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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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Illinois Partners for Human Services
From the web site: "Illinois Partners hopes to create a stronger and more stable human service sector in Illinois. The vision of Illinois Partners is to:

* Develop a collaborative and coordinated approach for creating a more rational system for providing human services

* Improve the quality of service by developing common agreement around best operating practices, efficiency and effectiveness

* Improve support for human services generally by highlighting the value of the human services to communities"

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Illinois Policy - learn who represents you
From the website: "Illinois Policy is an independent organization generating public policy solutions aimed at promoting personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois." Use the "find your rep" feature to determine who your local representatives are.

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Illinois Poverty 2018 Update - From Heartland Alliance (pdf)
From the web site: "Our 2018 Illinois Poverty Update has been released and our findings indicate that millions of people in Illinois are experiencing poverty or are on the cusp. Rooted in inequity, poverty prevents people from meeting basic needs, improving their quality of life, and creates barriers to opportunities including quality education, stable employment, affordable housing and safe neighborhoods.

The fact sheet sheds light on who is most likely to experience poverty in Illinois: Women, people of color, and children, who have the highest poverty rates."

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Illinois Poverty - Legislative Districts Fact Sheets
In addition to the Illinois Poverty Update, The Social Impact Research Center at the Heartland Alliance has also released state legislative district poverty fact sheets in PDF format. These releases are the first of a series we will be publishing on poverty in Illinois this year. Download and print fact sheets for your districts and use them to inform your state legislators and advocate for policies that reduce poverty and inequality.

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Imagine ED blog and network
From the web site: "This blog is designed to support and enable imagination-focused teaching in all contexts, from formal to alternative learning contexts, and from primary school through post-secondary education. It is about education that inspires."

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iMentor Chicago blog
From the web site: "iMentor matches every student in partner high schools with a committed college-educated mentor, equipped to guide that young person on their journey to college graduation."

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Impact DuPage County - Indicators site. 2018 demographics
The Impact DuPage portal is a robust site with data indicators for a number of different issue areas. This link points to a page with demographic data. Browse the site to learn what else is available.

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Impact of Place on life chances - Raj Chetty paper
These maps from Raj Chetty show that where children grow up has a major impact on their lifetime earnings. View this article and video on the Brookings.edu site and share with your network.

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In Search of Connected Learning - Exploring the pedagogy of the open web
This is a transcript of a keynote address delivered at University of Edinburgh’s eLearning@Ed: Making Connections conference. The presentation addresses the question "What Is Connected Learning?"

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In the Shadows of Slavery’s Capitalism
From the web site: "Keri Leigh Merritt’s Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South is part of an increasingly vibrant discussion of capitalism’s relationship to slavery that goes beyond whether capitalism and slavery were like oil and water. Merritt instead argues that in the mid-nineteenth-century American republic, varieties of capitalism grew in dynamic tension with one another. Masterless Men enters that debate from the unlikely angle of poor white southerners." Read more. Join the discussion.

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Incarceration Reform Digital Resource Center
This web site is an extensive digital library of resources focusing on a wide range of justice related issues. Primarily focuses on Chicago but the resources add value to research being done in any city.

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Independent Youth.org - educates teens (ages 12-21 years old) on entrepreneurship
From the web site: "Independent Youth Inc. (IY), founded in May 2010 is a 501(c)3 social enterprise that educates teens (ages 12-21 years old) on entrepreneurship by offering unique programs and resources. The mission of IY is to generate entrepreneurial awareness and understanding among youth through an array of educational programs and hands-on experiences. Independent Youth accomplishes its mission through various programs including; Annual Teen Entrepreneurship Symposiums (TrepStart), on-site student trainings (customized workshops), and a business launch competition (The 30 Day Entrepreneurship Challenge)."

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IndivisableGuide - Actions that resist new US administration
This is a guide and website created by volunteers n their free time "to help the real leaders on the ground who are resisting Trump’s agenda on their home turf." These volunteers "hope readers will take this document and use it however they see fit."

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Inequality Chronicles (The) - detailed explorations of racial, economic, and social inequities
From the web site: "“There are many reasons for our troubles,” wrote historian Jill Lepore in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election. “But the deepest reason is inequality: the forms of political, cultural, and economic polarization that have been widening, not narrowing, for decades. Inequality, like slavery, is a chain that binds at both ends.”

“The Inequality Chronicles” features detailed explorations of racial, economic, and social inequities — from historical roots to contemporary effects — in major American cities." Take time to read the articles.

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Inequality of U.S. Public Schools, Mapped
From the site: "the Urban Institute has taken a deeper dive by mapping the data by county, illuminating how poverty and race are distributed in public schools across the country." Visit the site. Look at the maps. Share the data.

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Infogagement - Citizenship and Democracy in Age of Engagement - pdf
This 2014 report describes the intersection of open government/civic tech, democratic participation/inclusion, and journalism. For those who seek to build support for those in poverty this report should stimulate innovation in ways we connect.

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Information technology use in metro regions - 2013 UIC white paper
This report is titled "TOWARD CONNECTED, INNOVATIVE AND RESILIENT METRO REGIONS" and is one of several white papers submitted for the 2013 UIC Forum in Chicago. This paper focuses on the levels of technology adoption in metro areas and shows a disparity between rich and poor, as well as between different cities. For those who use the Internet to share ideas, and bring people together to solve problems, this is troubling information because it show that many of the people we want to engage are not yet using the Internet in ways that would make our information useful.

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Information Visualization MOOC offered by Indiana University
For those interested in information visualization this is a FREE opportunity to learn.

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Innovation - discussion from Knowlledge @ WhartonHigh School
Visit this page and listen to a series of podcasts describing innovation in action. The transcript for each is posted with the site.

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Innoweave - Practical Tools for Social Innovation
From the web site: "Innoweave provides free webinars, action oriented workshops, easily accessible micro tools, and coaching funding to implement Social Innovation approaches for community organizations." This link points to a section focused on "Improving outcomes for youth in Ontario communities through Collective Impact".

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Inside Philanthropy - read blog articles in sections like 'Philanthrosphere'
From the web site: "We created Inside Philanthropy with a simple goal: To pull back the curtain on one of the most powerful and dynamic forces shaping society. Every day, our team of editors and reporters is digging into how foundations and major donors are giving away their money, and why.

We believe the resources of philanthropy should be accessible to all, not just to those with the right connections, and we seek to explain the world of giving in ways that anyone can understand. If you're looking for funds to support your work, we can help.:

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Inspire Citizens - empower students to make positive impact
From the web site: "Inspire Citizens works on-site with schools, teachers, & students in order to co-design effective professional learning, relevant curriculum enhancements, longitudinal research studies, & engaging learning experiences for deep thinking, global citizenship, & service learning.

Our Three Impact Frameworks amplify knowledge, skills, & empathy through a focus on human-centered global competencies that empower students to make positive impact on collective wellbeing & the sustainable development of the world." Based in Beijing, China.

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Integrate New York City 4 Me -
IntegrateNYC4Me is a youth led initiative focusing on the unequal opportunities for youth in New York City schools.

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Integrating United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Lesson Plans
From the web site: "This publication has a twofold aim – to help students learn a language creatively whilst at the same time raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through bringing together a range of innovative ideas for teaching creatively and addressing these key issues. The activities include enabling students to think creatively about sustainable food and food supplies, creating energy which does not harm the environment, and collaborating with other students globally to diminish the digital divide."

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Interaction Institute for Social Change - blog
From the website: "IISC builds collaborative capacity in individuals, organizations, and networks working for social justice and racial equity." This link points to an article on their blog, titled Network Analysis for Change: Collaborations, Clusters, Champions and Coach-Weavers.

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