Friday, March 26, 2010

Learn to use maps to make a difference

I encourage you to read Mike Trakan's recent blog post, which shows location where a 7-year old Chicago girl was shot and critically wounded.

Mikes stories show how individuals can follow media stories with map-stories that show where and why the bad news happened, and ways individuals, faith groups, businesses and others can help create solutions.

You can make these maps yourself, using the Interactive map feature of the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator. We'll do a workshop at the May 27 and 28 conference to show you how to do this. Or, if you'd like, we can do a private tutorial for you and your group.

If enough people are making "rest of the story" maps and writing about them, we can increase the number of people who are providing time, talent and dollars to change what happens so these stories don't need to happen so often in the future.

If you know of donors, or sponsors, who would help the Tutor/Mentor Connection keep this map service available, please introduce them to us.

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