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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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Moving (Rapidly) to a Networked World - 2018 list of networks
In this Network Weaving blog article June Holly lists a number of different change or transformational networks currently operating. This is one of several Network Weaving articles that are included in this library.

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Multidimensional poverty index
From the web site: "Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), published for the first time in the 2010 Report, complements monetary measures of poverty by considering overlapping deprivations suffered at the same time." Read more.

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NANOE - time for a reformation of the nonprofit industry
From the web site: "National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) is a nationwide network of donors, volunteers and charitable leaders whose relentless commitment to significant and sustainable impact transforms the communities we serve. NANOE members are innovators who solve problems (not just service them) by deploying heroic missions of scale that confront social and environmental dilemmas so completely that money chases after their every need." This link points to article posted in 2018 to show new vision and direction for NANOE.

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National Afterschool Association
From the web site: "We are the national membership organization for professionals who work with and on behalf of children and youth during out-of-school time.

NAA’s mission is to promote development, provide education and encourage advocacy for the out-of-school-time community to further the afterschool profession."

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National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship - Chicago Office
From web site: "Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Chicago Metro office provides schools and partners across the region the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship." This is part of a national organization.

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National Neighborhood Indicators Project
From the web site: "The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) works to build local capacity, plans joint activities, and works in conjunction with affiliated organizations.

In recent years all NNIP partners have built advanced information systems with integrated and recurrently updated information on neighborhood conditions in their cities. Creation of this capacity, which did not exist in any U.S. city two decades ago, represents an important technical and institutional breakthrough."

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National Rural Assembly - focuses on Rural America Issues
From the web site: "The National Rural Assembly is a movement of people and organizations devoted to building a stronger, more vibrant rural America for children, families, and communities."

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National Violent Death Reporting System
From the web site: "The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) provides states and communities with a clearer understanding of violent deaths to guide local decisions about efforts to prevent violence and track progress over time. NVDRS is the only state-based surveillance (reporting) system that pools data on violent deaths from multiple sources into a usable, anonymous database. These sources include state and local medical examiner, coroner, law enforcement, toxicology, and vital statistics records."

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Nerdfighteria - community subculture, based mainly online.
Visit this Wikipedia page to learn about this on-line community, mostly of youth, who "are individually known as Nerdfighters."

Co founder Hank Green describes it as "a community that sprung up around our videos, and basically we just get together and try to do awesome things and have a good time and fight against world suck".

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Network Analysis Example - Open Education : citation network
This map demonstrates a potential of using network analysis tools to aggregate information about people who write and do research about the same topics. Click on the colored dots on t his map, then look to the right, you'll see focus areas, such as social media, E-learning & online education, etc. For each dot, representing a person, you can then see all the people that person is connecting with.

Note: I'd love to have someone apply this to the 2000 links in this web library.

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Network Map Graph of knowledge disciplines
The Center for Curriculum reDesign has created this graph to "show the interconnections between knowledge disciplines contained within the links of Wikipedia." The Tutor/Mentor Connection has wanted to create a similar map of the information in this web library for many years. Great work.

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Network-ing Does Not Equal Network WEAVING - 2018 article
The writer explores different concepts of network weaving and challenges readers with this statement: "And I believe that if we tease out a clearer understanding of the values and intent of network weaving, if we tempt our imaginations into this fresh, promising new territory, we go further to affirm and generate the kind of world we want to live in together. We affirm that weaving an impactful and resilient change network."

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Networks and Network Weaving - newsletter
This is a newsletter, hosted by June Holley, with links to articles about network building, network weaving, and networks.

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Networks, Clusters and Ecosystems: Taking Regional Innovation to a New Level
This presentation describes how organizations, communities and regions can embrace the complexities of open networks and harness the power of collaboration. The report summarizes 12 years of work done at Purdue to develop these concepts.

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New Community Paradigms wiki library - map of contents
From the wiki: "This site is designed to provide resources to those seeking to write new rules for their community that are chosen directly by the community itself rather than imposed by institutions.

It provides access to online resources and advocacy communities so as to add to the knowledge and hopefully some wisdom in making stronger communities. Its mission is to endeavor to help others in defining a new and hopefully better future for themselves by creating a set of new community paradigms." Look at how the concept map on the site helps people navigate the different sub sections within this library.

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New index ranks America's 100 most disadvantaged communities
From the website: "Jan 2020 - Index of Deep Disadvantage developed by researchers at the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions initiative and Princeton University’s Center for Research on Child Wellbeing seeks to unpack poverty beyond income-based measures to other dimensions of disadvantage, including health and social mobility."

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New Resources Help Organizations Advance Race Equity at Every Step
From the web site: "The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s seven-step guide, Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide, aims to help organizations advance race equity and eliminate systemic barriers en route to improving the lives of children and families. This blog article is a rundown of resources — largely publications and webinar recordings — offered at each Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide step.

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New Responses needed to Violence in Chicago
This Crain's Chicago Business article by Teresa Cordova of the UIC Great Cities Institute points to new research that focuses on changing gang structures.

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New Ways Of Thinking and Working to Achieve Prosperity
This article by Ben Hecht, president and CEO of Living Cities since July 2007, includes a quote saying "The road to the future requires that we move from a geographically bounded and named strategy, community development, to one that reflects the needs and realities of the twenty-first century, prosperity development."

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New Wiki Page - Advocacy By and For Community
This blog article, and the wiki that it points to, includes links to many web sites that focus on the three sectors of democracy, political, market place and civil society. Hosted by Brian G. Dowling.

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New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard - State Level
The Dashboard is a resource of The Prevention Agenda 2013-2018, which "is the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers in five priority areas and to reduce health disparities for racial, ethnic, disability, and low socioeconomic groups, as well as other populations who experience them."

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NextGen America - a broader plan of resistance
From the web site: "Since 2013, we’ve worked to prevent damage to our climate by transitioning to a clean energy economy based on equality, inclusion, and a shared and sustainable prosperity. Now, the values that drive our work on climate are under increased and unprecedented attack. We’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, and core American values — as NextGen America."

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Nonprofit Utopia - community for nonprofit leaders - launched 2018
From the web site: "Nonprofit Utopia seeks to provide a high-value networking experience at a reasonable cost. You will have access to what will eventually become a global network of emerging leaders of nonprofits and NGO's that are grappling with similar issues. The answers to your most pressing questions will be just a click away with multiple perspectives and alternatives to consider.

You will also be able to get ongoing professional development through the combination of peer-led conversations, training and workshops."

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NYCorporate Volunteer Engagement: A Guide to Impact (pdf)
This guide was commissioned by the Mayor of New York City to support volunteer involvement and corporate social responsibility, as part of the One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City, Ideas can be borrowed for other cities developing similar plans.

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OneCityStories - youth writing project in St. Louis area
From the web site: "Onecity Stories is a 3-week writing program for high school students from the Greater St. Louis area. During these three weeks (June 10-28 excluding weekends), participants will cultivate their stories and create multimedia products with the help of experienced writing teachers and experts in the newspaper, film and radio broadcasting industries. The summer program will conclude with a publication event for participants and their guests, and additional writing and publishing opportunities will be available for participants throughout the following school year."

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