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Television Shows Promote Volunteering - How does this help you promote your own program?

Television viewers will notice the week of October 19 – 25 that their favorite characters and actors are promoting volunteerism to a level never before seen in the entertainment industry.

The effort is part of a multi-year initiative from the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) titled "I Participate," which will encourage Americans to embrace a new way of thinking about service and aims to persuade millions of people to volunteer regularly. For more information about "I… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on October 5, 2009 at 9:29am — No Comments

Visualizations can help create shared understanding

On my blog at Tutor/Mentor Connection I post graphics like the one below, to help explain concepts that I feel would result in more resources for tutor/mentor programs, thus, more and better programs reaching more kids. The one below illustrates a goal of educating donors and volunteers so they are visiting forums like this, and our web sites, to learn what we do and decide who, and how, to help.

The chart below illustrates how this… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on October 3, 2009 at 9:18am — No Comments

Educating Black Boys: A Film Screening of "BEYOND THE BRICKS"

You are cordially invited to join us at the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus Foundations Annual Conference (Washington D.C) Screening of "Beyond the Bricks".
September 24th, 2009 2-3:30pm at Washington Convention Center Rm 146-C.
In the meanwhile, please connect with us at www.beyondthebricksproject.com

Hope to see you there,

Ouida Washington
Washington Koen Media
212 234-3925 ph

Added by Washington Koen on September 22, 2009 at 1:48pm — 1 Comment

Map your strategy

Below is a strategy map that illustrates our goal of helping kids born in poverty be starting jobs and careers by age 25. You can follow the links on this map and find many ideas that you can use to lead this strategy where ever your may be.

If you share the same goal, I encourage you to create concept maps that provide your vision and… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on September 20, 2009 at 10:21am — No Comments

Cabrini Connections story on Channel 2 News in Chicago

Last night Channel 2 News did a story about Cabrini Connections, showing a bit about what we do and conveying a message of "help wanted" to potential donor/viewers. You can see the story on their web site.

This illustrates that while we're leading the Tutor/Mentor Connection, and trying to help all of you, and many others, get the volunteers, dollars, ideas, that you need at your… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on September 8, 2009 at 8:27am — No Comments

Add yourself to Tutor/Mentor Connection map so you can see how you relate to each other

On the main Tutor/Mentor Connection web site I have a map that you can use to show where you are located in the world, and who you are.

There are other versions of this type of service available, and if someone can figure a way to add it as a feature on this Ning page, please offer it. Until then, the guest map that is… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on August 30, 2009 at 10:16am — No Comments

August Tutor/Mentor Connection eNews

You can find the August 2009 newsletter for Tutor/Mentor Connection here. It has lots of links to articles that people involved in volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs should value.

The next Chicago Tutor/Mentor Conference is Nov. 19 and 20 and Nicole White is looking for volunteers to help organize and market the conference, and a few sponsors to help pay for it.

Introduce yourself to Nicole in the… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on August 26, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

July Tutor/Mentor Connection eNewsletter

I hope you'll all take a few moments to read the July eNewsletter on line. You can also subscribe to the newsletter from that site.

I focus on Volunteer Recruitment in this issue, because with school starting soon, most tutor/mentor programs are beginning the work of recruiting volunteers and students. At… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on July 28, 2009 at 10:55am — No Comments

Good Memory at Cabrini Connections(Part I)

It was my last week to work for Cabrini Connections. I got such a wonderful experience at there.

Nice colleagues, interesting working enviornment, our president-Dan always with smile……

Last Wednesday, Toni organized a party for another two interns from Korea and Chris, who is Northwestern University student and work for one year at Cabrini Connections. Because they finished their mission there.

I posted some photos at My Ablum called Memories at Cabrini… Continue

Added by LIYE LIN on July 14, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

The script of Resource Map

Another two interns, who are from Korea, have already finished their internship at Cabrini Connections. I'm glad to work for another week and make it up for my sickness day. Daniel told me to write something about Resource Map done by another two interns.

I looked back the old and new vision of resource map and compare them. New vision uses flash and fresh layout and make people know what our organization resource is going on easily. Old vision just presented the general introduction… Continue

Added by LIYE LIN on July 9, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Updating connection 'Strategy Map' with 'Resources Map'

We updated the 'Strategy Map'.

If you click the "L" (Learning Network) button, then you can go to the 'Resources Map'.

You must put both two of swf files (Strategy Map & Resources Map) in same folder before you do that.

If you have question, feel free to ask.

These are our e-mail address.

Gunwoong Go (KG) : kgwoong@gmail.com

Sungjoong Kim (Karse) : savermf@hanmail.net

Thank you.

(Execution… Continue

Added by Gunwoong Go on July 8, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Presentation of Resource Map

Hi everyone.

Before we give you the presentation about our work, we want to say thank you.

We had many experience by working in the 'Cabrini Connection' for six weeks.

Also, we met many people, and they give to us much favor.

Our project was re-design for diagram of resources map structure.

Dan said we can do anything what we want to do or what we can do to help Cabrini Connection.

So, we started to looking for the project what is made by formal interns,… Continue

Added by Gunwoong Go on July 7, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

A letter to Michael Jackson

Dear Michael Jackson,

I think you'll be surprised to receive a letter from a girl, who is from shanghai, China. We were growing up with your song

during our childhood. It was very popular to copy your signature moonwalk on our teenage. There is no doubt that you

are our king of Pop. We will remember the day- June 25th.

You were an American recording artist, entertainer and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, you

made your… Continue

Added by LIYE LIN on July 1, 2009 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

Resource map (linking complete)


Here is our project.
We did all of the links and design. We will insert sound file and fix some part.


Added by SungJoong Kim on June 29, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Homework Map Design


We made "Homework Map" design.

You can check that when you click the yellow button named "Homework",

and you can also go back to "Resource Map" when you click the red button.

We'll make a link and sound working within next week,

so if you want to insert 'Information sound file' to the Map

then you would better give to us as soon as… Continue

Added by Gunwoong Go on June 26, 2009 at 3:13pm — 1 Comment

National Conference on Volunteering and Service this week.

For the next three days, volunteer and business leaders from around the nation will gather in San Francisco for this year's National Conference on Volunteering and Service.

This year's conference is using blogs and other social media to connect with people who cannot be at the conference. I'll be connecting from my tutor/mentor blog and on… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on June 23, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Resource Map Link


We made "Resource Map" to possible to connecting each link,
and keep working about make a "Homework Help Map".

Added by Gunwoong Go on June 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

What's happiness?

A lot of people think money is happiness.

Sometimes they thought material things will make them happy, but the think might make them happy for a little while.

In fact, what's it really goanna bring you—one more outfit, one more mile in a new car? It's not goanna get you any closer to heaven, it's not goanna get you pure contentment in Christ. It's going to give you happiness on earth, which means nothing in the whole scheme of things.

It was the third week I… Continue

Added by LIYE LIN on June 18, 2009 at 4:41pm — 1 Comment

Strategy Map fixed


We fixed all broken link problem and insert sound.
We extract original codes from the SWF file by using 'Sothink SWF Decompiler5.0',
and fix and add the ActionScript code.

If you give us sound files of information, then we can apply to the strategy map.
Thank you.

Added by Gunwoong Go on June 17, 2009 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

Resource Map Design

Kg and Karse are designed about "Resource Map Page".

Added by Gunwoong Go on June 16, 2009 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

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