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What are you doing to stay afloat in this economic storm?



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 — No Comments

Introductions: History of Tutor/Mentor Connection

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 — No Comments

Read the Blogs of Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection staff and volunteers

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 — No Comments

Talent of volunteers and interns expands capacity of non profit

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 — No Comments

My opinion after Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference(May.29-30)

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 — 4 Comments

Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference

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 — No Comments

It takes a Village ... who are we trying to reach?

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 — No Comments

It takes a Village ... who are we trying to reach?

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 — No Comments

Hospitals as Strategic Leaders

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 — No Comments

Connecting those who can help with those who need help

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…

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Added by Daniel Bassill on July 2, 2007 at 5:15pm — No Comments

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