Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Creating Communities of Practice

The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) is attempting to create a "community of practice" as defined in this article by Etienne Wenger.

The T/MC community consists of every organization listed in the Links Library and Tutor/Mentor Program Locator, as well as people who are linked in each of the web sites we point to. It also includes anyone we reach via email newsletters, or participation in on-line forums. It's a galaxy of people and organizations connected by a gravity of common purpose. We all want to help kids born in poverty connect with adult support systems that result in kids finishing school and starting jobs/careers by their mid-20s.

I encourage you to read the article by Etienne Wenger and use your understanding during 2009 and beyond to help us connect members of this community to each other.

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