Friday, September 12, 2008

Chicago's Episcopal Churches

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

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

There are 78 known Episcopal Churches spread throughout the area. As you can see in this map, they are mostly located in more affluent areas, versus areas that are suffering from poverty. Episcopalians in these 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 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.



Its Episcopalians not Episcopals!

Mike said...

Thank you for pointing that out. I've corrected this mistake (and learned a little something too :)

I was wondering what your thoughts were on the blog itself, and maybe a little insider info regarding Episcopalians, and their service work in high poverty communities.

Clearly I'm still learning and would love to get this kind of feedback.