Thursday, July 09, 2009

Changing of the Guards...Cabrini Connections' Style!

The Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection organization is blessed every year with obtaining a recent Northwestern University graduate from the Public Interest Program (PIP). For the 2008-2009 year we were able to get a outstanding addition to our program. Mr. Chris Warren entered the program last July and has been a star on the team every since. Chris was and still is not only a huge hit with the volunteers and students in our program, Chris simply did great work for the organization and for tutoring/mentoring throughout Chicago and beyond. For any and all who met and interacted with Chris can say that with his cool, layed back style, and infection smile...he was a pleasure to be around.

During his tenure here at CC, T/MC he was able to get recycling started in the program and in the building, he organized numerous college and university visits, he got the Cabrini Connections' Youth Leadership Council up and running, Chris used his musical talents to lead a benefit concert for the program in December of 2008. And besides the day to day and week to week work that Chris put together, and among the many other accomplishments that Mr. Warren completed over the past year...Chris provided a FREE bike giveaway to students and the creation of the College Zone have been huge hits in the program. Chris, and team, were able to turn a junk corner in the program into a complete College Assistance Program (College Zone) where students and their mentors have the opportunity to receive assistance and information on how to help the high school students get on track to college and the middle school students to get and stay on track to be successful in high school. Chris will truly be missed and we hope that he will remain in the Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection family! Thank You Chris Warren!!!
With BIG shoes to fill, new Assistant Program Coordinator, Bradley Troast officially joined the team this past Monday as he assistant with the annual Edgewood College Experience. Bradley will continue where Chris left off and work towards enhancing the Cabrini Connections program and bringing attention, resources, and dollars to tutor/mentor programs throughout Chicago through the Tutor/Mentor Connection's side of the organization. In less than one week, Mr. Troast has already began building relationships with several mentors and mentees in the program, completed the 3-day Edgewood College Experience, is working on ways to show our program's impact, and he was able to come out and support several of our students who performed in the Music Theatre Workshop performance at St. Mathews Church last evening. As we can see Bradley is hitting the ground running and can and will be a great addition to the Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection organization. Please make an effort to WELCOME Mr. Bradley Troast to our TEAM!

1 comment:

Bradley Troast said...

So happy to be here!