Friday, August 22, 2008

Thanks to Everyone who Participated in our Volunteer Recruitment Coffeehouse Night!

Last night was our Volunteer Recruitment Coffeehouse Night. It was a great success and I think there were a lot of meaningful conversations and positive networking happening. While the turnout was not as high as we had hoped, all the organizations that participated were able to recruit at least several volunteers.

Thank you to all my colleagues at Cabrini Connections, and our partner organizations, Cabrini Green Tutoring, Chicago Lights at Fourth Presbyterian, East Village Youth Program, and Working in the Schools for participating in the event. Thank you also to ING Direct Cafe for being wonderful hosts and having such a great space for the event.

The Volunteer Recruitment Coffeehouse Night is now over but the conversation about recruiting volunteers to be tutors and mentors must continue. If you or your organization would like to participate in a round table discussion about recruiting volunteers as tutors and/or mentors before September 15th, please let me know. Also, if you have any media contacts, please let me know because we would like to get the media involved in the Volunteer Recruitment Campaign as much as possible.

Have a great weekend! And good luck to everyone going back to school or getting ready to go back to school!

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