Become an iMentor Partner

Overview

In February, 2015, iMentor will select our 2015 National Cohort for launch in Fall 2015 and choose prospective partners for fall 2016 launch. Pre-applications must be submitted electronically and are due on December 19, 2015.

We anticipate partnering with national non-profits, school districts, charter school networks, mentoring organizations and community based collaboratives seeking to rapidly build or strengthen their college access results for low-income students by adopting iMentor’s model.

Through these renewable 3 year National Partnerships we will share our curriculum, technology, evaluation and best practices, and provide comprehensive ongoing individual and cohort-based support. In exchange we ask our partners to make 4 commitments: 

  • Adopt iMentor’s comprehensive research-based model in school based settings.
  • Recruit, train, and support mentors with iMentor’s comprehensive support.
  • Hire a staff member to manage each cohort of roughly 100 students-mentor pairs.
  • Secure the funds to support the partnership over 3 years – paying for access to iMentor’s comprehensive guidance and tools and membership in the learning cohort.

Get Started

1. Sign up for a webinar to learn more about our model and selection process and prepare to complete a pre-application

a. Tuesday, November 11, 3-4 pm EST
b. Wednesday, November 19, 11 am–12 pm EST
c. Thursday, November 20, 4 pm–5 pm EST

2. Schedule an optional follow up call with Lisa Ulrich, iMentor Partnerships Campaign Director after the webinar. 

3. Review the pre-application overview, which includes selection criteria, to prepare to complete the pre-application by December 19.

For further information contact Lisa Ulrich, lulrich@imentor.org

Partner Selection and Onboarding Timeline 

Sign up for an iMentor National Partnerships Campaign Webinar for a comprehensive overview of our model, results, and selection process

 November 11, 19, 20

Participate in an exploratory phone call with iMentor National Partnerships team.

November 10–28   Sign up here. 

Pre-application due, submitted electronically.

December 19, 5 pm EST

Finalists informed, including feedback and next steps.

End of week of January 5, 2015

Coaching with selective prospective partners to prepare  Final Applications.

January 12– February 6

Final Applications due, submitted electronically.

February 6, 5 pm EST

National partners informed of selection for 2015 and 2016 cohorts.

February 20

Timeline below for 2015 Partner Cohort only

Return signed contract to iMentor, including non-refundable $5K deposit.

March 10

Partners submit remainder of first year fee payment of $25K.

March 27t

Onboarding and iMentor Partner Training in NYC.   

Week of March 30.  Dates to be set by January 2105

April–June 2015

Continued local onboarding and training

July 2015

Program implementation begins for 2015 Cohort

Background and Application Documents

  • iMentor National Partnerships Campaign Overview
  • Pre-application overview, including selection criteria
  • Pre-application
  • Final application – coming soon!

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