Thursday, July 14, 2016

Reducing Poverty and Inequality - Four Actions to Repeat Daily

I've been writing this blog since 2005, as a continuation of a commitment, and strategy, formalized as the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1993.  At that time we stated our mission as:

"gather and organize all that is known about successful non-school tutoring/mentoring programs and apply that knowledge to expand the availability and enhance the effectiveness of these services to children throughout the Chicago region"

That mission is accomplished by four actions that take place daily and happen at the same time.

These four actions are described in this PDF essay on  Almost all of the articles posted on this blog since 2005 relate to one of these four actions.  Here are a few articles where I've embedded this graphic.

3-31-2016 - Mapping a Master Plan - click here

2-10-16 - Focus on the Why, and draw more people into youth development efforts - click here

6-18-16 - Bernie and I: Movement Makers - click here

6-4-16 - Follow up to NY Times series "Race/Related" - click here

4-19-15 - Creating Learning Orgs to Solve Problems - click here

1-14-14 - Interns help share strategies through visualizations - click here

6-6-14 - D-Day: And Planning - click here

3-19-14 - Change Fortune for  Youth in High Poverty - click here

5-21-2011 - Using Information to Support Networ - click here

2-23-11 - Imagine if this were the Mayor's new blog- click here

I spend time every day in a variety of on-line and face-to-face settings where I'm learning new information, which I often add to my web library. I spend time every day writing blog articles, or posting on Twitter, Facebook or Linked in. In the same forums I spend time trying to help people find and use information I've collected.

So that  more people will provide time, talent and dollars to support youth serving organizations in high poverty neighborhoods of Chicago and other cities.

And so that the result of the work these programs, schools, families and others are doing results in more kids staying safe during non-school hours while moving through school and into adult lives free of poverty.

If you'd like to support this work, with your own time, talent, network and/or dollars, I'd love to have your help.

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