Saturday, August 15, 2009

Winners List of Mentoring Stimulus Grants

Organizations who submitted proposals for mentoring grants as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act)are now beginning to be notified. Here's a link to the announcement list.

Over the next six weeks we'll see how many winners there were among the hundreds (thousands) of organizations who spent tremendous time, dollars and emotional energy writing these grant proposals in July. I know that the Tutor/Mentor Connection was included as a resource in three Chicago area proposals.

After the dust settles, I encourage everyone to look at the poverty and school performance map of Chicago, or any other big city. Have we provided funds into all of the neighborhoods that need tutor/mentor programs? Have we provided stimulus dollars to keep small programs from cutting staff, or closing operations?

I suspect that's not the case.

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