No General Goes to War Without a Map

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Political leaders, CEOs, etc. command large forces. Do they use maps like Generals do? See examples.

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No General Goes to War Without a Map

  1. 1. No General would go to war without a map. However, in America’s war on poverty, poorly performing schools, crime and violence, too few of our leaders are using maps to connect resources with youth and families in the neighborhoods that have the greatest need. Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net http://www.tutormentorconnection.org http://www.tutormentorexchange.netProperty of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  2. 2. Generals use Maps to Win Wars Do you remember how Generals used maps in TV news to show troop movements during the first and second Gulf Wars?Image from article at http://www.lorraineash.com/general.htmCEOs use Maps to Win Market Share The map at the right shows CVS stores in Chicago region (in 2009). Businesses use maps to determine where to place stores and build business. Pg 2
  3. 3. In order to defeat an enemy we need to fight wherever the enemy is entrenched. Feed & Equip Analysis Our army better Of enemy than enemy Strength & weaknesses We need to feed, cloth, arm Understand needs & and re-supply our troops plan resource and logistics providers for allocation, e.g. strategic Public as long as war is in planning Commitment progress. To sustain effort and recruit troops Recruit Organize Forces & Retain & Train Direct How do we educate and US forces engagement Enemy US forces inform public so we can sites maintain support for revenue needed to How to replace forces that What resources do we support war effort? are lost with new solders need to implement the trained and ready to pick plan? How to prepare up from where previous left them? off Do any Revenue Logistics To support To get forces leaders use these efforts in place maps in war How do we raise money How do we distribute on poverty? needed to pay for this needed resources and Forces Poverty entire effort? troops to multiple locations where they are Include tutors in city is needed? & mentors enemy How do we create infrastructure to support this force? Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 3
  4. 4. This presentation shows a few examplesof how a Geographic Information System (GIS) maps can be used to help draw resources to organizations serving the same cause throughout a geographic region. Visit the Tutor/Mentor Institute at http:www.tutormentorexchange.net to review this and other PDF essays. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 4
  5. 5. OUR MISSION Collect and share information that helps mentor-rich programs be available to more youth living in high poverty neighborhoods. We focus on youth living in poverty because these children face greater barriers to succeeding in school and finding jobs and careers. Throughout this presentation the names Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) will be used along with Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC. From 1993-2011 we operated as the Tutor/Mentor Connection, part of the non profit Cabrini Connections youth program in Chicago. In 2011 the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC was created to continue the T/MC into the next decade, seeking new forms of investment and revenue to support strategies such as this use of GIS mapping.Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 5
  6. 6. Goal: To SUCCEED We must recruit business leaders who will use their Help inner-city youth resources in PULLING Youth to Careers reach Jobs/Careers. School-Time Programs High Career Pre-K K - 5th 5th - 6th 6th - 8th School Track 3-5 PM Non-School Programs After 5 PM and Weekend Programs Charts like this help To SUCCEED illustrate our vision of We must help tutor/mentorprogram leaders, volunteers, programs that helpschools and parents be more effective in PUSHING youth reach careers. Youth to Careers Pg 6 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  7. 7. T/MC uses a GIS database to create maps that visually show where tutor/mentor programs are located and where more are needed. Flags on map are poorly performing schools. Shaded areas are high poverty regions.While the media write about poor schools, they seldom produce maps that show the relationshipbetween poverty and poor schools. This is one of many maps created between June 2008 and April2011 thanks to an anonymous donation of $50,000. See more at www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 7
  8. 8. All programs have same needs: We need these resourcesChicago every day, in every area neighborhood: * volunteers * public visibility * operating dollars The shaded * technology areas of this map of * training/learning Chicago are the areas of most * leadership concentrated poverty. Pg 8 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  9. 9. 3-months 6-months 9-months 12-months from now from now from now from now Immediate Impact Growth of $$ volunteers & $$ and corporate leaders involved Quarterly events such as May and November conferences intend to draw volunteers and dollars directly to all tutoring and/or mentoring programs in the Chicago region. As these repeat from year-to-year and are supported by more leaders and organizations, the impact will grow. Pg 9Copyright 2011 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC and Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  10. 10. Maps can help any organization orgroup of people do better planning.A map focuses a group on the needsof every poverty area, not just highprofile areas. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 10
  11. 11. Maps can show where poorly performing schools are located. These are areas where tutor/mentor programs are most needed in Chicago.Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 11
  12. 12. Using advanced computer technologies, T/MC can produce maps that show locations of tutor/mentor programs in different areas of the city. This map shows tutor/mentor program locations near a Catholic Church. It was used to help a suburban church create a volunteer recruitment strategy.Http://www.tutormentorconnection.org tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 12
  13. 13. This map shows Catholic Church sites in Chicago. It is not enough to have a few good programs at a few churches. The city needs a city/suburban faith partnership that leads to quality tutor/mentor programs in every poverty neighborhood. The T/MC invites churches to send information about tutor/mentor support strategies at specific locations. We’ll create maps with flags that visually show which churches are active in helping tutor/mentor programs grow.Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 13
  14. 14. Maps can help programs in their planning and fund raising. This map shows tutor/mentor programs, business, churches, hospitals, etc. in the same neighborhood. New Concepts used this in developing a neighborhood partnership and a grant proposal to fund that partnership.Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 14
  15. 15. This map shows hospitals in Chicago The T/MC goal is that hospitals develop strategies that distribute prevention programs and health care mentors at tutor/mentor locations near each hospital. A hospital can also inspire the involvement of business, faith and university groups in its service area.Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 15
  16. 16. This map shows hospitals near the Lawndale area of ChicagoSince they serve the same area, these hospitals could form a‘youth mentoring partnership’ that would provideleadership to tutor/mentor program growth in this area. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 16
  17. 17. T/MC uses maps to generate public awareness The T/MC uses its maps as part of a public awareness campaign, not just as a planning tool. Its goal is to focus attention on where programs are needed, and to help existing programs connect with each other. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 17
  18. 18. Maps can lead potential volunteers and donors to programs in areas of high youth violence This map shows the location of a shooting in Chicago. The Chicago SunTimes did a front page story and used the photo of a celebrity to get reader attention. The T/MC created this map and put it on the web site to show these readers where they could get involved to prevent future tragedy like this.Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 18
  19. 19. Maps following media stories tell “The Rest of the Story.”This map shows the location of a another shooting in Chicago. Ifreaders learn to go to T/MC sites following media coverage of anegative news story, we can turn bad news into positive actions. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 19
  20. 20. Maps following media stories tell “The Rest of the Story.”This map shows the location of a another 2008 shooting inChicago. View this and more maps in the Map Gallery athttp://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/mapgallery.html Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 20
  21. 21. The T/MC seeks to build its GIS map capacity and use it to help tutor/mentor programs grow. Visit T/MC web sites to learn more www.tutormentorconnection.org www.tutormentorexchange.net Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 21
  22. 22. Maps can be used by leaders to show where they have helped tutor/mentor programs.This map shows the location poverty, poorly performing schools and tutor/mentor programsin Congressman Danny Davis’ district. The T/MC would like all business and politicalleaders to put maps on their web sites showing where they deliver resources to helptutor/mentor programs. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 22
  23. 23. Make your own map. Visit http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net andsee how you can zoom into different sections of the Chicago region. Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 23
  24. 24. Visitors can now search a Program Locator Database at http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.netto find information, based on searches of a) type of program; b) age group served; c) time of day; d) zip code Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 24
  25. 25. This helps volunteers, parents anddonors find contact information for specific programs.It helps donors, business leaders, media and policy makers understand a) where programs are needed; b) level of service in any area; c) voids in service availability Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 25
  26. 26. The challenge now is a) getting people to use this service regularlyb) getting programs to keep their data currentc) finding tech support and funding to continue to develop and operate the system Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg 26
  27. 27. Visit T/MC web sites to see uses of maps in advocacy and collaboration. http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net www.tutormentorexchange.net www.tutormentorconnection.org http://mappingforjustice.blogspot.com http://tutormentor.blogspot.com Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il 60654
  28. 28. Tutor/Mentor ConnectionTutor/Mentor Institute, LLCMerchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 Http://www.tutormentorexchange.net tutormentor2@earthlink.net

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