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Intermediaries - Chicago

The goal of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, created in 1993, was to help constantly improving k-12 tutor/mentor programs grow and reach youth in all high poverty neighborhoods of Chicago.  Other organizations in Chicago share similar goals, focusing on well-being of youth and families.

I call these "intermediaries" because each supports a network of organizations through their websites, events they host and social media. However, they are not always connecting to each other, and most do not include the Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC in their formal deliberations.  Most don't keep a list like the T/MC does and try to draw attention to everyone on the list or to draw them  together on a more consistent basis.  That's what I've been doing since 1993.

Inviting people to come together requires first doing the research to locate people who are already involved, and building a list that enables communication and capacity building, which is what I've been doing.  My list of tutor/mentor programs (see concept map) shows who is directly involved providing direct service. However, I've also been building a list of the intermediaries, and resource providers, working in Chicago. Then I've been sharing my lists, and web library, in an on-going effort to get them to connect, talk to each other, build relationships, share ideas, etc.

The concept map shown on this page has links to a variety of intermediary organizations serving the Chicago area. This is not all, but only what I've been able to locate thus far. Each node on this map has a link to that organization's website.   

Many of these organizations are active on Facebook and a few on Twitter.    A few years ago I created a page with links pointing to Facebook groups/pages of known tutor/mentor programs. In 2020 I move that list to the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site (this page). Below is that list.  If you know of others to be added, or deleted, please contact me and I'll edit this list:

Afterschool Matters - https://www.facebook.com/AfterSchoolMatters?_rdr
Alternative Schools Network - https://www.facebook.com/AlternativeSchoolsNetwork
American Graduate - https://www.facebook.com/americangraduate
Chicago Cares - https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoCares
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless - https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoHomeless
Chicago Gear-UP Alliance - https://www.facebook.com/chicagogearup
Chicago Learning Exchange (was HIVE Chicago) - https://www.facebook.com/CLXchange
Chicago Literacy Alliance - https://www.facebook.com/chiliteracyalli?fref=ts
Chicago Public Schools -https://www.facebook.com/chicagopublicschools
City Club of Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/CityClubChicago
Forefront (was Donors Forum) - https://www.facebook.com/MyForefront
GetIN Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/GetInChicago?fref=ts
Illinois Collaboration on Youth - https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisCollaborationOnYouth
Impact 100 - https://www.facebook.com/Impact100Chicago/
Ingenuity Arts Partnership - https://www.facebook.com/IngenuityChicago
Juvenile Justice Initiative - https://www.facebook.com/JuvenileJusticeInitiative
LISC Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/lisc.org
Metropolitan Planning Council - https://www.facebook.com/metropolitanplanningcouncil
ParentPower Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/ParentPowerChicago
ServeIllinois Commission - https://www.facebook.com/ServeIllinois
Strengthening Chicago's Youth - https://www.facebook.com/StrengtheningChicagosYouth
ThriveChicago - https://www.facebook.com/ThriveChicago?fref=ts
Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC - https://www.facebook.com/groups/TutorMentorInstitute/
United Way of Metro Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/unitedwaychicago
Urban Youth Network - https://www.facebook.com/GRIPYOUTH
Voices4Illinois Children - https://www.facebook.com/voices4kids
YNPN Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/ynpnchicago


New Maps that Need to Be Created
On the concept map I show boxes for the categories without links, which means I do not have much information to fill the boxes.  These include:

Foundations supporting youth.
Chicago Community Trust - https://www.facebook.com/TheChicagoCommunityTrust
McCormick Foundation - Why News Matte s- https://www.facebook.com/McCormickFoundation

Business/ Professional Networks Supporting Youth

Universities Supporting Youth (or departments/clubs within universities)

Faith Networks supporting youth programs

Civic/Service Networks Supporting youth

Government efforts at network building
Cook County Commission on Social Innovation - https://www.facebook.com/cookcountymission/


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