Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The YOU in this graphic could be your students

I've been using maps since 1993 to show where kids need extra  help provided by non-school tutor/mentor programs, based on indicators like high poverty, poorly performing schools, and/or incidents of violence. You can skim through many articles on this blog and see how I've done that.  You also can look at the articles at the MappingforJustice blog, or on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site, and see more examples.

Based on the information I've been able to collect, there are too few programs in many parts of Chicago and some of the programs that do exist need a lot of help on an on-going basis to be considered "world class" in what they do.

Collecting information about existing programs and leading discussions that determine where more programs are needed, or innovate new ways to draw volunteers, talent, ideas and operating dollars to programs in different neighborhoods is something youth in high schools and colleges all over the world could be doing.

I'd like to help you think about this.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Visit this Museum of Intern Artifacts from 2006-2015

I posted an article on the Tutor/Mentor blog today, using the cMap below, which shows some of the work interns did while working with my organization in Chicago from 2005 to 2015.  I hope you'll take a look.
Archive of work done by Interns from 2006-2015

As you wander through this cMap you'll also want to read this article, where you can find an even fuller list of interns and work they have done.

While I describe this as an archive, and a museum, the ideas are as useful today as they were when each project was first created. The ideas apply to any area with high concentrations of poverty.  The process applies to building a better understanding of any complex problem and mobilizing more people to be involved in creating on-going, long-term solutions.