Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Navigate the Tutor/Mentor Institute On-Line Library

I point to the same web sites over and over, and many have long links. Thus, I've created shorter tinyURL links. Since I use these frequently, I created a page so I could use the same link, over and over. These are organized by category.

Strategy and Vision Pages - concept maps
This first set of links point to visualizations that show strategies that leaders in any city could apply to help youth tutor/mentor and learning programs grow in high poverty neighborhoods.  One of these is a map showing the four sections of the Tutor/Mentor web library where you can find most of the information that I point to in the sections below.. 

Place to connect with Tutor/Mentor and Each other

Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Links: 
Since 1993 T/MC has been maintaining a list of Chicago area non-school tutor/mentor programs, to help volunteers,  parents, donors and others find programs in different neighborhoods. This list of programs can be found at this link:

Map showing location of Chicago area programs 

Chicago Are Youth Tutor and/or Mentor Programs

* Chicago North - click here
* Chicago Central - click here
* Chicago South Central - click here
* Chicago Far South - click here
* Chicago Multiple Sites/Community Based - click here
* Chicago Suburbs North West, South, NW Indiana, Rest of Ill. - click here 
* School Based Programs - click here

Other youth serving programs in Chicago or nationally -

Additional links point to other web sites that people can use to find contact information for youth tutoring and/or mentoring programs, and other volunteer opportunities, in Chicago, or other cities.

* Volunteer Recruitment info-
* Volunteer support networks -
* Volunteer Recruitment page on T/MI site
* Chicago Programs on Facebook -
* Chicago Youth Programs - Instagram list
* Chicago Youth Networks cMap -

* Chicago area Tutor/Mentor Volunteer Recruitment Campaign - 1995-2003 reports -

Web library (2000+ links) (archive) Contains wide range of information anyone can use to help youth living in poverty have more support helping them move through school and into adult lives.

* Tutor/Mentor Institute Library map (full) -
* Library cmap (non animated)

* Graphic of info in T/MI library -

Resources for tutoring/mentoring
* Tutor & Mentor Training -
* Parent Info  -
* Youth as leaders -

Link to research section of Tutor/Mentor Institute library
Equal justice, poverty mapping, inequality, prevention section of library:

Equal Justice, Poverty Law cMap -
Equal Justice, Poverty Law -
Poverty Mapping -
Poverty research 
Prevention resources - 
Street gangs -
Rural Issues -
Violence against Women, Girls -

  • Links to Funding, Philanthropy, Business Involvement
    Links to process improvement, innovation, etc. section of Tutor/Mentor Institute library
    Much focus of 21st century education is on thinking skills, creativity, working with others. The links in this section of the library can be applied by youth, volunteers, organizations, businesses, etc. to solve day to day problems, and/or to solve complex community-wide problems.

    Links to blogs, opinion, on-line forums
    Blogs are a format for sharing personal opinion and stories that attract attention to ideas and strategies. Most blogs include links to many other blogs. Thus, this is a constantly expanding universe of ideas.  In one section I attempt to point to blogs of different tutor/mentor programs in Chicago. Thus far, too few are using blogs in all the ways they could be.  

    Links to other programs in Illinois and beyond – benchmarking opportunities

    Technology, cool-tools
    Other Categories in Library

    Tutor/Mentor Institute articles
    While the majority of information shared on T/MC web sites represents ideas of other people and organizations, a portion of the ideas represent Dan Bassill's own ideas and vision, based on 40 years of leading a single tutor/mentor program, and of helping similar programs grow in more places.

    March 1, 2022 - D. Bassill interview w. Anthony Brogdon, Detroit -

    April 12, 2022  - D. Bassill interview with Aliyu B. Solomon, from Nigeria - t presentations (281K Views as of 7/5/2020)
    * No general goes to war (use of maps) -
    * Innovation race (Using ideas to spur innovation) -
    * How to use program locator -
    * Planning Calendar on Scribd -
    * Visualization on Scribd -
    * Building Network of Purpose -
    * Unleash personal power -
    * Community Information Collection -
    * Vertical and Horizontal Networks.
    * 4-part strategy on Scribd -
    * SNA – by Intern-Mina -
    * SNA – by Intern- Chul -
    * Use of maps in dropout prevention strategy -
    * Tutor/Mentor Institute strategy (TMLN) -
    * Community Area maps 2013 -
    * Year Round strategy -
    * Virtual Corporate office -
    * Problem Solving strategy -
    * Faith Community Network Building -
    * Mentor Role in Larger Strategy -
    * Theory of Change -
    Map stories 1990s -
    * Forming college based T/MC -
    * Career Ladder -
    * Total Quality Mentoring - 
    * Using Maps in Violence Prevention -
    * Using Intentional Influence to Motivate Change -

    Additional Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC idea pages; Concept maps

     Many of these same Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC idea presentations are also available at where they are presented using a different format.

    Visual Essays page on Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site

    Page 1 -
    Page 2 - 

    Information hubs:

    Other Visualizations of the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC strategies:"

    Archived Versions of websites no longer working

    * Tutor/Mentor Program Locator Search - archive page: 
    * Tutor/Mentor Program Locator Interactive Map - archive page: 
    * Tutor/Mentor Map Gallery - archive page: 
    * Program Locator Home Page - archive: 
    * OHATS - Organizational History and Tracking System (June 2012 version -
    * OHATS Metrics page - June 2012 -

    Strategy Visualizations Created by Interns - 
    Between 2006 and 2016 interns from a variety of universities have created visualizations to interpret Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC strategies. Visit these links to browse this collection:

     Animations and visualizations by interns:
    *  Introduction to interns
    *  List of intern visualizations 

     Videos by interns -*  Loyola University Intern reflection -
    *   Strategy visualization Prezi -

    Tutor/Mentor Conference (1994-2015) web site

      History/Awards Tutor/Mentor Connection 1993-present; Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, 2011-present  

      Mapping for Justice and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Blog articles 

      These are just a few of the many articles posted on this blog since 2008.

      Social Network Analysis articles
      Creating networks and using network maps to understand who is participating, as well as who is missing, is an ongoing focus of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection. Along the left site of this blog is a list of "tags".  Browse articles  under networking, network building, and network analysis to follow this set of ideas.  
      NOTE: I was inspired to create this list in January 2016 after viewing a screen cast video that Terry Elliott used to highlight a list of podcasts posted on a blog by Bryan Alexander.  As I viewed the screen cast I though that it might be useful for me to create a similar list, pointing to various resources in my own Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Library.  

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