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Trevor commented on Millennial TechCorps

Hey Liz!

Great work leading the charge on this concept. Several of my colleagues attended the CGI conference in NY last week, and it sounds like there was significant buzz surrounding all of the winning ideas. Have you had any luck identifying folks who are keen to bring this to life?

Congrats!

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Trevor commented on Millennial TechCorps

So glad these brainstorms could be helpful, Liz! We had a blast walking though all of the possible scenarios. The beauty of this idea is that this program would benefit the young professionals and the participating organizations alike. There is so much potential here.

A couple additional thoughts on recruiting: Consider a partnership with CGIU (Clinton Global Initiative University). Over 1,000 students come together to tackle real world challenges, and I would imagine many of them would be ideal participants for Millennial Tech Corps. Many of these students undertake "Commitments to Action," and a position in the Tech Corps would be a nice extension of their commitments, or an incentive to completing their challenge.

CGI has significant reach within the nonprofit community, and CGIU a growing presence in the university sphere. Consider building with this infrastructure in mind, as they would likely be incredible allies to get this program off the ground!

Also, I love what Gavin mentioned about partnering with schools to identify likely candidates. If you reach out to university career centers and empower them to have a hand in the selection process (e.g. by encouraging teachers to nominate a couple of students, or by allowing each university career center you work with to offer a certain number of slots to their students), you could pre-screen and also provide a value-add to the universities. This would make it a bit easier to line up the class credit component, and get the program in front of more young folks. On the job search front, consider platforms like http://idealist.org.

Best of luck as you continue to refine! I'll be following along as I would love to see this idea take flight. Let me know if I can support or help out in any way.

-Trevor