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A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Poverty in America

Do you really understand the economic crisis in America?  This webcast by Andrew Sears, TechMission's Executive Director, provides a beginner's guide to understanding poverty in America and what can be done about it. Please forward this to friends who might want to learn about poverty and social justice.

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Psychological aspects of depression

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What are signs of depression? Do you know someone who has battled depression? How has it affected you? What are the differences or similarities between adults and adolescents/children experiencing depression? Why is depression so prevalent?

 

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COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

 

COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

 

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Vocational Informational Center - Communication Skills


Lots of links and articles on the topic.

 

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AT-RISK YOUTH RESOURCES

 

AT-RISK YOUTH RESOURCES

 

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Empowering Our Parents (Diana Cadalbert 09-10)

Member Name: Diana Cadalbert

Service Site: Si Se Puede/La Villita

Site Location: Chicago, IL

Project Description:

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Building an Effective TMC Youth Program (Percy Ballah 09-10)

Member Name: Percy Ballah

Service Site: Salvation Army, South End

Site Location: Boston, MA

Project Description:

In this PowerPoint presentation, Percy Ballah examines the makings of an effective youth program, identifying vision, innovation, connection, application, and documentation as fundamental keys to any youth program.

Open Door Computer Lab Manual (Molly Orr 08-09)

Member Name:   Molly Orr

Service Site: Open Door Ministries

Site Location: Denver, CO

Project Description:

Molly spent her second TechMission Corps service year with Open Door Ministries in Denver, Colorado. At Open Door, Molly helped to set up the site's computer lab and in the process, created a computer lab manual as her second year-long project.

In Molly's manual, she cites the importance of Internet Safety (as well as some useful resources), computer assessments, educational software, and some recommended popular websites for children.

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The Reading Road-Trip Manual: Molly Orr (07-08)

Member Name: Molly Orr

Service Site: Open Door Ministries

Site Location: Denver, CO

Project Description: Molly Orr created an after-school curriculum called the Reading Road-Trip Manual for her students at Denver's Open Door Ministries.

The Reading Road-Trip curriculum is designed for after-school programs as a supplemental reading program for kids, staff, and volunteers. The unique utilization of an American road-trip map gives students a creative and simplistic way to track their reading while also learning US geography. As a rewards-based incentive, the reading map can easily be monitored by teachers, tutors, students, and parents to fully submerse the students into the program.

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After-school Activities Idea Book (Laura Coonrod 07-08)

Member Name: Laura Coonrod

Service Site: Circle Urban Ministries

Site Location: Chicago, IL

Project Description: Laura Coonrod's year-long project focuses on a book of fun and inexpensive resource activity ideas for after-school programs. Laura outlines needed supplies and preparatory advice for each activity with photographed samples. 

Activities include:

  • Table Art
  • Body Tracing with paper
  • Creating Mosaic Picture
  • Sample educational worksheets
  • Hidden pictures and word searches
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Games

 

 

After-School Programs Volunteers

Bobby Hicks
Languages Spoken:
Christian, Attends Church Regularly
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Evan Donovan
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LaJeanne Jones
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Christian, Attends Church Regularly
Pastor Eliah Mauza
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Christian, Attends Church Regularly
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