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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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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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1965 to June 2011 timeline for Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection
This is one of several concept maps on this web site. It shows key actions from 1965 to June 30, 2011 which supported the development of a single volunteer-based tutor/mentor program Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy designed to help similar programs be available to youth in all high poverty areas of the Chicago region. In June 2011 this organization split into two separate structures, with the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC being formed to continue the work of the Tutor/Mentor Connection.

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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.

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A Full List of Awards and Recognition of Daniel Bassill and Tutor/Mentor Connection
This is a list of awards and recognition Dan Bassill received for work with volunteer based tutor/mentor programs and the Tutor/Mentor Connection since the mid 1970s. In 2011 the two parts of this organization split and the Tutor/Mentor Connection is now supported through the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, led by Dan Bassill.

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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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Associated College 2004 Shining Example of Liberal Arts for Leadership Award
Daniel F. Bassill, a 1968 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, was named a 2004 Shining Example of Liberal Arts for Leadership by the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI). Bassill was honored for his commitment to helping low-income youth beat the odds to finish high school and go on to college.

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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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Blog connecting T/MC and Africa
This blog is written by Abdiel Kude who I've been networking and sharing ideas with for more than five years.

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Blogs on Tutor/Mentor Connection Ning site
At this site you can read blog articles by Dan Bassill and interns working with the Tutor/Mentor Connection since 2005. You can also create your own profile and write your own blog articles.

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Blogs where Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC connecting with others
This concept map is a place where I'm archiving conversations via blog articles that Dan Bassill, founder of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, has been having with people from around the US and the world. Write about the T/MC and I'll add you to the map.

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Cabrini Blog - 2006 until July 2011
This blog was the main blog for Cabrini Connections up till July 2011, written by the administrative coordinator and focusing on activities of the program.

This blog is no longer being used by the organization, but serves as a model of how a tutor/mentor program can be transparent with how it supports youth and volunteers and educates the public.

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Cabrini-Green Housing Projects
Dan Bassill, the leader of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and the Tutor/Mentor Connection, has been involved with youth living in the Cabrini Green area since 1973 when he joined a tutoring program that had been started by employees of the Montgomery Ward corporate headquarters in Chicago in 1965.  This wikipedia page provides a good amount of information about the Cabrini Green Public Housing Projects in Chicago.

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Classroom 20 ed technology forum - Dan Bassill Page
This was one of the earliest on-line communities for people who use technology in education and schools and continues to be a hob for a global learning community. This page points to the personal profile page and blog articles of Dan Bassill, founder of Tutor/Mentor Connection, who joined the forum in 2007.

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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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Connect on Linked IN
This is Dan Bassill's profile page.  Dan is part of several Groups forming on Linked In such as one on volunteerism and this hosted by the Mentoring Partnership of New  York.

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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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Dan Bassill's Tutor/Mentor Blog - focuses on building strong organizations
Bassill and 6 other volunteers created the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Cabrini Connections in 1992. Bassill started writing this blog in 2005 and uses it as a "text book" of ideas that anyone in the world can learn from. Past articles are as valuable as current ones.

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Giraffe Hero - Dan Bassill, Founder of Tutor/Mentor Connection
The Giraffe Project recognized people around the world for "sticking their necks out" to solve local and world problems Dan Bassill was nominated in 1997. Through this web site the Giraffe Project draws attention to their Giraffes just as T/MC does to various tutor/mentor programs in Chicago. We're proud to be a part of this.

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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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