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AMERICA'S PROMISE - FORMED IN 1997
https://www.americaspromise.org/
The America’s Promise Alliance collaborative was created in 1997 after the President's Summit for America's Youth event in Philadelphia. It is dedicated to the well-being of children and youth. The web site has a huge library of resources and links to partner organizations. 

BOYS&GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA - LINKING NON SCHOOL ACTIVITIES TO ACADEMIC STANDARDS
https://www.bgca.org/about-us/our-mission-story
The Boys & Girls Clubs is a national organization with affiliates in almost every city and state. The Clubs offer a variety of programs during non-school hours that  promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

 

CHICAGO GEAR UP ALLIANCE
http://www.centerforcollegeaccessandsuccess.org/
From the website: "CCAS staff support GEAR UP students through high school and into their first year of college. Mentors work with students the summer after senior year to make sure all steps to enrollment are completed. Once in college, GEAR UP continues support, particularly in City Colleges of Chicago, which have GEAR UP Resource Rooms to provide guidance and tutoring to successfully complete freshman year and prepare for program completion or transfer to a four-year institution."  11 Chicago colleges and Jr Colleges are part of the initiative.  Note: on the home page look under “initiatives” for the GEAR UP page.


CHICAGO LEARNING EXCHANGE (WAS HIVE CHICAGO)
https://chicagolx.org/
From the web site: "mission is to inspire and support innovation that equips digital-age learners and leaders to close Chicago's opportunity gap."  Originally organized as Hive Chicago, includes a network of youth-development focused organizations, such as museums, libraries, advocacy groups, higher education institutions, after-school programs and tech start-ups. 

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS CHICAGO
https://www.cisofchicago.org/about/meet-cis-of-chicago/
From the web site: "More and more, school leaders in Chicago are turning to our organization to help them in keeping children on the path to graduation. At all 175 of our partner schools, we connect a range of high-quality programs in the arts, college and career preparation, health, and mental health and wellness. These are supports that all Chicago public school children need, but which their schools and families often have difficulty accessing due to cost, location or the myriad challenges of running a school or leading a family.  At a growing number of these schools, we also place a full-time staff member to provide intensive supports to 40-50 children that are at significant risk of dropping out. These individual supports can include goal-setting, life-coaching and clinical counseling."

Learn more about CIS in this Stanford Social Innovation Review article: http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/keeping_kids_in_school


DAVID AND MOLLY BOREN MENTORING INITIATIVE
https://www.ofe.org/?our-programs%2Fdavid-and-molly-boren-mentoring-initiative
Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence supports mentoring initiatives throughout the state of Oklahoma. Visit the web site and learn more.


DC TUTORING AND MENTORING
https://www.dctutormentor.org/
Initiative launched in 2015 with goal of making tutors available to the 40-80,000 youth in Washington, DC who live in high poverty and are performing poorly in school.

ENROOT - A COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY STRATEGY
https://www.enrooteducation.org/our-work/
From the web site: "Our team of adult mentors, tutors, instructors, and case managers helps empower students through a comprehensive after-school and summer program that facilitates each student to not only succeed, but fulfill their own American Dream."  Browse the web site to see how they graphically show the program support they offer, and to see some of the strategic planning that led to the current strategy.

 

GET IN CHICAGO - ANTI VIOLENCE EFFORT
https://getinchicago.org/#home
Launched in 2013. This is City of Chicago's effort to combat violence in the city.  Intro on web site says:  "Get IN Chicago provides counsel to funder and community-based organizations working to reduce youth violence and address the underlying, systemic issues that lead to it. Get IN Chicago also studies and funds antiviolence initiatives focused on acutely high-risk youth, those who are at heightened risk for becoming victims or perpetrators of violence."

HARVARD MENTORING PROJECT
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/chc/harvard-mentoring-project/
In 1997, the Center for Health Communication of the Harvard School of  Public Health launched a national media campaign to promote the growth  of the mentoring movement with the goal of linking large numbers of young  people with adult mentors. The January National Mentoring Month creates public awareness across the country for mentoring.  The HMP site includes many ideas for increasing the number of mentoring programs and opportunities for youth. 

ILLINOIS COLLABORATION ON YOUTH
https://www.icoyouth.org/
From the web site: "The Illinois Collaboration on Youth is a collective voice for young people and community-based providers. By building the capacity of agencies that serve youth, we keep young people safe and healthy. We work to strengthen the youth service system, and the provider community that serves youth, promoting services that improve outcomes for youth, and reduce their involvement in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems."

INSTITUTE OF BLACK MALE ACHIEVEMENT
https://www.blackmaleachievement.org/about/cbma
From the web site: "CBMA is the only organization that both supports local leaders on the ground while at the same time amplifying and catalyzing the movement for Black Male Achievement around the country. We are defining and building the future we want for ourselves today, where our brothers and sons are seen for the limitless assets they are. We measure our impact through the lens of High School Excellence.

IOWA MENTORING PARTNERSHIP
https://www.iowamentoring.org/
IMP supports youth mentoring throughout the state of Iowa.


LITERACENTER CHICAGO - WORKSPACE FOCUSED ON LITERACY ORGANIZATIONS
https://chicagoliteracyalliance.org/projects/literacenter/
Literacenter, which opened June 2015, is the country’s first shared nonprofit workspace focused exclusively on literacy organizations.  It's also home to the Chicago Literacy Alliance. Visit the web site and learn more. MARYLAND MENTORING PARTNERSHIP https://www.md-mentor.com/about-us/mission-values/ From the website: "The mission of MENTOR Maryland is to offer adults, children, young people and their families innovative, quality services and supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual or behavioral challenges they face."


MASS MENTORING PARTNERSHIP
https://www.massmentors.org/
From the web site:  "Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts. MMP serves more than 250 programs statewide supporting over 33,000 youth in quality relationships. We work with mentoring programs and youth development organizations to assess programmatic needs and organizational capacity to provide customized strategies that strengthen youth, families, and communities."


MASSACHUSETTS SERVICE ALLIANCE
http://www.mass-service.org/
From the web site: "MSA promotes and supports service and volunteerism by investing public and private resources in community-based organizations that rely upon volunteers and people engaged in service to meet their community's needs. We administer the AmeriCorps State program for Massachusetts and the Commonwealth Corps program, as well as support for community service learning, and volunteer generation initiatives. We provide training and technical assistance to organizations to support their volunteer and service member management through one-on-one technical assistance, trainings and workshops throughout the year, and a bi-annual statewide conference on service and volunteerism."

MENTOR COLORADO
https://comentoring.org/
From the web site: "Mentor Colorado was founded by a group of youth mentoring organizations in 2013 to improve collaboration within the mentoring sector and increase the number of quality youth mentoring relationship in Colorado.

MENTOR MICHIGAN
https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-94421_106174---,00.html
From the web site: "Thousands of people are looking for ways to help others. Mentor Michigan harnesses that energy by supporting more than 250 mentoring organizations around the state - organizations that match caring adults with young people in need of role models."


MENTOR SERVICES AND MENTORING ORGANIZATIONS - PEER RESOURCES ARCHIVE WEB DIRECTORY
https://www.peer.ca/endings/index.html
Peer Resources, based in Canada, comped a directory of mentoring organizations and resources for more than 20 years.  It ceased operation in 2018 and now is an archive.  Use it in addition to this Tutor/Mentor Connection library.

 

MENTOR WASHINGTON
https://mentorwashington.org/
From the web site: "MENTOR Washington (formerly Mentoring Works) is a public-private partnership between the State of Washington and our donors from the corporate, foundation and community leadership arenas.  The organization was formed in 2004 as a source of support for the hundreds of mentoring organizations across our state.  The mission is to promote, support and expand quality mentoring that fosters positive youth development and academic success."


MENTOR, NATIONAL MENTORING PARTNERSHIP - SEARCH FOR PROGRAMS
https://www.mentoring.org/
From the web site: "MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) is the unifying champion for expanding quality youth mentoring relationships in the United States. For more than 25 years, MENTOR has served the mentoring field by providing a public voice; developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide; and promoting quality for mentoring through evidence-based standards, innovative research and essential tools. MENTOR has developed and supports a national network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships that provide regional, state and local leadership and infrastructure necessary to support the expansion of quality mentoring relationships. Together, we engage with the private, public and nonprofit sectors to ensure that all youth have the support they need through mentoring relationships to succeed at home, school and, ultimately, work."

MENTORING COALITION OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY
http://www.sdmentorcoalition.org/
From the web site: "The mission of the Mentoring Coalition of San Diego County is to encourage, develop, strengthen and sustain quality mentoring relationships in our region."

MENTORING PARTNERSHIP OF MINNESOTA - MENTOR MINNESOTA
https://www.mentormn.org/mission-vision
From the web site: "MENTOR Minnesota supports and collaborates with more than 200 mentor programs that serve approximately 130,000 youth of all ages (primarily 8-18) in mentoring relationships across Minnesota."

MICHIGAN REACH OUT! - RESOURCE LIST
http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/men_resources.html#info
From the web site: "Michigan Reach Out! is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that managed mentoring programs and provided training for others doing similar work for more than a decade." The web site has extensive resources.

MILWAUKEE SUCCEEDS - COLLECTIVE IMPACT MODEL
https://www.milwaukeesucceeds.org/our-story
From the web site: "Milwaukee Succeeds is a collaborative effort launched in summer 2011 by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Greater Milwaukee Committee, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Milwaukee Urban League, United Way of Greater Milwaukee and the Helen Bader Foundation as a way to unite the community around a common goal: bringing about lasting change to the way education works for children in Milwaukee."  In 2019 they began a planning process that has moved it's focus from direct service programming to long-term systemic change. Follow the website to learn more.

NATIONAL CARES MENTORING MOVEMENT
https://caresmentoring.org/
From the web site: "National CARES Mentoring Movement is dedicated to recruiting and connecting mentors with local youth-serving and mentoring organizations to help guide struggling Black children to academic and social success, and to closing the huge gap between the relatively few Black mentors and millions of our vulnerable children."

OPPORTUNITY NATION - STRENGTHENING CAREER PATHWAYS FOR YOUNG ADULTS
https://opportunitynation.org/our-solution/the-shared-plan/
From the web site: "Opportunity Nation is a national movement of 250 organizations reaching 100 million people united around a shared plan to rebuild the American Dream."

PROMISE NEIGHBORHOODS INSTITUTE AT POLICYLINK
https://www.promiseneighborhoodsinstitute.org/
From the web site:  "The Promise Neighborhoods Institute at PolicyLink combines the leadership of PolicyLink, the Harlem Children's Zone, and the Center for the Study of Social Policy in order to provide resources and guidance to build and sustain burgeoning Promise Neighborhoods." 

READ FOUNDATION - NEW YORK CITY
https://www.readnyc.org/
From the web site: "Research shows that reading well by the end of third grade is a crucial “pinch point” along the cradle-to-career education pathway. Reading proficiently enables students to shift from “learning to read” by third grade to “reading to learn” after third grade to mastering the more complex subject matter they will encounter in later years.  In neighborhoods like the South Bronx, as many as 9 out of 10 third grade students haven’t reached this crucial milestone.  ReadNYC is UWNYC’s response to this crisis.  In neighborhoods like Mott Haven and Brownsville, we are working with children, families, schools, and community partners on a shared goal of improving literacy rates and overall academic achievement. ReadNYC’s work is organized under six mutually reinforcing, evidence-based strategies or “levers” that contribute to a child’s well-being and ability to attain reading proficiency by third grade.

STRIVE: CINCINATTI NORTHERN KENTUCKY - CRADLE TO CAREER ROADMAP
https://www.strivetogether.org/our-impact/
From the web site: "Communities throughout the country have seen hundreds of individual programs, organizations and initiatives work to solve overlapping local social problems. Working in silos, these efforts have traditionally fought for the same pot of money and resources with mixed results.  While there have been improvements for individual classrooms or schools, long-term, systemic change has seemed unattainable. Urban school districts in Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky were in similar positions when StrivePartnership started as the first cradle to career community in 2006. By bringing together local leaders to improve education in the region’s urban core, the partnership sought to increase student success throughout three public school districts. More than 300 cross-sector representatives joined in the effort, including school district superintendents, non-profit practitioners, business leaders, city officials and university presidents."  Cities across the country are now building their own collective impact strategies, based on the STRIVE model. Visit the web site to learn more.

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN - STEM PROGRAMS FOR GIRLS
https://www.aauw.org/issues/
AAUW is a nationwide grassroots organization of college graduates dedicated to promoting equity and education for women and girls. Visit this link and see issues they focus on.

 

THE MASSACHUSETTS PROMISE FELLOWSHIP
https://masspromisefellows.org/
From the web site: "The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship at Northeastern University believes that all young people in the Commonwealth have a right to the resources they need to be successful in life, including a caring adult, a safe place, a healthy start, an effective education, and an opportunity to serve. We deliver these 5 promises to youth by training emerging leaders who commit one year of service to support and provide these needed resources to youth throughout the Commonwealth.  Each year, we place 40 AmeriCorps Promise Fellows at non-profit organizations, city agencies, and schools across the Commonwealth to lead out-of-school time programming for youth in grades 6-12 focused on mentoring, academic enrichment, and college and career exploration."  Visit https://masspromisefellowship.wordpress.com/ to read blog articles posted by members. 

THE MENTOR NETWORK - SUPPORT FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
https://www.thementornetwork.com/
From the web site: "Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers in 35 states offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses; to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges, as well as their families; and to elders in need of support."

 

VIRGINIA MENTORING PARTNERSHIP - MENTOR VIRGINIA
https://mentorva.org/
From the web site: "MENTOR Virginia, formerly Virginia Mentoring Partnership (VMP), is an independent, 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1993 to provide training and program assistance to mentors and mentoring programs around Virginia. Today, MENTOR Virginia promotes effective mentoring in Virginia by increasing the capacity of mentoring programs, developing new programs, and advocating for resources to support the mentoring field."

 
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