Thursday, September 23, 2010

Facebook CEO pledges $100 million to Newark Schools

Visit this link and you can find one of many articles telling how Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Donates $100 Million To Fix Newark New Jersey Public Schools

I'm on Facebook, but I doubt that Mr. Zuckerberg has ever visited the Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Page, or read this blog. If he did, maybe he would see the graphic I included with the Waiting for Superman article I wrote earlier this week.

Mr. Zukerberg could divide his $100 million three ways. 60% could go to schools. 25% could go to after school programs that fill the 3 to 5pm time slot. 10% could go to tutor/mentor programs that operate after 5pm when workplace volunteers are more available, and 5% could go to someone who operates like the Tutor/Mentor Connection, and provides maps and a directory, and a library of knowledge, that would help him and other donors make sure they are distributing money, volunteers, technology and other needed support into all of the neighborhoods of the Newark area with high poverty and poorly performing schools.

If he want so support the same strategy in Chicago he could give some of that 5% to the Tutor/Mentor Connection since we've yet to find this type of support from Chicago millionaires.

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