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April 2010 Blog Posts (12)

Final Paper!

Part I – Learning Question…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on April 28, 2010 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

Advice to Future Interns at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection

After interning at Cabrini Connections for a little over 14 weeks I have learned several things. I would like to share my knowledge with you so that you can start off with knowledge that I wish I had begun with.

So, how do you make the most of your internship? Well with the help of some online sites and my own experience in interning at Cabrini Connections I have come up with 9 points you should…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on April 26, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Final Two-Week Report!!

Fourteen-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 the 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…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on April 23, 2010 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

My experience back at Cabrini Connections

Hi everyone,



I just wanted to update everyone on what I've been doing this past week while helping out at Cabrini Connections. I spent a month volunteering at the center back in December '07 and January '08, while home for winter break from the University of Missouri. Since then, I've graduated from college and spent 17 months abroad, where the majority of that was spent teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I had a wonderful experience and really enjoyed working with the… Continue

Added by Kyle Petit on April 22, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Education Reform

I found this New York Times article to be interesting:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/11/us/politics/11web-educ.html…

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Added by Patrick McMahon on April 17, 2010 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Recently joined Tutor Mentor Connection

I met with Dan a few days ago and joined Tutor Mentor Connection. I am excited about the resources this program offers and hope to help shine some light on its benefits. As a mentor in the past, I have seen first hand the results of mentoring students, which is why I want to get involved in spreading this message.



I graduated from DePaul University 3 years ago and work in Finance. I’ve done some volunteer work with a few local soup kitchens and tutoring programs. As I learn more… Continue

Added by Ed Washington on April 16, 2010 at 4:44pm — 1 Comment

April Update

My long term goal is to write subject articles about the tutor/mentor program that Cabrini Connections is operating. The purpose of these essays will be to make connections with the students of the program and the political and economical problems they face. By presenting people along with the problems they face I will hopefully open readers eyes to the problems facing these students. This process starts with research. Research in the areas of poverty, education, crime, and economic separation.… Continue

Added by Patrick McMahon on April 12, 2010 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Report #6

Twelve-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 April 12, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

Blog Strategy for Tutor/Mentor Connection bloggers

On this Ning site many are writing blog articles focusing on goals of Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. On the Cabrini Blog, you can see how our staff are writing blog articles every week. Be sure to look at the links on that site, because each is another blog written by one of our staff, or volunteers, or interns. On my own Tutor/Mentor blog, I link to the… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on April 10, 2010 at 8:46am — No Comments

What do mentors do?

Mentors can be beneficial to anyones life. Young business professionals, college students, and high school students all have the capability to grow with a mentor. Mentors give the mentee advice and insight into the real world, so that they can be ready for the challenges that lay ahead.


A mentor can help assess the strengths and weaknesses of the mentee as well as develop their skills for success. Mentors have been there and know the struggles that lay ahead. Mentors are…
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Added by Jordan Merlo on April 9, 2010 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Our Kids Are In Trouble

Today, in America, there are more than 14 million youth under 18 who are defined as "at risk" (of not reaching a productive adulthood). They face a relentless assault of negative influences which often result in drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, poor academic performance, violence, even death.

Every child should have the opportunity, confidence, character and support needed to lead a safe, healthy and productive life. They have a right to expect a fair chance to develop their…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on April 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Tapping Into the Volunteer Spirit



Our society is built on a economic system in which in order for there to be the success of some, the displacement and marginalization of others is often required. We are taught from adolescence what it means to produce and consume in an open market, and thus we must work for every dollar that we obtain. For most people, just working to pay the bills brings enough trials on its own, let alone thinking of how to help…

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Added by E Wilson on April 8, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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