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While you can use a search engine like Google and find information to help you build and sustain a volunteer-based tutor/mentor program, you can also use the T/MC library.
The library has aggregated and categorized more than 2000 links to information leaders, volunteers and donors can use to build a collective understanding of where and why tutor/mentor programs are needed, as well as ways to support them more consistently for a longer period of years.
There are many additional categories in the library. Spend some time browsing the sections and bookmark those you'd like to visit again.
Illustrated PDF strategy essays in Tutor/Mentor library.
Visualizations of strategy in Tutor/Mentor Pinterest library
Mapping for Justice blog, with examples of how GIS maps can be used.Click here.
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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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The Tutor/Mentor Conferences are intended to inspire people in public, private and non-profit sectors to borrow ideas from existing programs and solutions to innovate new ways to support constantly improving tutoring, mentoring and learning programs and help make them available to k-16 youth in all areas with high concentrations of poverty and other indicators showing need for extra adult and learning supports.
This newsletter and weekly blog articles have the same goal. Since we're headed into the year end philanthropy and gift giving period, below are some ideas I hope you'll discuss in open forums, even if you can't attend the November 7th conference in Chicago.
This is graphic shows pages from the Boston Indicators Project and Boston Common web sites. In this article I provide links to these sides and show how data collected to show where help is needed in the Boston area is supported by another platform that is helping raise money for organization operating in each category.
Are you signed up for #ILGiveBig, which is being organized by the Donors Forum of Chicago with a goal of raising $12 million raised by Illinois nonprofits from 100,000 individual donors -- in one day..
These are all steps in the right direction, aimed at helping a wide range of organizations find the operating dollars they need. If a larger number of youth tutoring, mentoring and learning programs are represented, our next challenge will be a) increase the number of donors; and b) increase the ability of each organization to use the funds in constant program improvement.
This leads to learning from others. This graphic illustrates that non-school programs can offer many different forms of learning and mentoring. It's part of a PDF essay showing how teams from the business community can support the growth of mentor rich organizations.
On Pinterest I show many graphics that have been used in Tutor/Mentor articles. Many were created by interns, which illustrates another form of learning that volunteers could support in many different programs. In future conferences youth could be leading workshops using their own graphics to organize and communicate ideas.
I include maps in most of my articles to emphasize the need for solutions that reach youth in all high poverty areas of a region, not just in a few high profile areas, or high profile organizations.
If you're already part of groups looking at these ideas, or have created innovative solutions that help programs throughout Chicago or other cities, use Twitter or Facebook to shareyour links with me and others.
"Passion at Work: Cultivating Worker Passion as a Cornerstone for Talent Development " This Deloitte University Press report describes passionate workers as people who "are committed to continually achieving higher levels of performance." Read more.
Richest People in the US. The Forbes 400. See what I wrote about "Billionaires adopting Neighborhoods of Chicago. Click here
The Chicago Health Atlas , one of the projects of the Smart Chicago Collaborative . Read more .
Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World, from the SSIR web site. Click here
November 4, 2014 Election Toolkit, from Voices for Illinois Children. Click here
Browse the Tutor/Mentor Connection Web Library for articles to support your on-going learning and efforts to build and sustain organizations that help improve the quality of life for everyone living in urban areas such as Chicago If you find interesting article in the library, share with your friends and volunteers on Twitter.
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