Friday, September 12, 2008

Chicago's Methodist Churches

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

There are 164 Methodist Churches that we're aware of, and they are spread pretty evenly throughout the area. As you can see in this map, some are located in more affluent areas, and others are working in communities that suffer from high levels of poverty. Methodists in all 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.

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