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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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Right to the City focused on housing and urban justice
From the web site: "The Right to the City Alliance is building a strong housing and urban justice movement in America and beyond. The idea of a right to the city frames and activates a new kind of urban politic that asserts that everyone, particularly the disenfranchised, not only have a right to the city, but as inhabitants, have a right to shape it, design it, and operationalize an urban human rights agenda."

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Roots of 21st Century Racism - The Enlightenment of 18th Century
This Slate article is titled The Enlightenment’s Dark Side: How the Enlightenment created modern race thinking, and why we should confront it. Add this to building your understanding of deep-rooted racism in US.

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Roots of Racism Leading up to WW1 and 21st Century Conflict
This article in The Guardian is another that builds an understanding of how European, White, imperialism, contributed to WW1 and continuing conflicts.

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Roots of suburban development and segregation - story map
This story map shows how investments from the UK in the 1880s and 90s provided funds for early suburban development in the USA, and led to segregated housing policies that continue to shape life in America in the 2000s. Unique use of GIS story maps.

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Rural America At a Glance - 2018 report - USDA Economic Research Service
This is just one of many reports available on the US Department of Agriculture web site. Take some time to dig through the library to know what's available.

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Safety and Justice Challenge - Supported by MacArthur Foundation
From the web site: "The Safety and Justice Challenge is providing support to local leaders from across the country who are determined to tackle one of the greatest drivers of over-incarceration in America—the misuse and overuse of jails."

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Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Clearing House Toolbox
From the web site: "The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty."

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School Funding Calculator - Computing the Effects of Changes to State Funding Formulas
From the web site: "School Funding formula parameters that adjust for district differences are important, but these adjustments may interact in ways that make it hard to understand overall effects on funding. To remedy this, we have built interactive models of funding formulas for Massachusetts, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia." If this works for these states maybe it will be expanded to all 50 states.

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School on Wheels - brings tutoring to homeless kids
From the web site: "Based in Southern California. The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for children from kindergarten through twelfth grade who are experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system to these students at a time of great stress and fear. We bring the message to our students that they are cared about and important."

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School on Wheels - Indianapolis. tutoring for homeless kids
From the web site: "School on Wheels’ mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness." This may be a branch of a national organization. More research needed.

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Search for paid tutors in Chicago by zip code. See Average costs.
This web site is aggregating information about fee-based tutors and making it available by zip code. The site owner has created a map of Chicago, showing the number of fee-based tutors in his directory, per zip code. If you are a tutor, sign up and be added. If you're in another city, request a map.

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Segregation costs Chicago billions - 2017 study
This article in the Chicago Reader is titled New study finds segregation costs Chicago billions in income, tens of thousands of college degrees, and hundreds of lives each year.

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Segregation in Chicago - research focus of Metropolitan Planning Council
From the web site: "MPC and Urban Institute are conducting a two-year study based on the hypothesis that by reducing segregation, Chicago and our region will experience faster economic growth and a more equitable quality of life." Visit the site to learn more about the research and read articles that have been published.

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Segregation in USA - articles on Mapping for Justice blog
Find additional articles about segregation, along with poverty maps, on the Mapping for Justice blog, which is one of the resources of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.

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Self Sufficiency Matrix (SSM) tool for practitioners, policymakers and researchers
From the web site: "The Self-Sufficiency Matrix (SSM) is a tool that enables practitioners, policymakers and researchers in public healthcare, social services and related work fields to assess the degree of self-sufficiency of their clients simply and comprehensively."

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Shortcomings of Modern Strategic Philanthropy and How to Overcome Them
This is one of many articles on the web site of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy which focus on challenges facing social benefit organizations focusing on complex social problems.

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Sketch 50 - creative expression activity
Browse this site and see how people from throughout the world, mostly educators, are prompted to create doodles and visualizations for 50 consecutive days. While this is a 2017 activity, it could be adopted by any classroom, or non-school youth program, as a future activity.

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Skills Fest - grassroots problem solving in Wisconsin
From the web site: "Our vision is to inspire local activity in a way that achieves sustainable (Social, Economic, Environmental) scalable outcomes so that everyone we engage with unleashes their creativity and capability towards their own sustainable aspirations." See how they are using Kumu.io to map their community. https://kumu.io/sfc/skillsfest



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Skills Gap in Manufacturing Sector -2015 Deloitte report
This article shows a growing skills gap in America's manufacturing sector and prescribes some short and long-term solutions. Connecting people from STEAM backgrounds to youth in organized tutor/mentor programs would be one low-cost strategy of building student aspirations for careers in these fields. This needs to be a strategy manufacturing sector leaders invest in.

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Social Capital Role in Empowering Low-Status Youth
The full title of this paper is "A Social Capital Framework for the Study of Institutional Agents & Their Role in the Empowerment of Low-status Students & Youth", Written by Ricardo D. Stanton-Salazar, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Education Rossier School of Education University of Southern California. This paper provide rich thinking about the role "that non-family adults agents play in the social development, socialization, formal and informal education, and social mobility of adolescents" and provides many reasons to support mentor-rich non-school tutor/mentor programs operating in high poverty neighborhoods.

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Social Enterprise is not Social Change - commentary
This 2018 Stanford Social Innovation Review article challenges a 25 to 30 year swing toward social enterprise as the way to solve social problems. Written by By Marshall Ganz, Tamara Kay & Jason Spicer, The article was re-Posted on the SenScott web site.

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Social Leadership - workshop by Julian Stoddard
This is one of many articles from Julian Stoddard's blog. It focuses on social leadership and outlines a workshop he is planning. Included are links to extra reading for each segment. Take a look.

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Social Media Strategies that could support corporate social engagement
If corporate CEOs make a company commitment to education, poverty, environment, etc. they can support the growing involvement of all sectors of their company, supply chain and consumer base using the ideas from this blog.

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Social Mobility in America - 2016 article
This article illustrates that where you are born and who your parents are has huge impact on life-well-being. Includes quote saying "No single program does very much to close the gap between children from lower- and higher-income families. But the combined effects of multiple programs – that is, from intervening early and often in a child's life – has a surprisingly big impact." Public/Private sector strategies that fill high poverty neighborhoods with a variety of youth supports should be one response to this article.

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Social Network Analysis tools - list includes free and open source
If you're interested in understanding groups and networks, this list of tools you might use can be valuable to you.

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