What We do
DCTMI acts as a matchmaker, matching members of the community from DC and the near suburbs with 50 partner tutoring and mentoring programs.
How we work
Creating the best partnerships
for our mentors and students
We then enter your information into our bespoke database and strive to make the perfect match with a partner.
You then receive a notification via email about your partner and with the partner information in CC. For example, if you sign up at a farmers market on Saturday, we enter your information on Monday and contact you on Tuesday. You confirm on Wednesday with the volunteer coordinator and set up your onboarding with them. Et voila! You’ve begun your tutoring and mentoring relationship!
We then follow up 6 months later to see how everything is going. We also may contact you via text message if we haven’t heard from you about the opportunity. Of course, the above scenario is an ideal one: background checks for new volunteers can take anywhere from two or three days by some of our fastest partners, to a month or more for those working inside DC Public Schools, due to more stringent background check requirements.