Friday, September 12, 2008

Chicago's Lutheran Churches

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

There are at least 307 Lutheran Churches spread throughout the area city. As you can see in this map, the majority are located in more affluent areas, versus areas that are suffering from high poverty. Many are in the suburbs within a stone's throw from major highways that can bring commuting members past high-poverty areas. Suburban Lutheran leadership in these 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.

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