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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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How Poverty Can Follow Children into Adulthood - PBS
This article talks about how "growing up in a poor household is linked with long-term consequences in educational outcomes, physical health and brain development that can follow a child well into adulthood."

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How Race, Power and Aldermanic Prerogative Shape Chicago's Neighborhoods (pdf)
From the web site: "In a decades-long practice that has systemically preserved racial segregation across Chicago communities, aldermen calculatingly use their aldermanic prerogative to block affording housing developments, according to a new report released today by the Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance and the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law."

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How urban design perpetuates racia inequality and what we can do about it
Anyone researching causes and solutions to urban poverty, inequality, etc. will want to add this article to their reading list.

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Illinois Poverty 2018 Update - From Heartland Alliance (pdf)
From the web site: "Our 2018 Illinois Poverty Update has been released and our findings indicate that millions of people in Illinois are experiencing poverty or are on the cusp. Rooted in inequity, poverty prevents people from meeting basic needs, improving their quality of life, and creates barriers to opportunities including quality education, stable employment, affordable housing and safe neighborhoods.

The fact sheet sheds light on who is most likely to experience poverty in Illinois: Women, people of color, and children, who have the highest poverty rates."

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Illinois Poverty - Legislative Districts Fact Sheets
In addition to the Illinois Poverty Update, The Social Impact Research Center at the Heartland Alliance has also released state legislative district poverty fact sheets in PDF format. These releases are the first of a series we will be publishing on poverty in Illinois this year. Download and print fact sheets for your districts and use them to inform your state legislators and advocate for policies that reduce poverty and inequality.

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Impact of Place on life chances - Raj Chetty paper
These maps from Raj Chetty show that where children grow up has a major impact on their lifetime earnings. View this article and video on the Brookings.edu site and share with your network.

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In the Shadows of Slavery’s Capitalism
From the web site: "Keri Leigh Merritt’s Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South is part of an increasingly vibrant discussion of capitalism’s relationship to slavery that goes beyond whether capitalism and slavery were like oil and water. Merritt instead argues that in the mid-nineteenth-century American republic, varieties of capitalism grew in dynamic tension with one another. Masterless Men enters that debate from the unlikely angle of poor white southerners." Read more. Join the discussion.

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Inequality of U.S. Public Schools, Mapped
From the site: "the Urban Institute has taken a deeper dive by mapping the data by county, illuminating how poverty and race are distributed in public schools across the country." Visit the site. Look at the maps. Share the data.

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Juvenile Justice mapping site
From the web site: "Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, & Statistics) is a project to develop an online repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

The site layers the most relevant national and state level statistics with information on state laws and practice and charts juvenile justice system change. In a landscape that is highly decentralized and ever-shifting, JJGPS provides an invaluable resource for those wanting to improve the juvenile justice system. We hope that the information will be used as a platform for inspiring change and finding solutions that have been applied in other places."

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Long Term Study Shows Impact of Race in America on Black Boys
This New York Times 2018 report describes findings of a study of 20 million children. The lead paragraph says "Black boys raised in America, even in the wealthiest families and living in some of the most well-to-do neighborhoods, still earn less in adulthood than white boys with similar backgrounds, according to a sweeping new study that traced the lives of millions of children.' The article is full of maps and animated charts that highlight key findings of the research.

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Lost in Place - Poverty Growing in US cities
This story starts by saying "Lost in Place: Why the persistence and spread of concentrated poverty–not gentrification–is our biggest urban challenge." Read more. Look at the maps.

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Map showing most segregates school districts in US
This 2016 EdBuild story map shows the 10 most segregated school districts in the US.

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Map showing states receiving most US Federal Aid
This article shows that many of the most conservative states who vote for smaller federal government are states receiving the highest percent of federal aid.

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Mapping Displacement (Housing) Problem in Chicago
Interactive map shows where housing prices are rising due to gentrification. From the web site: "Where is displacement a concern in Chicago? View different levels of displacement and lost affordability pressures at the neighborhood level and learn about strategies to preserve housing affordability in areas with different levels of displacement risk."

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Mapping Inequality - understanding housing policy & inequality
From the web site: "Mapping Inequality updates the study of New Deal America, the federal government, housing, and inequality for the twenty-first century. It offers unprecedented online access to the national collection of "security maps" and area descriptions produced between 1935 and 1940 by one of the New Deal's most important agencies, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation or HOLC (pronounced "holk"). "

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Mapping Inequality in the US
From the web site: "Mapping Inequality updates the study of New Deal America, the federal government, housing, and inequality for the twenty-first century. It offers unprecedented online access to the national collection of "security maps" and area descriptions produced between 1935 and 1940 by one of the New Deal's most important agencies, the Home Owners' Loan Corporation or HOLC (pronounced "holk")." This site hosts an extensive collection of data and maps that can be used to create a deeper understanding of racial segregation and inequality in America.

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Mapping Life Expectancy - VCU web site
This site has a "series of life expectancy maps which illustrate that opportunities to lead a long and healthy life can vary dramatically by neighborhood. In some cases, life expectancy can differ by as much as 20 years in neighborhoods only about five miles apart from one another."

The aim of these maps is to serve as a resource—raising awareness of factors that shape health and spurring discussion and action on a complex web of factors that influence health.

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Measures of Justice - county-level data platform
From the web site; "Measures for Justice (MFJ) was founded in 2011 to develop a data-driven set of performance measures to assess and compare the criminal justice process from arrest to post-conviction on a county-by-county basis. The data set comprises measures that address three broad categories: Fiscal Responsibility, Fair Process, and Public Safety." The site offers extensive data for data scientists and story tellers. Take time to explore. Share with potential users.

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Multidimensional poverty index
From the web site: "Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), published for the first time in the 2010 Report, complements monetary measures of poverty by considering overlapping deprivations suffered at the same time." Read more.

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National Rural Assembly - focuses on Rural America Issues
From the web site: "The National Rural Assembly is a movement of people and organizations devoted to building a stronger, more vibrant rural America for children, families, and communities."

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National Violent Death Reporting System
From the web site: "The National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) provides states and communities with a clearer understanding of violent deaths to guide local decisions about efforts to prevent violence and track progress over time. NVDRS is the only state-based surveillance (reporting) system that pools data on violent deaths from multiple sources into a usable, anonymous database. These sources include state and local medical examiner, coroner, law enforcement, toxicology, and vital statistics records."

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Opportunity and Mobility in America - 14 charts (2018 article)
This Brookings.edu article includes 14 charts that show opportunity and mobility in America. Use to understand why and where people need the most extra help.

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Opportunity Index - a map-based tool for community organizers
From the web site: "The Opportunity Index focuses on the conditions present in different communities and is designed to connect economic, academic, civic and other factors together to help identify concrete solutions to lagging conditions for opportunity and economic mobility. From preschool enrollment to income inequality, from volunteerism to access to healthy food, expanding opportunity depends on the intersection of multiple factors." Visit the web site and learn to use this in creating your own stories about where and why extra help is needed in communities across the USA.

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Organizations in US Addressing Police Accountability and Racial Justice
This map on the FundersforJustice web site shows organizations around the country who focus on this issue. The web site is described this way: "This is a virtual organizing space for funders and affinity groups to connect with each other and with the movement for racial justice and police accountability across the country. This web portal is intended to help enable philanthropy’s role in partnering with our communities to create and live in vibrant, healthy, prosperous, democratic communities."

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Our Equitable Future: Roadmap for the Chicago Region
This is a plan put forth in 2017-18 by Chicago's Metropolitan Planning Council Introduction on MPC web site says: "In 2015, the Metropolitan Planning Council launched a groundbreaking study to calculate the economic costs of segregation. With the Urban Institute, we documented the extreme price we pay to live so separately by race and income. Our study revealed this singular truth: As residents of the Chicago region, our fate is shared, and by living so separately we pay a steep cost that can be measured in lost income, lost lives and lost potential. These findings have been a catalyst for meaningful action, bringing together people from diverse communities and sectors to develop solutions that will lead to a more and equitable and thriving Chicago region." Spend time reading the information on the site and discussing with others.

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