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2016 Interview with Meg Minor of Illinois Wesleyan (Pdf)
This is a transcript of an interview conducted in 2016, asking about my memories of former IWU president Minor Myers, Jr, who was tremendously supportive of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and my work with inner city kids.

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Culture of Empathy Builder: Dan Bassill
This is interview of Dan Bassill on the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy web site.

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How to Build a T/MC in Ohio Cities - article on i-Open blog (2015)
This article was shared via the I-0pen blog on September 19, 2015. It's an article that could be re-written by leaders in any city, focusing on building T/MC type intermediaries in the 100 largest cities of the US, and in similar large cities of the world. This is one of five T/MC guest articles on the I-Open blog.

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Mentoring's Promise and Limits - The Atlantic- 12-2016
The article features an interview with Dan Bassill, who created the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1993, and Leo Hall, who Dan first met in 1973 when Leo was a 4th grader living in the Cabrini Green area of Chicago.

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Our Social Service Samurai: Dan Bassill
This is an interview of Dan Bassill, founder of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, on the "kellyfairthementor" Blog.

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Tutor/Mentor Institute - Copies of news interviews
At this page you can see dozens of newspaper articles and trade publications where the Tutor/Mentor Connection has encouraged support of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in all parts of the Chicago region.

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Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Interview on BlogTalkRadio 8-3-2015
This interview provided overview of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC strategy and use of maps. Hosted by Valerie Leonard on BlogTalkRadio, 8-3-15.

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"Crowdsourcing the MacArthur Award" Article in PC World recognizes T/MC leader
This 2009 article by Phil Shapiro, on a PCWorld blog, recognizes Dan Bassill and others for innovative ideas.

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A 1997 Case Study of the Tutor/Mentor Connection by Chapin Hall
This report details a case study of the Tutor-Mentor Connection (T/MC), an organization designed to build infrastructures to expand and improve after-school tutoring and mentoring opportunities for inner-city children in Chicago. The case study was conducted over a 3-month period in 1997 and was intended as a limited exploration of one model for developing an infrastructure among a particular type of primary support organization.

Note: this link points to the Wayback Machine web archive, since the page is no longer on the Chapin Hall web site.

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ACACIA Newsletter Article features D. Bassill
This March 09 article was sent to all active and alumni members of the Acacia Fraternity which has chapters in many universities throughout the country. In the mid 1990s Bassill received Acacia's highest honor, the Award of Merit. He also received the Order of Pythagoras Award.

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Article about Tutor/Mentor Conference on youth program blog
This 2012 article on the FeMe Outreach program blog was written following their participation in the 2012 Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference. We encourage more organizations to write stories about the resources offered by Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.

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Blau Exchange Interview with Dan Bassill
This is a January 2007 interview that was originally posted on the Blau Exchange web site. It does a good job of expressing the goals of the Tutor/Mentor Connection.

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CMaps from around the world - includes Tutor/Mentor maps
This site hosts examples of Cmaps created by people from around the world, and includes the Tutor/Mentor Connection as one example. Scroll down to the second page to find T/MC.

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Dan Bassill and the Tutor/Mentor Institute - Jefferson Award Blog
This is a 2014 interview with Daniel F. Bassill, D.H.L., posted on the blog of the Jefferson Awards for Public Service. Bassill received the Jefferson Award in 1982.

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Give This Man a Genius Award: Dan Bassill of Chicago's Tutor/Mentor Connection
2014 introduction written by Steve Sewall on his blog.

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Have Fun Do Good, non profit blog exchange
This is a blog shares many ideas that non profits can use to build more effective fund raising strategies. The article this link points to is one where the writer points to the Tutor/Mentor Connection, as part of a "Non Profit Blog Exchange".

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How to Build Culture of Empathy - interview with Dan Bassill
This is a 2012 interview with Edwin Rutsch who leads the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy
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Interview with Nellie Deutsch on Wiz IQ (2012)
This is a brief recording from a one-hour session hosted by Nellie Deutsch in 2012 on WizIQ.
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The MapTogether project provides free map-related training and tools for community and nonprofit groups around the world.  Its resources include  software, data sets, online mapping services, documentation, and training resources.  In addition, its geographers provide free in-person "community mapping clinics" in cities across the United States and Canada.  The MapTogether team is also available for private consultation and training as well as full-scale GIS application development and hosting.

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Policy Link Study - Bridging Organizational Divide

This 2001 report describes innovative uses of technology in the non profit sector.  The Tutor/Mentor Connection is mentioned on page 24.  Much has changed since this report was written. The only thing that has not change is the access to funding to be able to innovate these uses of technology at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection.


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T/MC use of maps - article on Social Butterfly

Writer talks about Tutor/Mentor Connection maps and says " I look forward to sharing Dan’s work with you as I think Dan is doing a fantastic job of creating a 1, 2 Punch when it comes to tackling giant issues (i.e. poverty and education) through mapping technology."

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Tutor/Mentor Connection in Relational Poverty Network library
The Relational Poverty Network promotes uses of GIS mapping in solving local/global problems. It's based at the University of Washington. The Tutor/Mentor Connection was added in June 2015
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Webheads Discussions featuring Tutor/Mentor Connection
Webheads is an international group of educators formed in the late 1990s. Members meet on-line weekly to network, share ideas and learn new ways to use technology in learning. Dan Bassill of Tutor/Mentor Connection (1993-2011) and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC has been part of the group since 2004. This links points to an archive of some events Bassill participated in.

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What made me who I am - first 20 years of Dan Bassill
This is an article posted on the I-Open blog that shows my growth from a volunteer offering one hour a week, to a leader devoting countless hours to helping youth tutoring, mentoring and learning programs grow.

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Youth Today: Afterschool Programs Learn to Tutor - Interview with Dan Bassill
This article, titled After School Programs Learn to Tutorappeared in the July 2006 issue of Youth Today.

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