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GeoMentor - getting geography in the classroom

From the GeoMentor.org website:

"National Geographic and ESRI have created a new program to inspire educators and community members to work together to improve student learning. People who use geography in their work can help educators and youth see the world in new ways. The GeoMentor program is designed to inspire volunteers to work with a teacher or youth club leader to help kids see, use, and do more geography in and out of classrooms."


Tutor/Mentor Connection: Leaders in Nonprofit GIS!

example of a map of tutor/mentor connectionI recently interviewed Dan Bassill, president and founder of Tutor/Mentor Connection, a well-respected organization in Chicago that provides extensive mentorship-related resources as well as an online community for tutor/mentor program educators, facilitators, fundraisers, policymakers, and other interested parties.  Dan has long been a supporter of the use of GIS and online mapping in a nonprofit/community context, and T/MC was providing interactive online maps years before the "Mashup Explosion" of this decade.

The Story of Tutor/Mentor Connection

I recently interviewed Dan Bassill, president and founder of Tutor/Mentor Connection, a well-respected organization in Chicago that provides extensive mentorship-related resources as well as an online community for tutor/mentor program educators, facilitators, fundraisers, policymakers, and other interested parties.  Dan has long been a supporter of the use of GIS and online mapping in a nonprofit/community context, and T/MC was providing interactive online maps years before the "Mashup Explosion" of this decade.

Review of NSPCC anti-child-cruelty awareness mapping campaign

Slightly dated (2006) writeup of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children's "be the full stop" public awareness campaign, which mapped voluteers, donors, and campaign partners in communities on an interactive map.

Youth Media Reporter: Gmaps

The Youth Media Reporter wrote a pretty good article and embedded some maps made by community group in Chicago. Check it out: one is environmental justice in Little Village, and another of Chicago Youth Voices Against Violence.