Tutor/Mentor Connection

Connect knowledge, volunteers, youth and make a difference.

January 2010 Blog Posts (26)

Making the Connection

What are our roles as leaders in the tutor mentor connection? That was one of the questions on task yesterday during a meeting with stakeholders at Cabrini. Today, I want to pose this same question to you, reader.



I learned in this meeting that the T/MC web portal provides an outlet to share information, communicate, and build knowledge. T/MC maps networks to see the overall correlation in how groups and ideas develop across the spectrum of youth programming. There are number of ways… Continue

Added by E Wilson on January 7, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Finding places to volunteer

Having trouble finding places to volunteer that fit your needs and interests? Below are a few sites that can help you in your journey.



http://www.volunteermatch.org/

http://www.volunteer.gov/

http://www.smartvolunteer.org

http://volunteer.united-e-way.org/…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on January 6, 2010 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Volunteering: Good for the Heart and Good for the Soul.

Since it is the beginning of the new year I have decided as my New Years resolution to get more people interested in volunteering. I feel that volunteering is an amazing, life altering experience that not only helps others but makes a difference, allows you to expand your horizons, and connect with your community. There is no other activity in life that could give you more of a natural high afterwards. I personally love to volunteer because I always meet new, interesting, genuine people who I… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 6, 2010 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

First Day at Cabrini Connections

Wow, I'm here....



I happily joined the team today taking on a new internship that not only encompasses successful youth tutoring and mentoring, but also new forms of community outreach. I feel this profound sense of urgency that floats somewhere in between being nervous and excited, yet I feel that life experiences and chance has prepared me for this step.



I'm ready!



Everyone shares the common experience living in a neighborhood where it seems like there were… Continue

Added by E Wilson on January 6, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Tis the Season to Give!

While sitting in my apartment, sipping tea and watching the snow fall I begin to wonder how those who are less fortunate survive the winter. As I look out to the West at any point during the day or night I can see the three buildings Cabrini-Green has to offer. Cabrini-Green housing projects are the most infamous in the country. Decades of poverty and violence have rendered them near inhabitable. They are currently being demolished and the residents are being relocated. Some will move near-by… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 4, 2010 at 10:34am — No Comments

Open Source Software Education

One of the ways that kids can increase their chances of succeeding is computer knowledge. One great way to expose kids to the intricacies of operating systems is open source, Linux software. Simply installing Linux in VM Ware is a great way to get started. With a Satellite Internet, DSL or cable connection, kids can play with all… Continue

Added by Cindy Fallsen on January 3, 2010 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

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