Thursday, July 10, 2008

Interns at Cabrini Connections

This blog was started three years ago, by Michael Tam, a student from Hong Kong Baptist University, who spend the summer of 2006 as an Intern at Cabrini Connections. In 2007 Paul Wei (shown at our July 2007 Golf Benefit) continued the blog.

This summer we do not have an intern from Hong Kong Baptist University, but we have had interns from Korea, Brazil, Indiana University and the University of Michigan work with us in the past year.

Below is a list of projects being done by current and former student interns, and volunteers, to support Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection:

Conference Video by June 2008 Korean Interns - flash presentation
Dinner Video by June 2008 Korean Interns - flash presentation
Web quests developed by January 2008 Korea Interns, here and here

Service learning presentation Paul Wei created in 2007 - flash.presentation

Visualization of Tutor/Mentor Strategy done in April 2008 by Indiana University students - Visualization

Interview by our Brazil intern - here
You can review a documentation system web page built by a volunteer in Baltimore, using workers from India, here

You can review a map gallery hosted by a volunteer from Wisconsin, here
And, you can review a Business School Connection vision, posted on a wiki by a Graduate Student from the University of Chicago School of Business at this link.
These all represent efforts by Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection to mobile talent from people in Chicago, and throughout the world, who will help gather and share information, create advertising and on-line education, and innovate other solutions that increase the number of people involved in helping youth living in poverty connect with on-going, volunteer-based adult support systems that expand the network of adults and learning opportunities intended to help these young people move through school and into jobs and careers.

If you are looking for an intern opportunity, or a PhD topic, or are teaching media and communications at a middle school, high school, college or business, and are looking for a real world application for your teaching and learning, consider working with the Tutor/Mentor Connection and apply what you learn to help us in Chicago, and to help youth in the city and country where you live.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


I am in Hong Kong now and I just enjoyed the Chinese new year(Feb. 7th) with my family in Shanghai.

This lunar new year has been a very special one. Many areas in mainland China suffered from snowstorm, and it had turned to be the most serious one in the past 50 years. Supplies and facilities were damaged, and hundreds of thousand people heading for home for the festival were stuck in train stations in some cities.

I will graduate in one year and start my career soon. The experience with tutor/mentor connection is very helpful to me. I am glad to know that another intern from HK Baptist Univerisity will go to T/MC this summer.

I also checked the two web quests made by the interns from Korea. Personally I like the South Korea Webquest more because it offers an great opportunity to the students to touch eastern culture. It can help them establish a global view. It is very wise to have international interns from time to time working with TM/C.

- by Paul