Ignite is a new ICF Foundation initiative supporting a long-term strategy of advancing social progress through coaching, everywhere in the world. Our goal is to support organizations around the world who are working on United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

In this inaugural year, the focus is on Goal 4 Quality Education – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Measurable outcomes will be rolled up globally to demonstrate the viability of coaching as a tool for change.


How ICF New Mexico will Strengthen Our Community

people-3152585_1280 We believe that education and coaching create ripple effects. As individuals become more skilled and confident, they can have a greater positive impact on their community.

ICF NM will partner with Communities in Schools New Mexico. Communities in Schools is a national organization with a rigorously tested model proven to dramatically enhance educational outcomes for its students. It pairs social workers with children in poverty to provide them with basic necessities such as food and clothing as well as educational mentoring.  Watch this video to learn more about the CIS model.

Communities in Schools New Mexico was founded in September 2012. It has grown from providing services in 2 schools to 8 schools, all in Santa Fe. They’d like to develop a K-12 pipeline of services as well as expand services to other areas in New Mexico. Their primary challenges are lack of personnel and funding.

How Can I Learn More and Get Involved?

There are many ways to help! Measuring and communicating progress, administration, generating PR. If CIS NM is able to hire additional personnel, we’ll need more coaches too! Eligible coaches have a PCC, MCC or ACC that’s been renewed.

orange-3134148_640To get an overview of how Ignite will work, see the Ignite Roadmap.

To get involved or learn more contact Lisa Brewer, ICF NM Ignite Project Manager: