|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 Case Study of the Tutor/Mentor Connection||
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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|Acacia Fraternity Award of Merit||
The Award of Merit is the highest award that the Acacia national fraternity awards its members for community service. Daniel Bassill, president, CEO of Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection, is on the list of 1994 honorees.|
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|Associated College 2004 Award of T/MC||
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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|Awards and Recognition of T/MC||
This is a list of awards and recognition Dan Bassill received for work with The Tutor/Mentor Connection, Cabrini Connections.|
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.
Cabrini Connections now operates as a stand-alone non profit tutor/mentor program in Chicago.
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|Blog Connection to Barack Obama Campaign||
The Obama campaign has open the door for individuals to have a voice in the campaign. While this is aimed at helping the candidate get elected, it has the potential of helping the candidate govern effectively, if elected. My blog in this space potentially connects others with the ideas of the Tutor/Mentor Connection.|
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|Cabrini Blog - 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.|
No longer being used by the organization.
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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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|Dare Mighty Things - In The Arena Community|
From the web site: "In the Arena (ITA) is a virtual community designed for social entrepreneurs to learn, share, network, and grow.
This is a unique place to find valuable and practical research in areas such as mentoring, nonprofit capacity building, and family systems support. It is a place to share your challenges, your successes, your hopes and your dreams, working together to create social change. ITA was designed with the practitioner in mind to create a virtual community where you can come explore with others who also design, develop, launch and maintain programs to benefit the needs of national, international and local communities."
Dan Bassill joined on March 7, 2011
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|ENCORE Nation, a networking place for seniors|
Encore.org serves the growing network of people who want the personal fulfillment of giving back, along with continued income.Encore.org provides news, resources and connections for individuals and organizations establishing "encore careers" that combine social contribution, personal meaning and financial security. People in their encore careers are helping to improve health care, educate the next generation, protect the environment and much more.
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