Visit this page on the #ILGive web site and you can find a list of education related non profits, including many of the tutor/mentor programs I point to on my own maps. Visit this page, to find programs in the Youth category.
I've used maps since 1994 to try to show where non-school, volunteer-based tutoring, mentoring and learning programs are most needed, and where existing programs are located. The graphic above shows a map I created in early 2016 of programs I include on this list.
With maps, donors, volunteers, media and political leaders can work to assure that youth in every high poverty neighborhood have assess to well-designed programs....which is only possible if donors provide a consistent flow of operating and innovation dollars....to every program.
I created the graphic below to show how important the last six weeks of the year are for attracting donations to non profits, and to show that this needs to be a year-round effort, and that programs in every high poverty neighborhood need funding, not just those with the best profile, the best marketing or the Mayor's endorsement.
I created this graphic in 2011 to visualize what I've been doing since 1993, which is collecting, organizing and sharing information that resource providers and non profit leaders can use to build and sustain constantly improving youth serving programs in high poverty neighborhoods of big cities like Chicago.
I have not operated as a non-profit since 2011 so I won't be included in #ILGive. However, I do depend on gifts from supporters to help me do this work. I'll be 70 on December 19, so if you want to give a gift to support my birthday, click here. If you just want to add your support to what I've been doing, click here.
Either way you help me continue to try to help tutor/mentor programs grow in all Chicago neighborhoods and in other cities as we move into 2017. Thank you to everyone who helps, myself, or any of the many other youth serving programs in Chicago.