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March 2020 Tutor/Mentor eNews
March 2020 - Issue 188
As USA enters a period of great uncertainty,

use the Internet to stay connected.
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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Resources for out-of-the box learning

The CoronaVirus crisis has forced schools and non-school programs in Chicago and elsewhere to close for an indefinite period of time.

I'm seeing a tremendous outpouring of ideas posted on social media and have added a few sites to the Tutor/Mentor web library. While I encourage you to spend time getting to know what I host, I also encourage you to share what you're learning, and learn from others, by taking an active role on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN.

Below I show a few links to research.
In the Homework Help section are links to a wide range of learning resources.

In the learning blogs section are articles focused on on-line learning. A few links to look at are:

* Resources from Afterschool Alliance - click here
* What if my school suddenly closes - click here
* Storyline - Actors reading books - click here
* eLearning eNcyclopedia - click here
* Ideas for teaching on-line - click here
* Recommended Learning Resources on YouTube - click here
We're entering a time of great uncertainty.

Will this be the repeat of the 1930s or the 2008 recession? What will be the funding streams available to support non-school youth programs after they re-open again, in a few weeks (optimistically) or a few months? While this is an internal conversation between leaders, board members, volunteers and donors, it needs to be an on-line conversation, connecting people from many sectors and many places.

The questions I post in the images below will still be questions in a few months. You can find me in any of the social media spaces shown on this page. If you're aware of these conversations please share the link with me.




After the


Resources to use to help youth
in your community.
* Web resources to help you find Chicago Tutor and/or Mentor Programs; use to find programs in other places, too. - 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

* Strategy PDFs by Tutor/Mentor - click here

* Concept Map library - click here
* Hashtags I follow on Twitter. Use to expand your own network - click here

* Blogs I follow using Inoreader - click here
(This site aggregates links,  showing many blogs under similar topic categories.)
* 2020 On The Table event hosted by Chicago Community Trust will repeat in May. Due to COVID19, this event may be canceled. 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; will be virtual event, 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:

* Use Twitter to find #learnathome resources -click here
* Find Tutor, Mentor programs in Chicago area (see graphic above) - click here

* Connecting Virtually During COVID-19 - click here

* Reaching k-12 youth in high poverty areas- on-going challenge - click here

* Steps to Start a Tutor/Mentor program - click here

* Sharing Birth-to-Work Graphics - click here

* If You're in the Room, are You Being Heard? - click here

* Building Public Attention and Support.click here

* Maps, Planning & Network Building - click here

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

* Tutor/Mentor Exchange on Wordpress - click here
Recent Additions to Tutor/Mentor Library

* Creating Networks of Privilege (see image above) - click here

* Afterschool Development video - click here

* Network Analysis for Change - click here

* Radical Changes in Philanthropy - 2020 Report - click here

* America's 100 Most Disadvantaged Communities - click here

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

* Understanding Deep Disadvantage in America - click here

* Understanding bridging, bonding and linking social capital - click here

The Resource Links library was 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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