Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Well, this post is one day late, but it's never to late to celebrate the life and work of a great man. I wish I could come up with something eloquent to say here, but I really can't come up with anything. However, I must say that supervising the art club last night, despite it technically being a day off, was a great way to celebrate the life of a man who worked so hard for every child to have every opportunity possible.

In the mission of Martin Luther King Jr., and also in the mission of Cabrini Connections, one of the ways we are creating opportunities for children is by having an art show, showcasing the works the kids in the art club (and the video club) have created in the past year. An Art Gallery, the Palette and Chisel, has donated their space for our kids' artwork from February 2nd to 11th. On February 8th, there will be a reception and a silent auction for the works from 5:30-9pm. The Pallette and Chisel is located at 1012 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610. I highly encourage everyone to come!


Tutor Mentor Connections said...

Volunteers working at sites like Cabrini Connections, when they could be home watching TV, are working to make Dr. King's dream a reality.

Unfortunately, there are not enough places in big cities like Chicago where volunteers can connect in structured programs like Cabrini Connections, and there are too few leaders acting like Generals to help support such programs in hundreds of locations.

If volunteers in tutor/mentor programs all over the country take on the role of advocates, they can tell the story of tutoring/mentoring to more people, and mobilize resources from businesses, churches and universities to help such programs grow in more places. That's the goal of the Tutor/Mentor Connection.

chris miller said...

Looking forward to the show!