When the Tutor/Mentor Institute was first created it was intended to become a library and learning curriculum that anyone could use to expand their knowledge of problems and how others were solving those programs. Such understanding would support decisions at all levels and sectors of society, leading to a convergence of resources to help high-quality, mentor rich programs be available during non-school hours in a growing number of high poverty areas.
This page is an outline created to show the type of information we wanted to include in this library. Since 1998 when this was first created many power points, pdf essays and animations have already been created. However, these have not been turned into curriculum nor published as books, videos or training manuals.
If we can find manpower to do this we can help more people understand and use the information while also generating on-going revenue to support our thinking and innovation.
Definition of problem
Existing Research links can be found on the T/MC site to any of the following topics:
Lack of time for key players to connect and converge
Research that shows reasons tutor/mentor programs are needed
Different meaning for common terms, such as "tutoring" and "mentoring" We seek to create strategies and collaborations that focus on work and careers. as the ultimate goal. This chart illustrates that to work concept.
Economic and social divide separates those who could help with those who might help
Lack of leadership, lack of consistent attention to this issue
eLearning, Innovation, Collaboration as a Process -
T/MC seeks to create a learning and knowledge network, consisting of partners/Hubs from around the world that are already collecting and sharing some of the information that others could use to innovate better solutions in their own community. Read our Theory Of Change.pdf .
This can lead to identifying Tipping Points, that would be actions which influence the growth of volunteer based tutor/mentor programs in thousands of locations.
Mentoring as a solution Mentoring is a form of Service-Learning that can enlarge the number of adults and organizations involved with helping youth move from poverty to careers
Existing research Mentoring vs tutoring vs education to careers Impact on diversity, public health, juvenile and poverty justice, workforce development & civic engagement Needs of youth in poverty different than needs of youth in other areas Needs of youth with English as second language also different; compounded by poverty Lack of resources (volunteers, funding, media attention, technology, etc.)
Neighborhood Analysis power point
Total Quality Mentoring - this is a concept of constant improvement, borrowed from the business term, Total Quality Management (TQM ). It's used to describe a comprehensive volunteer-based tutor/mentor program in which the long term goal is that youth are starting jobs/careers by their mid-twenties, and that volunteers are the leaders and networkers who help make this possible.
Success Steps Strategy - actions that support a youth's long-term growth in a Total Quality Mentoring program. The Cabrini Connection plan.
T/MC Research Model and Findings T/MC survey T/MC Database - program locator T/MC GIS maps-a unique strategy to understand needs and distribute resources T/MC Directory, model programs,
Backward mapping, planning trees, knowledge mapping, group systems (decision support)
T/MC Public Awareness Model and Progress Message: Total Quality Mentoring; Career Ladder Strategy: Reach and frequency at a low cost
Role of leaders - This essay describes actions leaders in business, hospitals, faith groups and universities might take to engage their members in actions that mentor kids from poverty to jobs and career.
Benefit to Business of Volunteer Invovement,
Business Case for Corporate Social Involvement
Invest in Kids, Workforce Development Strategy
Below are essays that show how this might happen in specific industries:
Hospital strategy, Why Hospitals Should Get Involved Link
University connection, Universities as Agents of Change
[community], Saving Futures, Saving Dollars Link, Diversity Pipeline In Legal Community Link
Events (Chicagoland Tutor/Mentor Volunteer Recruitment Campaign , Leadership Conference, Golf Benefit, etc.) Public Relations - intended to draw volunteers and donors to programs, using the Program Locator feature Media Campaign Internet Strategy and use of GIS maps
Resource Development T/MC Calendar of sequenced Events/Leveraging National Events Integration of Kids’ Connection events (and those of other tutor/mentor programs) Fund Raising Strategies, such as SunTimes Marovitz Lend A Hand Program of Chicago Bar Association/Foundation Adoption of T/MC strategy by business, Faith group, Hospital strategy, University connection, Legal community
Training, Networking and information sharing Tutor/Mentor Learning Network strategy Internet strategy Conferences Newsletter Tutor/Mentor University and Tutor/Mentor Inner-city Leader Corps One-on-one consulting
Strategies for building and sustaining tutor/mentor programs
Steps for Starting a Tutor/Mentor Program
Success Steps Strategy - actions that support a youth's long-term growth in a Total Quality Mentoring program.
The Cabrini Connection plan.
Annual Planning Calendar
Outcomes and progress T/MC Networking Pyramid
Organizational History and Tracking System (OHATS) (evaluation of a network such as the Tutor/Mentor Connection)
Student/Volunteer History and Tracking System (SV-HATS) (evaluation of a single tutor/mentor program)
Recognition Funding success and challenges - Articles that illustrate challenges faced by non profits in finding consistent funding for constant process improvement.
The Future: Opportunities, Challenges, Treats Cabrini Connections history and organizational structure Credits:** profile of key volunteers and organizations that have contributed to Cabrini Connections and T/MC growth