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Michael B. Romain
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River Forest, IL
About Me:
I am a burgeoning nonprofit analyst and public policy maker with a passion for economic equity and environmental sustainability and everything in between (and even outside).
What do you hope to learn, or share, on this forum?
I hope to learn about ideas for generating a tutor-mentor tipping point, so that the concept of pairing economically disadvantaged children with positive tutors and mentors will grow to scale and become apart of our culture.

Michael B. Romain's Blog

The Measure of a Mayor

The New York Times: "When voters go the polls Tuesday to pick Chicago's first new mayor since the 1980s, they can reflect on a lively campaign that featured topics ranging from education and crime to whether one of the mayoral hopefuls had smoked crack.


"But one issue dwarfs all the others: like most local and state governments, City Hall is facing a gaping…


Posted on February 22, 2011 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

Consistency in Funding: Toward a New Funding Model

These past few weeks of soliciting donations for TM/C's Mapping Solutions event have been an education of sorts. At times, it's seemed that my attempts to spread the word, in person and through mail, add up to nothing more than exercises in preparation for future failures. These weeks have illustrated why perseverance is a necessary trait for anyone who wants to get into the nonprofit business.

But along with perserverance, this experience has also taught me a fundamental…


Posted on November 17, 2010 at 1:04pm — 6 Comments

The Discipline of Mentoring (Part I)

“There must always be room for judgment, but judgment aided—and even enhanced—by procedure.” Dr. Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right…


Posted on October 29, 2010 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

Senator Moynihan's Redux

Like other intellectuals whose legacies have been marginalized, even mired, when the conditions of the world proved not very amenable, or outright hostile, to their theories, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan spent some time in the valley of… Continue

Posted on October 20, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:38am on January 16, 2011, Jay Marinus Nalini van Amstel said…


We are developing an environmental education project for children and tennagers. We are looking for internacional partners, watch:


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Jay van AmstelAmbiente em Movimento Institutehttp://pt.wiserearth.org/organization/view/c6f107f1ce89a1dd43dd44cc11529b7d/section/main#

At 9:11am on August 24, 2010, Daniel Bassill said…
Hi Michael. Thanks for joining the group. As you browse around and begin to tell the story of what the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Cabrini Connections are trying to accomplish, I hope you'll also connect with the others who are part of this group, and encourage them to take more active roles in sharing information, and working together to expand the resources we each need to operate.

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