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February 2020 eNews
February 2020 - Issue 187
The Internet is a Vast Ocean of Ideas.

Learn to Fish. Learn to Share.
The ideas shared in this monthly newsletter can be used by youth organization leaders, resource providers, political leaders, universities, volunteers and youth to help mentor-rich programs thrive in all of the neighborhoods where they are most needed.

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Learning to Fish

This map shows one section of the Tutor/Mentor web library which has been growing since 1998. The articles in this section focus on issues of social justice, poverty, racism, inequality, housing disparities as well as on uses of maps to focus attention on all places where these are problems to be solved.

It takes time to walk through the various sections of the library enough to know what's there and to be able to share this information with others. Yet with better information we're able to do more to solve these problems.
Learn to Share
The graphic at the right was used in a blog written in February by Sheri Edwards, a retired teacher from Washington State, who I met on Twitter several years ago. I hope you'll read it.

Sheri's blog demonstrates how anyone "fishing" in the Tutor/Mentor library can then share what they are learning in ways that encourage others to take a look, too.

I posted this graphic and a link to her blog in this article on the Tutor/Mentor blog. That's an example of giving attention to people who are sharing. Others could write similar blogs or post these links on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin.

Why? Because it will take the collective effort of thousand of people, over many years, to solve some of the problems we face.
Homework Help. Volunteer Recruitment.
The Tutor/Mentor library has many sections.
In the "Find a Program" section is a list of nearly 200 Chicago area organizations that offer various forms of volunteer-based tutoring and/or mentoring.

In the Homework Help section are links to resources that can be used by students, volunteers, program staff, parents and teachers.

In the Mentoring Programs section are links to youth programs and networks beyond Chicago. Each program website is a resource that others could learn from.
In the sections below are links that I point to often,
and that I've added recently.
* Web resources to help you find Chicago Tutor and/or Mentor Programs; use to find programs in other places, too. - click here

* Black History Month resources - click here

* Resources for fund raising - click here

* Philanthropy articles on Tutor/Mentor blog - click here

* Social Justice, Poverty, Inequality, Housing resource links - click here

* Blog article showing links to sections of Tutor/Mentor web library - click here

* 2020 Presidential Campaign - research issues and candidates -click here

* Civic Engagement - resource map (recommend other links). - click here

* Strategy PDFs by Tutor/Mentor - click here

* Concept Map library - click here

* Mapping for Justice blog - click here

* Hashtags I follow on Twitter. Use to expand your own network - click here
* Chicago Volunteer Expo - Feb. 23 - learn more

* 2020 On The Table event hosted by Chicago Community Trust will repeat on May 12, 2020. Watch the website for details.

* Strengthening Chicago Youth web site, click here; blog - click here

* MENTOR Illinois. - click here

* To & Through Project web site -click here

* Incarceration Reform Digital Resource Center -click here

* City of Chicago, CPS, links -click here

* Chicago Public School Locator - click here

* Healthy Chicago 2.0 - click here

* ChiHackNight - civic technology meet-up; every Tuesday in Chicago - see agenda

*Chicago Youth Serving Organizations in Intermediary Roles-click here
(Please help update this cmap.)
Recent Tutor/Mentor blog articles:

* Make Tutor/Mentor Programs Available to More Youth (see graphic above) - click here

* What's the Game Plan Look Like? - click here

* MyChi.MyFuture - Mayor Lightfoot's program-feedback - click here

* A Call for Comprehensive, Mentor-Rich Non-School Programs - click here

* A New Call to Action from Chicago Tribune-click here

* Building Public Attention and Support. click here

* Tutor/Mentor articles on Tumblr - this is a collection of key concepts - click here

* Tutor/Mentor Exchange on Wordpress - click here
Sample Articles in Tutor/Mentor Library

* Computer Science Learning Opportunities in Chicago. Chicago City of Learning. - click here

* Equitable Futures - project of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - click here

* Between the Great Migration and Growing Exodus: The Future of Black Chicago. UIC report - click here

* Ideas for Project Based Learning - click here

* What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap - click here

* Combating Inequality? article

* Logic Models and Theory of Change models for youth mentoring programs - click here

The Resource Links library has been updated!During the past year, every link (more than 2000) was opened to make sure it works, or updated if needed. New links are added weekly.

View video that shows how to find recent links added to web library.
About this newsletter.
While I try to send this only once a month, I write blog articles weekly. Throughout the newsletter I post links to a few of the articles published in the past month or earlier.I encourage you to spend a little time each week reading these articles and following the links. Use the ideas and presentations in group discussions with other people who are concerned about the same issues

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