Collective Effort

What might we accomplish working toward shared goals that we cannot do when working alone?
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What Information do We Have about Tutor/Mentor Programs in this part of the Chicago region or Northern Indiana?

X is the
location of the May 2011 Tutor/Mentor Conference

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x

Green stars are locations of organizations offering various forms of tutoring/mentoring.

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How many existing tutor/mentor programs focus efforts on helping youth move through school and into 21st century jobs and careers?

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All programs have same needs:
Chicago area

We need these resources every day, in every neighborhood: * * * * * * volunteers public visibility operating dollars technology training/learning leadership

The shaded areas of this map of Chicago are the areas of most concentrated poverty.

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What Leaders Are Helping T/M Programs get these Resources?

Is this YOU?

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What advertising and public relations strategies are in place?
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3-months

from now

6-months from now

9-months from now

12-months from now

Immediate Impact

Growth of volunteers & $$ and corporate leaders involved

YOU NEED A STRATEGY THAT REACHES A LONG TERM GOAL A collective effort might result in more leaders in the Chicago region taking roles that raise the level of volunteers, operating dollars and other needed resources for all tutor/mentor programs.
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While T/MC connects Tutor/Mentor Programs…
BBBS EYVP Midtown

Horizons for Youth

Family Matters

Every time one T/M program talks about their own work, they can also be pointing to the map of Chicago and saying, “look for other programs, too”
Chicago Public Schools

Highsight

Cabrini Connections

Partners in Education YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs CGTP

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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.
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Think of Collective Effort as building resources that help all programs.

Collaboration Goals

We can increase resources for all of us, and lower the costs of getting these resources, if multiple programs build this collaboration strategy into their own actions.
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Documenting actions that support collective effort shows commitment to common goals. Read more about this at http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/ohats/home.aspx

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Use web library to learn more
The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC* web site has links to collective effort, collaboration, and capacity building. Use these to support your own efforts. http://www.tutormentorexchange.net http://www.tutormentorconnection.org http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net http://tutormentor.blogspot.com http://tutormentorexchange.net/social-media Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net or connect on Twitter, Facebook, or Linked in to discuss ideas for collaboration and capacity building among programs, or between cities.
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