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March 2010 Blog Posts (14)

The Future of News - is the internet the end of quality journalism?



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Added by t5m on March 30, 2010 at 4:13am — 1 Comment

Weekly Report # 5

Ten-weeks ago I started my internship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections. Cabrini Connections is a non-profit organization designed to enrich and further develop the lives of students who live in low-income neighborhoods such as Cabrini Green. They do this by providing tutor/mentor programs for these students after hours, which not only provides alternate learning opportunities but keeps these students out of trouble. At my internship my job is to promote the organization further… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 29, 2010 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Reflections on Performance, Youth Violence, and Media Representation



This past Tuesday night, I co-stared in Loyola University’s production of 8 Women, an eclectic performance by women of color as part of the celebration for Women’s History Month. 8 Women was created by Loyola's women students, faculty and staff in order to provide an avenue for all women and those who identify as women to examine various forms of femininities and gender related subjects by examining our personal…

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Added by E Wilson on March 17, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Two Week Report # 4

Eight-weeks ago I started my internship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections. Cabrini Connections is a non-profit organization designed to enrich and further develop the lives of students who live in low-income neighborhoods such as Cabrini Green. They do this by providing tutor/mentor programs for these students after hours, which not only provides alternate learning opportunities but keeps these students out of trouble. At my internship my job is to promote the organization… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Backward Mapping - next visualizatoin project for interns

In this discussion on Social Edge, the concept of backward mapping and theory of change are being discussed.



This is an idea that has driven much of my thinking for many years. In many of the articles I write I say "what are all the actions that many people would need to take, for many years, to assure that more kids born… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on March 14, 2010 at 4:05pm — No Comments

The Connection

The word of Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection is spreading. More people are starting to get involved bringing CC,T/MC into the lime light. Recently people from Ohio, Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, DC, New York, Virginia, and other states have joined our Ning site in search of ways to get more involved and network. Currently, CC,T/MC is bringing in a total of 242 members from people all around world. This Ning site is in place as a networking site to bring people in the world together for… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 12, 2010 at 1:58pm — No Comments

The Benefits of Mentoring

Mentoring a youth can be very rewarding. Mentoring is a way to provide youth with tactics and wisdom so that they are able to succeed and achieve their goals. Below are several examples/statistics of how mentoring can benefit youth and some questions to think about as you are reading through this article.



Mentors help youth start focusing on their future:



*Mentors help young people set career goals and start taking steps to realize them.

*Mentors can use their…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on March 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Two-Week Report #3

Six-weeks ago I started my internship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections. Cabrini Connections is a non-profit organization designed to enrich and further develop the lives of students who live in low-income neighborhoods such as Cabrini Green. They do this by providing tutor/mentor programs for these students after hours, which not only provides alternate learning opportunities but keeps these students out of trouble. At my internship my job is to promote the organization…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on March 8, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Through the Eyes of a Mentor

The following was written by one of the mentors at Serve Our Youth in Iowa who was nominated for an Excellence in Mentoring award. After reading this I felt compelled to share some of these insights with you.



“One of the main things I strive for is consistency. If I say I am coming at a certain day or time, I think it’s really important to do that. These are kids who, over & over, have been let down by people and events, so to do what we say we will do is very, very important. I… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 5, 2010 at 12:41pm — No Comments

One on Ones, The College Zone, and Community Organizing



As a volunteer blogger here at Cabrini Connections, I often get the chance to witness the different clubs that the students can participate in outside of academic work and mentoring. I find the Art club, Writing…

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Added by E Wilson on March 4, 2010 at 6:14pm — No Comments

The Tutor/Mentor Connection is Competing for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant

Hello Everyone! I just wanted to let everybody know that The Tutor/Mentor Connection has been chosen to compete for a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh Grant during the Month of March. We now need YOUR HELP. Go to the link below and vote for the Tutor/Mentor Connection to receive $250,000 to support 12-months of programming. I know all of you have been touched by what the Tutor/Mentor Connection has done. Now it's up to you help the Tutor/Mentor Connection become one of the top-2 finishers for $250,000:… Continue

Added by Nicole White on March 4, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Making Progress Toward Goals - Planning Cycle



Out of more than 200 members in this Ning group, a small percent are staff, volunteers and interns working directly with Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. Our purpose, as shown by this strategy map, is to help comprehensive, volunteer based tutor/mentor programs grow in high poverty areas of the…

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Added by Daniel Bassill on March 4, 2010 at 10:18am — No Comments

Sponsorship

For non-profits like Cabrini Connections finding sponsors is very important. Sponsorship partnerships not only provide a new source of revenue for non-profits, but they also offer a variety of cross-promotional, public relations and other marketing opportunities.

Sponsorships offer an opportunity for a non-profit organization to partner with companies or

entities from the for-profit sector - companies that often have greater financial resources at their disposal. As such, these… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 1, 2010 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

Frequently Asked Questions About Mentoring

Is Mentoring for You?



If you are new to mentoring, it's natural to have questions about what it's all about, what your experience will be like and whether or not mentoring is the right volunteer opportunity for you in the Chicagoland area. Below are some answers to questions you might have, but it's not possible to think of every question you might have. So, if you need more information, please email Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection at info1@cabriniconnections.net or give… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 1, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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