Friday, December 11, 2009

Intern from Loyola University Chicago

Jordan Merlo is our newest intern. She's a student at Loyola University Chicago and will be writing articles about the work we do. Her goal is to learn how to be a force for social change, using the communications tools of social media.

As others read Jordan's articles, we hope some will be inspired to become volunteers and donors, while we hope others will see that they can write similar articles, and attract their own friends, family and alumni to the tutor/mentor movement.

Thank you for joining us Jordan.

Monday, December 07, 2009

2010 Interns at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection

Over the past few years interns from various universities have worked at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection, helping to create new versions of concepts that Dan Bassill, President of CC, T/MC creates as hand drawn sketches, or in Power Point graphics.

Because Dan is a "thinker" not a "designer" the talent of these students enhances the ideas, and is now beginning to convert them into animated presentations that can be viewed on T/MC web sites, or on YouTube.

In January 2010 we will have two new student interns joining from the Illinois Institute of Technology. In February we hope to have two students from the University of Michigan, as part of their week long Alternative Spring Break.

Thanks to a donation of Social Network Analysis software, and interns from Loyola University in Chicago, we also hope to be doing some new work to map the network of people and organizations who are connected by the T/MC to each other, and to our own goals and objectives. This week we'll be joined by another intern from Loyola, who will be writing some of these articles, attempting to share what we are doing with a growing network of people who help.

We could not support these interns if some volunteers did not donate dollars to help pay the rent and the expenses involved with Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. If you'd like to help, just visit our TisTheSeason Holiday Fund Raising page to make your donation.

If you'd like to involve students from your high school or university, just introduce yourself or call 312-492-9614.