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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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21st Century Skills Every Student Needs - 2017 article
The graphics and charts in this World Economic Forum article provide a clear list of skills and habits that need to be learned by students and adults.

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360Giving - studies UK Philanthropy
From the web site: "Our mission is to support UK grantmakers to publish information on who, where and what they fund in an open, standardised format to build a better picture of the funding landscape and boost its impact. We have created the 360Giving Standard so funders can share and compare this information." Established 2015.

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500 Cities Project - Public Health Data from CDC and RW Johnson
From the web site: "To ensure the health of America’s neighborhoods and communities, it is vital to understand the scope of the nation's most pressing health challenges. The CDC Foundation is partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to release a first-of-its-kind data analysis for the 500 largest American cities, and the census tracts within cities, to identify, analyze and report data for a select number of chronic disease measures." Click into the interactive map section of the site.

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6 Degrees Dictionary - 12 words redefined
From the web site: "The 6 Degrees Dictionary, a new project of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, offers a user’s guide to inclusion. We start with 12 words, the currency of so much disagreement and misunderstanding, and recast them to provoke and inspire." These 12 words are central to much of what is taking place in the world of 2018. Take a look.

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9 Ways Poverty Hurts Education - Mercy Housing blog article
From the article: "Experiencing poverty isn’t good for a students’ education… this might sound obvious but poverty and education are treated as two entirely separate issues all too often—they’re not. Poverty is a complex issue, but education is an easy way for you to get involved and help your community with this issue. Here are nine reasons why poverty and education need to be in the same conversation:" Read more.

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99 Problems Facing Higher Ed - 2018 Salon.com article
This article begins as a commentary about media coverage of "left-wing" college student protests. Then it provides a list of 99 issues that it feels are more important to talk about, starting with Tuition, Student Loan Debt, Housing Costs\ and Hunger. Each topic is linked to an article, which makes this a valuable resource for anyone researching this issue.

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A business, education and government leaders conversation about what’s at stake for our economy and our young people. (video)
This is a Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis video. Ideas apply in many big cities.

The Bridging the Gap web site is: https://www.achievempls.org/BridgetheGapBkfst

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A Chicagoan’s Introduction to Civic Tech — 2018
From the web site: "This guide is a broad overview of civic tech communities & resources in Chicago to help with your role as civic leader and organizer (whether that role is ongoing or newly minted)."

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A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice
This article focuses on the question "What is Social Justice and How does it fit into education curriculum?" A good resource for educators, tutors and mentors.

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A Generation of School Closings in Chicago - WBEZ 2018 article
This article leads of with "In the time it has taken for a child to grow up in Chicago, city leaders have either closed or radically shaken up some 200 public schools — nearly a third of the entire district — a comprehensive new tally by WBEZ finds.

These decisions, defended as the best and only way to improve chronically low-performing schools or deal with serious under-enrollment, have meant 70,160 children — the vast majority of them black — have seen their schools closed or all staff in them fired.

That's more than all of the students and schools in Boston." Take some time to read it.

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A Graphic Re-Visioning of Non Profit Overhead
This article focuses on the problems caused by only funding direct services and not providing core funding of organizations. It shares a set of graphics to illustrate the message.

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A Guide to the Corporations that are De-Funding Public Education
This 2018 article's full title is "A Guide to the Corporations that are De-Funding Public Education & Opposing Striking Teachers". The "article lays out some information about the corporations, banks, and billionaires that teachers in Oklahoma, Arizona, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Colorado are up against." A network analysis map for each state shows the wealthy donors who are supporting political efforts that reduce taxes on the wealthy and reduce funding for public education."

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A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters
In this New York Times book review section the writer profiles some of the "most influential books on race and the black experience published in the United States for each decade of the nation’s existence — a history of race through ideas, arranged chronologically on the shelf." Read the article and the books.

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A National Dialogue on the State of The Arts - 2018
From the web site: This is "A panel discussion hosted by the Secretary of the Smithsonian Museum and a series of interviews that tackle the big question of why the arts matter in the 21st century."

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A New (2018) Data Tool Chronicles the Shifting Murder Rates of American Cities
This article describes a new data tool, created by American Violence shows homicide data from 82 of America's 100 largest cities.

It also describes "A research brief drawing on the site’s data spells out how the ways in which crime rates are framed can shape or distort our understanding of them." You'll want to read the article then click the links.

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Accelerate77 - focuses on sustainability initiatives in Chicago
From the web site: "The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) is the organizing sponsor of “accelerate 77” and created the program in order to increase the role and positive impact of local community actions. Our underlying strategy is to IDENTIFY current sustainability initiatives in all of Chicago’s 77 community areas; CONNECT them with one another to inspire new ideas, practices, self-consciousness and motivation through peer interchange; and COLLABORATE with residents in systematic learning, planning, and collective action." This link points to the map of sustainability resources. This project is now led by the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN).

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Additional Resources to understand Black History in America
In this section of the Tutor/Mentor web library you can find links related to poverty, inequality, law, social justice, etc.

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Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG)
This is a resource on the Federal Health and Human Services web site. The description reads "Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents."

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Advancing Racial Equity With State Tax Policy
From the article: "States and localities could do more to help undo the harmful legacies of past racism and the damage caused by continuing racial bias and discrimination. If state budget and tax policies were better designed to address these harms and create more opportunities for people of color, state economies would be more equitable and likely also would be stronger, which in turn could benefit many state residents of all backgrounds."

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African Americans in STEM - Wiki site
This site is a growing list of past and living African American heroes in technical fields. (STEM = science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Created as part of a collaborative hack-a-thon organized by the White House in Feb. 2015.

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African Kings and Black Slaves - Slavery's True Origins
This from web site: "A new book by Graduate Center Professor Herman L. Bennett (History) called African Kings and Black Slaves seeks to disrupt conventional ideas about the history of slavery by focusing on early encounters between Europeans and Africans starting in the 15th century."

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Agenda for Building Black Futures
From the web site: "Drawing from the stories of our friends, ancestors, our own lives, and those of other Black people, the Agenda to Build Black Futures is a set of public policy goals that young people can organize around and win in their local communities."

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Alberta (Ca) Mentoring Partnership
Supports mentoring organizations in Alberta, Canada. Browse the site and find ideas to apply in your own program or city.

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Algo-rythmic Piano AI - musical application of technology
This blog article describes how a technologist built an AI on a Raspberry Pi that listens to his piano playing, and then produces improvised, real-time accompaniment. Read the article to see how this led to an animation, too. Cool project for students and mentors to work on.

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Alternatives to Skype - 2017 info
Many are looking for free alternatives to Skype. This article points to a few.

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