Since 1975 Dan Bassill has been leading a tutor/mentor program in Chicago and networking with peers to learn from them ideas that he could use in his own efforts. In 1993 the Tutor/Mentor Connection was created to systematize this collection of information. This map
shows the four categories of information that the T/MC hosts in its library.
This is intended to be a social problem solving platform that can be used by people throughout the world who focus on the same problems. A social problem solving platform would include a) data related to specific issue/problem, b) ways to draw millions to the platform; c) ways to engage the people with the data in order to create shared understanding and d) ways to point the efforts of the group to places within geographic boundaries where the ideas and action can support constant improvement, or betterment, resolution of the problem. This map shows the platform I've been trying to build for more than a decade. http://tinyurl.com/TMC-4-part-strategy-planning . I think it can apply in any city/urban area and thus partners/talent to build it can come from any part of the world.