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Tutor/Mentor Hospital Connection

(T/MHC)
A Vision Of What’s Possible

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This is a Vision of the
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
We do not know if such an
initiative exists anywhere in
Chicago or the country.
This presentation is intended to be used as a “starting point”
for any hospital, or group within a teaching university, who
wants to adopt the Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy.
This is one of hundreds of essays and articles created by Daniel F. Bassill, D.H.L., since 1993 when the
Tutor/Mentor Connection was launched in Chicago. These articles seek to inspire others to provide
leadership that supports the growth and constant improvement of youth serving organizations reaching
youth in high poverty areas of Chicago and other cities. Since 2011 the Chicago T/MC has been part of
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC. Read other illustrated essays in the Tutor/Mentor Institute library at
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net. While most of this information is FREE your purchase of this article
helps provide revenue that enables this library to remain available.
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Tutor/Mentor Hospital Connection (T/MHC)
Hospitals are anchor institutions in
many high poverty neighborhoods.
They often are the largest employer.
They are affected by the high costs of
poverty and high cost of workers.
This document is intended to support
strategic planning at hospitals in
Chicago and around the country.
Instead of starting from scratch, your
planning can use this as a starting
point.
You can add and delete from this in
creating a plan that you OWN in your
own hospital.

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Tutor/Mentor Hospital Connection (T/MHC)
• “If this (initiative) is accepted and acted
upon, it can change the way
philanthropy and charities work together
in America and throughout the world. It
can change the future for millions of
kids born into poverty each year.”
» --Daniel F. Bassill, President of Tutor/Mentor
Institute, LLC and the Tutor/Mentor
Connection

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Building a Larger Health
Workforce Supply
“No matter how challenging the issues of
inadequate health workforce supply may be in
2003, we are assured of one thing: the situation
will get worse. Aging baby boomers will stoke
demand for healthcare services. Other
industries facing similar workforce shortages
will compete against health care for the best
and brightest students. Huge numbers of active
healthcare professionals — also members of
that baby boomers group — will retire. “
http://www.healthworkforce.org/guide/pipeline_sec1_1.htm

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Tutor/Mentor Hospital Connection (T/MHC)
Adult tutors & mentors can make a life-enriching
difference in the lives of inner-city children and
youth. K-12 Mentor programs are needed in every
high poverty neighborhood.

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How many ways
can we visualize
mentoring as a
strategy for helping
youth move
through school and
into careers?

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T/MHC Core Values
• We believe in the inherent worth of all
children. Children are literally our future,
but disadvantaged children cannot hope
to flourish personally or professionally in
the future without direct personal
investment from caring adults.

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T/MHC Core Values
• We believe in the importance of strong
supportive families and communities
and understand the role of community
wealth building strategies that help
strengthen families and communities.

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T/MHC Core Values
• We value providing ideas, programs
and people resources for disadvantaged
children to enable them to reach their
full professional potential.
• We value providing ideas, programs
and people resources for activities that
generate community wealth and healthy
lifestyles.
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T/MHC Core Values
• We value building relationships and
partnerships within the hospital
community that will support the network
for providing children with mentoring
resources.
• And that will help support community
wealth-building initiatives in the
neighborhoods served by the hospital.
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T/MHC Core Values
• We value volunteerism, the efforts of
our volunteer mentors and service
provider partners.
• We understand that employee volunteer
involvement increases workforce
productivity and is a benefit to the
hospital in recruiting and retaining high
quality employees.
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T/MHC Vision
The Tutor/Mentor Hospital Connection will
be the most valuable resource hospitals
and teaching universities use to enable
creation and facilitation of tutor/mentoring
programs in their communities.

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T/MHC Vision
The Tutor/Mentor Hospital Connection will
be a partner strategy to hospital initiatives
that aim to support the growth of
community wealth in neighborhoods
surrounding the hospital.

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T/MHC Mission
• To build awareness of T/MHC among hospitals
and teaching universities in Chicago, and other
cities
• To encourage hospital staff to embrace and
evangelize the tenets of T/MHC, including
mentoring-to-health care career support for
disadvantaged children.
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T/MHC Mission
• Lessening emergency room care for children,
adolescents and young adults by providing
preventive health messages
• Building goodwill and positive public relations
by making a needed investment in the local
community

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T/MHC Mission
• Nurturing a future workforce to fill the many
diverse and critical staff positions within the
hospital
• To this purpose, the Tutor/Mentor Hospital
Connection, the best healthcare resource for
expertise regarding volunteer-based
tutor/mentor programs, pipeline strategies,
etc., dedicates its efforts and resources.
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The T/MHC supports two parallel strategies:
Community Wealth
Growth

YOUTH Mentoring, Safety
& Workforce Readiness

THE RESULT

THE RESULT

Better support for youth and schools in
more neighborhoods.

More youth stay in school, are safe in nonschool hours, graduate, and move to careers

Community Wealth grows in all high
poverty neighborhoods.

Better Programs in more Places for
more age groups

Actions that increase the flow of
resources to each program

Actions that increase the flow of
resources to each neighborhood

Building Better Understanding of
Needs, Opportunities
Building a network of
community-wealth innovators
& Supporters
Advertising, Invitation
Bringing people together
Knowledge Base
Database of
Stakeholders

WHO Hosts &
leads this
process?

Building Better Understanding of
Needs, Opportunities
Chicago

Anchor
institutions can
support this
process in every
high poverty
neighborhood,

Building a network of
tutor/mentor leaders &
Supporters
Advertising, Invitation
Bringing People Together
Knowledge Base
Database of
Stakeholders

Knowledge Base Entry – http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net
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The remainder of this strategic plan
focuses on the steps needed to
build a Tutor/Mentor Hospital
Connection (T/MHC).
These steps can be duplicated in
building community wealth building
networks in the hospital
community.
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T/MHC Strategic Goals
1. Understand the opportunity for hospitals in
Chicago and other cities to benefit from
neighborhood mentoring-to-career programs
and to contribute to the growth and success of
these programs

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T/MHC Strategic Goals
2.

Ensure that a Tutor/Mentor Hospital
Connection (T/MHC) has adequate
resources to support its strategic
goals.

3.

Create Public Awareness Campaign
that builds T/MHC involvement of
members of the Healthcare/Hospital
Community.

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T/MHC Strategic Goals
4. Create a T/MHC Web site to support
public awareness efforts, provide content
and serve as a connecting point for the
Hospital Community
5. Build productive alliances with key
partners such as universities, Area Health
Education centers, other hospitals and
community resources, such as the
Tutor/Mentor Connection
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T/MHC Strategic Goal #1
Understand the opportunity for hospitals
and universities in Chicago and other
cities to benefit from neighborhood
mentoring-to-career programs and to
contribute to the growth and success of
these programs.

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Strategic Goal #1: Opportunities
Student and
faculty teams
will build
knowledge
base that
supports
engagement
of hospital
assets.
See this graphic in blog at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-collaboration-of-willing-leading-from.html

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Volunteers & T/MHC staff will draw from existing knowledge libraries, while
adding new ideas based on their own experiences. This Map showing research
Links in Tutor/Mentor Library.

Click on these nodes to see
collections of information
related to each topic.

Library cmap (non animated) http://tinyurl.com/TMC-library-CMap
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UNDERSTAND NEEDS
LOCATION
What programs
exist? Where are
they? Where are
voids?

TIME OF DAY
When are programs
available?

Different
Different Neighborhoods: Services:
Different Age Groups:
Different time frames:

KNOWLEDGE
MORE
INFORMED,
MORE INVOLVED

Grade:
K-6

9PM3PM;

7-9

3-5PM
After
School;

10work

Programs
Needed in
Every
Poverty
and at-risk
neighborhood

Strategic Goal #4
Research projects of students
and faculty will contribute to a
body of knowledge that supports
the involvement of others from
the university community.

•safe place
• mentor
• tutor
• arts
• tech.
• science
• math

5-8PM &
weekend

AGE GROUP
What programs are
available for K-6, Jr.
High, High School?

MODELS
What can we
learn from
existing
programs

O U R GOAL I S T O HELP EVERYONE I N T H E MENTORING-T O-CAREER ECOSYSTEM LEARN FROM THIS INFORMATION.
W E D O N T W A N T T O D O T H E RESEARCH; W E W A N T T O F I N D I T A N D
M A K E I T AVAILABLE T O OTHERS

Research will include knowledge
of ideas shared in Tutor/Mentor
Library at
www.tutormentorexchange.net/library

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Building Learning Communities
Students, alumni and/or faculty will
organize and facilitate on-going
learning groups, reading circles,
discussion groups, etc. which engage
hospital and community stakeholders
in on-going learning and action
research.
If one person invites others to view this
information the same way people come
together on a regular basis to read and
understand scripture, or political ideas,
then the information hosted by the
hospital and the Tutor/Mentor Institute,
LLC can be ideas millions of people
grow to understand and apply.
See this graphic in blog article at
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2012/02/g-8-natoevents-in-chicago-how-to.html

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Benefit to Hospitals
“It is clear that sponsoring youth
mentoring is beneficial to hospitals”
From The Impacts on Hospitals of Youth Mentoring Projects: An overview
for Decision Makers. Prepared for The Commonwealth Fund by The
Lewin Group, Inc.,

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Benefit to Hospitals
“The most tangible benefit may be the
creation of a pool of potential
employees.”
Other benefits were “enhanced external
publicity and community recognition”.
From The Impacts on Hospitals of Youth Mentoring Projects: An overview
for Decision Makers. Prepared for The Commonwealth Fund by The
Lewin Group, Inc.,
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Benefit to Hospitals
“Reduction of the costs of poverty at the
emergency room may be the greatest
benefit to inner-city hospitals with thin
profit margins.

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The T/MHC
uses maps to
show where
there is need,
and where
there is
opportunity
Mt.. Sinai

University of
Chicago
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Impact on Youth Throughout Region
• Maps show location of
different hospitals in
Chicago region
• Overlays show where
tutor/mentor programs are
most needed.
• Student journalism can draw
attention to these needs.
• Student researchers could
create and maintain these
maps!

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What TMHC Can Offer to Community
Student T/MC teams
will collect and share
information about
tutor/mentor programs
in the area around a
hospital.

This map shows the Woodlawn area
near University of Chicago Hospital.
Created using Tutor/Mentor Program
Locator at
www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net

Student communicators
will tell stories of these
programs and help draw
needed operating
resources to each of them.

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What Hospitals Can Offer
• While hospitals can operate mentoringto-career programs that serve a small
population of youth...
• hospitals can lead mobilizations that
recruit workplace volunteers, provide
healthcare support, and raise operating
dollars for dozens of tutor/mentor
programs near the hospital
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What Hospitals Can Offer
• Teaching universities can engage students
and alumni as volunteers, or researchers to
create new understanding of what works...
• Teaching universities can create graduate level
programs aimed at creating more effective
leaders for tutor/mentor programs, or for
leaders in hospitals and/or business who need
to support these programs strategically.

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What Hospitals Can Offer
• The long-term goal is
that tutor/mentor
programs* in every
poverty area have
T/MHC healthcare
partners.

*tutor/mentor program locations are
shown on this map. While this is a map
of Chicago, it could be a map of any
region of the country.

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The ABC University T/MC site will unite all stakeholders
around actions that help youth move toward careers.

Education

Health Care

College of
Liberal Arts

Law,
International
Studies

Sciences

The ABC U-link will
connect various
initiatives that already
exist at ABC U, and at
other universities, in a
shared information &
action network.

Non profit studies

Public Policy

Engineering

Business

Fine Arts

Journalism

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Benefit to hospital
• By mobilizing volunteers from area
businesses to support neighborhood
mentoring-to-career programs, a hospital
enlists resources from other neighborhood
assets to help lower its emergency room
costs associated with poverty.
• This means OTHERS share the costs of work
that benefits the hospital AND the community.

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T/MHC Strategic Goal #2
• Ensure that Tutor/Mentor Hospital
Connection (T/MHC) has adequate
resources to support its strategic goals.

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Ensure Adequate Resources
• Secure 3-5 volunteers from the hospital
community as key leaders in developing
and evangelizing tutor/mentor
connections programs for hospitals in
Chicagoland.

Review Role of Leaders at http://tinyurl.com/TMI-RoleOfLeaders

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Ensure Adequate Resources
• Create a volunteer retention program
whereby once identified, volunteers
continue to find their experience
rewarding and will grow their
involvement over many years.
• Such volunteers become leaders who
evangelize volunteering to their peers.
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Ensure Adequate Resources
• Create an organizational structure that
enables volunteers to support the overall
goals of the T/MHC and the Tutor/Mentor
Connection.
• Create a networking structure that connects
different health care and universities T/MC
groups with each other

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T/MHC President, CEO

Volunteer Resources
Committee
Director of Vendor
Relations (new
volunteer #2)
Director of and Sales
(new volunteer #3)

Director of Marketing
& Communications
(new volunteer #4)
Director of Operations
(new volunteer #4)

Volunteer
#1

Volunteer
#2

Program Development
Committee
Volunteer #3

Web Development
Committee

Volunteer #4

*Executive Director ex-officio on
Program & Web committees

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Ensure Adequate Resources
• Create a sales plan to solicit third party
providers in Chicago and other cities
who can be used as partners/
underwriters for achieving T/MHC goals
and objectives; create a sponsorship
program for providers who support the
organization with soft dollars versus
cash donations.
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What Makes This Different….A Commitment
to Influence Flow of Operating Resources
While many intermediary groups
exists and invite people to gather and
share ideas, a commitment to mobilize
resources and create public
awareness that supports the different
youth organizations around the
university is what makes this initiative
unique.
Student T/MC teams, including
alumni, can create events that draw
needed operating resources, talent
and ideas to all of the youth serving
organizations in the neighborhood
around the university, based on the
information other student teams
collect and share.

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Ensure Adequate Resources
• Seek partnership, and funding, from
national foundations such as Robert
Wood Johnson, and from government
agencies such as the Department of
Public Health

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Ensure Adequate Resources
• Borrow from SunTimes Marovitz
Lawyers Lending a Hand Fund
(http://www.lawyerslendahand.org/)
history and create annual events that
raise dollars for one-on-one
tutor/mentor programs in Chicago and
other cities (that have TMHC volunteer
involvement), TMC and TMHC.
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Ensure Adequate Resources
• Create a Leadership Giving Circle,
where leaders in industry and
healthcare become $10,000 supporters
• Encourage employees to support
neighborhood tutor/mentor programs via
workplace payroll deduction programs.

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Success = All Pieces Fitting Together
Hospital
Professionals
-Volunteers

Tutor/Mentor
Programs

T/MHC
Tutor/ Mentor
Connection

T/MC
Programs

Hospital

Advertising,
PR,
Fundraising

Community
Wealth
Economic
Development
partners

Community
wealth
building

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T/MHC Strategic Goal #3
Create Public Awareness Campaign that
builds T/MHC involvement of members of
the Healthcare/Hospital and Teaching
University Community.
Connect health insurance companies to the
network.

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Build Public Awareness
• Launch two (2) annual seminars for
hospital administration staff
– Propose 1/2 day seminars on public health
issues (these could be web based)
– Work with hospital staff to facilitate
– Suggest workforce issue be included
– Provide panelist to discuss solution =
T/MHC

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Build Public Awareness
• Create a “tutor/mentor hospital
connection program in a box”
– Use “Lend A Hand” as blueprint
– Re-purpose as step-by-step guidelines
– Include brief video of testimonials
– Make it easy for hospitals to adopt this
strategy

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Build Public Awareness
• Create Awards and Awareness program to
recognize outstanding involvement of hospital
and health care leaders (e.g. Chicago
Healthcare Advocates for Mentoring Program
(CHAMP). )
• Recognize hospital and healthcare members
who are leaders or volunteers in T/MHC
tutoring,mentoring efforts.
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Leverage existing Public
Awareness Activities
• Add on to the Tutor/Mentor Connection on-going media
campaign
• Newsletter, Public Media
• Web sites, Social Media
• May & Nov. Conferences
• Chicagoland Volunteer Recruitment Campaign
• E-mail Marketing
• Linked web sites – http://www.tutormentorexchange.net &
http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net

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Build Public Awareness
• Establish network of hospital public relations
contacts, within cities like Chicago, and across cities
and states
– Higher-quality workforce
– Cost saving through preventive health messages
– Positive public relations - commitment to
community
– Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing & Public
Relations

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Build Public Awareness
• Build web based network space to connect
members of the network with each other, with
information, and in collaborative actions.
– Press Room link
– Profiles of participants - contact information for
Tutor/Mentor Connection and individual program
locations
– Fast facts
– Research/Case Studies
– Links to national stories/studies

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T/MHC Strategic Goal #4
• Create a T/MHC Website to provide content
relating to the Hospital Community (portal).

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T/MHC web site
Create a Distance Learning Strategy using
MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses),
Social Media, and emerging learning
systems, that supports innovation, shares
effective practices in more places, and
increases resources for all tutor/mentor
activities throughout the nation.

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T/MHC Web site
• Link to hospital initiatives around the
country
– Link to Chicagoland hospitals in T/MHN
– Link to the Tutor/Mentor Chicago Program
Locator Directory and Library
– Create the ability for members of the healthcare
community to contribute as volunteers or donors
to T/MHC, the T/MC or any tutor/mentor
program.
– Support on-going learning, MOOCs, etc.
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T/MHC web site
• Include Articles on healthcare issues for children
in poverty areas.
• Case studies regarding students who have been
mentored through the T/HMC.
• Resource links for how to start a T/HMC with list of
references.
• Add health career and mentoring links at
http://www.tutormentorconnection.org/TMLearningNetwork/LinksLibrary/tabid/560/rrcid/2/rrscid/34/rrpi
d/1/rrepp/20/Default.aspx

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T/MHC
• “One stop shopping” for hospitals interested in
pursuing a T/MHC program.
• Visibly reinforce the need for involvement from the
hospital community.
• Creating a mechanism that will evangelize
T/MHC’s vision for the Chicagoland Hospital
community.
• Provide forum for sponsors and partners to
achieve recognition for contributions to T/HMC;
sales tool for increasing provider network.
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What T/MHC Web Site Can Offer
Student
Tutor/Mentor
Connection teams
learn to share
neighborhood
information on
web portals that
make this
information
available to others
throughout the
city, state and
county.

This http://www.tutormentorconnection.org site was created by university partner in 2005.
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T/MHC Strategic Goal #5
Sustain a partnership with the Tutor/Mentor Institute,
LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) that connects
the hospital community’s outreach with that of other
professional and business groups in Chicago and
beyond.
Engage the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC as your
consultant. Do not reinvent what is already in place.

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Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
• T/MHC shares responsibility with Tutor/Mentor
Institute and Tutor/Mentor Connection of supporting the
growth of quality, long-term, mentor-rich programs in
every poverty neighborhood of Chicago and creates
similar partnerships in other cites.
• By partnering with T/MI, and encouraging other
professions, such as the legal community to adopt this
strategy, the T/MHC only bears part of the costs
associated with achieving this result.

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Tutor/Mentor Connection
• Secure joint funding for T/MLC and T/MC
activities so that the T/MHC leaders are better
informed and can learn from each other on a
consistent basis.
• Support for T/MC database enables T/MHC
leaders to know which programs in Chicago
and other cities have one-on-one matches, are
constantly improving and should receive
annual T/MHC funding.

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Build Productive Alliances
• Create and maintain an alliance with the
American Hospital Association (AHA)
and similar health care networks
throughout the country



Evangelize the T/MHC program to AHA members.
Leverage AHA publications
Target for volunteer recruitment efforts
Use AHA in-house marketing and communications, website
development and support for T/MHC seminar series

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Build a network and map its growth.
Students and
volunteers involved
in T/MHC will learn
new skills, such as
network analysis,
by mapping growth
of network involved
with the University
T/MC.

See this graphic and find ideas about network building
at http://tutormentorexchange.net/sna

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Build Productive Alliances
• Create and maintain an alliances
with the Hospital Youth Mentoring
Partnerships and similar career
focused mentoring networks in
other cities
• Connect with similar initiatives in
other industries
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Build Productive Alliances
• Build alliances with the Institute for
Diversity Health Management
– Solicit mentors for summer enrichment programs
– Build ongoing professional development and training to the
T/MHC graduates
– Increase number of T/MHC mentors in health service
administration.

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Build Productive Alliances
• Build an alliance with national and local
volunteer, business and philanthropy
networks
– Participate in events that grow visibility and access to potential
sponsors and hospital professionals
– Leverage the knowledge on best practices for grant and
sponsorship development
– Teach leaders of many networks to share leadership role, using
concepts of decentralized organizations such as outlined in books
like “The Starfish and the Spider”.

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Sharing the Responsibility
By partnering with the Tutor/Mentor Institute and
Chicago Tutor/Mentor Connection, the T/M
Hospital Connection makes a commitment to
developing revenue streams that support its
actions, as well as those of the T/MC,
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and all other
organizations needed to mentor kids to careers
in any neighborhood of the country.

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The Tutor/Mentor Hospital Connection
(T/MHC) can start as a student project,
a research project, a departmental
project, or as an alumni initiative.
Where ever it starts, the Tutor/Mentor
Institute, LLC seeks to help it grow to
its maximum potential.

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Tutor/Mentor Hospital
Connection
• “If this (initiative) is accepted and acted
upon, it can change the way
philanthropy and charities work together
in America and throughout the world. It
can change the future for millions of
kids born into poverty each year.”
» --Daniel F. Bassill, President of
» the Tutor/Mentor Connection
and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

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Help build This Capacity
If you would like to be one of the 3 to 5 volunteers
who makes this idea a reality, contact the
Tutor/Mentor Connection:
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net http://www.tutormentorconnection.org
http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com
http://debategraph.org/mentoring_kids_to_careers
http://michaelcnt.blogspot.com/
http://www.scribd.com/collections/3299390/Tutor-Mentor-Institute-LLC-and-TutorMentor-Connection-articles
Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net to discuss ideas for collaboration and capacity building
among programs, or between cities. Connect on Twitter @tutormentorteam
Connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TutorMentorInstitute

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The Tutor/Mentor Hospital Connection
does not yet exist.
It is a vision of the Tutor/Mentor
Institute, LLC*
*The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC), was launched in 1993 as part of a non profit organization called Cabrini Connections. In 2011 the
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC was created to continue operations of the T/MC in Chicago and to help similar intermediaries grow in other
cities. This strategy is still evolving as we head into fall 2014.
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