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Intermediary and Consulting Role to Support Youth in High Poverty Areas

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This presentation focuses on a role that consultants and others can take to help build systems of support that reach youth in the school and non-school hours and in a greater number of high poverty areas of Chicago and other cities. This can be virtual volunteering as well as hands on.

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Intermediary and Consulting Role to Support Youth in High Poverty Areas

  1. 1. A Role For Intermediaries to help youth tutor, mentor programs grow in more places Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  2. 2. Disparity – the greatest challenge we face is gap between rich and poor. “We have the best institutions of higher education in the world, yet many are surrounded by slums.” President Jimmy Carter, June 3, 2008 • colleges • business • professions • hospitals • civic, fraternal and social • religious Make the Connection! Those who can help Living in non – poverty areas of a city or suburb, or connected via the Internet. • tutor/mentor programs • health organizations • children • families • schools • after school programs Those who need help Located in high – poverty areas of a city or suburb, or connected via the Internet. Form Volunteer Teams that take intermediary role. Traditional consultants and intermediaries and volunteers from business schools, local companies, churches, etc. can take this intermediary role to connect organizations working with youth in high poverty areas with talent, ideas and operating dollars. Read more in this and other Tutor/Mentor Connection essays. Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 2
  3. 3. Civic Engagement & Philanthropy – the next decade In a white paper titled An Evolving Relationship: Executive Branch Approaches to Civic Engagement, presented by PACE, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement, the author provides a history of Civic Engagement from 1989 to 2010, with questions that must be answered for the future. Download the report at http://www.pacefunders.org/publications/E volvingRelationship.pdf It describes “a varied civic engagement ecosystem that includes multiple actors” working in complementary ways, but not in lock step. “It is not centrally controlled, but there is a common purpose, bringing together both the participation and the collaboration aspects of the Obama administration. Pg 3Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  4. 4. In the following pages we suggest that for this ecosystem to be focused on solving problems that will take many years to solve, leaders will need to think of new ways to engage employee volunteers and corporate resources. They will need to learn to use maps to point volunteers, donors and NPO resources to all of the places in the country where the same problem persists. They will need to use graphics, like blueprints, to sequence actions from beginning to end, so good intentions don’t take place randomly and have little benefit because they take place at the wrong time, or the wrong place. They will need to think of virtual volunteer roles, helping build infrastructure and mobilize resources, not just serving as on-line tutors and mentors. Pg 4Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  5. 5. Each of these roles needs to be filled 5) Additional teams will need to be learning what happens each year, to recognize and share effective practices, so they can be used by thousands of local leaders in a process of constantly improving the work of their own organizations and networks. Pg 6Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net 1) Teams of people will need to aggregate information that is constantly being updated, representing the thinking of people involved in problem solving, from all over the world. 3) Additional teams of people will need to act as facilitators, to help people understand this vast amount of information, so they use it to support decisions and actions in many places at the same time. 4) Even more teams will need to innovate ways to keep public and private sector attention, and resources flowing for many years, in many places, to many organizations working toward solving the same problem. Eg…a building does not get built if all of the workers are not doing the right job at the right time, and are not being paid. 6) Elected leaders, media, celebrities, CEOs and faith leaders need to learn to champion this process, to keep it growing in many places, for many years. 2) Individuals and teams will need to take on marketing, advertising and network-building roles, making sure the information available is seen, and used, by more people.
  6. 6. Read more about this at - http://tinyurl.com/TMI-VirtualCorpOffice Pg 7 What we're describing is....
  7. 7. Let's think about this differently. How are You Maximizing Value from Civic Engagement If someone gets involved with volunteerism and service during these years… * K-6 * 7-8 * 9-12 *College Will they still be doing service as they move through this stage of their job/career? •Entry * low mgt * high mgt *Exec * retiree 20s 30s 40s 50s 60+ Social Sector Orgs (Tutor/Mentor Programs) If 20 million do service between age 16 and 25… Do we have 20 million leaders, volunteers, donors and voters in later years? How do we make this happen? What would be the impact on the social sector? Pg 8Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  8. 8. Corporate Teams Learning & Planning Groups within every company and/or industry in every metro area Priority Issues Education Environment Seniors, etc. of a company or industry Backward mapping • Vision/problem definition • What do we know about issue • What are others doing to solve problem • How/where can our employees get involved • How to encourage and grow employee involvement • How to learn from employee involvement • How to grow our impact based on what we learn In this presentation, the GOAL is not to recruit tutors/mentors, but to develop talent of current and future employees through involvement in building and sustaining the infrastructure needed to make great volunteer-based tutoring/mentoring organizations available in more places. Could volunteers from Accenture, Deloitte, Boston Consulting, etc. take on this work on a pro bono basis? Could it turn into a revenue stream? Pg 9Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  9. 9. Do you have a Strategy? Are you concerned with workforce development issues? Or with Poverty, Social Justice, Education, or preserving the quality of life and democracy we enjoy in this country? How are you using your leadership, and your resources to address these issues? How to we get the most productivity from volunteering and civic engagement? The following pages are some ideas we hope you’ll embrace. Pg 10Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net If this is the goal....
  10. 10. Tangela joined CC in 1993, after being part of the MW/Cabrini Green Tutoring Program when in elementary school. School-Time Programs 3-5 PM Non-School Programs Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th High School Career Track After 5 PM and Weekend Programs If the goal is to help kids living in high poverty neighborhoods be starting jobs/careers by their mid-twenties…. How do we help tutor/mentor programs connect with youth when they are young, and stay connected to those kids from when we first meet them, to when they need our help as adults?…. We are still connected, via the Internet, 16 years later. --- 16 years later. Pg 11Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  11. 11. Understand this process. Open this cMap at http://tinyurl.com/TMI-Planning Pg 12
  12. 12. Goal: Define and Map a Supply Chain Model that meets infrastructure needs of non profits helping inner city kids move to jobs and careers Supply Chain Model. Corporate Teams Consulting firm volunteers Working in Chicago and other cities, with tutor/mentor, and other social benefit sectors Multiple Industries & Talents Multiple Locations And causes Serving every high poverty area in Chicago And other cities and states. Over the past 30 years most corporations have cut back on the research and planning teams needed to support effective social sector engagement, as a human capital development process. Volunteers from consulting firms could act as intermediaries to help other companies better understand potential roles. Pg 13Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  13. 13. Learn more of this strategy - http://tinyurl.com/TMI-Problem-solving Consultants Can Help Fill This Role. Pg 14
  14. 14. Instead of wasting scarce non profit time, talent and dollars competing for resources, create actions that support the growth of all tutor/mentor programs, using same strategies that retail chains use to support thousands of stores in different places. Pg 15Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net If we can influence flow of talent and resources we can improve quality and outcomes.
  15. 15. Helping non profits grow from good to great The goal of the previous slides was to show the infrastructure needed to support non profits doing similar work in multiple locations. These diagrams illustrate the process of growing from good to great. Flow of water turns wheel as it catches each tong. The faster the water flows, the faster the wheel turns. Consistent flow of volunteers and operating dollars keeps a non profit growing from good to great. Nonprofit Growth The “FLYWHEEL” effect As the spark ignites gas and forces the pistons up and down, these turn the cylinder that keeps the wheel turning. Volunteers and donors can provide the spark non profits need if there is an on-going supply provided by businesses, churches, colleges, and national service. The spark that propels the “ENGINE” effect $$ Vol Pg 16 Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  16. 16. Leaders needed at every level, in every sector Sector Leaders … • Public leaders • Celebrities • Specific non profit organizations • Local and national groups 1. seniors 2. faith groups 3. business, hospitals 4. youth 5. civic, fraternal and social 6. college Facilitators a) RSVP, Senior Corps b) Faith Leaders c) Company, Trade Group, CEOs d) Service Learning, clubs, MySpace e) Members f) Campus Compact, etc. 1 2 56 4 3 b d c e f a The goal is to recruit people and organizations, in business, religion, media, entertainment, etc., who deliver messages targeted specifically within their area of influence, with all messages pointing to maps showing where services are needed, and to databases which volunteers and donors can shop to choose where they want to get involved. Pg 17 Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  17. 17. YOU When people connect people they know to a tutor/mentor program, they become part of a network of purpose. They become part of the solution. Pg 18
  18. 18. Pg 19Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net This is a year-round cycle of actions. It repeats every year.
  19. 19. May Aug/Sep Nov/DecFeb/MarJan End-of-Year Networking, •Draw more attention to tutoring And mentoring • Expand network of Programs, donors, Partners •Update database • Focus on process improvement Back to School •Program Locator database updated •Draw programs And stakeholders together •Focus on vol. recruitment, Orientation & Training Leadership Development •Recruitment to replace dropouts •Convert volunteer to leaders •Focus Forward to start of fall ‘10 •Update Database of programs •New Program Planning Pre Holiday Learning And Networking •Expand network •Recognition •Training •PR for programs •Xmas $$ Raising •Networking •Recruit talent and manpower from from business & universities National Mentoring Month • National media focus on mentoring; • Opportunity to draw resources to local programs and T/MC Twitter Facebook LinkedIN Google+ E-conference During each event cycle, on-line forums using social media channels should be drawing more people together to focus on same issues that are being discussed in face to face events. Forums can be hosted from many different places around the world. Read our eConference goals: http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/conferences-and-online-forums/88-e-learning-goals Planning cycle. Repeat this every year. Volunteer Week (april) Intergenerational Week (Sept) Make a Difference Day; Lights on After School National Mentoring Month (Jan); Take kids to work day, etc. Engineers Week; Black History Month While T/MC, T/MI and partners organize their own events and attempt to create public involvement, others are also hosting events that focus on poverty, workforce development, etc. We need to learn to leverage these as part of strategy of building greater awareness of our own message, but without increasing our costs to deliver the message to more people. Pg 20Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  20. 20. Every industry should encourage involvement of volunteer talent because it expands the skills and network of the volunteer, and benefits the business. Involvement in a tutor/mentor strategy is a workforce development strategy. Read more about this idea at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2017/08/volunteer-involvement- in-tutormentor.html Pg 21Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  21. 21. Volunteer Mobilization - Creating Intermediary Networks of Support This chart illustrates a role volunteers can take to help other volunteers become more meaningfully engaged. Volunteers MobilizersObama Women On Call Facilitators What Cause? What role? What place? cause role Specific org. Involvement, Success, Ownership, Career Networker More Volunteers Involved as leaders and Capacity Builders As volunteers in consulting, training, management use talent they can help other volunteers find more ways to get involved and stay involved. Help vol. find role and succeed in NPO. As volunteers find success and take leadership roles they take more ownership and do more to help expand NPO capacity and effectiveness. Similar volunteers in other NPOS Similar volunteers in other Causes Leaders build awareness of service opportunities. Weak Link: Staff at NPOs not equally good at recruiting and supporting volunteer involvement. Pg 22 Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  22. 22. YOU Someone You Know Skills to help T/MC Organization Or Group That Can help T/MC Tutor/ Mentor Connection/ Institute, LLC Skills & Networks help t/m programs grow in entire region YOU can help inner city youth have brighter futures. Help build the leadership network supporting the Tutor/Mentor Connection Every one can be a teacher, and intermediary, who helps other people find, understand and use this information. Will you take that role? Pg 23Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  23. 23. Neighbor (name) Executive (name) Donor (name) Benefactor (name) Faith Leader (name) Volunteer (name) Other Vol. (name) Super Hero (Exec, Benefactor, writer, etc.) Result of strategic network building. If you tell the story to people you know, some will forward the story with their own endorsement, to people they know. What would our network look like after one, three, 10 years if we have many people reaching out to people they know on a consistent basis? The first person in your network may have limited resources. However, the people in their network may be potential supporters Pg 24 Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  24. 24. $ DONOR BASE $$ INCREASE DONOR BASE More people committed to cause ALL NPOs compete for same pool of dollars Reverse the funding stream.. Change the outcomes. INTERMEDIARY GROUPS, LIKE T/MC – T/MI We try to connect donors with tutor/mentor programs. Affinity groups, within industry, faith group, etc. could have greater impact. If we teach our volunteers to build affinity groups in their company, church, college, these groups take lead in recruiting volunteers and donors for ALL tutor/mentor programs. Read more about this idea at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2009/10/reverse-funding-stream.html Pg 25Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  25. 25. Civic Engagement & Philanthropy – the next decade Pg 26Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  26. 26. Learn more, ask questions If you have ideas to share, these are web sites where you can learn more and get connected: http://www.tutormentorexchange.net http://www.tutormentorconnection.org http://tutormentor.blogspot.com Http://mappingforjustice.blogspot.com Twitter: @tutormentorteam Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net to discuss ideas for collaboration and capacity building among programs, or between cities. Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net

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