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Tutor/Mentor Connection: A Jobs Creation Strategy for America

Creating Volunteer-ased Tutor/Mentor Programs in every high-poverty area of Chicago and cities throughout the country, and city-wide support systems could create thousands of new jobs for American workers.
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Collective Effort
What might we accomplish working toward shared goals that we cannot do when working alone?
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Creating a tutor/mentor program that transforms the lives of youth and adult volunteers is as difficult as creating the first light bulb.
Edison made more than 1000 attempts before he developed a working light bulb.

Creating an industry to deliver energy so light bulbs could be in every home must have been a much more difficult challenge.
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A volunteer-based tutor/mentor program is a “store” with many customers.
Each list represents products and services needed at every tutor/mentor program in every high poverty neighborhood of cities like Chicago. If we don’t provide ALL of these services….

Stuff for Donors
• Why we are needed • Needs of youth in neighborhood we serve • What we do • How this influences learning, school performance, work readiness • Our Leaders • Other donors • What we accomplish • Who we network with • Who we collaborate with • How well we use their donations • What is our impact

Tutor/Mentor

STORE
Stuff for Stuff for

Parents, Teachers, Community Leaders

Youth*
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • Mentors, Tutors Fun activities New experiences Technology Books Safe Place Arts Social & Emotional Support College & Career Job Skills Network Staff support Friends Long-term involvement

Volunteers*
• Youth • Training • On-Going support • Fun Activities • Social network • Career Network • Sense of purpose • Technology • Books • Safe Place • Job Skills • Staff support • Friends

• What we do • What we accomplish • How do enroll a youth • How to make programs like this available to more kids in more places • How this helps kids

Stuff for

STAFF *
• Vision, Mission • Training • On-Going support • Fun Activities • Social network • Career Network • Financial reward • Health care • Retirement • Safe, nurturing place to work

Stuff for Industry, Universities
• What we do • What we accomplish • How do volunteers get involved • Impact on volunteers, business goals • Impact on diversity, workforce development etc.

*These products & services made available by “vendors” who do business with each program location.

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Sample Non Profit Organizational Chart
Director/CEO Board of Directors Recruitment and Development
Secretary Admin analyst

Tutor/Mentor Program Operations

Marketing and Development

Information Technologies

Human Resources

Facilities Mgr.

Legal & Accounting Student Recruitment & Support Manager School and Community Liaison Supply/Food Service Security Transportation Database mgt Business Liaison/ Vocational Training Internal Network and Server set up and maintenance Hardware & software upgrades (technology plan Technology Support Technology Training Volunteer Recruitment and Training Coordinator for tutor/mentor sessions Events & Activities College & Career Readiness Board Development Grants Manger Special Events Direct Mail Communications Manager Newsletter (print and email versions Public Relations Web Site Internal Communications Database Development & Maintenance Web site development & Maintenance On-line Documentation Systems On-line elearning (for staff, students, volunteers) Policy Development and Training Staffing/ Training Employee Records

Annual Report

Payroll and Benefits Management

Infrastructure need to support on-going tutoring/mentoring.

Computer Learning Center Data Collection and Analysis

HSBC Computer Technology Center At Cabrini Connections

Every box on this chart represents a role that a corporate volunteer with specific talents and experience could fill in a volunteer-based tutor/mentor organization. Every box needs to be filled if the organization is to provide effective service to its community. Similar charts should be developed to show the organizational structure of different types of charities and service organizations.
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Skills Needed in Every T/M Program
The chart on page 4 shows products and services needed in every single tutor/mentor program. This chart shows skills leaders and staff must have to be able to attract a wide range of volunteers, services along with financial support, and use them in year-to-year growth of constantly improving tutor/mentor programs.

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How Many Programs Needed? How many jobs would this create?
Nearly 200 locations are in Tutor/Mentor database. However, the distribution if poor in many parts of the city . Previous surveys lead us to believe less than 20,000 youth in organized programs with primary focus on tutor/mentor activities. Another 300 program locations could reach service level up to 60,000 youth. This could create 3,000 to 6,000 jobs in a non-school tutor/mentor industry.
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Infrastructure needed to support 300-500 non-school tutor/mentor programs - http://tinyurl.com/TMC-4-Part-Strategy
What part of this can be supported by investors, fees, earned revenue? INCLUDES * Web material * Map Library * Web Library * Web network of people * Videos * Books •Blogs, Forums • Research/New understanding/SNA • Documentation/OHATS Knowledge/ Decision Support Increase Resource Flow What part of this can be funded by philanthropic investment?

CREATE PORTALS
-Generate $$ for t/m programs

* Program Locator * Funding Portal (see examples) Advertising Sponsorship Fees?

T/MC GOALS

Public Awareness

Training, Mentoring Facilitation EXAMPLES Conferences, Webnars Consulting Membership Subscription fee Forums Speaking fees Licensing/franchise College & Intern involvement 4-year degree; advanced degree

INCLUDES * Bus School Connection * Visualization competitions * Awards for best practice * “Rest of Story” campaign •“Access TV” • Mentoring videos • T/MC videos • Event marketing/PR • Social Media/Forums Advertising Sponsorship Product Sales? USERS * International Advisory Group * T/MC programs adopting CC, T/MC model
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PARTNERS
*Lawyers Lend A Hand is example of partner that raises money for programs, visibility, and shares rev with T/MC

USERS * Cities * Business * Other NPOs *Donors

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Infrastructure to support programs creates additional jobs and careers.

Youth can be interns, learn skills, and be employed in each step of this process.
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Creating a tutor/mentor programs that reach youth in all high poverty areas is a jobs creation strategy that can bring millions of dollars of income to workers and tax dollars to Chicago. Creating a tutor/mentor program industry can also contribute to the success of every mayor who aspires to close the gaps between rich and poor and improve the ability of a city to attract new business and residents.
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These ideas can be part of the Chicago2011 Plan or can be part of the leadership plan of any other city.
Chicago2011 Plan
GOVERNMENT COMMUNITIES

CHILDREN

GROWTH

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What does it take to make this happen?
Here are some articles to stimulate your thinking: Tipping Points - http://www.scribd.com/daniel-f-bassill-7291/d/70134386-TippingPoints-Actions-that-might-transform-lives-of-inner-city-kids

Role of Leaders - http://www.scribd.com/daniel-f-bassill-7291/d/69780156-Roleof-Leaders-How-CEOs-can-help-inner-city-youth-from-birth-to-work

Use of Maps and Visualization - http://www.scribd.com/daniel-f-bassill7291/d/76074810-Visualize-Ideas-and-Strategies-for-Mentoring-Youth-to-Jobs-andCareers

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Use T/MC web to learn more
Building an understanding of the ideas the T/MC shares requires ongoing learning, discussion and reflection. Form a learning group in your organization and use the sites below as a source for your learning and innovation. http://www.tutormentorconnection.org http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net http://tutormentor.blogspot.com Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net or connect on Skype @dbassill or Twitter @tutormentorteam to discuss ideas for T/MC consulting, speaking, workshops, idea generation, mapping and/or collaboration among programs, or between cities.

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