More than 450 people have joined this Ning community since 2007. A small group have been interns working with Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago. If you look at the discussions in this visualization group and this network analysis group, you can see work they have been doing.
In the years since 2007 Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and other platforms have emerged and gained much greater popularity than the Ning sites. I meet people in these forums, and we exchange ideas in many ways.
I created the map above as a means of connecting people who I'm connecting with to each other, while also building an archive and record of these conversations. I hope that those who have joined this site will use the Ning blog to express ideas for building and sustaining volunteer-based tutor, mentor and learning programs, or their own blogs. If you do I'll add you to my map, or you can create your own, and add me to your map.