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This article printed in the Chicago Tribune in December 1994 outlines the Public Awareness strategy that the T/MC has been leading every year since then.  

Visit this page to find a list of stories that support this strategy. Click the link to open a PDF and read the story. The ideas shared in these stories are just as relevant today as in the past and the challenges of poverty are eVisit this page to see more than 4 dozen stories published in Chicago media and other outlets as part of the Tutor/Mentor Connection's on-going event and public awareness strategy.

If you want to build more attention for tutor/mentor programs in your city, or in the Chicago area, why not enlist the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Dan Bassill as your consultant and/or partner. This media strategy is part of an overall goal of increasing the number of people who are involved in building a universe of mentor-rich non-school learning centers in Chicago. Yet the annual funds available since 1994 have been less than $150,000 per year.

This report shows that this is far less than should be available to support tutor/mentor programs in Chicago, but it's what the Tutor/Mentor Connection was able to raise each year from 1993 to 2011. 

Since 2011 funds have been less than $10,000 per year.

 If you'd like to help us continue and/or grow this strategy visit this page and make a contribution --- which is not tax deductible due to the Tutor/Mentor Institute,LLC tax structure, but does support this web site and all the other work being done to help tutor/mentor programs grow in Chicago and other cities.

If you'd like to help re-build the Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago, or in another city, reach out to Dan Bassill at to discuss ways you and your business, faith group or foundation can become a "tipping point" in Chicago or a catalyst for change in your own city.

Instead of spending millions of dollars on inventing a strategy why not invest in the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC which has been building a "master plan" since 1994.