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January 2010 Blog Posts (26)

1st Two-Week report

As a requirement for Loyolas internship program every two-weeks I will be writing a report on how my internship at Cabrini Connections is going. Though I have been working at Cabrini for a little over a month now this report is from the first several weeks of starting my internship. Hope you enjoy. If you have any questions on how to get an internship or where internship opportunities are open please feel free to leave a comment underneath and i'll be sure to reply asap.

Two-weeks… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 28, 2010 at 9:29pm — 1 Comment

The President's Address, School Reform, and Getting Youth to Careers

“Already, we have made an historic investment in education through the economic recovery plan. We have dramatically expanded early childhood education and will continue to improve its quality, because we know that the most formative learning comes in those first years of life. We have made college affordable for nearly seven million more students. And we have provided the resources necessary to prevent painful cuts and teacher layoffs that would set back our children’s progress.

But we…

Added by E Wilson on January 28, 2010 at 5:11pm — 2 Comments

Building Capacity: New Technology and Getting Connected

Today, a story on the new Apple device came out on the 12noon news that already has ¼ of my friends on facebook geeked and excited about being a future owner. Apple recently announced the new ipad which will be released this April. To sum up the device, an ipad looks like a Kindle, yet functions like a netbook, with its makers already bragging about the new “simple, closed internet device” as the “future of computing” while also launching an advertising campaign declaring the PC to be… Continue

Added by E Wilson on January 27, 2010 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Workplace Fundraisers

Are you looking for more ways to get involved? Are you tired of just sitting behind your desk all day? Well, do I have an offer for you! Start a fundraiser at your workplace for Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. More and more companies now allow donor choice as part of their annual workplace fundraising campaigns. Companies such as Abbott Labs, Allstate, Microsoft, Schwarz, Sargent & Lundy, LLC and GE have used donor-option to support Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 27, 2010 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

Hi. Den. this is Kudo

Maybe you have been waiting for a long time to see the project result. Even though It's a little bit not good, Now, It's processing to complete. I attached Cabrini Connector Logo file to inform our company and to enhance our effectiveness. As you see the logo, there are five botton such as company, service, file, contact, donation. Now there is no function if we click some bottons. Now no active. So I want to get some ideas from you guys. If you need to add some functions, you can tell me which… Continue

Added by Eunsoo Lee on January 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Role of volunteers and leaders animation (Adobe Flash)


This is my the first piece. So it could be looked clumsy. But, I'll study the adobe flash program hard so that I'll try to make a better piece than it.

Added by Jawon Koo on January 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Haiti and the United States

In October of 2009 I as well as several others traveled to Haiti with Life For the World. Our mission was to spread light and love to the people who have seldomly been abandoned for years. While prepping for my trip and talking to professors and friends about Haiti an overwhelming amount did not know where Haiti was or had they ever heard of the country. Haiti is… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 25, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Updates on Haiti

Below is a letter from Mike Fedele, founder and president of Life For the World

Please read all of our blogs at http://lifefortheworld.com/blogcentral or facebook "lifefortheworld"

Dear Friends of Haiti,

I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all of your selfless work, all of your time, your money and most of all your heart for the broken people of Haiti and the children and adults at… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 22, 2010 at 11:16am — No Comments

Creative Idea on Ning home page

Have you looked at the Ning home page recently? They have implemented an idea that I've been interested in for many years. I first saw something like this at this Creativity Map web site.

Does anyone know what technology Ning might be using to do this?

Added by Daniel Bassill on January 20, 2010 at 5:36pm — 1 Comment

Life After the Tragedy

On January 12th, a earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 hit Haiti 10 miles west of the capital of Port-au-Prince. Death toll predictions of this historic disaster has been estimated to around 200,000. As of January 17th, United States Agency for International Development estimated the death toll at 65,000. Thousands of buildings including shanties, hospitals, schools, the presidential palace, and residences have been destroyed by the earthquake and its aftershocks. Because the Haitian government… Continue

Added by E Wilson on January 20, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Rebuilding the Haitian Spirit

Below is a letter from Mike Fedele , founder and president of Life For the World.

This is my fourth update since the terrible earthquake shook the ground Southwest of Port Au Prince and stole tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of lives, and ruined millions of others.

We founded and built Maranatha Orphanage and School in Source Matelas, Haiti eight years ago after finding unwanted and abandoned children on the streets of Port au Prince. The number of… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 20, 2010 at 12:36pm — No Comments

After-school programs

Today, millions of children return to an empty home after school. When the school bell rings, the anxiety for parents often just begins. They worry about whether their children are safe, whether they are susceptible to drugs and crime. In response to this pressing concern, many communities have created after-school programs to keep children and youth out of trouble and engaged in activities that help them learn. Recent polls have found overwhelming adult support to personally ensure access to… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 20, 2010 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

Update on tragedy in Haiti

One of my fraternity brothers is a doctor who has go to Haiti 14 times in the past 5 years to do medical work. Thus, his connections to people in Haiti are first hand. Here's an email he sent this morning, to update me and others. If you can respond to any of the needs listed please do.


We were overjoyed to hear that Drs. Merline Milien, Vladimyr Roseau,

and Francise Milien (all Haitian medical students we have worked with for years) are well and… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on January 16, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Countdown to MLK Day of Service 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. was one of America’s most committed social activist in history. He fought for equality, freedom, and justice for all by organizing communities to apply principles of non-violence in order to achieve civil rights domestically. Dr. King devoted his life to social justice and taught us that through service, America’s issues of prejudice, discrimination, and poverty could be overcome. Monday, January 18th will commemorate another day of service in order to address our… Continue

Added by E Wilson on January 14, 2010 at 6:48pm — No Comments

Blogging Activism

“The true power of the internet is that it gives us the chance to do something different - focus on ourselves for a change. That indeed, would be visionary”. (Duchess Harris)

I’m still in the process of understanding “the connection”, a new moniker that I have dubbed the whole social networking process of Cabrini Connections. Today, I was successful at explaining the connection to two of our new additions to Cabrini, Eunsoo Lee and Jawon Koo. Both have currently joined the… Continue

Added by E Wilson on January 14, 2010 at 12:25am — 6 Comments

I'm Eunsoo Lee who is IIT student.

Hello. from now on, I will do intern for this company.

Thanks to my friend named Peter, I can be here to work for this company.

We want to share anything with you and have a good relationship.

below is my Email that I used to access usually for this company.


Nice to meet you, everybody.

Leaving some message for me would be good help for me.

Added by Eunsoo Lee on January 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Getting Involved!


Trying to get people involved in nonprofit organizations such as Cabrini Connections can be difficult but I am impressed at what I have seen thus far. It has come to my knowledge that through networking and social media Cabrini Connections has become more well known, which gives me hope that as a result profits and volunteers will start to increase even more.

We all come from different backgrounds. And from our different experiences we became who we are today. I… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 13, 2010 at 1:25pm — No Comments

National Mentoring Month


January is National Mentoring Month. It is the time of year when our nation spotlights the importance of mentors and the need for every child to have a caring adult in his or her life. When serving as a mentor you not only enrich the childs life, but your own as well.

Places such as Cabrini Connections who are becoming more well-known within its community are seeking… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 11, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

10 Things to do in January

As I'm sure you all already know, this month is National Mentoring Month and if you didn't know, you do now. So, what should you do? Listed below is a list of 10 things you can do for National Mentoring Month.

Dig in!

1.Become a mentor in your community.

2.Learn more about mentoring.

3.Partner with a… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 8, 2010 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Volunteering and your Health

Could it be? Could volunteering really benefit your health? Well, according to Mayo Clinic, Stephen Post, director of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, and The Corporation for National and Community… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on January 8, 2010 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

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