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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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Topos Partnership - changing the landscape of public understanding
From the web site: "The Topos Partnership has as its mission to explore and ultimately change the landscape of public understanding where public interest issues play out. Founded by Axel Aubrun and Joe Grady of Cultural Logic and Meg Bostrom of Public Knowledge, Topos was created to bring together the range of expertise needed to understand existing issue dynamics, explore possibilities for creating new issue understanding, develop a proven course of action, and arm advocates with new communications tools to win support."

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Tracing and Understanding Networks as Political Process
The author writes about understanding networks as part of a strategy to influence political action. This is blog of author of "Knowledge and Praxis of Networks As a Political Process"---- Yannick Rumpala from the University of Nice, in Nice, France.

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Track Twitter conversations with Iconohash
This link points to an analysis of an Americas Promise chat on Twitter held on March 5, 2020. View the report and think of ways you might use this to analyze your own on-line efforts.

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Transform HARM - resource hub for ending violence in Chicago
From the web site: "TransformHarm.org is a resource hub about ending violence. It offers an introduction to transformative justice. The site includes selected articles, audio-visual resources, curricula, and more."

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Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) - international
From the web site: "Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) is a research programme with a difference. We believe that environmental and social sustainability will never be achieved without profound, even difficult, changes to our societies. Through the T2S programme, we promote research on the complex social transformations needed to address problems of global environmental change, as well as on interrelated societal problems such as poverty, corruption, migration, social discontent and conflict."

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Transparency International - fighting corruption and poverty
From the web site: "Transparency International-USA works at home and abroad to combat corruption and promote transparency and integrity in government, business and development assistance." Editor note: Unless we reduce corruption, we will be limited in how much we reduce poverty.

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TRIZ - at Oxford Creativity
This UK consulting firm applies TRIZ, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, in its work. On the web site: "We can help you build and strengthen the creative power of your organisation. We work at organisational, team and individual level to achieve this. Innovation and creativity at team and individual level can be enormously enhanced through the effective use of TRIZ, a proven technique for systematic problem solving that was originally developed in the former Soviet Union and has been extensively used and researched for over 50 years."

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TRIZ - What is it?
This article describes TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving), which is a process developed in the years since WWII. The article says "TRIZ is a problem solving method based on logic and data, not intuition, which accelerates the project team’s ability to solve these problems creatively " The Tutor/Mentor Connection web library is intended to support creativity and innovation in the youth development and anti poverty fields of work.

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True size of different continents - hint Africa is huge
This article should be used in history and geography classes so students get a true picture of the relative size of different continents.

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Tutor/Mentor Institute - Copies of news interviews
At this page you can see dozens of newspaper articles and trade publications where the Tutor/Mentor Connection has encouraged support of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in all parts of the Chicago region.

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Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Interview on BlogTalkRadio 8-3-2015
This interview provided overview of Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC strategy and use of maps. Hosted by Valerie Leonard on BlogTalkRadio, 8-3-15.

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Tutorial for using Hypothes.is annotation tool - NYC HIVE Network
On-line annotation is a process that supports deeper learning and network building. This is a Google doc serving as a tutorial to bring New York City HIVE network members to a few shared blog articles. Take a look.

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Twitter chat analysis tool - IconoHash
This is a Twitter tool that shows participation in #hashtag chats. Take a look.

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Twitter Journal Club (TWC) - introduction and reflection
Since 2011 I've connected with a growing number of on-line learning communities, and added links to many in this section of the web library. I keep looking for spaces that connect existing content with people who discuss that content in on-line, on-going spaces. The TWC seems to do that. It's best understood by reading the material pointed to in this link.

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UCB Network building Social Capital in Boston
This 2019 Christensen Institute article describes how a former middle school principle has built an app and an organization that is bringing people together and increasing social capital in Boston. Read the article and apply the thinking in your own city.

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UK mapping platform supports fund raising efforts
From the web site: "Any organisation contacting people at home or needing to understand the types of people that live in an area would benefit from a solution like this. Prospex is a market analysis GIS built for this task by us and contains many features not found in generic mapping packages"

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Understand Graduation Rates when Choosing a College
The EdTalk Project translates education data in to information people can use, such as graduation rate, for different ethnic groups, at over 1000 US universities. Before you choose a college, review this information.

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Understanding context in solving complex problems - article
The title of this article is From an isolated laboratory to a world where "context is everything". The article address three questions: " 1) Why is it so difficult to replicate stories of success? 2) Why is it so difficult to "scale" good solutions when we find them? 3) Why there are no simple recipes for solving today's biggest challenges?

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Understanding Deep Disadvantage in America
This article discusses new poverty research -- an “Index of Deep Disadvantage” which looks at a range of factors beyond just income to understand disadvantage at the community rather than just the individual level. the leading poverty, There's a link in the article to the Index.

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Understanding Growing Drug Crisis in America
This article on the MappingforJustice blog uses maps to show where the drug crisis is most concentrated and growing in rural America. I'm added links to the article, at the bottom, and in the comment section, to additional articles on this topic.

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Understanding School Funding Inequities - EdBuild maps
This link points to a page with an in-depth analysis of school funding, using interactive maps that enable viewers to zoom into specific districts.

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Understanding school segregation-based on how districts are drawn
The title of this article is We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. Is your district drawing borders to reduce or perpetuate racial segregation? This is an in-depth article that looks at how school district maps are drawn, and how this affects segregation in different districts. The article is full of maps and charts.

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Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap - The Asset Value of Whiteness - pdf
From the paper: "This paper explores a number of these popular explanations for the racial wealth gap, looking at individual differences in education, family structure, full- or part-time employment, and consumption habits. In each case, we find that individual choices are not sufficient to erase a century of accumulated wealth: structural racism trumps personal responsibility." Read the full article.

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Understanding wealth gap 1947-2011- infographic
This New York Times infographic shows how prosperity was shared by many Americans from 1947-1979, then mostly by the richest 1% of American's since then.

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Universidad Popular - UP to Youth Initiative
The program serves Little Village youth. Web site description: "The focus of the program includes increasing Little Village youths’ civic engagement, cultivating a positive self-image and healthy living, improving academic performance and achievement, fostering creative problem-solving skills, and expanding parent involvement."

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