This is a graphic I’ve used many times to illustrate how people from any part of the Chicago region can be encouraging friends, co-workers, family, etc. to support tutor/mentor programs in high poverty neighborhoods with time, talent and/or dollars.
I’ve been working on this article for a week. The way I create articles is to draw from graphics and articles I’ve created in the past, and to point to articles, videos and graphics created by others who communicate an idea more effectively than I do.… Continue reading
The video below is from a Google hangout this morning, with Terry Elliott, who I met last year when I began following the Making Learning Connected… MOOC. That is repeating again this year and following a comment I posted a week ago, Terry invited me to connect this morning in a Hangout. Continue reading
So now another mega sports event is capturing the attention of millions of people, not just in the USA, but around the world. In some of the coverage of the World Cup, I’ve seen stories about the poverty in Brazil. But these stories are fragmented. Continue reading
I’ve been posting articles on this blog since 2005 and frequently use graphics and maps to help communicate ideas. Below is a new graphic that illustrates a fundamental goal of my work.
In an area as large as the Chicago region several hundred non-school tutoring/mentoring programs are needed. Continue reading
I’ve been following a Chicago Tribune series titled “A New Plan of Chicago” since last October when it was launched. Sunday’s article focuses on improving the lives of disadvantaged Chicagoans…. I encourage you to read it and other articles in this series and engage people in your own family, business and faith network in this process. Continue reading
If you read the Chicago Tribune… on February 7, 2014 you might have seen this story. Note where it says “there have been at least 11 other shootings withing four blocks since June 2011″. Have you seen any marches, or editorials, or visits by the Mayor mobilizing resources to change the conditions that cause these acts of violence? Continue reading
As we head into 2014 I’m constantly reminded of how many thousands of people are already involved in some way in helping disadvantaged youth succeed in school, stay safe in non-school hours, connect with a caring adult mentor or tutor, and continue their movement toward adult roles and responsibilities. Continue reading