Violence in Chicago

:
Where Will We Be in 10 Years?

2015 story

Chicago Map
1996 story

Using Maps as part of Strategy to Fill High Poverty
Areas with Needed Youth & Family Services
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About Us: Tutor/Mentor
Connection (T/MC)
Local/Global mission – The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC)
was created in late 1992 by seven volunteers, who were starting
a new Cabrini Connections tutor/mentor program in Chicago, as a
commitment to help teens living in the Cabrini-Green area
connect with adult volunteers who would help these teens move
through school and into jobs and careers.

Cabrini
Connections
1992-2011

T/MC

While launching this tutor/mentor program, the organizers
also created the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC), to provide
leadership to efforts that would help programs like Cabrini
Connections get the resources they need to thrive in every
poverty neighborhood of a big city like Chicago. Through the
Internet, the T/MC is now connecting with mentoring and career
development program organizers throughout the world. In 2011
the T/MC became part of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, which is
creating products, services and events to support T/MC type
organizations in Chicago and other cities.

In 1993 we began creating maps to draw
resources to programs operating in high poverty
areas. This is one of many maps you can find on
our web sites and blogs. These were created using
donated ESRI software between 1994 and 2011.
In 2008 we created an interactive program
locator. This is example of map story created
using this platform, which you can find at
http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net
View this PDF to see how maps can be created
using the Program Locator:
https://www.scribd.com/doc/71813129/How-toUse-Chicago-Tutor-Mentor-Program-Locatorto-Make-Your-own-Maps

This mapping strategy need much updating. If you can help update the
program locator, and create new features, email tutormentor2@earthlink.net
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The following pages illustrate one way these maps can be used
by political, business, community and other leaders:

Users can create maps by
adding layers of information.
Each tab represents one layer.
Users can also zoom into
different areas, such as zip
codes, community areas, political
districts.

31st Dist.

36th Dist.

This map shows
Illinois Legislative
Districts as well as
poverty levels in
this area (based on
2000 census).

This map was created using the Interactive map section of the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator, showing
locations of shootings that took place in Chicago on November 2 & 3, 2015, which were featured in front
page Chicago Tribune stories.
X – 8000 block of South Damen Avenue; XX 7300 block of South May Street
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This is a different map view, also created using the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator.

This map shows banks and some
faith groups in the area where the
shootings took place.

View Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator
http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/InteractiveMap.aspx
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The two Chicago shootings of 11/2 and 11/3/2015
took place in the 31st and 36th Illinois State House
Districts and the 16th and 18th State Senate Districts

XX 11/3/15 Aspiring Model Shot
7300 block of South May Street

x

Above is map of the 14th State Senate district w/overlays
showing poverty, poor schools, tutor/mentor orgs, and assets.
Created by Tutor/Mentor Connection in 2009. Shootings of 11/2
and 11/3 took place just North of this district.

X – 9-Year Old Boy Shot
8000 block of South Damen Avenue

These maps were created using a different GIS mapping tool than the Program Locator. Users should be
able to easily create maps of political districts, zip codes or community areas, with overlays similar to
those shown on the map of the 14th Senate District. Finding web sites with interactive maps showing all
Illinois State and House districts has been difficult. Finding maps with demographic overlays has been
even more difficult.
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These maps show Chicago Wards. To show Ward numbers, I
copied the WBEZ map to Power Point, then added Ward
numbers. I save this as a JPG so I could include it in mapstories. I then created an inset (below) showing the Wards
where the shootings took place.

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View Interactive Map at
http://www.wbez.org/nosidebar/approved-wardmap-95662

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The two shootings of 11/2 &
11/3/2015 took place at the
edges of the 17th Ward.
Aldermen of the 18th and 6th
Wards should also be
accountable.

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The two shootings of 11/2 &
11/3/2015 took place in the
2nd and 3rd Districts of the
Cook Country Board.
This map is a PDF found at
https://datacatalog.cookcoun
tyil.gov/GIS-Maps/ccgismapCook-CommissionerDistricts/ehgp-m9tw

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These maps show the two Cook County Board Districts where
these shootings occurred. I copied the District maps from the
Cook County web site, then added Ward numbers in larger type,
so they could be seen in map stories like this. I saved the maps
as JPGs to use as needed.

These two county board districts
are next to each other with parts of
the 17th ward in each district.

The shootings on 11/3/2015 took place in the
2nd District of the Cook County Board of
Commissioners. Elected officials should be
accountable.

The shooting of 9-yr-old boy on 11/2/2015 took place
in the 3rd District of the Cook County Board of
Commissioners. Elected officials should be
accountable.
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x

xx

The two shootings of 11/2 &
11/3/2015 took place in the
1st US Congressional
District. Elected officials
should be accountable.

To use maps of US Congressional Districts in this analysis, I first
needed to copy maps from the web site below, and save them as
JPGs. I then pulled them into Power Point, to add info showing
where the shootings occurred.
http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/aboutus/map_room/Pages/
CongressionalDistrictMaps.aspx

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When bad things happen, and are given major attention in local media, leaders need to know how to
create map stories, that tell “the rest of the story” and draw people together to fill neighborhoods with
programs and services that begin to reduce the reasons “bad things” are happening. Making mapstories needs to be easy, so they can be created, and put into blog articles, like those at
http://tutormentor.blogspot.com, while the media still focus on this story.

1997 story

Unless leaders change how they
lead, and mobilize others, and draw
needed resources into all places
where help is needed, violence,
poverty and poor schools will be the
same story in 10, 20 or 30 years
from now.

Making maps is just part of what leaders
need to know. Create a learning team and
use articles at
www.tutormentorexchange.net to get to
know this strategy and ways to use maps.
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Maps can help identify everyone in a map-area (city or neighborhood) who
should be involved in helping youth move successfully through school and into
adult lives…free of poverty, violence and inequality of opportunity.

Web sites of leaders
need to include
maps, showing a
commitment to this
strategy.

Leaders need to learn to lead this strategy. Youth can take this role,
starting as early as middle school. Elected leaders should be held
accountable for what they do to fill neighborhoods with needed services..
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The Tutor/Mentor Connection* is an intermediary, and
information aggregator. Someone needs to take this
role for your community.

Until thousands of people focus on this
information every day, like students focus on
math and science and history in school
classrooms,
we will still have social and economic gaps in
America and many people under-achieving
their potential.
* Since 2011 the Tutor/Mentor Connection has been a program of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
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Tutor/Mentor Connection has been piloting a map strategy since 1993, with
the help of volunteers and an inconsistent flow of philanthropic support.
1996 Map Story

2015 Chicago Tribune
View media stories:
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/news-pr
Learn more about how T/MC vision for using maps.
http://tutormentorinstitute.wikidot.com/project:geographic-information-systemsinterface-with-data
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Create your own Learning Organization
Find Me on Social Media
• Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/TutorMentorInstitute/
• Twitter @tutormentorteam
• Linked In - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tutormentor
• Ning – http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com
• Blog – http://tutormentor.blogspot.com
• Email – tutormentor2@earthlink.net
• Find this presentation and similar strategy ideas in the
library at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/library

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It just takes two or three
people to launch a
Tutor/Mentor Connection
strategy in a neighborhood,
a city, or in an organization.
“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.
Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net to discuss.
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