Saturday, September 12, 2009

Expand your network. Connect with Tutor/Mentor Programs at Nov. Conference

Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago, November 19 and 20.
Call for workshop presenters

The biannual Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference is part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality and availability of tutor/mentor programs in areas of Chicago with high concentrations of poverty. Through the Internet, this conference connects program leaders in Chicago with people and ideas across the country and the globe.

The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) first held the conference in 1994 after a survey of Chicago area programs revealed that more than half had little or no contact with other programs. Based on positive response from the first conference, T/MC decided to host a second conference in the same year, which attracted nearly 200 attendees.
Since then T/MC has continued to host the Conference twice a year and believes that the event can grow to more than 500 participants. As Social Networking capacities have grown on the Internet, the T/MC has added on-line forums to encourage conference participants and others who cannot attend the Chicago conferences to connect and collaborate on-line.

The next conference will be held on November 19 and 20 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. We’re now putting together the workshop schedule and want to invite any of you who are interested to offer ideas for workshops or panels that you are willing to present.

We already have a few speakers and workshops committed and will be posting those on the web site by the first of October. However, we’d like to have your help in filling out the schedule.

See more about presenting a workshop at this link.

See the list of participants from the past four conferences at this link.

See goals of conference

This is a grassroots conference, and all speakers donate their time. In return, they receive free admission to the conference for the day they are speaking. We encourage speakers to be participants in as many workshops as possible to take full advantage of the networking and learning.


Help us keep this service available and free to users.
Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection is a non profit, just like all of the rest of the organizations that we try to connect with each other. Like you we’re searching for donors to help pay the bills. If can help find donors to sponsor the conference costs, or to help fund the work we do, please introduce them to us.

If you’d like to make your own donation, it you can use the form at


Questions? You can email me at tutormentor 2 at or Nicole White at nicolewhite dot cabrini at or call us at 312-492-9614

Daniel F. Bassill
President, CEO
Tutor/Mentor Connection
Cabrini Connections
800 W. Huron
Chicago, Il. 60642

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