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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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Comic Book Review: This Is What Democracy Looks Like
From the article: "This Is What Democracy Looks Like is a comic book that explores American Democracy, tackling not just the structure of government (from the very top — president, congress, courts — to the most localized — town meetings) but also to show how every voter has an obligation to take part in keeping Democracy alive and vibrant." Take time to read the article, then the comic book.

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Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index - Oxfam
From the web site: "The Development Finance International Group (DFI) is a non-profit capacity-building, advocacy, advisory and research group that works with more than 50 governments and international organizations worldwide.

Oxfam is an international confederation working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries to end the injustices that cause poverty.

We believe inequality is far from inevitable. It is a policy choice and governments have considerable powers to reduce the gap between the rich and poor in their countries. We developed this index to measure and monitor government policy commitments to reducing inequality, but also to offer a robust, evidence-based alternative to other existing income and wealth measuring systems which are sorely lacking in data coverage and quality."

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Community Foundation Opportunity Network - reading list
From the web site: "The Community Foundation Opportunity Network, launched in Summer 2016, includes 40 leading foundations from every region in the US. This is a national leadership and action network of community foundations committed to narrowing the youth opportunity gap. Participating foundations serve communities with a spectrum of geographic, demographic, racial, and socioeconomic diversity."

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Community Restorative Justice (RJ) Hubs in Chicago
From the web site: "RJ Hubs are a community led restorative justice approach to youth crime and conflict. Our vision is that RJ Hubs are safe spaces in the community where youth are welcomed and supported in building healthy relationships, expressing themselves, addressing trauma, and developing necessary skills and competencies. Importantly, the RJ Hub model is directly informed by the latest science on childhood trauma. It is designed as a strategy for helping people to move beyond the effects of adverse childhood experiences, guiding them towards sustainable healing and growth."

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Community Work Institute - supports strategic service learning
CWI seeks to to "support and promote exemplary teaching strategies and practices for K-16 and community programs that support students becoming caring, responsible and active members of their communities. It's focus is on supporting curriculum that has place as the context, service-learning as the strategy, and sustainability as the goal. "

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Computer Science Learning Opportunity map - Chicago City of Learning
Chicago City of Learning is making an effort to learn about all of the different computer science learning opportunities in the city, and make them known via the map at this link. This is part of a long-term strategy intended to make a pathway of CS learning opportunities available in every neighborhood that starts in elementary school years and continues through high school.

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Computer Sciences education and career resource site
From the web site: "Our purpose is to provide an in-depth overview of the computer sciences field – including education – that stays up-to-date with its constant fluctuations. We intend to be the point of introduction for the next generation of programmers, engineers and developers, as well as a go-to resource for current professionals. Use our free resources to cultivate as much knowledge as you can."

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Concentrations of White Poverty in Chicago? WBEZ article
Look at the map on this site and understand differences in concentrations of poverty between Whites and minorities in Chicago. Good discussion of factors contributing to this.

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ConnectDetroit - effort to close the Digital Divide (2012 pdf)
From the report: "The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation commissions independent journalists to write occasional articles reviewing its grant making and program strategies. Veteran reporters examine grant documents, conduct interviews and offer their perspective on the lessons learned and impact of Knight-supported projects in stories published online and in print." This report reviews the ConnectDetroit effort.

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Connected Learning - 2016 course by VCU
From the web site: "This VCU-sponsored connected learning course will give you an opportunity to learn alongside students, faculty and community members from VCU, Richmond and around the globe. Participation in this course will occur through blogging, tweeting, Diigo and other connected learning tools."

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Connecting Anchor Institutions - a Broadband Action Plan (2016
From the web site: "“Connecting Anchor Institutions: A Broadband Action Plan” was developed by the SHLB Coalition to provide ideas and actionable policy recommendations for government leaders at the federal, state, and local levels to address the broadband needs of anchor institutions. The ten policy papers highlight connectivity gaps and explain why broadband access is vital to communities nationwide.

The Broadband Action Plan is the foundation of the larger Grow2Gig+: Anchors Advance Communities Campaign, SHLB Coalition’s effort to make gigabit speeds for anchor institutions a national priority. This campaign is a call to action that brings together policymakers, educators, library and health care leaders, technology experts, and network builders to lead the way. It consists of the Broadband Action Plan and year-long efforts to promote specific policy recommendations. The SHLB Coalition hopes to stimulate further research, encourage discussion, and bring industries and sectors together to work towards the same goal."

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Conscious Youth Promoting Health and Environmental Resilience (CYPHER)
CYPHER is tackling climate change, sustainability, and health equity by empowering a sense of responsibility for social good in future leaders of the world — our youth. Browse the site to see the range of work they do to engage and support involvement of youth from distressed areas.

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Consequences of Impact Investing on Philanthropy
This article was written in 2013, but is still relevant in 2017 and beyond. As more philanthropists divert dollars from supporting organizations who don't have a way to generate consistent revenue, to revenue generating strategies, services to people in poor areas will be even fewer than are now available.

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Constellation Model of Collaborative Social Change

The Constellation Model of Collaborative Social Change" from the Centre for Social Innovation (Canada). This article describes how a larger network of organizations are united by common purpose, with thin infrastructure and bureaucracy, and lots of flexibility and freedom of action by individual members and groups of members.

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Consumer Finance - resources for parents and caregivers
From the web site: "Children learn from watching you earn, shop, save, and borrow – you’re the top influence on their financial lives. And you don’t need to be a money expert to help them start out strong.

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Cook Central - Cook County Board - GIS portal (maps, data, etc)
This link points to “Cook Central” – "a mapping and geographic data hub for sharing information with the public. Cook Central is a one-stop shop for the County’s Department of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)."

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Core Knowledge and Competencies for Afterschool Professionals
From the web site: "All professional societies share common characteristics. Among them are a body of knowledge and skills, culture, a code of ethics, and public recognition. The NAA Core Knowledge and Competencies have been developed to enable afterschool and youth development practitioners to demonstrate expertise and gain a higher level of recognition within their communities–particularly from school officials–that has long been sought after."

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Cost of Poverty Study - Miami/Dade County (1995)
This is one of two cost-of-poverty reports that I've had hard copies of since the late 1990s. These show that just creating more hope and opportunity in high poverty areas can lower the costs of poverty in these areas.

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Cost of Poverty Study - Toronto 2016 (pdf)
This is a review of an updated 2016 cost of poverty in Toronto, Canada study which was first done in 2008.

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Cost of Segregation in the Chicago Region - 2019
From the website: "The Metropolitan Planning Council, together with Urban Institute and a team of regional policy advisors, analyzed segregation patterns in the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country. We examined three types of segregation: economic segregation, African American-white segregation and Latino-white segregation. We then examined what impacts we would see if the Chicago region reduced its levels of segregation to the median levels of segregation of the nation’s 100 biggest metros.

The core of this report is a summary of our findings."

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Counterintuitive Ideas About Motivation, Innovation, and Leadership
This pdf, titled "The Flip Manifesto", was created by Daniel F. Pink. The ideas can be applied in any organization, and by individuals at any level, to build stronger, more effective organizations and personal practices.

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County Health Rankings - 2018 Key Findings
From the web site: "The County Health Rankings show that where we live matters to health. This year, we bring new analyses that show meaningful health gaps persist not only by place, but also among racial and ethnic groups. These gaps are largely the result of differences in opportunities in the places where we live. And, these differences disproportionately affect people of color. Discriminatory practices and structural and institutional policies, such as unfair bank lending practices and property tax-based school funding formulas, contribute to the types of racial disparities illustrated in this report."

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Courageous Conversations about Race
From the web site: "Founded by Glenn E. Singleton in 1992, Pacific Educational Group is committed to achieving racial equity in education. We engage in sustained partnerships with educational organizations to transform beliefs, behaviors, and results so people of all races can achieve at their highest levels and live their most empowered and powerful lives.

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION™ is our award-winning protocol for effectively engaging, sustaining and deepening interracial dialogue. Through our Framework for Systemic Racial Equity Transformation, PEG is dedicated to helping educators address persistent racial disparities intentionally, explicitly, and comprehensively."

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CPSuccess - positive stories of Chicago Public Schools
This site is hosted on Tumblr, and is an aggregation of photo stories showing positive activities in Chicago Public Schools. Started in 2013. Browse the site.

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Cradles to Crayons - donated school supplies, clothes, etc
From the web site: "Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need." locations in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia.

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