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Final Paper!

Part I – Learning Question…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on April 28, 2010 at 9:43am — 1 Comment

Advice to Future Interns at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection

After interning at Cabrini Connections for a little over 14 weeks I have learned several things. I would like to share my knowledge with you so that you can start off with knowledge that I wish I had begun with.

So, how do you make the most of your internship? Well with the help of some online sites and my own experience in interning at Cabrini Connections I have come up with 9 points you should…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on April 26, 2010 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Final Two-Week Report!!

Fourteen-weeks ago I started my internship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections. Cabrini Connections is a non-profit organization designed to enrich and further develop the lives of the students who live in low-income neighborhoods such as Cabrini Green. They do this by providing tutor/mentor programs for these students after hours, which not only provides alternate learning opportunities but keeps these students out of trouble. At my internship my job is to promote the…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on April 23, 2010 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Report #6

Twelve-weeks ago I started my internship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections. Cabrini Connections is a non-profit organization designed to enrich and further develop the lives of students who live in low-income neighborhoods such as Cabrini Green. They do this by providing tutor/mentor programs for these students after hours, which not only provides alternate learning opportunities but keeps these students out of trouble. At my internship my job is to promote the organization… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on April 12, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

What do mentors do?

Mentors can be beneficial to anyones life. Young business professionals, college students, and high school students all have the capability to grow with a mentor. Mentors give the mentee advice and insight into the real world, so that they can be ready for the challenges that lay ahead.


A mentor can help assess the strengths and weaknesses of the mentee as well as develop their skills for success. Mentors have been there and know the struggles that lay ahead. Mentors are…
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Added by Jordan Merlo on April 9, 2010 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Our Kids Are In Trouble

Today, in America, there are more than 14 million youth under 18 who are defined as "at risk" (of not reaching a productive adulthood). They face a relentless assault of negative influences which often result in drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, poor academic performance, violence, even death.

Every child should have the opportunity, confidence, character and support needed to lead a safe, healthy and productive life. They have a right to expect a fair chance to develop their…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on April 9, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Report # 5

Ten-weeks ago I started my internship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections. Cabrini Connections is a non-profit organization designed to enrich and further develop the lives of students who live in low-income neighborhoods such as Cabrini Green. They do this by providing tutor/mentor programs for these students after hours, which not only provides alternate learning opportunities but keeps these students out of trouble. At my internship my job is to promote the organization further… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 29, 2010 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Two Week Report # 4

Eight-weeks ago I started my internship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections. Cabrini Connections is a non-profit organization designed to enrich and further develop the lives of students who live in low-income neighborhoods such as Cabrini Green. They do this by providing tutor/mentor programs for these students after hours, which not only provides alternate learning opportunities but keeps these students out of trouble. At my internship my job is to promote the organization… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 15, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Connection

The word of Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection is spreading. More people are starting to get involved bringing CC,T/MC into the lime light. Recently people from Ohio, Texas, Georgia, Minnesota, DC, New York, Virginia, and other states have joined our Ning site in search of ways to get more involved and network. Currently, CC,T/MC is bringing in a total of 242 members from people all around world. This Ning site is in place as a networking site to bring people in the world together for… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 12, 2010 at 1:58pm — No Comments

The Benefits of Mentoring

Mentoring a youth can be very rewarding. Mentoring is a way to provide youth with tactics and wisdom so that they are able to succeed and achieve their goals. Below are several examples/statistics of how mentoring can benefit youth and some questions to think about as you are reading through this article.



Mentors help youth start focusing on their future:



*Mentors help young people set career goals and start taking steps to realize them.

*Mentors can use their…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on March 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Two-Week Report #3

Six-weeks ago I started my internship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections. Cabrini Connections is a non-profit organization designed to enrich and further develop the lives of students who live in low-income neighborhoods such as Cabrini Green. They do this by providing tutor/mentor programs for these students after hours, which not only provides alternate learning opportunities but keeps these students out of trouble. At my internship my job is to promote the organization…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on March 8, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Through the Eyes of a Mentor

The following was written by one of the mentors at Serve Our Youth in Iowa who was nominated for an Excellence in Mentoring award. After reading this I felt compelled to share some of these insights with you.



“One of the main things I strive for is consistency. If I say I am coming at a certain day or time, I think it’s really important to do that. These are kids who, over & over, have been let down by people and events, so to do what we say we will do is very, very important. I… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 5, 2010 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Sponsorship

For non-profits like Cabrini Connections finding sponsors is very important. Sponsorship partnerships not only provide a new source of revenue for non-profits, but they also offer a variety of cross-promotional, public relations and other marketing opportunities.

Sponsorships offer an opportunity for a non-profit organization to partner with companies or

entities from the for-profit sector - companies that often have greater financial resources at their disposal. As such, these… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 1, 2010 at 1:42pm — 1 Comment

Frequently Asked Questions About Mentoring

Is Mentoring for You?



If you are new to mentoring, it's natural to have questions about what it's all about, what your experience will be like and whether or not mentoring is the right volunteer opportunity for you in the Chicagoland area. Below are some answers to questions you might have, but it's not possible to think of every question you might have. So, if you need more information, please email Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection at info1@cabriniconnections.net or give… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on March 1, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Ash Wednesday

The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) called for the renewal of Lent, recovering its ancient baptismal character. This recovery was significantly advanced by the restoration of the catechumenate mandated by the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (1972). As Catholics have increasingly interacted with catechumens in the final stage of their preparation for Baptism, they have begun to understand Lent as a season of baptismal preparation and baptismal renewal.…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on February 17, 2010 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Two-Week Report #2

Four-weeks ago I started my internship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connections. Cabrini Connections is a non-profit organization designed to enrich and further develop the lives of students who live in low-income neighborhoods such as Cabrini Green. They do this by providing tutor/mentor programs for these students after hours, which not only provides alternate learning opportunities but keeps these students out of trouble. At my internship my job is to promote the organization further… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on February 17, 2010 at 10:15am — 1 Comment

Fundraiser Challenge at Galway Arms

Starting today Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection is proposing the first of many fundraisers for Cabrini Madness to come.

This fundraiser in particular will be a challenge to see which team of kids, volunteers, staff members, board members, and friends and family of Cabrini Connection can raise the most money. To celebrate our efforts and the money we fundraised for the Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor cause we will host a bar night.

So, round up all…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on February 8, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

2010 Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference

For 16 years Cabrini Connections has been hosting the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference all over Chicago. This year I am proud to say that our 31st conference will be held at Loyola Universitys Lakeshore campus. This biannual conference is part of an ongoing effort to improve the quality and availability of tutor/mentor programs in areas of Chicago with high concentrations of poverty. Through the Internet, this conference connects program leaders and supporters in Chicago…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on February 5, 2010 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Update as of Thursday, February 4 2010 on the Maranatha School and Orphanage in Haiti

New York Group Arrives with More Food and Tents: Richard Laurent, Haitian-American supporter from NY, and a few other fellows just arrived at Maranatha via the DR for their 2nd humanitarian trip. They brought 60+ tents, donated by individuals in NY, as well as by Tent City. Thanks to the New Yorker’s for providing our Haitian neighbors with a home! Richie also filled the bus with more than 1,000 lbs. of food. Crossing from the DR was difficult this time, as the border patrol are now…

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Added by Jordan Merlo on February 5, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

Lowest voter turnout in four years.

Board of Elections says Illinois primary elections yesterday was the lowest turnout than in previous years. With outrage over the recession, corruption, crushing deficits and endless partisan bickering one would assume there would of been a flood of voters casting their ballots. Instead that flood turned into a trickle. City officials estimated that Chicago turnout was 26… Continue

Added by Jordan Merlo on February 3, 2010 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

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