National Partnerships

 

Overview:  

Partnerships are central to the CIS model. For years CIS has been partnering with other organizations to help reach millions of students across our nation. Vetting, managing and sustaining partnerships is an everyday task  for site coordinators, program managers, executive directors and state directors. The national partnership strategy framework explains how the CIS national office moves potential partners through a  comprehensive vetting process that contains five main phases. Local affiliates and state offices can use and adapt this framework to meet their own needs. 

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Phase One: Identifying and Matching Needs

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Phase Two: Determine the alignment and rank the partner

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Phase Three: Formalize Partnership

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Phase Four: Collaborate with your Schools

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Phase Five: Evaluate Results

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For tools and resources on:

  • Needs Assessment

  • Partner Mapping

  • Resource Mapping

  • Identifying Needs

For tools and resources on:

  • Needs Assessment

  • Partner Mapping

  • Resource Mapping

  • Identifying Needs

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  • Agreement with partners

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  • Collaborating with schools

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  • Working with partners to evaluate results

  • Setting goals, inputs outcomes and desired impact/results

In addition to the national partnership strategy and framework, you’ll also find a list of core national partners and programs categorized by service category. Below outlines our CORE national partners and examples on how CIS is partnering on a local level. A core partner is one that is engaged on a national level and has been vetted through the national partnership framework, has an executed national MOU, has an assigned CIS staff member to manage the partnership and is promoted in our network. If you are interested in learning more about CIS core partners and how to connect with them, please contact Ashlee Chapman, chapmana@cisnet.org, who serves as the main point of contact and liaison to CIS national core partnerships. 

Benefits of CIS National’s CORE partners to the Network:

  1. CIS National facilitates strategy & local connection

  2. CIS National can guide partnership replication & best-practices

  3. Opportunity to promote local efforts & create impact at national scale

  4. ‘Shovel-ready’, trusted partner 

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*Partners recognized in EOY data

 

For more information on the core national partner organizations listed above, please visit Compass (password: empower). Be on the lookout for local examples of how CIS affiliates across the network have put these partners in action in webinars, on Yammer, on Compass at our conferences and in the weekly briefing!

Do you have a local partnership with a national organization that you want to share with the rest of the CIS network? Let us know! Email Ashlee Chapman, chapmana@cisnet.org