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Partner With Us

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Ready to partner with us?  Here is a summary of the process.

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    Sign Up

    Fill out our form, linked below, and give us as much information as you can about your organization. The more detailed you are, the quicker we can get you started!

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    Our director, Tom Pollak, would love to speak with you over the phone or, even better, in person to determine how we can best help your organization. We are located in Columbia Heights.

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    Get Started

    If we determine your organiztion is a great match for DCTMI, we will ask for any additional details necessary to start the process. Welcome to the DCTMI family!

Work with us

We are thrilled you are interested in becoming partners! Learn more about the requirements and process below, or get in contact with us here.


We require all of our partner organization to have a process for performing background checks on all new volunteers


We want to make sure all of our volunteers are prepared to work with you, which is why we require you train all new volunteers.

Volunteer Support

All partner organizations must have a staff avaliable ready to support volunteers should the need arise


We want to make sure our volunteers are able to start working with you as soon as possible, which is why we strongly suggest that you are able to process and contact new volunteers within 2-3 business days.

Keep us Updated

We rely on accurate information to best match our volunteers with your organization, which is why we need you to update us on any changes to your programs as quickly as possible.

Brand Awareness

We list you as a partner organization online and provide your contact information to volunteers.  If you have any concerns about this, please let us know during the interview.

We’re excited about our partnership!

We are thrilled you are interested in partnering with DCTMI! Please fill out the form below, and we will be in contact shortly.

In a nutshell, DCTMI partners with more than 50 nonprofit tutoring, mentoring, and after-school programs and schools in the District of Columbia and in the adjacent suburbs. Our commitment is to find volunteers for our partners. We do NOT charge anything for the service but do ask that our partners be responsive to us and to the volunteers that we connect to your organization and that you have processes in place for criminal background checks, training, and support of your volunteers.

Partnership Form

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