Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mapping Solutions - Chicago GIS Day Event

This is one of the maps that will be on display during the Tutor/Mentor Connection's Mapping Solutions event, taking place from Nov. 15 to Nov. 27 at Webster Wine Bar in Chicago. These are tools leaders can use to mobilize citizens and the business community, and to distribute needed learning supports to K-12 youth in all high poverty areas of the Chicago region.

The Tutor/Mentor Connection's celebration is part of GIS Day events taking place all over the world, to emphasize the importance of geography and the use of maps.

Dan Bassill and Mike Trakin of the Tutor/Mentor Connection will be at Webster Wine Bar from 6pm to 9:30pm on Wednesday, November 17, to discuss uses of the maps, and to talk to potential sponsors, benefactors and volunteers.

If you cannot attend, but want to support this project, make a donation here, or mail your donation to Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection, 800 W. Huron, Chicago, Il. 60642

Call 312-492-9614 to schedule a meeting to discuss how you can use the maps, and help T/MC continue make this service available to people throughout the Chicago region.

2 comments:

Henry said...

What is the basis of this conference?

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

Take a look at the strategy and goals posted at http://www.tutormentorconference.org/strategy.asp

We host information on our web sites that show how other people in Chicago and in different cities are trying to help kids connect with mentors and tutors and how non profits are working with each other and with business and philanthropy to offer high quality tutor/mentor programs in more places.

The conference is an opportunity for some of the people who operate tutor/mentor programs, or who fund them, or who want them in their neighborhoods to connect in face to face networking. This results in idea sharing, relationship building, and more people willing to help each other in the months between each conference.

We had about 100 people at this last conference and more than a few came up to me and told me how much they valued the opportunity to attend.