This graphic illustrates the purpose of Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection ( T/MC). We want to support the actions of people throughout the Chicago region who help inner city youth connect with adult volunteers who help them from birth to work. We started in 1993 with no money and seven volunteers. This report shows the growth of the Tutor/Mentor Connection since then. Visit the Cabrini Connections web site to see what this program is now, having been started from such a small base in 1993.
Since September 2000, the T/MC has been using OHATS (Organizational History and Accomplishments Tracking System) to document actions that lead to success in the organization's mission. Visit this link to view a video showing how to use OHATS.
OHATS is an Internet-based system for organizations to easily record and report important events, actions and lessons that take place during the day-to-day work to improve the conditions necessary for all youth to succeed. The T/MC uses the information from OHATS to quantify and summarize key accomplishments and lessons. More than fourteen-hundred accomplishments, lessons, and activities were reported by T/MC staff between September 2000 and August 2010.
OHATS (Organizational History and Tracking System) is an organized and systematic way for a group, program or network of community organizations to record, observe, analyze and report contributions and key events that influence progress toward its mission and goals. For example, one can use OHATS to track accomplishments and results, organizational procedures, lessons and best practices, critical external events that influence the work, and service delivery details and statistics.
The idea behind OHATS is simple and proven throughout history: if a community group tracks actions, events, lessons and results important to their success then they can learn from them and be more successful.
Every time a recorder documents and action the pie chart in the Metric's pages changes. Click the button below to visit the T/MC OHATS site and learn more about this system, and the actions of the Tutor/Mentor Connection. If you would like to create an OHATS for your organization, or partner in developing this with the T/MC, please call 312-492-9614 or email