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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Where to find JP Paulus and Do-Gooder Consulting in November 2014 and beyond

November will be a very busy month for JP Paulus and Do-Gooder Consulting, with several major events. Here's where you can find us in the next few weeks and beyond. Call or text us at 872-222-8008 or e-mail us at if you have questions or would like to meet! (Also, see the bottom of this post regarding an opportunity to help your students with financial aid!


42nd Tutor-Mentor Conference 

We are planning to have a workshop at the November 2014 Tutor-Mentor Conference. JP Paulus will be presenting on "4 Steps 2 College". Whether or not you join JP for his session, please consider being a part of the conference. (We will post details for those interested in presenting). The next conference will be Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago. Look for updates here on their website. Registration is NOW open, and there are several workshops to choose from!

Illinois College Access Network

The last Illinois College Access Network Meeting of 2014 be will meet  on Thursday, November 6th, 2014 and
will meet at the DePaul University Center at 1 E. Jackson - in the 11th floor Club Room.

8am-8:40am:     Light breakfast and conversation

8:45-10am:        "Measuring What Matters: Building Effective College Pipelines"

Alix Coupet - Chief College Officer, University of Chicago Charter Schools.
Kenneth Hutchinson - Director of College Counseling, Urban Prep Academies.

Will discuss a recent research brief on practices/metrics proven to be successful in promoting college-going cultures at the secondary level and predicting success in the college experience.  Among the common themes were: persistence and grit, school culture, college fit, mentoring, tracking and supporting.

10-10:30:  Announcements and Networking

If you have not already done so, please RSVP and direct any questions to.  

REMINDER:  No charge for Network members; $35 (check or cash) for others. Membership materials and applications available on request.

(You can also call/text 872-222-8008 or e-mail for an update.) They hope to update the website at   

Urban Youth Network

Saturday, November 8 , 2014 @9am. (Usually, the meeting is the first Thursday of the month, 9am-11am). Join fellow youth workers for fellowship & growth.  The next meeting location is To Be Determined, but probably at Carter Tepmple CME Church at 100 E. 79th Street, Wabash & 79th, in Chicago IL).

The next meeting is this Thursday, Nov. 6 at 9am. 
ime: 9am-11am

Location: Wells High School, 936 N. Ashland, Room 425 / Street Parking Available (but get there early to find it!)
*Please check in at the front desk, and head upstairs to the 4th floor. Take a left at the top of the stairs. Room 425 is on the left.  

You can also call/text 872-222-8008 or e-mail for an update, or questions. 

Free breakfast (includes doughnuts, fruit, juice and coffee) is provided.

For more info, contact Nick River.  a at or see the Urban Youth Network Facebook page. TheNovember meeting is planned for November.

Business First Friday @ Flecks Coffee 

We actually will miss this month's meeting, due to the Tutor Mentor Conference. But if you can't go, we encourage you to meet at Flecks Coffee for their First Friday networking event. See you at 343 E. 79th St., Chicago (South Side neighborhood of Chatham) on Friday, November 7 at 8am.

We have begun some great partnerships through these meetings. Many members of the Chatham Business Association (see below) plan on joining us.

Flecks is near 79th (#79 bus route) and King Drive (#3 bus), and short walk from the 79th stop of the Red Line, as well as the 79th street exit of the Dan Ryan (I-94, south side of Chicago).

Chatham Business Association 

We'll see you at the next Chatham Business Association meeting on Tuesday, October 14 at the QBG Foundation Building, Meeting Room, 806 E. 78th St. Chicago, Il 60619 .The Monthly Membership Meeting held by Chatham Business Association, Small Business Development Inc. is held to inform current members and prospective members about issues and activities going on in Chatham and the City of Chicago.  You do not need to be a member to attend.  Breakfast is provided for a small fee. See their webpage for details on this event.

FAFSA Completion sessions

We're also scheduling FAFSA completion sessions for the first week of January, where we help families correctly fill out the FAFSA. The first that we have planned is one at Oakdale Covenant Church, 9440 S. Vincennes after the 10:30am service on Sunday, January 4, 2015. We will utilize Oakdale Christian Academy's computer lab to allow up to 20 families to fill out their FAFSA at a time. Check our blog for details and updates.


We hope to more fully participate in events such as Reload Chicago 2015 (an Urban Youth Workers Conference), the College Changes Everything Conference in July 2015,  The Illinois Colege Access Network Conference in August 2015, and the CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) Conference in September 2015. We will post details as they arrive.

We hope to see you at these and other events.  Don't forget to bring business cards, even if it is a "bootleg" business card (see our blog on it).  If you plan on coming to these events, please call/test us at 872-222-8008 or by e-mail at

We hope to see you soon!

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