The MAP is sponsored by many non profit global networks.
There's new funding for a new type of World Vision Support Network (WVSN) which just expands the similar goals of the www.worldvision.org and the worldvisionmicro.org to help children and poor adults in other parts of the world.
WVSN focuses on the MAP program and officially starts this month. Still being formed are the members of the Board of Directors. MAP just uses people who have achieved their higher education and are willing to guide others who have the same goals. They are compensated for the time. Like an adult version of Big Brothers or Big Sisters.
Also supporting MAP are the non profit Microsoft Mindshare Program and the USAToday Association of professional media willing to mentor other as well at the Gannett Association Network.
WVSN has funded regular conference calling number where up to 250 students can chat about the various grant projects and there are motivational speakers who either volunteer their time or can also be compensated.
Of course WVSN also has outreach meetings at communities and eventually each zip code. That's why SDReader is a great publication to work with since they have the website with community stories.
I would like to invite you to get involved especially since you are working on your Ph.D. That is something I would like to get one of these days.
The MAP prepares students to gain community leadership skills to be able to obtain scholarships and grants for their certifications, AA, BS, MS and Ph.D. since President Obama wants everyone in the USA to be the leaders in education to lead other countries in this global economy via the Internet.
If you don't want to live in cheaper India or Mexico, you have to have more than a high school diploma or GED. Minimum wage just is not enough to survive in expensive San Diego.
I have several brothers who look like me since we were multiple-birth raised apart that are trying to expand the MAP Project in 10 target states for 2010: WA, TX, OH, NC as primaries and AZ, CA, FL, GA, GU, NV as secondary states.
(Lost my other cell phone number so I got a new one.) — January 21, 2010 5:37 p.m.