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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
T/MC Editorial: Fighting War on Terror- Help Needed in our Cities
By nsbyrer @ 4:46 PM :: 5279 Views :: Article Rating :: Tutor/Mentor Connection Editorials
 
February 2003. As we fight the war o­n international terror, who will help fight the war o­n poverty?

Every day millions of children go to school in fear because of the threat and intimidation caused by gangs who are fueled by drug money. Every day kids come home to empty apartments, because single parents are working, or have been caught up in drugs or alcohol.

As you browse the LINKS Library of this web site, you can find plenty of research to show that many Americans live each day in an economic terror. You can also see how tutor/mentor programs are a small bridge that links those in poverty to those who live o­n the other side of this economic divide.

These programs face economic starvation in 2003 and many will not be in place in 2004, including Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection, unless more private donors reach into their pockets and come forward with small and large contributions.

The information o­n these web sites shows the value of tutor/mentor programs. It shows the work we do. It also shows that winning this war is a shared responsibility. Look in the mirror tonight and ask this question? "Have I done as much as I can to help Cabrini Connections and other tutor/mentor programs do their work?"

Join the o­n-line discussions or visit the Volunteer or Fund Raising pages o­n this web site to see ways you can help. Thank you.
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