Mapping For Justice

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Using Maps for Planning Grant Making

 I've posted several articles showing my goal of having maps used strategically in deciding where grants are distributed with a goal of coaching a better flow of operating and innovation dollars to normally neglected areas.  When I've seen a promising practice I point to it with an article and a link. Sadly, that's not too often.However, here is something...

Youth as Leaders - Demonstrated by IntegrateNYC

View at this linkThe map at the right is from a presentation about segregation in New York City and how Covid19 has had a greater affect on people of color living in highly segregated areas.It was created as part of the IntegrateNYC project, which is lead by teens from various NYC schools. I encourage  you to view it, respond to their calls to action,...

Using maps to support growth of youth services in high needs areas

Map from 2008 This blog was launched in 2008 to show maps the Tutor/Mentor Connection was building to draw attention and resources to non-school, volunteer-based, tutor, mentor and learning programs in the Chicago region. While we built this for Chicago I feel that every city in the world with a population of 1 million or more could use the Program...

Understanding history of redlining - Louisville, Oakton, Chicago, more

See map hereThe murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May unleashed pent up anger in cities across the world, which continued through the Juneteenth celebrations and protest marches of June 19, 2020.Hopefully this leads people of all backgrounds to dig deeper into the history of slavery and continued oppression of Black and Brown people that...

Building Participation in On-Line Communities

In articles on the Tutor/Mentor blog, and on this blog, I've written about building networks of people who would work collectively to solve complex problems. I've also pointed to social network analysis (SNA) tools to map participation in events, as a resource for understanding how well different groups are doing in building engagement, and thus stimulating...

Healing a Divided Nation

Below is a Tweet that I saw today showing vastly different levels of concern for the #COVID19 virus among Democrats and Republicans. This graph showing the level of concern about #COVID19 based on political affiliation says a lot about where the US is and why containment will be so difficult. https://t.co/fLmXozgBZz— Jan Oldenburg (@janoldenburg) March...

Graphic Facilitation - Another Form of Mapping

I've been using Twitter since 2009 and over the years I find it to be one of the most useful places to gather new ideas, connect and build virtual relationships.  I'm at @tutormentorteam and I encourage readers to connect with me there.In one of my threads this week I was introduced to Aaron Johannes, @imagineacircle He leads an organization called...

Black Owned Banks, Hotels, HBCUs - on a map

Black owned banks & credit unionsToday on Facebook one of my former Cabrini Connections students posted a map showing Black owned hotels and resorts. I visited the site and found maps showing Black owned banks and HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Here's a link to the site. Watch the videos to see how the site seeks to encourage...

What factors affect learning at your school? Interactive map

click here to view mapMy Twitter feed drew my attention to the interactive maps on the Hamilton Project website, which is a part of Brookings.eduWhile there are many different reports on the site the map I'm pointing to focuses on a report that focuses on the factors that affect learning at individual schools.If you browse through this blog or sections...

What If This Market Analysis Tool Were Used to Support Growth of Youth Programs

Below is a screen shot from a Business Market Analysis Case Study posted by ESRI this week.  I encourage you to open the link and see how Walgreens uses this tool to determine where to place new stores.Open link and view this market analysis toolUPDATE:  10-24-2019 - here's a different example of using GIS mapping to support fund raising efforts. Read...

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