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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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Campaign for Black Male Achievers - resources
The Campaign for Black Male Achievement is one of the leading resources in the USA for efforts to support Black male achievement. This link points to the resource page on their site.

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Carole Robertson Center for Learning
From the web site: "The Carole Robertson Center operates three sites in the North Lawndale, Little Village, and Near West Side communities of urban Chicago. The after school and evening program is for community youth, ages 10 through 18. The program provides educational, support, personal development, mentoring, social, and recreational activities for youth."

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Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation - map/directory
This is another use of interactive maps to provide a searchable directory of organizations in the Chicago region working for community well-being.

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Chicago After School Program features Tae Kwon Do
Visit the Chung's Tae Kwon Do web site to see how this Chicago afterschool program uses martial arts training to help children build discipline, concentration, self esteem, etc. Located on NW side of Chicago.

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Chicago Area Project (CAP)
The Chicago Area Project has over 40 affiliates and special projects throughout the city. Over the years, the programs and issues have changed, just as the neighborhood change. But the democratic ideals of self-determination and self-improvement remain the same and these key principles of the Chicago Area Project continue to serve its neighborhood.

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Chicago HOPES for Kids
From the web site: "Chicago HOPES for Kids provides educational support for children living in Chicago's homeless shelters. It is our mission to provide our students with the resources and encouragement needed to succeed academically, despite the challenges of homelessness."

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Chicago Learning Exchange - community
From the web site: "CLX networks educators, parents, employers, technologists, and researchers; ignites innovation through grants; champions ways to remake learning; and equips educators, youth, and families with skills demanded in the digital age. Scroll through this section to see members."

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Chicago Non-School Tutoring, Mentoring Programs 2016 map
This is a map created by Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC to help planners understand where tutor/mentor programs are located in Chicago and to help parents, volunteers and donors connect with such programs. It's one of several ways we try to share this information.

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Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator
This service is hosted by the Tutor/Mentor Connection, which began publishing a directory of Chicago tutor/mentor programs in 1994.  This is privately funded, so donors are welcome.

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Children Now
Children Now is a research and action organization dedicated to assuring that children grow up in economically secure families, where parents can go to work confident that their children are supported by quality health coverage, a positive media environment, a good early education, and safe, enriching activities to do after school.

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Citizen Schools Mentoring Program - Article
This link points to an article about the Citizen Schools after school mentoring program. This is an excellent example of the involvement of business volunteers and effective support by program staff. Watch the video, too.

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Communities in Schools - Chicago Partner List
This is a list of community partner organizations that have committed their time, energy and resources to impacting the lives of Chicago public school students by partnering with Communities In Schools of Chicago. Use this list along with other program locators to build your understanding of youth serving organizations throughout the region.

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Connecticut After School Network
From the web site: "We are a partnership of individuals and organizations promoting young people’s safety, healthy development and learning outside the traditional classroom. We do this by providing training and technical assistance to improve program quality; influencing policy on behalf of youth and families; and expanding funding opportunities."

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Directory of Chicago Youth Organizations - Community Media Workshop
This is a list of Chicago youth serving organizations that is hosted by Community Media Workshops (which is now Public Narrative).

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Education initiatives around the world - map and list
This web site features a map consisting of alternative education institutions in different countries. This map was created by a group of people who met on Facebook, starting in the fall of 2011. A first version of this map was launched in January 2012. Add your own education institution to the map.

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Enlace Chicago Directory of Services/maps - Pilsen, Little Village and Bridgeport,
From the web site: "Enlace partners with public schools to transform them into safe, accessible community centers and to promote successful transition to high school and post-secondary opportunities. Enlace provides wrap-around family programming that promotes academic achievement, skill building, socio-emotional learning and leadership development in eight local public schools." A map showing the area and partner schools in the area is shown on the site.

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Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project
From the web site: "Young people need—and deserve—more from their education. High quality afterschool and summer learning programs powered by school-community partnerships offer young people a variety of hands-on, engaging learning activities that build upon the school day.

The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project connects you with research, resources and best practices for building affordable and sustainable approaches to expanding learning in your community."

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Expanded Learning Opportunities in Your City
From the web site: "The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project connects you with research, resources and best practices for building affordable and sustainable approaches to expanding learning in your community."

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Fanning Institute for Leadership at U of Georgia
The Fanning Institute web site is a comprehensive resource for organizations that seek to develop youth and adult leaders. The Institute challenges and supports individuals to become productive members of their communities and organizations by learning to lead collaboratively.

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Forum for Youth Investment - Knowledge Center
From the web site: "We connect leaders to ideas, services and networks that can help them make more intentional decisions that are good for young people, even in the face of limited resources." The Knowledge Center is an extensive resource. Take some time to become familiar with it.

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Growing up in New York City - resources
This site provides a directory of New York City resources for youth at every age level,

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Harvard Family Research Project (1983-2016) archive
From the web site: "all of the materials produced by Harvard Family Research Project (1983-2016) are now available in the archive section of our Global Family Research Project site. Search the archive and you will find many useful resources and related research for building and evaluating family, school, and community engagement practices, programs, and policies; for strengthening professional and organizational development; and for creating a more equitable anywhere anytime learning ecology for all children and families."

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Illinois Council of Area Projects
The Illinois Council of Area Projects (ICAP) brings together private, not-for-profit organizations with a distiguished history and demonstrated track record of work in community organizing, advocacy for youth, and providing direct services for youth.

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Indiana Afterschool Network w/map
Vision: Indiana Afterschool Network (IAN) works to ensure that all Indiana children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs

Mission: To engage public will to increase public and private investment in quality afterschool program initiatives throughout Indiana.

Use a GoogleMap to find programs on the IAN network:

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LISC-Chicago's map (archive) of partners involved in our different Areas of Work
This is not a map showing locations of tutor/mentor programs in Chicago, but instead shows partners and neighborhoods where LISC-Chicago works. As of 2019 the site is now an archive and the new LISC-Chicago site does not include this information.

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