Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Music For Maps... New Maps Coming Soon!

Wow what a month.

The first annual Tutor/Mentor Jam was a huge success.

Last Sunday, we put on a show for a community of business, political, and media leaders... who join forces with local artists/musicians, volunteers in mentoring programs, and curious/concerned music fans on the West Side of Chicago.

Community coming together to network and make a difference! That's why I'm here - this is what my maps work to accomplish.

We had a pretty good turn out for the first year too, on a warm Sunday afternoon - we ended up with somewhere around 175 in attendance (about 75% capacity)... they got to hear new local music, meet local radio reps, hear media leaders and volunteer mentors talk... there was a lot of networking, we brought new visibility to a great cause, and it was a ton of fun.

I'm hoping to ride that momentum into the school season, as the school year starts...

Check back soon for details about:

1. A partnership between students at Loyola University and Mapping For Justice...

2. A map gallery at a local bar/restaurant coinciding with International GIS Day in November...

3. Our bi-annual Tutor/Mentor Conference in November...

4. New innovations in our online mapping capacities.

If any of this seems interesting to you, drop me a line.

We're always looking for volunteers and investment for next year's Tutor/Mentor Jam, and with everything we do!