to “life” the curriculum
  13. 13. Roles of an Intermediary  Outside Funding for Student Activities &13 Incentives  Scholarships and college tours  Showcase events – Bloomingdales  Student Competitions  Much more…
  14. 14. Four Key Functions of Intermediaries  Convene local, regional and/or state leaders, practitioners, and customers across sectors to ensure14 youth success  Connect and broker or provide services to youth, public and private partners, including schools and training organizations, employers and workplace partners, social service and community organizations, and families and neighborhoods  Measure effectiveness and ensure the quality and impact of youth-serving efforts  Sustain effective practices through advocacy and progressive policies - Intermediary Network: The Guide to Intermediary Practice
  15. 15. Benefits to Employers  Identify qualified pools of young workers;  Recruit and screen potential applicants based on15 employer specifications;  Design work-based learning experiences that meet the needs of youth and employers;  Provide effective workplace accommodations and support services;  Network with other employers about workforce development trends, concerns, and solutions;  Communicate industry skill needs to education and training providers; and  Improve the overall quality of connections to schools and community organizations
  16. 16. Benefits to Educators  Connect classroom learning with the workplace;  Create and coordinate work-based learning16 placements;  Create and deliver job-readiness activities;  Connect to WIA Youth Councils and youth development services;  Provide mentoring and career-readiness training for youth; and  Provide an ongoing venue for stakeholders to dialogue and make decisions about youth education and services
  17. 17. Benefits to Communities  Prepare all youth for the workplace;17  Streamline youth service options and requirements;  Measure the impact of local policies and practices on student learning and the workforce;  Promote quality work-based learning activities to enhance employer buy-in;  Conduct outreach to other community institutions and partners; and  Sustain dialogue between major players
  18. 18. Tips for Identifying an Intermediary 501(c)3 Designation18 Designation as a Tax Exempt Organization 1. A. B. Designation as a Charitable Organization Ability to perform business functions Budgeting 2. A. B. Personal Policies C. Finance Functions D. Acumen to form personal and business relationships The ability to assess the political climate for your academy and/or school 3. A. Know what the consequences are B. Know when NOT to involve yourself or your academy and/or school
  19. 19. Tips for Engaging an Intermediary  Identify gaps in your program, academy and/or19 school  Research the intermediary’s mission, programs, students, communities that they serve, and how they are funded  Demonstrate how your program and/or academy aligns with, as well as benefits the functions of the intermediary, i.e., diversifying funding streams, increasing the number of students served
  20. 20. Tips for Engaging an Intermediary  Create an action plan and establish measures20  Build your team before your approach, i.e., your Principal, Director, additional staff  Be able to address the “WIIFM” factor (What’s In It For Me) for potential advisory board members and intermediaries
  21. 21. Links and Resources  National Academy Foundation - www.naf.org21  National Center on Secondary Education and Transition -  Intermediary Network -  Department of Labor –  Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board -  National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability -
  22. 22. Meaningful Relationships with22 Non-Profits Questions?
  23. 23. Contacts23 President & Chief Executive Officer Martin Nock Director of Communications & Stakeholder Relations Alanna Mitchell Communities in Schools of Philadelphia | 2000 Hamilton Street | Philadelphia, PA 19130 P: (267) 386-4600 | F: (267) 330-0164 Website: | E-mail: