Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Use CPS School Locator to Find Support

The Tutor/Mentor Connection created a map-based Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator in 2008 to help programs connect with resources near where programs operate. That's no longer active, but maps are still available for this purpose.  

Below is a screenshot of the Chicago Public Schools Locator. I used this today in a series of Tweets about the Riverdale Community area on Chicago's Far South Side. 

I've circled the South part of Riverdale.  The Northern part of the area is mostly filled by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District facility.  On this map I've  highlighted 130th Street. To the East, there are many big companies, like Ford Motor Co., who could be recruiting employee volunteers to fill the Riverdale area with mentor-rich non-school programs like some that operate in other parts of Chicago, and like the one I led at the Montgomery Ward headquarters on Chicago Avenue, from 1975 to 1992.  

Below is one of several Tweets I posted with this information.

On the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC website there's one section about starting a program and another about roles business can take.  Leaders from the Riverdale area can use these resources to gain ideas for reaching out to these businesses, while volunteers from these companies can find ideas to support a long-term involvement with k-12 kids in the area.

I'd be happy to walk people through this process.  Connect with me on Twitter, Facebook and/or LinkedIN.  See links on this page