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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Do-Gooder Consulting in May 2015 and Beyond

May 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!

Business First Friday  

We used to meet at Flecks Coffee for their First Friday networking event. Unfortunately, they have closed, so we have more to Chef Sara's Cafe in South Shore. See you Friday, May 1 at 8:30 am, located at 7261 S. Exchange.

We have begun some great partnerships through these meetings. Many members of the Chatham Business Association (see below) plan on joining us. This event is hosted by Bruce Montgomery of technology TV,among many other things..

Urban Youth Network

The next meeting is Thursday, May 8  at  9am. The location is Park Community Church at 1001 N. Crosby. 
 Join fellow youth workers for fellowship & growth.  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

Meet us at The Light House, 4338 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago IL. This location is just blocks from the Dan Ryan (43rd Street exit), as well as the Green Line (43rd stop) and the #3 King Drive bus.

Illinois College Access Network

The next Illinois College Access Network Meeting of 2015 be will meet  on Thursday, May 14th, 2015. We come together in Room 8005 of the DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd  at 8am sharp for the next meeting of the Network. 

From the event page:
IMUA is a web-based and mobile tracking tool developed by HOKU Scholars.   It enables access professionals to guide and prepare student clients for college admission/enrollment, then monitor their progress to degree completion.  Mark Cassidy, co-founder of HOKU Scholars and co-developer of IMUA, will share features of the program, which is already being utilized by other college access organizations, some of them members or friends of Illinois CAN.

(You can also call/text 872-222-8008 or e-mail for an update.) Updates for the event are at this link and  the website at   

 Tutor Mentor Conference

We appreciate Daniel Bassill of the Tutor Mentor Institute inviting us to the May 2015 Tutor-Mentor Conference to present on on "twists on Traditional Fundraising".  The 43rd conference will be Friday, May 8, 2014 at Metcalfe Federal Building, 77 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago, and the 44th in November. Look for updates here on their website. Registration is NOW open.

Chatham Business Association 

We'll see you at the next Chatham Business Association meeting  at 8:30am on Tuesday, May 12 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, but you should register.  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.

with the first retreat, and is in charge of the administrative and registration needs for the retreat.  He, through Do-Gooder Consulting, can help your church set up a retreat or conference. Contact us at for more information.

We hope to more fully participate in events such as:

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!