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STEM Corps Program Manual – Not-for-profit

Not-for-profit Roles, Commitments, and Responsibilities

 

Roles

Identify a need in the community that their non-profit can solve in a sustainable way.

Provide a community-enriching project idea to meet that need.

 

Commitments

Provide the CMG, mentor and student with all the information to work towards the solution.

Provide any additional resources and intelligence unique to the agency that CMG, mentor or student may need to build the solution.

Utilize project solution and products in the best interest of the community.

 

Responsibilities

Meet with CMG, mentor and student at prescribed times to measure project progress.

Provide any additional resources and intelligence unique to the agency that CMG, mentor or student may need to build the solution.

Sustain the project solution and products to continue to add to their community.

 

Project Process

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  1. Not-for-profit agency submits a project. Projects would have been vetted and approved by the program director.  An assessment includes determining the skill set that will be needed to complete the project.  A mentor will be selected from the pool of existing mentors with the required skill set.

  2. Student selects a project.

  3. Mentor assigned to assist the student in the execution of the project.

  4. Once a mentor is assigned, the student can commence work on the project. As a first step, the mentor and the student will discuss a projected timeframe to have the project complete. Together, they will determine a project plan, including the scope, communication plan, and required resources. 

  5. Funding the project will become the task of the Executive Director or his designee.

  6. Student will work on their projects at their regularly scheduled class periods until completion.

  7. Once project is complete, Computer Mentors will host a recognition ceremony. The ceremony will include a presentation by the student of the project and recognition of their mentor. Ceremonies with other projects may be combined and it is anticipated that ceremonies may occur at certain fixed dates during the year.

  8. After completion of the project and recognition, the student is free to select a new project and repeat this process until such time as there are no longer eligible to be in the program.