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December 2009 Blog Posts (8)

Happy Holidays and May we all Connect in Purposeful Ways in 2010

This is a graphic of the Strategy used by the Tutor/Mentor Connection.

It's the reason we are all connected on this web site. Sites like this bring people together who can share ideas, build relationships, and work together to overcome common obstacles. If no one creates and hosts the… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on December 31, 2009 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Finding the Right Fit with your Student

Finding the Right Fit

We all know the research. Reading is important. But sometimes getting a child or teen hooked seems like an impossible task. One of the biggest struggles with high-risk kids is when their reading levels don’t coincide with their developmental levels. I mean, your sixth grade student reading on a third grade level will probably not be happy with Magic Tree House books. Yet, here is the quandary. How do we get better at reading? Repetition. We just have to do it… Continue

Added by Maria Murphy on December 30, 2009 at 2:02pm — No Comments

A mothers pursuit for her son's well-being!

The article, "Saving Michael" from the Chicago Tribune is a heartening story about a mother trying to better her son by figuring out ways in which to fix his behavioral problems and his grades. Living in a low income neighborhood such as Woodlawn, Chicago, Delaine, Michael's mother, understands that their are additional hurdles to face. But though her neighborhood has… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on December 18, 2009 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

Disrupting Philanthropy 2.0 Part 2.

Hello again and welcome to Disrupting Philanthropy 2.0 Part 2. I hope you took some time to read Disrupting Philanthropy 2.0, if not that's ok because for my next couple of blogs I will be picking apart the text discussing what I believe to be the highlights of the article. In this blog in particular I will be discussing the two categories that make up philanthropy which are capital and the enterprises.… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on December 16, 2009 at 11:51am — No Comments

Disrupting Philanthropy 2.0 Part 1.

Today I started reading "Disrupting Philanthropy 2.0" it's an article which offers a broad view of how philanthropy and the organizations supported by it, will change in the coming years. Since this is a dense article consisting of 55 pages I will post my thoughts in sections. The next few blogs that I will post about the article "Disrupting Philanthropy 2.0" are my interpretations of what the author is… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on December 16, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

What are the differences between Tutor/Mentor Connections and Cabrini Connections?

As this is my 2nd day as an intern at Cabrini Connections you can probably imagine how confused I am. Before accepting this internship I thought that Cabrini Connections and Tutor Mentor Connections were the same. Though after I buried myself further in the Cabrini Connections websites I started to notice that Cabrini Connections and Tutor/Mentor Connections were not the same program. But what exactly makes the two different from each other?

From reading the Cabrini Connections… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on December 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

First day of internship at Cabrini Connections!

Hello all,

I would first off like to thank Dan Bassill for giving me the opportunity to help be apart of the solution here at Cabrini Connections. I am looking forward to interning at a non-for-profit organization such as this where everyone takes such pride in fulfilling the mission of the organization. I believe that this internship position will give me great insight into how non-for-profits work and how they get there funding. I am excited to learn more about the organization as… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on December 8, 2009 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

Support a US charity by voting on FACEBOOK today

The CHASE corporation has announced a program on Facebook that encourages people to vote for their favorite charity. The top vote getter could win $1 million and the runner up programs could each win $25,000.

You can vote for Cabrini Connections Tutor/Mentor Connection at http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/charities/1184283

If you are listed in the charity search… Continue

Added by Daniel Bassill on December 2, 2009 at 12:09pm — No Comments

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