Our Vision: Because of the work we do, more youths born in poverty will start jobs and careers by age 25, and more volunteers will make a lasting commitment to tutor/mentoring.
This Web site is a meeting place and knowledge center for people who want to make this vision a reality—in Chicago and in other major cities throughout the world.
This "village" graphic illustrates the aim of using the web site to connect volunteers and leaders from many sectors and many cities.
You can go through the information in any sequence you choose. I encourage people to think of my web sites as a huge shopping mall. The first time you visit you just walk the mall and peek into every store to see what's there.Then you go back later to investigate stores that you were more interested in. Some of these become your favorites and you repeat your visit over and over.
This T/MC Resource PDF is a quick guide to the various web sites where we share information.
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The issue we address, poverty in inner city neighborhoods, is complex, and extensive. Thus the information hosted on this web site provides a wide range of information in many different sections. It may be difficult for first-time visitors to know where to start, or what to look for.
Thus, we hope you'll browse the site like you would the first time you go to a new shopping center with hundreds of stores. Open the various sections and links to see what they offer, then go on to the next section. Bookmark those that you feel will be most useful to you, so when you visit again, you can spend more time there.
The web site links to many different web sites, which is also confusing. But again, a shopping center has many different stores. As you learn to move back and forth from one site to another, just like you go from store to store, we hope you'll begin to get comfortable with this arrangement of information.
Why do we do this?
Read the Frequently Asked Questions section on the main T/MC web site to see how this information can be used by each of these groups of people.
By exploring this Web site, and making a permanent resource for your own learning, innovation and decision making, we hope you and all visitors begin to understand where tutor/mentor programs are needed most, why they are needed, ways to get involved and approaches to improving existing programs.