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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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"The Architecture of Segregation," - poverty in cities - 2015 report
"The landscape of poverty has grown in American cities, leaving more low-income people living in an expanding number of largely poor neighborhoods." That’s according to a report titled "The Architecture of Segregation," published this month by Paul Jargowsky, a fellow at the nonprofit Century Foundation.

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Trickle Down Norms by Richard Reeves
Add this article to your reading as you try to understand how the growing geographic gaps between rich and poor in America are a disadvantage to poor kids while serving as an advantage to affluent kids.

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100 years after women got the vote, why is #StillMarching as central as ever to human progress?
2018 article on From Poverty to Power blog shows that much work needs to still be done. Follow the links. There's a wealth of information here.

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A History of Race and Racism in America, in 24 Chapters
In this New York Times book review section the writer profiles some of the "most influential books on race and the black experience published in the United States for each decade of the nation’s existence — a history of race through ideas, arranged chronologically on the shelf." Read the article and the books.

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A New (2018) Data Tool Chronicles the Shifting Murder Rates of American Cities
This article describes a new data tool, created by American Violence shows homicide data from 82 of America's 100 largest cities.

It also describes "A research brief drawing on the site’s data spells out how the ways in which crime rates are framed can shape or distort our understanding of them." You'll want to read the article then click the links.

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Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG)
This is a resource on the Federal Health and Human Services web site. The description reads "Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG) is a national call to action to improve adolescent health in the United States. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals to prioritize activities that can support the health and healthy development of all of America's 42 million adolescents."

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American Dream in Crisis - blog articles following Robert D. Putnam book
This link points to a series of blog articles on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC blog, responding to Dr. Robert D Putnam's book

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American Violence - makes data on violence accessible to public
From the web site: "The project is designed as a public resource that will make data on violence accessible to public officials, journalists, researchers, and the public at large, allowing users to visualize and analyze trends in violence at multiple geographic levels (neighborhoods and cities) and over different timeframes (month to month, year to year, decade to decade).

The first version of the site, launched in 2018) provides city-level figures on murder rates in more than 80 of the largest 100 U.S. cities. The second version of the site, which will be launched in the coming months, will feature neighborhood-level figures on violent crime in 30-50 cities with available data."

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Anti-Recidivism (ARC) - works to help with re-entry and reform of criminal justice system
From the web site: "ARC began as an annual camping trip bringing together a few dozen formerly incarcerated young people with positive mentors to offer encouragement, guidance, and resources. Today, the Coalition has grown into a support and advocacy network of more than 300 members, and hundreds of volunteer mentors and allies, committed to helping one another through reentry, and advocating for a fairer criminal justice system."

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Are US cities getting more or less violent (2018)
This is a "research brief drawing on the site’s data spells out how the ways in which crime rates are framed can shape or distort our understanding of them. The paper analyzes urban murder rates in the United States during three periods. Over the long-term, between 1991 and the present, rates plunged dramatically. Between 2014 and the present, there was a significant uptick in violence, but murders never came close to the “record levels” described by Trump and his political allies."

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As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind
This article talks about "Demographic shifts rippling across the nation that are fueling fears among White Americans that their culture and standing are under threat." Important to understand this as the demographic shifts grow over the next 20 years.

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Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100)
From the web site: "BYP100 is a national member-based organization of 18-35 year old activists and organizers creating freedom and justice for all Black people.We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and political education using a Black queer feminist lens." This link points to the Chicago chapter.

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Black History in USA - more links to look at
In the Homework Help section of this web library are links to web sites that focus on Black History studies.

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Building Justice - multip part series by "CityLimits"
From the web site: "Over 16 weeks, City Limits and Enterprise Community Partners featured prominent New Yorkers’ views on how race and housing policy intersect to create a legacy each of us must confront, and the way forward we should take together. "

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Can Chicago's Poorest 'Pull Themselves Up By Their Bootstraps'?
The answer is "no", or "not often" according to this 2017 article in DNAInfo.

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Center for Community Health Equity - DePaul University
From the web site: "The goal of the Center for Community Health Equity is to improve community health outcomes and contribute to the elimination of health inequities in Chicago.

We are a jointly run Center, co-founded by DePaul and Rush in 2015. Our work is interdisciplinary - linking sociologists, geographers, and other social scientists with health care professionals. We all share a desire to conduct meaningful research that contributes to social justice in our communities."

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Center for Rural Strategies
From the web site: Mission is to "The Center for Rural Strategies seeks to improve economic and social conditions for communities in the countryside and around the world through the creative and innovative use of media and communications. By presenting accurate and compelling portraits of rural lives and cultures, we hope to deepen public debate and create a national environment in which positive change for rural communities can occur."

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Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America
From the web site: "Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America is ​WNET’s multi-platform public media Initiative that aims to provide a deeper understanding of the impact of poverty on American society: what life is like below the poverty line, its impact on our economic security and on our children, and what has happened to our age-old dream of striving for a better life. We’ll also highlight solutions: what has worked – and what is working to bring people out of poverty – and what lessons we can and must learn for the future."

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Chicago Is Still So Segregated Because Aldermen Are Too Powerful, Study Says
From web site: "A new study claims aldermen who have far-reaching powers to block affordable housing in the city are continuing racial segregation in Chicago.

The study, called “A City Fragmented,” was created by the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance and Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. It details the power aldermen have to block — or allow — affordable housing developments and how this has impacted racial divides in Chicago over the decades."

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Chicago Neighborhood ReBuild Program
From the web site: "Through this $6 million pilot program, supported by MB Financial and Rush University Medical Center, 50 vacant homes located in the Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, and Englewood communities will be acquired and rehabbed. The program also provides opportunities for transitional jobs and training for at-risk youths and ex-offenders. CIC will assist in property acquisition efforts and will identify properties that meet the goals of providing affordable housing and building the capacity of local developers." This is not the CityofChicago site for this information, but the web site of one of the program's partners.

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Chicago Neighborhoods 2015 - Resource from Chicago Community Trust
From the web site: "Chicago Neighborhoods 2015: Assets, Plans and Trends is a research project by The Chicago Community Trust that focuses on Chicago’s built environment. This includes infrastructure, natural features and physical and institutional assets that define and influence the city's musculature. The project provides data and other pertinent contextual information for every section of the city. It identifies major recent investments, maps assets and synthesizes ideas from Chicago's many excellent local and citywide plans."

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Chicago's Murder Problem - 5-2016 NYTimes analysis
This article provides an in-depth comparison of Chicago to New York City, including maps and graphs. Add to your reading.

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Child Poverty in US (2016) - seven things to know
This Community Commons article provides information about poverty in the US that needs to be shared, understood and responded to in local, state and national level organizations.

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Closing the Opportunity Gap initiative. A Project of the Saguaro Seminar
From the web site "Since 1996, Professor Putnam’s The Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America, a research initiative that brings together leading thinkers and practitioners to develop actionable ideas for civic renewal, has produced projects that have focused on expanding what we know about our levels of trust and community engagement and on developing strategies and efforts to increase this engagement.

In 2015, the Seminar launched the Closing the Opportunity Gap initiative. The initiative convened five working groups of roughly a dozen of the country’s leading experts in each of five areas: family and parenting, early childhood, K-12 education, community institutions, and “on-ramps,” like community college or apprenticeships."

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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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