Friday, September 12, 2008

Chicago's Eastern Orthodox Churches

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

There are approximately 48 Eastern Orthodox churches in the area. As you can see in this map, most are located in more affluent areas, versus areas that are suffering from poverty. Interestingly, around the pocket of high poverty on the city's West side, Orthodox churches stand almost like outposts on the periphery. These churches, and those in other relatively affluent areas can be tying "scripture and service, and pointing members to tutor/mentor programs that already exist, or to neighborhoods, where new programs need to be created."

Please take a look also at the blog entry for Chicago's Places of Worship for more information on why this is important, and on how faith communities can use the T/MC's strategies to increase the reach, frequency and consistency of tutoring and mentoring programs.

And as always, please visit the T/MC website to get information about programs in all parts of the region. And, check out 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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