|Strategy to accomplish the Mission|
LINKING IDEAS AND PEOPLE TO HELP CHICAGO'S KIDS: THIS IS A MARKETING PLAN THAT REQUIRES MANY LEADERS
"When nonprofit and community leaders share ideas, insights and information in ways that promote social impact...knowledge-sharing can improve organizational effectiveness. When we share what works and what doesn't... it results in accelerated learning, less reinventing the wheel, better service, and measurable results."
2003 quote by Mr. Tim Wilmot. Chief Knowledge and Evaluation Officer, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
The Tutor/Mentor Institute mission is accomplished through a four-part strategy. See PDF
•1. Increase knowledge of tutor/mentor programs, where they are needed, what it takes to help them succeed and what individuals, business, faith groups, universities, etc. can do to help. Read more.
•2. Increase frequency of stories about tutoring/mentoring in order to build awareness for the tutor/mentor movement, individual organizations and the need for such programs. More.
•3. Help people understand and use the information on the web sites, via conferences, blogs, on-line forums, one-on-one mentoring of volunteers, leaders and organizers, etc. More
•4. Increase the flow of critically needed resources (dollars, volunteers, training, ideas, business partners, technology, and media attention) directly to programs in every poverty area of Chicago. As we increase the number of volunteers involved, and support their on-going learning, we increase the number of people working to help kids overcome challenges of poverty. This is the result of "Mentoring as part of a larger strategy". More.
Read blog articles to see how this strategy is explained.
This web site is called the Tutor/Mentor Institute. It shares ideas generated by leading a volunteer based tutor/mentor program in Chicago over the past 35 years. In the Tutor/Mentor Connection web site you will find more than 2000 links to hundreds of other tutoring/mentoring organizations, as well as researchers, businesses, education writers, and others. These represent a body of knowledge that anyone can use to build their own strategies of what it takes to help kids from poverty be starting jobs and careers by age 25.