Updates on what to look forward to at the conference:
- Waiting for Superman and where Tutor/Mentor Programs Fit into the Debate on Education Reform: Our closing panel will feature Andrew Broy, President of Illinois Network of Charter Schools, Wendy DuBoe, Chief Operating Officer of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, Lisa Vahey, Director of Chicago New Teacher Center, and others (keep checking back!).
- The State of Tutoring/Mentoring in Chicago: In his welcome address, Dan Bassill, President and CEO of Tutor/Mentor Connection, will use maps that show the distribution of tutoring/mentoring programs in high poverty areas of Chicago as a planning tool for 2011 capacity building.
- Leveraging Web Videos for your Organization: A workshop presented by Let's Dabble on how to make and use web videos to tell stories about your organization.
- Marketing/Branding for your Organization: A panel where several professionals in the advertising and marketing world discuss how to help your program build its "brand."
- Volunteer Recruitment and Retention: This panel will focus on how to bring volunteers into a program and get them to stick around! Panelists include Christy Beighe-Byrne of Chicago Youth Centers, Karina Kelly of Jumpstart, Scott McFarland of Serve Illinois Commission, and Joel Newman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley.
- Networking time and discussion tables.
- Browse the conference website for bios on these speakers and ongoing updates about the conference!
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