We held the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference in Chicago on Nov. 21. It was hosted by the Chicago Field Museum. Welcoming remarks were made by Dr. Clinton Nichols who has worked at the Field Museum since 2006 as an Urban Anthropologist in the Division of Environment, Culture and Conservation. Dr. Nichols hosted a panel at the conference as one of many new friends that we made during the day. Below are his welcoming… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on December 9, 2008 at 3:33pm —
Hello everybody, I just wanted to say thank you to everybody who helped out and attended our 2008 November Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference. It was great putting faces with all the names of people who I had been in contact with over the phone and internet.
Anyway, I JUST posted a blog post on the conference at my blog http://nicolecabrini.blogspot.com
If you wrote about the conference in your blog, let me know!
Added by Nicole White on November 26, 2008 at 1:03pm —
Thanks for having me out! I got a ride back to the office with Shane from AUSL--turned out we had a geogrphy connection, she lived for 5 years near where I grew up.... and I learned that she and her husband are jazz fans! So consider us connected, thanks to Dan, Cassina, Nicole et al.
One thing that stuck with me after the panel based on what folks said and our own experience: Use Facebook to recuirt people to go drinking for a good cause. That's a winner, for sure (thank you, Jane… Continue
Added by Gordon Mayer on November 21, 2008 at 1:57pm —
With the help of Andrew Pincon of the Digital Workforce Education Society
I did a web presentation this week to show some folks in Indiana the resources on the Tutor/Mentor Connection web site. Here's the presentation if you'd like to listen to it:
Added by Daniel Bassill on November 14, 2008 at 4:00pm —
Added by Meghan Hamilton on October 17, 2008 at 4:42pm —
The financial world seems to be crashing all around us, yet the kids we serve in our tutor/mentor program are still only 11 to 17 (7th grade to 12th grade) and all need our continued support for one to six years just to finish high school. How to find the money to pay the rent, salaries, insurance and other expenses in an environment where donor dollars are disappearing.
Are you faced with this challenge? What are you… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on October 1, 2008 at 8:30am —
This weekend I was invited to join a mentoring list serve hosted by Dr. David DuBois, at University of Illinois, Chicago. I started typing an introduction, and found that it is longer than most people might read. Thus, I'm posting the introduction here and anyone who wants to take the time, can read it .
I'm Dan Bassill, President of a Chicago non profit called Cabrini Connections
, Tutor/Mentor Connection
The Cabrini… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on September 1, 2008 at 9:28am —
In every email I point to my own http://tutormentor.blogspot.com and I hope you all read that occasionally. Each month more than 1200 visitors go to that blog, coming from all over the world.
However, I'm not the only one at Cabrini Connections writing a blog. I've encouraged our staff, interns, and volunteers to also write blogs because they offer a fresh perspective, and they attract readers from their own personal networks.
Here are the blogs they are… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on August 17, 2008 at 3:30pm —
I encourage you to visit http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2008/06/conference-presentation-created-by.html
and view a flash presentation about the Tutor/Mentor Conference, which was created for my organization by two student interns from Korea.
This does a great job of showcasing the conference and drawing attention to some of the tutor/mentor programs who participate on panels and delivered… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on June 12, 2008 at 3:17pm —
I attended the conference from May.29 to 30 in Northwestern University Law school in downtown. I felt honored to attend this conference because anybody can not have this chance like me.
I was anxious because I should meet someone who attended at this conference. But they were very kind and so sweet to us, when I told something they were patient even though I could speak english very well.
I was amazed to see their passion, they explained… Continue
Added by SEUNG JUNG LEE on June 5, 2008 at 12:30pm —
May 29- 30, 2008
I attend to the conference for 2days. I had attended 3 conferences while I was in the work shop.
The first one was the "panal of tutor/Mentor program Leaders share strategies, challenges of different program"
There were lots of people from other countries. hearing peoples opinion,they had a great feeling about the volunteers and the donors. They had talked that showing the outcome of the student will help the people who wantes to donate to the T/MC. like… Continue
Added by Eunjin Cho on June 4, 2008 at 2:54pm —
I created a new concept map today, showing the many different groupings of people/organizations with an interest in helping kids born in poverty move through school and into jobs and careers over a 25 year period of support. You can view the charg here
In the chart I included links to information sections on the T/MC web site, where you could find… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on March 7, 2008 at 5:01pm —
I created a new concept map today, showing the many different groupings of people/organizations with an interest in helping kids born in poverty move through school and into jobs and careers over a 25 year period of support. You can view the chart here
In the chart I included links to information sections on the T/MC web site, where you could find links to… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on March 7, 2008 at 5:00pm —
I network and share ideas with many people in many forums. One is the Smart Communities forum hosted by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change. Today, there is an article showing the role of Hospitals as leaders of economic change. Read more at http://smartcommunities.typepad.com/suzanne/2008/02/hospitals-as-ec.html
One of the T/MC goals is to enlist hospital, business and professional leaders as… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on February 25, 2008 at 10:02am —
I lead Cabrini Connections and the Tutor/Mentor Connection based in Chicago and on the Internet.
Cabrini Connections is a site based tutor/mentor program where volunteers connect with 7th to 12th grade teens living in the Cabrini-Green area of Chicago. Once a teen joins us in 7th and 8th grade, we promise we'll do everything we can to help that youth be starting a job, or career, by age… Continue
Added by Daniel Bassill on July 2, 2007 at 5:15pm —