Thursday, September 11, 2008

Chicago's Baptist Churches

(click on the map above to see "full-sized" version)

Continuing to look at the Tutor/Mentor Institute's document,"How Faith Communities Can Lead Volunteer Mobilization For Tutor/Mentor Programs"...

"Maps showing the location of Catholic, Methodist, Lutheran, Baptist and Presbyterian Churches in Chicago... show which are in poverty neighborhoods and which are not. We'd like to help faith groups develop evangelism strategies which would lead to a more active, and strategic, role of every church in every faith group in helping inner city kids be part of total quality, comprehensive one-on-one tutor/mentor programs."

There are 960 known Baptist churches in our data, many clustered in high-poverty communities just off the highway arteries on the west and south sides of the city. Easily accessible for commuters, these are ideal locations for "faith communities to present a 'tutor/mentor message' at least four times a year, in their sermons, newsletters, and web sites, [which] can dramatically increase the reach, frequency and consistency of our call for help. "

Please visit the T/MC website to get information about programs in all parts of the region. And then head to the T/MC Program Locator, or the Interactive Zip Code Map to find locations of programs that can use your volunteer or donor help.

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