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Is Your Elected Representative Using Maps?

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This presentation was created following two Nov 2015 shootings in Chicago and shows ways elected leaders should be held accountable for what they do to draw resources to neighborhoods to prevent violence by helping kids through school and into jobs. It's one of many similar map stories created by Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC since 1994.

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Is Your Elected Representative Using Maps?

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. T/MC Cabrini Connections 1992-2011 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 Pg. 2 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  3. 3. 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. Pg. 3 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  4. 4. This is a different map view, also created using the Tutor/Mentor Program Locator. View Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator http://www.tutormentorprogramlocator.net/InteractiveMap.aspx This map shows banks and some faith groups in the area where the shootings took place. Pg. 4 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  5. 5. XX 11/3/15 Aspiring Model Shot 7300 block of South May Street X – 9-Year Old Boy Shot 8000 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. Pg. 5 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net x
  6. 6. 3 20 14 6 4 17 16 15 23 13 18 View Interactive Map at http://www.wbez.org/no- sidebar/approved-ward- map-95662 10 9 34 19 21 7 8 5 1112 22 25 24 28 27 42 29 37 26 1 2 43 3236 30 31 35 38 45 33 47 33 46 4840 49 50 41 The two shootings of 11/2 & 11/3/2015 took place at the edges of the 17th Ward. Aldermen of the 18th and 6th Wards 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. Pg. 6 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  7. 7. 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.cookcoun tyil.gov/GIS-Maps/ccgismap- Cook-Commissioner- Districts/ehgp-m9tw Pg. 7 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  8. 8. 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 maps as JPGs to use as needed. Pg. 8 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  9. 9. x xx 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 Pg. 9 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  10. 10. 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. Pg. 10 1997 story
  11. 11. 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 lives…free 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.. Pg. 11 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net Web sites of leaders need to include maps, showing a commitment to this strategy.
  12. 12. 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. Property of Tutor/Mentor Connection, 800 W. Huron, Chicago, Il. 60642 Email for permission to use: tutormentor2@earthlink.net Pg. 12 * Since 2011 the Tutor/Mentor Connection has been a program of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC
  13. 13. 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 Pg. 13Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  14. 14. Create your own Learning Organization Find 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 Pg. 14Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net
  15. 15. 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.com and http://tutormentorexchange.net to learn more. Email tutormentor2@earthlink.net to discuss. Pg. 16 Property of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, Tutor/Mentor Connection, Merchandise Mart PO Box 3303, Chicago, Il. 60654 tutormentor2@earthlink.net

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