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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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Mapping key demographic and socioeconomic data - New York City
From the web site: "The Center for Urban Research prepared a paper on behalf of the NYC Districting Commission discussing how "communities of interest" might be considered, measured, and understood in the context of drawing new City Council lines in the 2013 districting process. In this report The Center for Urban Research has mapped and analyzed hundreds of measures that might be taken to indicate some aspect of community of interest."

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Mapping Prisoner ReEntry: An Action Research Guidebook
The Reentry Mapping Network (RMN) is a collaborative effort by community-based organizations and the Urban Institute, designed to create community change through the mapping and analysis of neighborhood-level data on prisoner reentry.

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Mass Incarceration’s Collateral Damage: The Children Left Behind
This 2014 article from The Nation, shows the negative impact incarcerations have on children.

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Massachusetts Association of Community Development Initiatives
From the web site: "MACDC is the policy and capacity-building arm of the community development movement in Massachusetts. Our mission is to support and advance the affordable housing, economic development and community building strategies of our members, and to build the power of low and moderate income people to achieve greater economic, social and racial justice. Founded in 1982, MACDC currently has 86 members, including 60 CDC members and 26 associate members. Our work generally falls into one of the following categories: advocating and organizing for public and private sector support, developing resources for the field, leading learning initiatives and capacity building programs for our members, and educating policy makers, the media and the general public about the contributions being made by CDCs across the state."

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MercyCorps - focuses on relieving poverty and suffering around the world
From the web site: The Mission of Mercy Corps is to "Alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities." Mercy Corps focuses on "places in transition, where conflict, disaster, political upheaval or economic collapse present opportunities to challenge the status quo and build more secure, productive and just communities."

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Metropolitan Transit Access - Access to Jobs
This is one of many articles on the site that focus on transportation in metropolitan areas.

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Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juv. Justice
From the web site: "Models for Change supports a network of government and court officials, legal advocates, educators, community leaders, and families working together to ensure that kids who make mistakes are held accountable and treated fairly throughout the juvenile justice process. Through, the initiative provides research-based tools and techniques to make juvenile justice more fair, effective, rational and developmentally appropriate."

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Multidimensional poverty and race in America,
This is one of a series of articles on the web site that focus on poverty, place and race. Many of these include interactive maps that enable viewers to zoom into different parts of the country.

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National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Violence Prevention
From the web site: "The National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention provides training and technical assistance to Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Project LAUNCH grantees funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center staff work with school districts and communities as they plan, implement, and sustain initiatives that foster resilience, promote mental health, and prevent youth violence and mental and behavioral disorders."

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National Coalition on School Diversity - Resource Page
From the web site: "The National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD) is a network of national civil rights organizations, university-based research centers, and state and local coalitions working to expand support for government policies that promote school diversity and reduce racial isolation. We also support the work of state and local school diversity practitioners. Our work is informed by an advisory panel of scholars and academic researchers whose work relates to issues of equity, diversity, and desegregation/integration."

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National Crime Prevention Council
From the web site: "The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime. To achieve this, NCPC produces tools that communities can use to learn crime prevention strategies, engage community members, and coordinate with local agencies."

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National League of Cities
From the web site: "The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents." This link points to one of many topic areas on the site.

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National Prevention Strategy - US Dept of Health & Human Services
From the web site: "Aims to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being. This Strategy envisions a prevention-oriented society where all sectors recognize the value of health for individuals, families, and society and work together to achieve better health for all Americans."

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National Urban League
From the web site: "The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 and headquartered in New York City, the National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, the National Urban League has 95 affiliates serving 300 communities, in 35 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide."

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NoVo Foundation - Focuses on issues related to girls and women
This foundation focuses on empowering adolescent girls, preventing violence against women, social and emotional learning and promoting local economies.

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Off. of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
A comprehensive web site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice."

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Operation Snowball - alcohol and other drug use prevention program
From the web site: "Operation Snowball, an affiliate of Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH), is an alcohol and other drug use prevention program based in Springfield, Illinois focusing on leadership development to empower youth to lead drug-free lives."

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Peace Hub - Chicago
From the web site: "The Chicago Peace Hub is A comprehensive, unrestricted database for guiding you to find the best fit human services and other social services organizations. Use this Database to search Community Agencies, Free Human Services, Non-profits, Health Care, Mental Health Centers, Social Services Organizations and other Supportive Networks, Resources, Services, and Referrals."

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Place Matters - maps showing class divide in Chicago region
This article uses maps to show the class divisions in Chicago. Follow the links in the map for a similar article about New York City.

The interactive map enables you to zoom into specific areas, and is similar to the interactive Tutor/Mentor Program Locator map at except that the Tutor/Mentor map also includes information showing poorly performing schools, locations of tutor/mentor programs, assets, etc.

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Place Matters for Health in Cook County - Where you live makes a difference.
This report is loaded with maps of Cook County, Il showing demographic and social/economic and health disparities. Share it with your friends, family, faith group and use it to mobilize involvement in tutor/mentor programs and other efforts that reduce some of these negatives.

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Planting Seeds for Cooperative Living - Blog
Articles focus on housing issues and cooperative living.

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Poor White Kids Falling Behind - a UK article
In the US there is so much public attention to Black Lives Matter and the disadvantages of minorities, that there is little study of the declining prospects of poor white kids. This article focuses on kids in England.

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Position of Pressure NFP - violence prevention
From the web site: "Our mission is to become a central point of access for violence prevention programs, education and information and shall be responsible for providing comprehensive services for teen and young adult females."

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Poverty - Public Education's Biggest Problem - Washington Post article
Two articles by Valerie Stauss in the October 18, 2013 and October 17, 2013 show the impact of poverty on education for poor kids and the impact of policy being driven by "elites" who have no personal experience with living in high poverty.

One paragraph reads "But education has a powerful role to play in combating poverty and its various manifestations. Not just by exposing children to career-advancing skills, but also by exposing them to a full range of potential interests and pursuits, by affording time and resources to discover what they care for and what they are good at, and by supporting creative thinking and creative action."

This type of support can be offered by non-school, volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs, even if it is not being fully offered in the local school.

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Poverty and Race in America 1980-2010
Use interactive map to understand changes in poverty and race in the US.

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