CPM and ARM member gathered and volunteered their time to provide the foundation for the initial program offering. IREM faculty and CPM members comprised the first steering committee who met with the community partner to determine the needs of the students that we wished to serve and develop course offerings that would accompany RES201 in providing a well-rounded curriculum to prepare for re-entry into the work community.
REstart works collaboratively with community service organizations committed to the needs of our target groups. Once students are accepted into the program, they begin a rigorous 4 week classroom and 4 week internship program.
Our Curriculum was prepared to offer a variety of life experiences:
- Potential students complete class applications and interview for class assignment
- Welcome to REstart and orientation to the Property Management Industry, the Institute of Real Estate Management, and the Accredited Residential Manager designation
- Assignment of a coach to each student- an industry professional/volunteer
- A mentor is assigned to each class- typically a graduate
- Classroom Instruction- RES201- taught by IREM faculty or CPM member
- Self Empowerment/Defense- industry partner/volunteer
- Fair Housing- attorney/volunteer
- Leasing- industry professional/volunteer
- Landlord/Tenant Law- industry professional/volunteer
- Tour of Apartment Community-Volunteer site and industry professionals
- Business Ethics and Etiquette- industry professional/volunteer
- How to prepare a resume and how to interview-Staffing Company professional/volunteer
- Four week internship at Apartment Community working on-site or at a Property Management Company corporate offices- All volunteer