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Impact Projects - Terms and Conditions

What you need to know about the Impact Project program Terms and Conditions

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All participants of the Impact Projects program must read and abide by the Riipen terms and conditions listed below. Both learners and employers must agree to these conditions in order to join the Impact Projects program on the Riipen platform.

Employer/Company Requirements

Eligibility

  • I attest that I am either a not-for-profit employer, public sector employer (post-secondary institution), or private sector employer.

  • I attest that I am located in the United States.

  • I attest that I am a registered business in the United States with a valid Employer Identification Number (EIN).

  • I acknowledge that as a condition of this partnership, I must provide documented proof of being a registered business entity in the United States. This may include, but is not limited to, a valid Employer Identification Number (EIN), articles of incorporation, business license, or any other relevant documentation issued by the appropriate authorities.

  • I attest that I am not an elected official or an organization that engages in partisan political activities, and/or federal, state, and municipal government.

  • I understand and attest that neither the company nor I can charge learners any form of payment to participate in the project and shall not directly profit from their participation.

  • I understand that as an employer, neither the company nor I am entitled to claim any payment from learners or to receive any monies paid to the learners in the form of a honorarium.

Project Requirements

  • I understand that I must define the project scope up-front to the best of my ability, limiting changes once learners are approved for the project.

  • I understand that I must be available for a discussion with the Impact Projects program team to initiate the relationship and confirm that the project scope is an appropriate fit for the program.

  • I understand that the project timelines must align with the Impact Projects program schedule. If the project end date must change, the participants must notify the Impact Projects team a minimum of 5 business days prior to the end date currently recorded in the platform.

  • Employer projects starting between July and September 2024 must be completed within 2 - 4 weeks of project start and by the listed ended date for each cohort. Learner and employer exit surveys and employer feedback must also be submitted within 2 weeks of project completion.

Data Analytics

July 15 2024 - August 9 2024

IT Support

Cohort One: July 15 2024 - August 9 2024

Cohort Two: August 12 2024 - September 6 2024

Cohort Three: September 9 2024 - October 4 2024

  • I understand I will be matched with a team of 3-5 Impact Projects learners to work on my project. The honorarium can only be granted to eligible learners selected to participate by Impact Projects and all participants must come through the Riipen platform under the program. Learners cannot be invited directly by the employer.

  • I understand that I must provide a project that requires no more than 40 hours of work per learner. If more than 40 hours of work is required, the learners will not be able to complete the project under this program.

  • I understand that as the employer, I must make a good-faith effort to ensure that the project allows each of the 3-5 learners 40 hours of experience.

  • I understand that I must provide ongoing mentorship and guidance to the learners who are working on my project(s). I must be responsive to any questions, and check in on progress to help ensure a good result.

  • I understand that this program requires that learners receive at least 5 hours of mentorship throughout the project.

  • Upon completion of the project, I will confirm with the Impact Projects program team that each learner has completed 40 hours of work within 4 weeks, by providing comprehensive feedback on the platform.

  • I understand that I must complete the Impact Projects program exit survey and approve project deliverables submitted by the learners at the conclusion of the project. If I hire a learner at the completion of the project, I may be invited to complete a follow up survey about my experiences with Impact Projects.

  • I acknowledge that participation in this program requires a commitment to completing these surveys and failure to do so may result in my inability to post new projects.

  • I understand that participants of the Impact Projects program are engaged via Riipen Networks Inc., and as such, Riipen meets all Occupational and Health Standard requirements legislated by federal and state governments.

  • I acknowledge I must provide learners with all relevant information concerning health and safety standards and regulations with regard to their work environment to include any and all required safety equipment to complete their work. This must be completed within the first week of the project.

  • The Impact Projects program is offered by Riipen in partnership with Colorado Community College System (CCCS). I understand that as part of the initiative, CCCS would like to have the opportunity to check in with me periodically to ask some follow-up questions and to provide information about future opportunities. To that end, I agree to engage in follow-up sessions with CCCS.

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Learner Requirements

Eligibility

  • I confirm that I am a participant of the Impact Projects program and have completed all requirements provided by the program leads prior to this employer project.

  • I am legally entitled to work in the United States according to the relevant state and federal legislation and regulations, throughout the entire duration of the project period.

  • I understand that in order to receive the $800 honorarium for the project I must meet the eligibility requirements described on this page, and I must submit my final deliverable to the employer through the Riipen platform.

Employment Status

  • I acknowledge and agree that I am not, and will not become, by participating in this program, an employee of Riipen Networks Inc., or any affiliated education partner, or project partner company.

  • I acknowledge that upon joining the Impact Projects program, I will be required to submit my legal name, social security number (SSN) and mailing address in order to be issued a 1099 tax form for any honorarium payments made to me.

  • I understand that I am solely responsible for reporting any income that I earn through this program in accordance with applicable laws, including US income tax policies.

Project Requirements

  • I understand that only projects that are approved by the Impact Projects program team and accessed through the Riipen platform are eligible for the honorarium.

  • I understand that I must be confirmed and added to a project team before the start date and must track progress through the platform from start to finish. Projects completed/tracked off platform will not qualify for the $800 honorarium.

  • I understand that I must complete 40 hours of work within 4 weeks on a schedule agreed by my learner team and the employer, to qualify for the honorarium payment. Those 40 hours must be spent in a good faith effort to complete the project as defined by the employer. Working above 40 hours is not recommended or required, and will not be compensated. Partial payments are not offered.

  • I understand that I must not exceed 8 hours of project work every day.

  • I understand that I must communicate with the employer before and during the project to fully understand the project scope and ensure work is on track.
    (Recommendation: respond to all communication within 72 hours.)

  • I understand that the project timelines must align with the Impact Projects program schedule. Projects starting between July and September 2024 must be completed within 2 - 4 weeks of project start and by the listed ended date for each cohort. Learner exit surveys and employer feedback must also be submitted within 2 weeks of project completion.

Data Analytics

July 15 2024 - August 9 2024

IT Support

Cohort One: July 15 2024 - August 9 2024

Cohort Two: August 12 2024 - September 6 2024

Cohort Three: September 9 2024 - October 4 2024

  • I acknowledge that I am required to upload the final project deliverables to the employer via the Riipen platform at project submission. Final deliverables should include

    • A final submission as outlined in the project description and required by the employer

    • Hours tracked in Riipen’s work log feature totalling 40 hours

    • Brief reflection of your experience on the project

For more details on the deliverables required to receive payment, see our FAQs.

  • I understand that my team must provide our final submission on the Riipen platform prior to the project end date. If the employer and my team collectively agree to change the end date, I will notify the Impact Projects program Team (impactprojects@riipen.com) a minimum of 5 business days prior to the end date currently recorded on the platform.

  • I understand that payment will be made only after I have completed the exit survey and the Impact Projects team has evaluated the project submission, with input from the employer. A project that is not completed will not be eligible for the honorarium. Payment processing is not immediate. Riipen operates a 21-day payout period for learners completing Impact Projects employer projects. A honorarium will begin to be processed when the employer provides feedback on a project submission and the learner exit survey has been received.

  • I understand that after the completion of the employer project, I will be invited to complete follow up surveys about my experiences with Impact Projects and my employment journey. I acknowledge that participation in this program requires a commitment to completing this survey.

  • I understand that I will only work on one Impact Projects employer project and will only be paid for that one project once completed and in accordance with the statements above.

  • I acknowledge that if I receive a honorarium payment which I was not entitled to, I may need to return such funds. This includes but is not limited to situations such as: i. the amount of any payments made to me in error; ii. the amount of any payments made in excess of the amount actually owed to me; iii. the amount of any payments that I received, while ineligible to receive them.

  • The Impact Projects program is offered by Riipen in partnership with Colorado Community College System (CCCS). I understand that as part of the initiative, CCCS would like to have the opportunity to check in with me periodically to ask some follow-up questions and to provide information about future opportunities. To that end, I agree to engage in follow-up sessions with CCCS.

Still have questions? Reach out to us via live-chat in the avocado found in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen or via email at impactprojects@riipen.com

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