Friday, September 12, 2008

Chicago's Presbyterian 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 at least 123 Presbyterian Churches spread throughout the area. A handful are situated in the midst of heavily impoverished areas, but as you can see in this map, most are located in relatively affluent communities in the city and suburbs. Presbyterians 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 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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