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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 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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Combating Inequality: Rethinking Policies to Reduce Inequality in Advanced Economies
This blog article is titled: We Have the Tools to Reverse the Rise in Inequality . It's a long reflection, with many embedded links, about a conference on Combating Inequality: Rethinking Policies to Reduce Inequality in Advanced Economies, Peterson Institute for International Economics, October 17–18, 2019.

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Combating Inequality: Rethinking Policies to Reduce Inequality in Advanced Economies
From the website: "The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) held a major conference on "Combating Inequality: Rethinking Policies to Reduce Inequality in Advanced Economies," on October 17–18, 2019". Video and conference presentations are available at this link.

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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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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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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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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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Credit Suisse Global Wealth databook
From the web site: This report " brings together all available data on household wealth within countries all over the world. It tells us how much wealth there is, and where it is. This year, by incorporating historical data sets too, we can better understand how the household wealth distribution has been changing over time." Visit the site to find summaries, previous year's reports, more.

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Crime in Chicagoland - feature of Chicago Tribune (2015)
The Chicago Tribune has created an extensive library of information and interactive platform to help anyone understand crime patterns in different parts of the Chicago region. Great resource for activists.

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Crime Mapping & Analysis News
From the web site: "The Police Foundation has been exploring the use of open data as a means to improve transparency and accountability and to encourage and support innovation in policing. To pursue these goals, a Public Safety Open Data Portal will be launched to highlight what local agencies are doing in the area of open data and to offer the public and professional users the ability to see, visualize, and analyze the data in one location."

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Daily Yonder - focuses on Rural America's issues
Since creating the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1993, which focuses on big city poverty and inequality, we've looked for a parallel organization that collects information about rural poverty and inequality. The Daily Yonder Is such a resource. Browse the site, look at the issues page, make it a resource.

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Digital Mapping of Racism and Segregation - 2017 article
This Forbes article includes links to many sites which are mapping racism and segregation in America.

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Distressed Communities Index - Interactive map
From the web site: "How did the Great Recession from 2007-2011 and subsequent recovery affect the health and trajectories of American communities? And how have the rewards of a long national expansion been distributed in local terms across different places and populations?

To find out, EIG used its Distressed Communities Index (DCI) to compare two distinct time periods: 2007-2011 and 2012-2016. The DCI combines seven complementary metrics into a single measure of economic well-being, resulting in a clear snapshot of the economic and social state of the U.S. zip codes, counties, cities, and congressional districts. Places are sorted into quintiles based on their performance on the index: Prosperous, comfortable, mid-tier, at risk, and distressed."

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Divided Nation: Rural vs Urban America
This blog article includes maps showing how divided the US is. At the bottom of the article, and in the comment section are additional links to related articles.

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Does where you live affect how long you live?
From the web site: "A ZIP code is 5 numbers meant to give mail to people—not indicate how long they live. Unfortunately, many United States cities and counties have significant gaps in life expectancy, often for residents just a few miles apart. Explore how life expectancy in America compares with life expectancy in your area, and resources to help illuminate these disparities and enable everyone to have the opportunity to live a healthier life."

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