Tutor/Mentor Connection

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August 2010 Blog Posts (8)

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.

In addition to… Continue

Added by Karina Walker on August 31, 2010 at 11:33am — No Comments



I think Mary Mitchell makes some very good points in this article about why programs like ours are important. What can we do to increase the number of articles that shed a spotlight on our program and others like it? This article, like many others published this summer and in previous summers, was spurred by the high Chicago…


Added by Kate Lulinski on August 27, 2010 at 2:11pm — 1 Comment

Getting to Know and Grow Cabrini Connections and Tutor/Mentor Connection

On my first day, I am excited to get started on learning the ins and outs of CC-T/MC and familiarizing myself with the vast web of knowledge shared here. First and foremost, I can see the importance of NETWORKING here, and I am happy to combine my network with CC-T/MC's in order to add to the growth and development of these great programs. I can see that there is alot of potential to expand CC-T/MC's network and I think one of my goals while I am here will be…


Added by Kate Lulinski on August 27, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Thinking Like Google

My experience so far with Dan and T/M C brought me back to a passage of a book I read earlier this year, Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century. Friedman wrote:

"The key breakthrough that enabled Google to become first among search engines was its ability to combine its PageRank technology with an analysis of page content, which determines which pages are most relevant to the specific search being conducted. Even though Google…


Added by Michael B. Romain on August 25, 2010 at 1:12pm — 3 Comments

Social Network Analysis Project Team

Success in today’s economic climate is largely dependent, among other things, on the strength of social networks. A strong social network increases efficiency and competitive advantage of an organization by enabling information exchange within the organization.…

Added by Kalyani Misra on August 22, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Help Spread the Word

This is the first page of this PDF volunteer recruitment presentation. If you're trying to draw volunteers and donors to your non-profit, it will help if people in business, media, religious groups, etc. are using their own media to encourage volunteers and donors to find you.…


Added by Daniel Bassill on August 11, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Final Reflection

For the past seven weeks, I've been working with my first overseas internship in Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection and feel it worthwhile. This internship experience not only expands what I've…


Added by Willow Yang Liuqing on August 5, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Final week reflection

It's my last week of my seven weeks internship at Cabrini Turtor/Mentor Connections. This organization is a non-profit organization aimed to help students who live in disadvantaged areas. My job here is promote our projects through facebook, blog of Ning website and some Chinese websites, get people's attention on Cabrini Connections, try to get them donate or volunteer at Cabrini. Although things are not as easy as I have thought, I still see many people are doing something in order to make…


Added by Liu Chong on August 4, 2010 at 12:47pm — 1 Comment

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