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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
By nsbyrer @ 4:42 PM :: 3599 Views :: Article Rating :: T/MC

 

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Advocacy
By nsbyrer @ 4:41 PM :: 2872 Views :: Article Rating
A full 37.8% of the 2 million children in Illinois come from low-income families. The data show that not even half of these children meet state standards, which means that approximately 400,000 boys and girls from low-income families are struggling.These are a lot of kids who face a very bleak future. The consequences for these children, their families, their communities and our state are costly and troublesome. The crisis is real and the crisis is big.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
See what others say about the Tutor/Mentor Connection
By nsbyrer @ 4:40 PM :: 8313 Views :: Article Rating :: T/MC
Every day we hear from people around Chicago and from other parts of the country. We'd like to hear from more of you. Please post a message in the Discussion Forum of this site, or send us an email to tell us what you think of our work, or how we can improve. tutormentor2@earthlink.net

Here are comments from a few of the Letters sent to the Tutor/Mentor Connection and messages posted in the GUEST BOOK on T/MC web sites.

Note: Please tell us what you think of the web site, or how you have used the T/MC services. Post a message in the Discussion Forum.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Letter to the Editor from Mary Moring, INVEST
By nsbyrer @ 4:40 PM :: 4983 Views :: Article Rating :: T/MC
This letter was submitted to the Chicago Tribune's editorial staff during the week of 9/11/02. It was written by the leader of a Tutor/Mentor network in Evanston, Il., following the annual volunteer recruitment campaign organized by the Tutor/Mentor Connection.

Note: The 2006 Chicagoland Back to School Tutor/Mentor Volunteer Recruitment Campaign is launching in a few weeks. If your company or church can help us spread the word, or if you know of people who want to volunteer, visit the Program Locator section of this web site and search for contact information for various programs in different zipd codes of the Chicago region. If you'd like to get your program listed, or update your information, email the Tutor/Mentor Connection at tutormentor2@earthlink.net.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Samples of LINKS in the LINKS library
By nsbyrer @ 4:39 PM :: 3980 Views :: Article Rating :: T/MC
The information on this web site seeks to support the reflection, understanding and actions of any group of people who want to help children and youth escape their birth in extreme poverty through education and the support of extended networks of caring adults.

If you would like to help the T/MC maintain this information, or would like to lead discussions in the T/MC forum, to help others find and use these links, we would be happy to have your help. You don't need to be in Chicago to take this role. We're looking for colleges and universities who would like to share this responsibility as a teaching and collaboration process.

Note: At the T/MC site you can Rate the Links and help others learn which are the most valuable. You can also suggest new links that you've found valuable. In the Discussion Forums, we invite you to talk about links that you've added, or that you've found useful. Invite others from your network to gather and use this resource and it will be even more beneficial to your organizaiton.
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