Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Participation in November 2013 Tutor/Mentor Conference

I've been building maps to show participation in the Spring and Fall Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conferences. The map below shows participation in the last one held in November 2013.

This map shows a concentration of programs from the Central/West side of Chicago. It also shows that there are no business, philanthropy, political or media participants.

You can find maps to previous conferences here. They will show a slightly different mix of tutor/mentor program participants but the same lack of participation from resource providers, communicators and policy makers.

The purpose of the conference, and the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC is to help volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs grow in all high poverty neighborhoods. To do that we need to engage resource providers and influence how they support programs in different neighborhoods while we also work to help programs use those resources effectively to constantly improve their impact on youth and volunteers.

See this link for a description of the meaning of this graphic.

The next conference is Monday, May 19 at the Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago. Help us expand the range of participants to include more of the people who need to be strategically involved in helping tutor/mentor programs grow in all high poverty neighborhoods of the city and suburbs.

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