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Tutor/Mentor Connection Teams On College Campuses What might we accomplish working toward shared goals that we

Tutor/Mentor Connection Teams On College Campuses

What might we accomplish working toward shared goals that we cannot do when working alone?

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Who keeps memories alive after media stop telling the story? This is a story from the
Who keeps memories alive after media stop telling the story? This is a story from the

Who keeps memories alive after media stop telling the story?

This is a story from the October 15,

1992 Chicago SunTimes

It’s typical of many media stories where public interest is at a peak because of an unusually tragic event.

It is not unusual.

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Poverty in Chicago is not a new problem. This story is from 1994!

While media stories occasionally use maps, these are not intended as advertising, to draw volunteers, donors and leaders to support needed youth development, mentoring and jobs programs in neighborhoods of high poverty

Poverty in Chicago is not a new problem. This story is from 1994! While media stories

These maps and more are hosted at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net

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Goal of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.

Goal of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC. Students and alumni at various universities take ownership of Tutor/Mentor Connection

Students and alumni at various universities take ownership of Tutor/Mentor Connection role, focusing on the growth of volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring programs in the neighborhood, or city, where the university is located.

Goal of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC. Students and alumni at various universities take ownership of Tutor/Mentor Connection
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While operating a single tutor/mentor program in one neighborhood ...

Tutor/Mentor Connection Cabrini Connections Chicago helps programs like Cabrini Connections grow in every poverty area of
Tutor/Mentor
Connection
Cabrini
Connections
Chicago
helps programs
like Cabrini
Connections
grow in every
poverty area of
the city and
suburbs
serves teens in
the Cabrini-
Green area of
Chicago
While operating a single tutor/mentor program in one neighborhood ... Tutor/Mentor Connection Cabrini Connections Chicago helps

We created the Tutor/Mentor

Connection (T/MC) in 1993 to help programs like Cabrini Connections grow in every poverty

neighborhood of the city and suburbs of Chicago.

offer various forms of volunteer- based tutoring or mentoring.

Flags are locations of poorly performing schools.

Pink and purple areas have poverty

green stars are organizations that

concentrations of 20% or

higher.

.

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This map shows work done by one small program over 20 years. Imagine the impact on the lives of youth in poverty if this growth were duplicated from dozens of college campuses.

This map shows work done by one small program over 20 years. Imagine the impact on

You can view this at - http://tinyurl.com/TMI-Timeline1990-2011

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Universities in Chicago Region T/MC teams can • Collect info on programs in area of university.
Universities in Chicago Region
T/MC teams can
• Collect info on programs
in area of university.
• Draw consistent attention
to these programs.
• Collect and share
information that helps
programs grow
• Share with teams in other
locations
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Any university can form and lead a Tutor/Mentor Connection that benefits an entire Northwestern Loyola DePaul
Any university can
form and lead a
Tutor/Mentor
Connection that
benefits an entire
Northwestern
Loyola
DePaul
city
...
or
the area
surrounding the
university.
University of
Chicago at
Illinois
University of
Chicago
Chicago
State U.
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What does a T/MC do?

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Four Part Strategy - http://tinyurl.com/TMI-4-Pt-Strategy

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What does a T/MC do?

UNDERSTAND NEEDS

LOCATION

What programs exist? Where are they? Where are

voids?

TIME OF DAY

When are programs available?

What does a T/MC do? UNDERSTAND NEEDS LOCATION What programs exist? Where are they? Where are
Different
   

Different

   

Different Neighborhoods:

Services:

 

Different Age Groups:

 

Programs

•safe place

Needed in

• mentor

 

Different

time frames:

   

Grade:

Every

• tutor

K-6

Poverty

• arts

         

and at-risk

• tech.

         
 

KNOWLEDGE

 

9PM-

3PM;

7-9

neighbor-

• science

hood

• math

     

3-5PM

10-

MORE

After

work

 
MORE After work

School;

   
 

INFORMED,

     
   

5-8PM &

5-8 PM &
 

MORE INVOLVED

weekend

 
   

MODELS

  • What can we learn from existing programs

AGE GROUP

What programs are available for K-6, Jr. High, High School?

OUR GOAL IS TO HELP EVERYONE IN THE MENTORING-TO-CAREER ECOSYSTEM LEARN FROM THIS INFORMATION.

WE DON T WANT TO DO THE RESEARCH; WE WANT TO FIND I T AND MAKE I T AVAILABLE TO OTHERS

Help

CURRENT

Help

EXISTING

volunteers, donors, busi-

programs grow

and improve

ness partners, etc. find useful

knowledge

What does a T/MC do? UNDERSTAND NEEDS LOCATION What programs exist? Where are they? Where are
Different
   

Different

   

Different Neighborhoods:

Services:

•safe place

 

Different Age Groups:

 

Programs

• mentor

Needed in

• tutor

   

Different time frames:

   

Grade:

Every

• arts

K-6

Poverty

• tech.

 

KNOWLEDGE

   

9PM-

3PM;

and at-risk

• science

7-9

neighbor-

• math

 

hood

• recreation

     

3-5PM

10-

MORE

After

work

   

School;

   
 

INFORMED,

     
   

5-8PM &

 
 

MORE INVOLVED

weekend

 
MORE INVOL VED weekend
 
   
Different Different Neighborhoods: Services: •safe place Different Age Groups: Programs • mentor Needed in • tutor

Build and sustain

flow of

RESOURCES

to programs in each neighborhood

Help

NEW

PROGRAMS

start, and

succeed

RESOURCE CENTER & MEETING PLACE

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A University T/MC can unite all stakeholders within university around actions that help youth move toward
A University T/MC can unite all stakeholders within university
around actions that help youth move toward careers.
This map was created by alum from Northwestern University. See
Students leading a
University T/MC
can map the
different
departments,
student groups and
alumni resources of
the university.
Students can lead
activities and draw
these groups
together to share
ideas and learn
better ways to
support of youth
organizations
around the
university.
http://chrispip.blogspot.com/2009/07/mapping-northwestern-university-for.html
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A T/MC helps ALL programs in its area get needed resources

  • area.
    * volunteers * public visibility * operating dollars * technology * training/learning * leadership

Educate stakeholders in region so they become customers/supporters of tutor/mentor programs in

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If you were at Concordia or Dominican University in Oak Park, you might focus on program growth in Maywood and Chicago’s West Side.

x
x

A T/MC connects “those who can help” with youth orgs in its focus area.

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As students and alumni from each university take this role, they build greater visibility and greater

As students and alumni from each university take this role, they build greater visibility and greater involvement in tutor/mentor programs in each city. This reflects positively on all who are involved.

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Learn to follow negative news with map stories that tell “The Rest of the Story”. These aim to draw operating resources and volunteers to youth tutor/mentor programs growing in these areas.

These maps were created in 1996, demonstrating a long term commitment to using maps to mobilize
These maps were created
in 1996, demonstrating a
long term commitment to
using maps to mobilize
resources for high poverty
areas of Chicago.

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A T/MC Leads This Strategy and Encourages others to Get Involved.

from now 9-months from now from now 6-months 3-months
from now
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from now
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6-months
3-months

12-months

from now

A T/MC Leads This Strategy and Encourages others to Get Involved. from now 9-months from now
A T/MC Leads This Strategy and Encourages others to Get Involved. from now 9-months from now
A T/MC Leads This Strategy and Encourages others to Get Involved. from now 9-months from now
Immediate Impact Growth of volunteers & $$ and corporate leaders involved
Immediate Impact
Immediate
Impact
Immediate Impact Growth of volunteers & $$ and corporate leaders involved

Growth of volunteers & $$ and corporate leaders involved

On a quarterly basis, a T/MC can organize events in its part of the city, while connecting stakeholders from its neighborhood or city with similar groups in other parts of the city and state. This creates greater public awareness and motivates more people to get involved.

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As Each Team Learns, It Shares What It is Learning with Teams from other Universities

As Each Team Learns, It Shares What It is Learning with Teams from other Universities The

The actions of the T/MC in Chicago are the model that each team will learn from. As the T/MC focuses on key events in different times of the year, local chapters will focus on the same events and the actions needed to duplicate that event locally.

As the learn from this process, they share what they learn with each other, and with the Chicago T/MC. We learn and improve by helping each other.

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As volunteers bond with kids many become leaders who recruit more volunteers and other resources from their industry, faith group, and network

Technology Communications Insurance Healthcare
Technology
Communications
Insurance
Healthcare
Technology Communications Insurance Healthcare Hospitality Recreation Agriculture Natural Resources
Hospitality Recreation
Hospitality
Recreation
Agriculture Natural Resources
Agriculture
Natural Resources
As volunteers bond with kids many become leaders who recruit more volunteers and other resources from
Education Religion Government Arts, Culture.
Education
Religion
Government
Arts, Culture.
Education Religion Government Arts, Culture. Math Science, Engineering Manufacturing Transportation
Education Religion Government Arts, Culture. Math Science, Engineering Manufacturing Transportation
Math Science, Engineering
Math
Science,
Engineering
Manufacturing Transportation
Manufacturing
Transportation
donors, from all industries. Recruit volunteers, and

donors, from all industries.

Recruit volunteers, and

Finance, Personal & Business Services
Finance, Personal &
Business Services
Engineering Built environment Retailing Wholesaling
Engineering
Built environment
Retailing
Wholesaling
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While focusing on event planning, teams focus on building understanding, and increasing involvement.

While focusing on event planning, teams focus on building understanding, and increasing involvement. • What is

What is level of poverty and location of poorly performing schools in city

What organizations engage volunteers in one-on- one activities with youth in these neighborhoods

Where is information on these local organizations shared? T/MC Program Locator is sample

How do we get more people to look at this information?

How do we draw people into learning circles where they build understanding of the information

How do we use this understanding to encourage more people to volunteer time, talent or donate dollars to these organizations

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Blueprints that show actions needed from birth to work, in every poverty area, don’t exist. At least not anywhere on the Internet that we know of.

Blueprints that show actions needed from birth to work, in every poverty area, don’t exist. At

So the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, and the Tutor/Mentor Connection are inviting innovators and experts from around the world to join with us in creating a better operating system…or a blueprint for helping kids rise from poverty.

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As students learn T/MC concepts, they can learn to communicate those ideas using video, animation, social media, etc.

This shows how intern from IIT in Chicago converted this to flash animation http://www.tutormentorexchange.net//images/fl ash/strategymap.swf
This shows how intern from IIT
in Chicago converted this to
flash animation
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net//images/fl
ash/strategymap.swf

This shows use of concept map

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Map the Network. Watch it Grow from Year-to-Year

Map the Network. Watch it Grow from Year-to-Year Learn to use social network analysis and GIS

Learn to use social network analysis and GIS mapping tools. Learn to build network.

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See work interns have done with Tutor/Mentor Connection

http://tutormentorexchange.net/defining-a-terms/215-interns-at-tmc

See work interns have done with Tutor/Mentor Connection http://tutormentorexchange.net/defining-a-terms/215-interns-at-tmc These were short term projects, not part
See work interns have done with Tutor/Mentor Connection http://tutormentorexchange.net/defining-a-terms/215-interns-at-tmc These were short term projects, not part
See work interns have done with Tutor/Mentor Connection http://tutormentorexchange.net/defining-a-terms/215-interns-at-tmc These were short term projects, not part
These were short term projects, not part of multi- year commitment with leadership at the university.

These were short term projects, not part of multi- year commitment with leadership at the university.

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How to Start? What’s the First Step?

Join the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC on http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com.

In this group the Chicago T/MC will coach those who get involved. There is no minimum enrollment, or maximum. We work with who ever chooses to get involved.

Talk to professors. Can this be an independent study project? A Masters or PhD program? A degree track program?

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It just takes two or three people on a campus to launch a Tutor/Mentor Connection. “If

It just takes two or three people on a campus to launch a Tutor/Mentor Connection.

“If this (initiative) is accepted and acted upon, it can change the way philanthropy and charities work together in America and throughout the world. It can change the future for millions of kids born into poverty each year.”

Visit http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com and http://tutormentorexchange.net to learn more.

It just takes two or three people on a campus to launch a Tutor/Mentor Connection. “If

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