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The ideas shared in this monthly newsletter can be used by resource providers, political leaders, non profit leaders, volunteers and youth to help mentor-rich programs thrive in all of the neighborhoods where they are most needed.
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If your organization has thousands of dollars for advertising you probably don't need any help to attract volunteers and donors. However, if you're like most smaller nonprofit youth serving organizations, building attention and attracting volunteers and donors is a huge challenge.
That's why I highlight the efforts of leaders like Dan Cotter, who is the 2014-15 President of the Chicago Bar Association, and has been raising money for tutor/mentor programs in Chicago for more than 10 years. I wrote about Dan's efforts, and showed how he is using social media, in this article.
Visit the Tutor/MentorInstitute Video Channel to see more ways to support the growth of youth tutoring,mentoring programs..
This article from 1994 highlights areas of Chicago where kids live at risk. Browse articles on this site and see that in 2014 kids are still at risk in these areas.
Visit the this section of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site to see how maps can be used to help build a distribution of resources to all of the areas with high poverty, poorly performing schools, and other indicators showing need for volunteer-based tutor, mentor and learning programs operating in non-school hours..
Below you can see a graphic showing four times a year when our collective efforts can help build public greater awareness and draw needed resources directly to the different tutoring and/or mentoring programs operating in the Chicago region.
Thisisan event cycle that repeats every year. You can read about this here.Apply the thinking in this article to helping volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs grow in more places.
This is a strategy that is needed in every city with large pockets of concentrated poverty. If you already have a strategy in place, please connect with us in Chicago.
Illinois Conference on Volunteer Administration, August 14, 2014 at Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago.learn more
SmartForce Student Summit, Chicago, Sept. 8-13, 2014
Learn about careers in manufacturing technology. Free to middle school, high school students. Learn more at this link.
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What I'm Reading...
Most of my blog articles include graphics that illustrate the long-term process of helping kids move through school and into jobs.
Mapping Ideas, Networks, Relationships. See article.
Problem Solving, Systems Thinking, Hacking: Violence, Education, Jobs. See article.
Follow up to May 12, 2014 On the Table event organized by Chicago Community Trust. See article.
White House Calls for Mentors. My Brothers Keeper. Read more
Strengthening the Field of Black Male Achievement. Read more.
Stanford Social Innovation Review- strategic philanthropy. Read more
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