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Iowa Mentoring Partnership
The Iowa Mentoring Partnership supports mentoring programs in the state of Iowa, and is member of the MENTOR network of partnerships.

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America's Promise
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.

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BigBrothers Big Sisters and Maryland Mentoring Partnership
Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Maryland Mentoring Partnership targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration.

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Boys&Girls Clubs of America - Linking non school activties to academic standards
The Boys & Girls 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.. This page show a variety of resources that can be applied by youth serving organizations and tutoring/mentoring programs.

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Chicago GEAR UP Alliance
The Chicago GEAR UP Alliance, funded by a US Dept of Education grant, was formed to increase the number of students graduating and going on to post-secondary education by effecting positive whole-school, systemic change in Chicago public schools.

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Chicago Learning Exchange (was Hive Chicago)
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.

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Communities in Schools 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 135 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:

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David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative
Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence supports mentoring initiatives throughout the state of Oklahoma. Visit the web site and learn more.

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DC Tutoring and Mentoring
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.

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EnRoot - a comprehensive community strategy
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.

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Get In Chicago - Anti Violence effort
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."

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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.

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Illinois Collaboration on Youth
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."

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Institute of Black Male Achievement
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."

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Iowa Mentoring Partnership
IMP supports youth mentoring throughout the state of Iowa.

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Literacenter Chicago - workspace focused on literacy organizations
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.

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Maps showing program and partner locations
Visit 'program locators' section of this web library to see how intermediaries are mapping program and partner information.

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Mass Mentoring Partnership
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."

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Massachusetts Promise Fellowship
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 to read blog articles posted by members.

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Massachusetts Service Alliance
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."

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Mentor Colorado
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.:

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MENTOR Illinois
Formed as Illinois Mentoring Partnership in 2011 and rebranded as MENTOR Illinois in Jan 2017. It's part of the national MENTOR network of partners focusing on helping mentoring programs grow in different cities and states.

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Mentor Michigan
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."

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MENTOR, National Mentoring Partnership - Search for Programs
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."

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Mentoring Coalition of San Diego County
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."

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