In the pdf report
summarizing actions documented from 2000 to 2002 is a category of endorsements. This is not summarized on the current version of OHATS, but it is an addition we will make as soon as possible.
Endorsements are indicators of external support for the T/MC mission and approach. These events include examples of other organizations attempting to adopt one or more T/MC strategies for their own community.
Endorsements were reports of people outside of T/MC that contacted T/MC directly or spoke of T/MC in a listserv or news article in a way that acknowledged the value of T/MC’s methods and outcomes or that indicated replication of T/MC’s methods. Many of these endorsements come from outside Chicago and throughout the U.S. and some from other countries. (These results regarding endorsement of T/MC should be followed in later study to better understand how other organizations are modeling and improving on T/MC’s approach.)
You can register to view the actions documented in T/MC OHATS and this will enable you to see for yourself the number of actions which would be considered endorsements. Click the login page
and fill in the requested information. Once you are approved you will be able to review the archives of past actions, and see the impact of additional actions. (Note: OHATS works best in Internet Explorer.)
As you review OHATS, our goal is that you will want to become a partner of the T/MC and that you will begin to act intentionally to achieve one or more of the goals which we are documenting. Once you do that you can be added as a recorder, and you will be able to log in and document actions you have taken to build more and better tutor/mentor programs to serve economically disadvantaged kids. Over time, a sort of the T/MC OHATS may show that it is YOU who have become the tipping point, solving problems that none of us have been able to solve in the past, and creating real change in the way we help kids move from poverty to careers.