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This presentation demonstrates a use of maps to focus attention and resources on neighborhoods with incidents of high violence which have been featured in local media stories. Intended to be used by leaders in any city to build on-going strategies that lead more youth through school and into adult lives free of poverty.

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  • Using Maps as part of Strategy to Fill High Poverty Areas with Needed Youth & Family Services

    2015 story

    1996 story

    Violence in Chicago: Where Will We Be in 10 Years?

    Chicago Map

    Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net

  • T/MC

    CabriniConnections1992-2011

    In 1993 we began creating maps to draw resources to programs operating in high poverty areas. This is one of many maps you can find on our web sites and blogs. These were created using donated ESRI software between 1994 and 2011.

    In 2008 we created an interactive program locator. This is example of map story created using this platform, which you can find at http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net

    View this PDF to see how maps can be created using the Program Locator:https://www.scribd.com/doc/71813129/How-to-Use-Chicago-Tutor-Mentor-Program-Locator-to-Make-Your-own-Maps

    About Us: Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC)

    Local/Global mission The Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) was created in late 1992 by seven volunteers, who were starting a new Cabrini Connections tutor/mentor program in Chicago, as a commitment to help teens living in the Cabrini-Green area connect with adult volunteers who would help these teens move through school and into jobs and careers.

    While launching this tutor/mentor program, the organizers also created the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC), to provide leadership to efforts that would help programs like Cabrini Connections get the resources they need to thrive in every poverty neighborhood of a big city like Chicago. Through the Internet, the T/MC is now connecting with mentoring and career development program organizers throughout the world. In 2011 the T/MC became part of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, which is creating products, services and events to support T/MC type organizations in Chicago and other cities.

    This mapping strategy need much updating. If you can help update the program locator, and create new features, email tutormentor2@earthlink.net

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  • This map was created using the Interactive map section of the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator, showing locations of shootings that took place in Chicago on November 2 & 3, 2015, which were featured in front page Chicago Tribune stories.

    X 8000 block of South Damen Avenue; XX 7300 block of South May Street

    The following pages illustrate one way these maps can be used by political, business, community and other leaders:

    36th Dist.

    31st Dist.

    This map shows Illinois Legislative Districts as well as poverty levels in this area (based on 2000 census).

    Users can create maps by adding layers of information. Each tab represents one layer. Users can also zoom into different areas, such as zip codes, community areas, political districts.

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  • This is a different map view, also created using the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator.

    View Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locatorhttp://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/InteractiveMap.aspx

    This map shows banks and some faith groups in the area where the shootings took place.

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  • XX 11/3/15 Aspiring Model Shot7300 block of South May Street

    X 9-Year Old Boy Shot8000 block of South Damen Avenue

    The two Chicago shootings of 11/2 and 11/3/2015 took place in the 31st and 36th Illinois State House Districts and the 16th and 18th State Senate Districts

    These maps were created using a different GIS mapping tool than the Program Locator. Users should be able to easily create maps of political districts, zip codes or community areas, with overlays similar to those shown on the map of the 14th Senate District. Finding web sites with interactive maps showing all Illinois State and House districts has been difficult. Finding maps with demographic overlays has been even more difficult.

    Above is map of the 14th State Senate district w/overlays showing poverty, poor schools, tutor/mentor orgs, and assets. Created by Tutor/Mentor Connection in 2009. Shootings of 11/2 and 11/3 took place just North of this district.

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    View Interactive Map at http://www.wbez.org/no-sidebar/approved-ward-map-95662

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    The two shootings of 11/2 & 11/3/2015 took place at the edges of the 17th Ward. Aldermen of the 18th and 6thWards should also be accountable.

    These maps show Chicago Wards. To show Ward numbers, I copied the WBEZ map to Power Point, then added Ward numbers. I save this as a JPG so I could include it in map-stories. I then created an inset (below) showing the Wards where the shootings took place.

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  • The two shootings of 11/2 & 11/3/2015 took place in the 2nd and 3rd Districts of the Cook Country Board.

    This map is a PDF found at https://datacatalog.cookcountyil.gov/GIS-Maps/ccgismap-Cook-Commissioner-Districts/ehgp-m9tw

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  • The shooting of 9-yr-old boy on 11/2/2015 took place in the 3rd District of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. Elected officials should be accountable.

    The shootings on 11/3/2015 took place in the 2nd District of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. Elected officials should be accountable.

    These two county board districts are next to each other with parts of the 17th ward in each district.

    These maps show the two Cook County Board Districts where these shootings occurred. I copied the District maps from the Cook County web site, then added Ward numbers in larger type, so they could be seen in map stories like this. I saved the mapsas JPGs to use as needed.

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    The two shootings of 11/2 & 11/3/2015 took place in the 1st US Congressional District. Elected officials should be accountable.

    To use maps of US Congressional Districts in this analysis, I first needed to copy maps from the web site below, and save them as JPGs. I then pulled them into Power Point, to add info showing where the shootings occurred. http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/aboutus/map_room/Pages/CongressionalDistrictMaps.aspx

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  • When bad things happen, and are given major attention in local media, leaders need to know how to create map stories, that tell the rest of the story and draw people together to fill neighborhoods with programs and services that begin to reduce the reasons bad things are happening. Making map-stories needs to be easy, so they can be created, and put into blog articles, like those at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com, while the media still focus on this story.

    Unless leaders change how they lead, and mobilize others, and draw needed resources into all places where help is needed, violence, poverty and poor schools will be the same story in 10, 20 or 30 years from now.

    Making maps is just part of what leaders need to know. Create a learning team and use articles at www.tutormentorexchange.net to get to know this strategy and ways to use maps.

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    1997 story

  • Maps can help identify everyone in a map-area (city or neighborhood) who should be involved in helping youth move successfully through school and into adult livesfree of poverty, violence and inequality of opportunity.

    Leaders need to learn to lead this strategy. Youth can take this role, starting as early as middle school. Elected leaders should be held accountable for what they do to fill neighborhoods with needed services..

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    Web sites of leaders need to include maps, showing a commitment to this strategy.

  • The Tutor/Mentor Connection* is an intermediary, and information aggregator. Someone needs to take this

    role for your community.

    Until thousands of people focus on this information every day, like students focus on

    math and science and history in school classrooms,

    we will still have social and economic gaps in America and many people under-achieving

    their potential.

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    * Since 2011 the Tutor/Mentor Connection has been a program of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC

  • Tutor/Mentor Connection has been piloting a map strategy since 1993, with the help of volunteers and an inconsistent flow of philanthropic support.

    View media stories:http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/news-pr

    Learn more about how T/MC vision for using maps.http://tutormentorinstitute.wikidot.com/project:geographic-information-systems-interface-with-data

    2015 Chicago Tribune

    1996 Map Story

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  • Create your own Learning OrganizationFind Me on Social Media

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/TutorMentorInstitute/ Twitter @tutormentorteam Linked In - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tutormentor Ning http://tutormentorconnection.ning.com Blog http://tutormentor.blogspot.com Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net

    Find this presentation and similar strategy ideas in the library at http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/library

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  • It just takes two or three people to launch a Tutor/Mentor Connection strategy in a neighborhood, a city, or in an organization.

    If this (initiative) is accepted and acted upon, it can change the way philanthropy and charities work together in America and throughout the world. It can change the future for millions of kids born into poverty each year.

    Visit http://tutormentorconnection.ning.comand http://tutormentorexchange.net to learn more.

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