Thursday, August 2, 2007

Volunteer Recruitment Campaign Brainstorming Session!

It's official: The 2007 Chicago-area Volunteer Recruitment Campaign has a place for its brainstorming meeting! It's at Literacy Volunteers of Illinois
30 E. Adams, Suite 1130
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone Number: 312-857-1582
If you're feeling creative and want to make an impact in promoting awareness about volunteering as a tutor and metor to school-age children, please come.
Dates-wise, the Volunteer Recruitment Campaign will most likely culminate the weekend of September 8th and 9th, the week after Chicago Public Schools and most other schools in the Chicagoland area will be starting school.
Another exciting event is the Volunteer Training Conference, which Cabrini Connections is doing in conjunction with Cabrini Green Tutoring and Chicago Lights Tutoring at 4th Presbyterian Church. Yesterday, myself and Ana Llorens, Cabrini Connections' Program Coordinator met with Erin McPartlin of Cabrini Green and Alex Cornwell of Chicago Lights at the beautiful St. Vincent De Paul building to discuss this conference. This is for already-committed volunteers, either new or veteran and there will be workshops on everything from what is happening in the Cabrini Green neighborhood to working with children with learning disabilities. I think it's a wonderful thing that our three organizations are working together on this because we're all serving the Cabrini Green community and our goals are all the same. This is just another example of how networking between organizations can make a difference for everyone in the long run.

1 comment:

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

It's nice to see these programs networking. For those who don't know the history, the networking concepts of the Tutor/Mentor Connection began in 1976 when leaders of Cabrini Green area programs began meeting monthly at the Montgomery Ward building for "lunch and learn" networking. Many of my ideas of how to lead a program came from these lunch meetings as did friends who I still network with today.