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Karina Walker
  • Evanston, IL
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  • Radhika Shrivastava
  • Michael B. Romain
  • Kate Lulinski
  • Kalyani Misra
  • Willow Yang Liuqing
  • Liu Chong
  • Anne Raci
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  • E Wilson
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Karina Walker's Discussions

What would it take to launch an interactive webinar/e-learning site for tutor/mentor program leaders?
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Today I ran across an innovative new website that is designed as an interactive "virtual classroom" for entrepreneurs. Startup School allows people…Continue

Tags: webinars, networking, social, websites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Bassill Sep 16, 2010.

Social Responsibility = Good For Business
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This blog article by Ryan Allis on change.org's Social Entrepreneurship…Continue

Tags: responsibility, social, business

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Bassill Sep 16, 2010.

Please Follow My Blog!
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Hi Everyone!I just started officially working for Cabrini Connections, T/MC and I am truly enjoying the experience so far. Please follow me on my new blog:…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bradley Troast Aug 27, 2010.

 

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E Wilson and Karina Walker are now friends
Jul 7, 2012
Karina Walker commented on Nicole White's group Tutor/Mentor Conference Planning Committee
"See the conference website, www.TutorMentorConference.org for updated information about workshops and times. Also note these workshops/keynotes that have been added to the agenda: Social Networking for NonProfitsParts I and II, presented by…"
May 2, 2011
Karina Walker replied to Daniel Bassill's discussion Tutor/Mentor Survey - Most important needs of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs
"I think that's a really good point, Bradley and Joe. It's always interesting speaking to parents who call us looking for a tutoring or mentoring program for their child. Parents often call us simply because we have a good website and come…"
May 2, 2011
Karina Walker commented on Nicole White's group Tutor/Mentor Conference Planning Committee
"Additional Workshop: "Encouraging Civic Engagement and Empowerment," presented by Jordan Hestermann of Becoming We The People"
Apr 27, 2011
Karina Walker commented on Nicole White's group Tutor/Mentor Conference Planning Committee
"Workshops added to conference agenda: "Serve Illinois: Partnering to Mobilize Volunteers," presented by Scott McFarland of Serve Illinois Commission "Financing Higher Education," presented by Annette Phillips of Illinois Student…"
Apr 25, 2011
Karina Walker commented on Nicole White's group Tutor/Mentor Conference Planning Committee
"Announcing Friday Afternoon Keynote and More Speakers! Friday Afternoon Keynote: Senior Pastor Andrew D. Singleton, Jr., Victory Apostolic Church Thursday Workshop Added: "Sing Your Own Blues Tune for Tutors," presented by Bonni McKeown…"
Apr 21, 2011
Karina Walker commented on Nicole White's group Tutor/Mentor Conference Planning Committee
"Another workshop added to the agenda:   "Process for Transforming Performance," presented by Rose Mabwa of Mercy Housing Lakefront"
Apr 20, 2011
Karina Walker commented on Nicole White's group Tutor/Mentor Conference Planning Committee
"We have more workshops confirmed! Visit the conference website to read workshop descriptions and speaker bios. "Threats to Income Tax Exemption," presented by Jay Ready of Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law,…"
Apr 15, 2011
Karina Walker commented on Nicole White's group Tutor/Mentor Conference Planning Committee
"I'm excited to announce some of the workshops and speakers that will be presenting at the May 19th-20th conference. We have a great list so far and will continue building the group of speakers in the coming weeks. Please visit the conference…"
Apr 13, 2011
Karina Walker 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
Mar 21, 2011
Karina Walker commented on Joseph Kreul's blog post The Intern's Graphical Mood
"I really like how this turned out, and I think your explanation is also really good. The "jenga tower analogy" is a new way of thinking of a tutor/mentor program for me, but I think it's an excellent metaphor. Great job!"
Mar 9, 2011
Karina Walker commented on CHO IN HEE's blog post another plan 2
"I really like your idea of having straightforward tabs at the top to guide people to different information. I think Bradley brings up a good question--this seems like a great thing to have embedded on a web site if it is build like a gadget."
Feb 7, 2011
Joseph Kreul left a comment for Karina Walker
"Hello,   Would love to sit down with you and brainstorm some.  I'm finding it hard to keep solid hours at the site, as lately with deadlines approaching for other things associated with my graduate school, I find myself attending more…"
Jan 24, 2011
Karina Walker left a comment for Joseph Kreul
"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…"
Jan 21, 2011
Jay Marinus Nalini van Amstel left a comment for Karina Walker
"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 access our game blog: http://ehcos.blogspot.com thanks, Jay van…"
Jan 16, 2011
Karina Walker commented on Daniel Bassill's group Social Network Analysis Project with Tutor/Mentor Connection
"You all may be familiar with this, but I ran across an interesting company doing their own form of social network analysis for conferences and other events. In many ways, it is a similar way of mapping relationships to the SNA work you have been…"
Jan 12, 2011

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Hometown:
Spokane, WA
About Me:
Starting in July 2010, I will be working for Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections as a Northwestern Public Interest Program Fellow. I am originally from Spokane, WA which is far less rainy and less interesting than Seattle. I am finishing my senior year at Northwestern majoring in Anthropology and International Studies and minoring in Psychology. I developed a growing passion for empowering disadvantaged youth while working as an intern for an after school program for low-income elementary school kids in Spokane. While studying abroad in Bolivia in 2008, I volunteered with an organization that teaches the arts to youth living and working on the streets. Through a research grant, I had the opportunity to return to Bolivia in December 2009 to explore the interactions between youth living on the streets in Bolivia and their service providers. I am so excited to be working at CC, T/MC next year, and my past jobs have ranged from interning at a free trade organization to construction labor to waitressing. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, art, playing cello, and exploring neighborhoods in Chicago. I am thrilled to be joining CC, T/MC and look forward to learning about how to transform the lives of youth, mentors, and entire communities through tutor/mentor programs.
What do you hope to learn, or share, on this forum?
I hope to connect to others in the tutor/mentor community, learn from their experiences, and share my ideas.

Karina Walker's Blog

Tutor/Mentor Collaboration and Brainstorming Meeting

Yesterday, Bradley Troast and I led a meeting for leaders of tutor/mentor programs to share updates about their programs while also brainstorming ways programs might work together in the coming months. I was excited that we had ten program leaders attend. I think this alone--the fact that these busy people took the time to come into our office for an hour and a half--shows how much leaders value the opportunity to collaborate with other programs and share best practices.



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Posted on August 31, 2010 at 11:33am

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At 3:31pm on January 24, 2011, Joseph Kreul said…

Hello,

 

Would love to sit down with you and brainstorm some.  I'm finding it hard to keep solid hours at the site, as lately with deadlines approaching for other things associated with my graduate school, I find myself attending more workshops.  That should be all done with for a little while, and I'll be around for a good chunk of the evening today.  I'm in the back, stop on by when you got a moment.

 

Joe

At 10:48am 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
access our game blog: http://ehcos.blogspot.com
thanks,
Jay van AmstelAmbiente em Movimento Institutehttp://pt.wiserearth.org/organization/view/c6f107f1ce89a1dd43dd44cc11529b7d/section/main#
At 12:55pm on July 20, 2010, Willow Yang Liuqing said…
Thanks Karina, it's very kind of you, I'll go through that!! XD
At 12:48pm on July 16, 2010, Willow Yang Liuqing said…
Hi Karina, here's the link to the workshop we're going next Wed, plz check here http://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=1253&EID=7194
At 1:27pm on June 11, 2010, Daniel Bassill said…
Hi Karina,

In just a few weeks you'll be a full time member of the Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection staff! As you get closer please review the four-part strategy shown here, and here.


Each week, starting with your first week, I'd like you to reflect on each part of this strategy, building your understanding what we're trying to do, and what you can do by your own actions, to move the T/MC forward in all four steps of the strategy.

Every Friday, I'd like a reflection, and/or a report, posted on a blog, showing actions you took during the week that were intended to impact one or more of these steps. When you feel an action is important enough to document, you are encouraged to post it in the OHATS documentation system. I'll give you a password, and show you how it works when you start. You can learn about it by reading the information posted here and here.

Through this weekly process I hope that you will build a quicker understanding of the overall goals of the T/MC, and how each action you, or others, take, can lead to progress toward our overall goals of helping youth participate in high-quality, mentor-rich programs in different poverty neighborhoods. At the end of the year, this should enable you to look back, and see how much impact you've had from week one to week 52.

As you have questions, let me know.
At 3:58pm on April 7, 2010, Daniel Bassill said…
Hi Karina,

Thanks for joining the group, and the T/MC. Browse the various sections and you'll see many sub groups which you can join and help moderate. One of your roles will be to help this community grow, become more active, and have a greater impact on the growth of tutor/mentor programs. There are many ideas in the site that you can share, and that you can use to invite others to get involved.

As you finish your senior research I hope you'll share it here, and invite feedback from others who use this site.
 
 
 

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