Posted by: jhickey50 | November 3, 2009

A Response

Dan Bassill

I hope you’ll reflect and write about this in the final two weeks of your class assignment, and that some of you will continue working on these blogs for the next four years.


It is a tragedy that one of your fellow students was shot and killed late Saturday night while at a Halloween party. However, this is something that happens too often in Chicago and it’s part of what we hope you will research and write about on your blogs.

I created a map showing the location of the shooting. It’s posted on my blog at

If you search the tags on my blog for previous articles about violence, you’ll see that this happens in different parts of the city, but mostly in high poverty neighborhoods.

What can alumni and friends and students of DePaul and other universities do to make programs available in these neighborhoods that might lead to different outcomes? How can you and future students use your blogs to be leaders who draw attention to these problems, and who draw volunteers and donors to different places where they become part of the solution, too.



  1. I’ve read the final comments of the students and they are all very good. Thank you all for your work on this project, and for presenting some of your ideas at the Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference.

    I urge you to continue contributing to this blog, and to spend time over the next four weeks inviting friends, family members, people of influence, and others to read your blogs, then choose one or more tutor/mentor programs as a place to send a year-end donation.

    You can do much to assure that high quality tutor/mentor programs are serving kids in Chicago, and in other cities, by what you do to increase the number of people who read your blog articles, and then visit the web sites of various tutor/mentor programs to learn more about what they do, and how you and others from the DePaul community, can help.

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