Monday, October 19, 2009

Use of GIS mapping described by published an interview this weekend, telling the story of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and our use of maps. The interview is here.

Below is an example of maps that you can see in the T/MC's map gallery.

This map shows the 7th Congressional District. Some parts of it include high poverty neighborhoods and other parts are more affluent. The Eisenhower/290 Expressway connects the West end and the Chicago Loop. which means voters who work in the city or suburbs, drive through the poverty neighborhoods every day.

What sort of leadership is needed to motivate some of these commuters to become volunteers, donors, leaders, business and church partners, etc. of the tutor/mentor programs operating in the poverty areas on this map?

Come to the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference on Nov. 19 and 20 and talk about how you and others can help build and sustain youth program that mentor kids toward jobs and careers in all of the high poverty neighborhoods of the city and suburbs.

Join on-line forums and share your ideas every day of the year.

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