Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Opportunities in non-school hours

As school is starting, Cabrini Connections is seeking volunteers and donors to support its one-on-one tutoring/mentoring, and group learning, that takes place at 800 W. Huron, Chicago, Ill.

Below is an example of what takes place at Cabrini Connections each week. Reel Talent Productions, is the film production company formed by the members of the Cabrini Connections Video and Filmmakers Club. This video is one of two two music videos the group made this summer, over the course of 8 Mondays. These videos were entirely conceptualized, shot and edited by the teenage students.

Lip Gloss - Music Video from Cabrini Connections on Vimeo.

While Chicago movers and shakers have been competing in the Federal Race to the Top program, Cabrini Connections and similar non-school tutoring and/or mentoring programs in Chicago have been going about the business of connecting youth to volunteers and extra learning.

Now as we start the new school year, every program is looking for volunteers. And, they are looking for donors and benefactors. This map shows the West Town area, where Cabrini Connections operates. You can create a map like this, for any zip code in Chicago, by entering search information in the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator

You can look at the availability and distribution of non-school tutoring and/or mentoring programs in the entire Chicago region, by using the Interactive Maps on the Program Locator.

These maps and this directory are provided by the Tutor/Mentor Connection part of the Cabrini Connections, T/MC organization. We're a small non profit, and without the help of more than 100 volunteers and a variety of donors, we would not be able to offer the Program Locator to Chicago.

If you can help us provide these services send your donation to Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection, 800 W. Huron, Chicago, Il. 60642. If you'd like to support us through the fund raising events we organize, visit this link to learn more.

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