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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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Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation - Law for Change
From the web site: "Inspired social entrepreneurs are working around the world to improve education, fight disease, combat global warming, protect civil rights and lift individuals out of poverty. For every grand challenge, there are dedicated social entrepreneurs working on creative solutions. Our mission at the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation is clear: social entrepreneurs will be more successful at tackling the worlds’ biggest challenges if they have access to quality pro bono legal advice from lawyers in the Lex Mundi global network. Social enterprises will scale faster, serve more people, expand more quickly to new territories, raise more money, and have greater success."

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LIFT helps families out of poverty
From the web site: "LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty."

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LISC, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
From the web site: "The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic support to provide local community development organizations with:
* loans, grants and equity investments
* local, statewide and national policy support
* technical and management assistance"

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London's Poverty Profile (2011) pdf
This is an extensive report full of maps and charts. It would be useful to compare poverty reports of big cities in US and other parts of the world with London to understand differences and similarities in problems, root causes and solutions.

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Los Angeles Crime Mapping web site
From the web site: "The LA Times’ database of Los Angeles County crime reports. Crime L.A. delivers the power of neighborhood crime analysis to your computer. Using data from the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Crime L.A. creates maps and reports for the hundreds of cities and neighborhoods covered by these agencies."

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Map showing segregation in Chicago
Maps like this help understand some of our social and economic challenges better.

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Map visualizes complex conflict in Congo
This article demonstrates the potential of maps to help understand complex problems in the US, and the World.

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Mapping America's Rental Housing Crisis
Use the interactive map to understand housing issues in different counties throughout the US.

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Mapping Crime Data in Chicago at Neighborhood Level
This article describes how civic tech developers are creating computer applications that are enabling neighborhood residents to play a greater role in improving their communities. Link in the story points to new site.

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Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice (pdf)
This extensive 206 page guide introduces the science of crime mapping to police officers, crime analysts, and other people interested in visualizing crime data through the medium of maps.

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Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City
Description of web site: "University of Iowa historian Colin Gordon is the author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City: a book that investigates how Saint Louis changed during the twentieth century. In his research, Gordon utilized archival records as well as GIS techniques. He also created this series of four interactive maps as a companion to this book. Each of these maps illustrates a different phenomenon that shaped Saint Louis: white flight; laws and policies that deliberately created racial segregation; municipal zoning laws; and laws and policies that fit under the umbrella of "urban renewal." Each of these four maps includes a timeline accompanied by a short explanation, which allows visitors to learn how certain policies and laws impacted demographic trends." Similar practices took place in most other US cities.

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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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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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Million Neighborhoods Mapping Initiative
From the web site: "The "Million Neighbourhoods" project by a team at the University of Chicago aims to map the whole world - eventually - and become a tool for better city planning as mayors decide which areas most need sewers, roads and other basics.

The interactive, online map was created with an open-source database that lets any and all volunteers add the location of roads and buildings in unmapped places."

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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 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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