The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) has been a gift to Chicago and the world since it was conceived in 1993 and launched in January 1994...20 years ago! Help continue this vision.
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Leaders in business have talked of the importance of sharing knowledge, such as in this 2003 quote by Mr. Tim Wilmot. Chief Knowledge and Evaluation Officer, Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation:
"When nonprofit and community leaders share ideas, insights and information in ways that promote social impact...knowledge-sharing can improve organizational effectiveness. When we share what works and what doesn't... it results in accelerated learning, less reinventing the wheel, better service, and measurable results."
1998 the Tutor/Mentor Connection launched its first web site with the
help of volunteers from
the Cabrini Connections program. In 2004 a
searchable directory was launched and in 2005 the Tutor/Mentor
launched. In 2008 an interactive,
map-based directory was launched.
Through the years T/MC has responded to questions from parents, social
workers, media, volunteers and people looking for information for
starting programs, or for sustaining them. An
on-line documentation system was created in 2000 to capture some of
Funding for Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection never has been consistently available and has been even more difficult to obtain since 2001 due to loss of business sponsors, the downslide of the economy, donor changes in focus.
Despite these obstacles more than 1
million visitors have come to T/MC web sites since 1998. More than 1000 organizations have
participated in Tutor/Mentor Conferences since 1994. Dozens of media
stories have been generated that focus on tutor/mentor programs in all
parts of Chicago, not just one tutor/mentor program in Cabrini Green.
Many people have benefited from the information we collect and share.
What VALUE does this platform offer? View this PDF to see how this benefits business, non profits, and anyone spending time and dollars aimed at helping youth in poverty move through school and into jobs and careers.
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