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University of Chicago Graduate Student Killed. A Stolen Dream. What's the University Doing? What's Obama doing?
Nov 28, 2007

Today's Chicago SunTimes reports the tragedy of a University of Chicago graduate student from Senegal, Africa, being shot and killed by teens living i...

  

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Poverty
poverty map Poverty is one of the key social indicators we use to measure ourselves. According to the 2000 Census, children in the US are more likely to be poor than other age groups. Mentoring can overcome some of the negative impacts of poverty.

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Tutor/Mentor Programs
tutor map There are many different volunteer-based tutoring and mentoring programs in the Chicago area. Mentoring at-risk youth in your neighborhood, where you work, shop or worship is an easy way to make an immediate difference.

Schools
school map Local media cover the Chicago Public Schools efforts to improve learning outcomes, but they have not gone into detail about the reasons for poor performance. They have not given readers the chance to "get involved" at nearby tutoring/mentoring programs.

Crime
crime map Crime and violence in inner city neighborhoods can be destructive forces in childhood development. Tutoring and mentoring programs offer a wide range of learning and growth activities as alternatives to criminal influences.

Faith Groups
faith group map The recruitment of mentors and tutors can take place in your church newsletter to draw potential volunteers and donors to programs in the area where help is needed.

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Political Districts
tutor map Barack Obama told an audience in Mt. Vernon, Iowa last year that Americans need to "stand up together, and answer a new call to service to meet the challenges of our new century". Our elected leaders can be unifying figures in their districts, serving to organize and promote service-oriented programs such as Tutor/Mentor Programs.

Partnering
partner map Collaboration and networking brings together different groups of people who are involved or interested in tutoring and mentoring so they can share resources and information.

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Collaborations
collaboration map Collaboration and networking brings together different groups of people who are involved or interested in tutoring and mentoring so they can share resources and information.

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