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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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How Our Narrowing Social Circles Creates Unequal World - article
This article focuses on how people from different classes are disconnecting from others and what impact this as on society as a whole.

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How Poverty Can Follow Children into Adulthood - PBS
This article talks about how "growing up in a poor household is linked with long-term consequences in educational outcomes, physical health and brain development that can follow a child well into adulthood."

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How Race, Power and Aldermanic Prerogative Shape Chicago's Neighborhoods (pdf)
From the web site: "In a decades-long practice that has systemically preserved racial segregation across Chicago communities, aldermen calculatingly use their aldermanic prerogative to block affording housing developments, according to a new report released today by the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law."

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How racial and regional inequality affect economic opportunity - Brookings Edu. Report
This article uses maps to show the spatial distribution of the black population across the USA. how it has evolved over time and how this has interacted with economic mobility and U.S. public policy.

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How systems mapping can help you build a better theory of change
Applying systems thinking and concept mapping to planning process and to communicating your theory of change is the focus of this article.

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How the Digital Humanities are using Slack
The full title of this blog article is "How the Digital Humanities are using Slack to support and build a geographically dispersed intellectual community." For those seeking to build an on-line community that shares ideas and seeks to solve complex problems, learning more about emerging platforms, such as Slack, is important.

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How to Build a T/MC in Ohio Cities - article on i-Open blog (2015)
This article was shared via the I-0pen blog on September 19, 2015. It's an article that could be re-written by leaders in any city, focusing on building T/MC type intermediaries in the 100 largest cities of the US, and in similar large cities of the world. This is one of five T/MC guest articles on the I-Open blog.

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How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations
From the web site: "In How to Live Forever, President and CEO Marc Freedman tells the story of his thirty-year quest to answer some of contemporary life’s most urgent questions: With so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short?"

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How to spot fake news - slide presentation
There are many resources to help you spot fake news. This presentation is one.

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How To Sustain Current Level of Political Resistance for Long Term
This Stanford Social Innovation Review article offers tips for sustaining the current level of political involved over the long term.

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How to use "Theory of Change" for Systems Change
From the web site: "We think that, applied well, theory of change can support charities and funders to take a systemic approach to their work. This report identifies five common pitfalls that organisations fall into when using theory of change, and walks through five rules of thumb that will help organisations to use the approach to tackle complex problems." This link includes free PDF articles you can download.

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How urban design perpetuates racia inequality and what we can do about it
Anyone researching causes and solutions to urban poverty, inequality, etc. will want to add this article to their reading list.

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Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones Overview - ESRI maps
From the web site: "This map describes the current & recent location of tropical storms, as well as forecast positions and probable track of tropical storms." As of September 10, 2017 the map shows Hurricanes Irene and Jose hitting the SE US. This is updated regularly so in a few months the info shown will be different.

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iCohere: Unified Learning System
I first connected with this organization in 2002. They have grown since then. From the web site: "Unified Learning brings the many modes of professional development and collaboration into a single delivery platform. That’s the unique thing about iCohere: it is not simply a Learning Management System, it’s a Unified Learning System. Why maintain multiple systems for your online Courses, Conferences, and Communities, when you can have a single unified system?'

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Ideas about networks and leadership
Phil Willburn is a full-time faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership and also a network scientist. His blog provides many ideas regarding the role of leaders and their relationship to these networks.

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Ideas about strategic planning, visioning, learning
This article by Henry Mintzberg, posted in the Harvard Business Review in 1994, should serve as a primer for volunteer and leadership teams seeking to build and sustain birth-to-work, mentor-rich programs in multiple locations.

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Ideas for building collaborations and networks - Converge for Impact Blog
I connected with this group via a 2015 article posted on Stanford Social Innovation Review, titled "Network Entrepreneurs: The Most Impactful Leaders You’ve Never Heard Of". This is one of many insights they share on their blog.

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Ideas for Project Based Learning
From the web site: "Our exclusive focus is Project Based Learning. Why? Because PBL advances educational equity and empowers youth furthest from opportunity. We believe PBL is transformative for all kids. Through PBL, students engage in learning that is deep, long-lasting, and relevant to the challenges of their lives and the world they will inherit. Research confirms this.

Our services, tools, and research are designed to build the capacity of K-12 teachers to design and facilitate quality Project Based Learning, and the capacity of school leaders to create a culture for teachers to implement great projects with all students"

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Ideas for teaching on-line with care - a crowd sourced doc
From the doc: "This document was started in March 2020 by Maha Bali and Mia Zamora, two on-line educators, to crowdsource and curate teaching tips about teaching online with care, especially in case of an emergency campus closure as has been happening in March 2020 because of COVID-19."

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Ideas on effective philanthropy, from Center for Effective Philanthropy
As foundations and consultants write about how philanthropy can help solve complex problems, the articles from this site, and the links the articles point to, should be recommended reading.

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If academics are serious about research impact, they need to learn from advocates
This blog article is one that researchers, donors and policy makers should read and reflect on. How does anyone know the impact of all the research that is being done? Take a look.

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If you've never lived in poverty, don't tell poor people what to do - article
Understanding the high costs of being poor requires either personal experience, or lots of reading, along with some form of on-going connection and interaction with people who are poor. This article is one person's reflections on the challenges of being poor in America.

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From the web site: "The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition (ICMC) is a broad, non-partisan consortium which includes educators, administrators, students, universities, funders, elected officials, policymakers and representatives from the private and non-profit sectors. Formed in 2004 by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, the ICMC is part of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, a national initiative to restore a core purpose of education to prepare America's youngest citizens to be informed and active participants in our democracy."

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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
From the web site: "ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.

In partnership with our member organizations, the Coalition educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; monitors, analyzes, and advocates on immigrant-related issues; and, informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants and refugees."

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Illinois Health and Hospital Association
MCHC is a membership and service association comprising more than 150 hospitals and health care organizations working together, since 1935, to improve the delivery of health care services in the Chicago area. Browse around and learn more.

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