DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Iowa Mentoring Partnership, a collaborative program of Volunteer Iowa, launched a newly redesigned website which serves as the central hub for information on youth mentoring in the state of Iowa. The website, which can be found at https://www.iowamentoring.org, uses a responsive design enabling visitors to use their smartphones or tablets with the same functionality as visitors using a desktop computer.
“The new website will provide public and private stakeholders with quality information in a user-friendly format,” said Mary Sheka, Iowa Mentoring Partnership Director. “Keeping our website up-to-date with the latest technology while providing user-friendly functionality is important to us, especially with the increasing dependence on mobile devices in today’s culture.”
Visitors can access information about becoming a mentor and connecting with a local high quality youth mentoring program. Visitors can also easily find the latest mentoring news, research and resources.
The website was redesigned in partnership with Iowa Interactive, LLC, of Des Moines. The Iowa Mentoring Partnership and Iowa Interactive operate under a self-funded model in which no additional tax dollars were used to develop or maintain the website.
The Iowa Mentoring Partnership website is the tenth state agency to implement Iowa Interactive’s content management system (CMS). In addition to the CMS product, Iowa Interactive manages the state’s official Web portal, Iowa.gov, and specializes in other online government applications.
About Iowa Mentoring Partnership
The Iowa Mentoring Partnership (IMP) serves as the certifying body for youth mentoring programs in Iowa, advancing the quality of the mentoring field by providing professional development; engaging stakeholders to increase the number of mentors; and creating awareness of the positive benefits of youth mentoring as a proven youth development strategy. IMP is a collaborative program of Volunteer Iowa and works to build relationships between government, private, and public agencies in support of youth mentoring which is essential for strengthening families, communities and the state of Iowa. More information is available at www.iowamentoring.org.
About Volunteer Iowa (or Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service)
Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at www.volunteeriowa.org.
About Iowa Interactive
Iowa Interactive, (II) is responsible for the oversight of the development of the official website for the state of Iowa, Iowa.gov. The portal operates through a public-private relationship between the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and the Iowa Interactive, LLC, to help Iowa government entities Web-enable their information services. The Iowa interactive builds, operates, maintains and markets Iowa.gov and is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
Founded in 1992, NIC (EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government websites, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The Company's innovative eGovernment services help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times, most recently ranked at No. 36 (2014), and the Company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at https://www.egov.com.