Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Youth Today feature story about NPOs using maps

The front cover of the June 2009 issue of Youth Today includes a map showing the Tutor/Mentor Connection created to show how elected leaders and faith leaders can mobilize private sector resources to support the growth of volunteer based tutor/mentor programs in their own district or neighborhood. The map on the Youth Today front cover shows the Illinois State Senate district represented by the Rev. James Meeks, who is also leader of the powerful Salem Baptist Church. You can see this map, and an article we wrote illustrating how Rev. Meeks and other leader can use these maps, in this blog article.

You can also see the same map on the home page of the T/MC's interactive Program Locator, which can be used by anyone in the Chicago region to build strategies that mobilize resources to help non-school tutor/mentor programs grow in different parts of the city or suburbs.

The mapping done by the Tutor/Mentor Connection since January 2008 is the result of a $50,000 donation provide by an anonymous donor in late 2007. That money has been spent to build the T/MC map library and this interactive map. If you're a business or philanthropy, and you value how this resource can be used by anyone who wants to end poverty by helping kids have non-school tutor/mentor support networks in their neighborhood, please become the next benefactor to provide the dollars we need to do this work. Your contribution can be large, or it can be small. However, it's needed now in order for us to sustain this service. You can make donations here, or send them to Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection, 800 W. Huron, Chicago, Il. 60642.

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