Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Two days away

The Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference is just two days away! Here is some of what's happening on Day Two:
  • Former Cabrini Green Tutoring Program student Isaiah Brooms, now the Director of Admissions at Westwood College - Virginia Ballston Campus, will give the opening keynote.
  • Bill Curry, COO of Breakthrough Urban Ministries, who I met this summer, will lead a workshop about his organization's innovative approach to growing mentoring relationships among a community of students and a community of volunteers.
  • EL Da' Sheon Nix, former Northwestern University football player and current Administrative Coordinator at Cabrini Connections, will discuss how to engage athletes, business leaders and celebrities as advocates for volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs.
  • Valdis Krebs and Jean Russell will explore, explain, and empower thrivable communities in the afternoon keynote address, "Understanding Social Networks."
  • Sandra Garest, Senior Dream Manager at Floyd Consulting, will help participants find and pursue their passions in her afternoon workshop, "Inspiring others to Dream Big."
For more details on the conference and to register, visit http://www.tutormentorconference.org/ or call 312-492-9614. Thank you.


  1. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to present at this conference. It is terrific to become connected with this network of people all working to make a valuable and positive impact.
    I enjoyed getting to share information on the brain and learning, with those in my workshop.
    If there are ways I can support your efforts, or your community please let me know. We all benefit when all children have well developed brains!

    Enjoy making a difference!
    Deborah McNelis

  2. Thanks Deborah! If you could post something about braininsights on the Tutor/Mentor Ning Network (http://nututormentor.ning.com/) or in the Links Library (http://tinyurl.com/links-library), then the people who look at our sites every day may come across it and find it useful.