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Joseph Kreul
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Daniel Bassill commented on Joseph Kreul's blog post A Call to Partnerships
"Martin,  I encourage you to try to recruit interns/faculty from the Multitech business school to join in this forum and work like the Interns have been working with me. Instead of focusing on Chicago they would focus on distributing resources…"
Jan 12, 2012
martin victor commented on Joseph Kreul's blog post A Call to Partnerships
"I like the idea,am the chairman Springs Alive Uganda;a non-profit(www.springsalive.org) and we are being supported by Multitech Business school,an institute of higher education(www.multitech.ac.ug) with office space,electricity,see the link…"
Jan 10, 2012
Daniel Bassill commented on Joseph Kreul's blog post A Call to Partnerships
"Thanks Joseph. This pdf is a strategic planning document done by grad students at DePaul. It's focsed at helping universities take on lead roles with Tutor/Mentor Connection.  This link  points to aninvitation for universities to…"
Jul 5, 2011
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Jul 5, 2011
Daniel Bassill commented on Joseph Kreul's blog post The Conference
"Thanks Joseph. Now we need to find some sponsors/investors to provide the money needed to host fall 2011 activities, including a November conference."
Jun 21, 2011
Joseph Kreul joined Daniel Bassill's group
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Volunteer Recruitment Event Planning

Tutor/Mentor Connection began building master database of Chicago youth tutor and mentor programs in 1993 and created a public awareness strategy intended to draw greater attention and more volunteers and donors to programs included in the database.  Between 1995 and 2003 formal recruitment fairs were held at multiple locations in Chicago. Since then internet media has been used for this purpose.See More
Jun 21, 2011
Joseph Kreul posted a blog post

The Conference

***This post was created a few weeks ago, but was "saved to draft" and was never published...I'm new to blogging...don't judge*** On May 19 and 20, Tutor/Mentor Connections hosted its bi-annual conference in Matteson, IL.  Leading up to the conference, I did not know what to expect or how it would look like, but I was optimistic about a good turnout.  I was not disappointed.  The conference itself was much larger than I had anticipated, and everyone I met during those two days were very excited…See More
Jun 21, 2011
Joseph Kreul posted a blog post

Mentor Retention/Recruitment Study

During my research last week, I came across a study that dealt with mentor volunteer retention and recruitment, specifically looking at the gap between male and female mentors.  This is an important subject to tackle as the authors cite studies that show that mentees who are connected with the same mentor for 2 years show the most significant positive change, whereas the mentees who are paired with the…See More
Jun 7, 2011
Daniel Bassill commented on Joseph Kreul's blog post Need for Outside Assistance
"I created this graphic a few years ago to compare a military campaign to our efforts to help tutor/mentor programs reach  youth in all poverty areas.  The same thinking is needed to win the war on poverty. However, we have too few leaders…"
May 12, 2011
Daniel Bassill commented on Joseph Kreul's blog post Information Hosting
"I think that we create tremendous value by aggregating the information we do, and we add another level of value by hosting the database of Chicago tutor/mentor programs. A further level of value is hosting these forums and responding personally to…"
May 10, 2011
Joseph Kreul posted a blog post

Information Hosting

While waiting for call backs from various individuals, I did some research regarding tutor/mentor programs, fundraising, and volunteer training/retention methods that may have a proven track record.  Through my searches, I recalled a website that I was introduced to in my Community Psych class, and within it, there is a host of information regarding any and all community related topics.  While reading through much of it, I was…See More
May 10, 2011
Daniel Bassill commented on Joseph Kreul's blog post Need for Outside Assistance
"The best generals are spatial thinkers. They use maps to help them plan a distribution of troops around the world so we have strength where the enemy has strength or weaknesses.  They think forward for many years to develop weapons and systems…"
May 3, 2011
Joseph Kreul posted a blog post

Need for Outside Assistance

The other night I came across a link to this article from the Opinion Page of the New York Times.  In the article, Dave Eggers compares the way policies address the educational system and the way in which we address the military, with the teachers being equated to the soldiers on the front line.  He writes that if a military operation is not going as efficiently as hoped, that the soldiers are never blamed,…See More
May 3, 2011
Bradley Troast commented on Joseph Kreul's blog post The Intern's Graphical Mood
"haha, this is great! I love the graphic and the way you've explained it conceptually."
Apr 28, 2011
Joseph Kreul replied to Daniel Bassill's discussion Tutor/Mentor Survey - Most important needs of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs
"I think it was stated best that the results are not horribly surprising.  I would agree that the technology part being so low is a little surprising, but when stacked up against dollars (which is one thing that the websites could be used for)…"
Apr 12, 2011
Joseph Kreul is attending Daniel Bassill's event

Tutor/Mentor Conference, May 19 & 20, 2011 at Victory Apostolic Church

May 19, 2011 to May 20, 2011
The biannual Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference will be held at Victory Apostolic Church in Matteson, Il on May 19 and 20. The conference is part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality and availability of tutor/mentor programs in areas of Chicago with high concentrations of poverty. Through in-person networking and through the Internet, the conference connects Chicago's program leaders with people and ideas across the country and the globe. View Tutor/Mentor Connection…See More
Apr 11, 2011

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Hometown:
Roscoe
About Me:
First year graduate student at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. I am studying to become a Marriage and Family Therapist.
What do you hope to learn, or share, on this forum?
I hope to learn more about the program as a whole, and then pass on that knowledge to others.

Joseph Kreul's Blog

Brief Synopsis of my Experience

Here is my final project for my internship, that breifly demonstrates what I have learned from my experience with Tutor/Mentor Connection.  This is a brief synopsis of what I learned and in what ways I feel that this project can impact the future.  I am greatful for the time I was involved with T/MC and hope to remain connected to it in the future.  The ideas are simple, yet go against the way in what I feel most people think about in terms of how non profits operate and how to address…

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Posted on July 5, 2011 at 2:25pm

A Call to Partnerships

Throughout my internship at T/MC, I have been struggling with the idea of how universities can become actively involved in the nonprofit sector and with tutor/mentor programs, and even provide a source of constant revenue.  One idea is simply to have students involved in the school go out and become volunteers with different organizations, providing the tutor/mentor programs with a constant stream of tutors and mentors, however this would probably only last for a short time (6 months…

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Posted on July 5, 2011 at 1:51pm — 3 Comments

The Conference

***This post was created a few weeks ago, but was "saved to draft" and was never published...I'm new to blogging...don't judge***

 

On May 19 and 20, Tutor/Mentor Connections hosted its bi-annual conference in Matteson, IL.  Leading up to the conference, I did not know what to expect or how it would look like, but I was optimistic about a good turnout.  I was not disappointed.  The conference itself was much larger than I had anticipated, and everyone I met during those two…

Continue

Posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

Mentor Retention/Recruitment Study

During my research last week, I came across a study that dealt with mentor volunteer retention and recruitment, specifically looking at the gap between male and female mentors.  This is an important subject to tackle as the authors cite studies that show that mentees who are connected with the same mentor for 2 years show the most significant positive change, whereas the mentees who are paired with the…

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Posted on June 7, 2011 at 11:50am

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At 2:04pm on February 7, 2011, Bradley Troast said…
Sure. I will be here from at least 11 until 6.
At 12:26pm on January 21, 2011, Karina Walker said…

Hi Joseph,

I hope you're doing well and that you're having a good start to your work at T/MC. I know that Dan has put you on some projects focused on finding ways to communicate T/MC's message and raising awareness and understanding about the value of this type of thinking. I know our times in the office don't seem to overlap much, but perhaps we can sit down for a moment on Monday to touch base and brainstorm.

 

This site is also a place where we can touch base when we aren't able to arrange to meet in person. I'm looking forward to working with you!

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Karina

At 10:03am on January 16, 2011, Jay Marinus Nalini van Amstel said…

Hi,

We are developing an environmental education project for children and tennagers. We are looking for internacional partners, watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfW1ElpIT_k

and access our game blog: http://ehcos.blogspot.com

thanks,

Jay van Amstel

Ambiente em Movimento Institute

www.iam.net.br

At 1:22pm on December 16, 2010, Daniel Bassill said…

Hi Joseph,

 

I hope you're having fun looking through our web sites.

 

I encourage you to visit this link and look at the video that was done by Nicola, who is in the UK. She's explaining the OHAT section and how people can use it.

http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com/video/ohats02avi-1?commentId=783429%3AComment%3A13585&xg_source=activity

 

If you can learn to use the application she used, which is open source, you can be creating videos to show what we do at the same time as you are exploring this information yourself.

 

This could be a valuable tool to education, inform and raise support.

 

Dan

At 9:29am on December 12, 2010, Daniel Bassill said…

Welcome to the forum. I hope you'll get to know the information and people and help us make it grow and work for all of the participants.

 
 
 

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