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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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Oxfam’s 2018 report on prosperity and poverty, wealth and work
Description of report: "Oxfam’s report ‘Reward work not wealth’, looks at statistics in the annual Credit Suisse Global Wealth databook and provides an analyses on what this means for people.

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Poverty and Deep Poverty Increasing in Rural America, 2014 report
From the web site: " Data available in the March Supplement of the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the American Community Survey (ACS) allow us to view the rise in poverty from multiple perspectives, including the total number of people living in poverty and deep poverty (those with incomes less than half of the poverty threshold), as well as the geographic distribution of poverty."

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Poverty in America - Native Americans
From the article: " The 2 million Natives in the U.S. have the highest rate of poverty of any racial group—almost twice the national average. " Read the article and build your understanding.

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Promise of Place - 2018 Report Highlights Efforts to Help Black Men and Boys
From the web site: "New report from The Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) highlights 50+ U.S. cities making investments to advance life outcomes and opportunities for Black men and boys across the nation. The report profiles five cities—Baltimore, Detroit, Louisville, Milwaukee, and Oakland—that have encompassed the critical BMA field Building Blocks needed to become a promising city for Black Male Achievement."

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Public Housing Failures in Chicago since mid 1990s
This article in the Chicago SouthSide Weekly show progress, or lack of, in redeveloping the areas of public housing which were taken down starting in 1995, but never completely replaced.

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Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote
“The reason politicians ignore so many of the working poor is that they don’t vote,.... And the reason so many of the working poor don’t vote is that certain politicians have made sure it’s as inconvenient as possible for them.” If we're going to take power in this country away from the wealthy minority, we need to find ways to bring the masses to the voting booth.

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Race and ethnicity in the CMAP (Chicago) Region - 2015 report
From the web site: "On December 3, 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. The ACS collects information such as ancestry, educational attainment, income, employment, and housing characteristics and makes this data available at multiple geographic levels, including municipality and township. This release of the ACS marks the first time that users and analysts are able to compare two non-overlapping 5-year ACS datasets (2005-2009 and 2010-2014), and the first time that many of the region's smaller communities will be able to see this change for their jurisdictions. This Policy Update is part of a series that uses the most recent ACS data to examine broad trends in the CMAP region."

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Race, Class and CPS - WBEZ podcasts
Long standing practice of segregation in Chicago schools is described in this six podcast series.

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Race, Health and Housing. Connecting the Dots - article
This article focuses on "discrimination and racial isolation" as "sources of racial health disparities," Follow the links to an expanded understanding of this issue.

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Race, Place and Jobs - analysis by Policy Link
This article reviews a Policy Link study of 150 largest metro areas of US and shows the relationship of place and poverty on jobs and unemployment.

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Race, Poverty, Police, Ferguson, MO. - reading list
in the aftermath of the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO there have been countless articles written, some from a conservative perspective and some from a liberal perspective. Instead of trying to build a library of such articles on the Tutor/Mentor Connection, I'm pointing to a Wikipedia page which is building links to numerous articles written in 2014, and others written after similar high profile incidents in the past.

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Racism and Health - collection of articles on RJWF site
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation site features a "collection of content on the role racism plays in health and health care."

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Reclaiming the Promise of Racial Equity in Education, Economics and Our Criminal Justice System - pdf
From the web site: "This report of the Racial Equity Task Force of the American Federation of Teachers expresses our shared vision and charts a path for our union in the fight to reclaim the promise of racial equity." This report shows goals that many could share.

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Reducing Gun Violence Campaign - 31 Bullets
On May 1, 2018 the Chicago SunTimeslaunched a public awareness, education and action campaign intended to "defeat gun violence in America. But by bringing together the most powerful solutions, we can arm people with the tools to combat the problem."

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Rich Blocks Poor Blocks - Mapping poverty and affluence - data blog
Use the interactive map on this site to look at the different levels of affluence in different parts of the Chicago region and the USA. This link points to a blog which uses maps view in its stories.

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Right to the City focused on housing and urban justice
From the web site: "The Right to the City Alliance is building a strong housing and urban justice movement in America and beyond. The idea of a right to the city frames and activates a new kind of urban politic that asserts that everyone, particularly the disenfranchised, not only have a right to the city, but as inhabitants, have a right to shape it, design it, and operationalize an urban human rights agenda."

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Roots of 21st Century Racism - The Enlightenment of 18th Century
This Slate article is titled The Enlightenment’s Dark Side: How the Enlightenment created modern race thinking, and why we should confront it. Add this to building your understanding of deep-rooted racism in US.

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Roots of suburban development and segregation - story map
This story map shows how investments from the UK in the 1880s and 90s provided funds for early suburban development in the USA, and led to segregated housing policies that continue to shape life in America in the 2000s. Unique use of GIS story maps.

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Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Clearing House Toolbox
From the web site: "The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law provides national leadership in advancing laws and policies that secure justice to improve the lives and opportunities of people living in poverty."

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Segregation costs Chicago billions - 2017 study
This article in the Chicago Reader is titled New study finds segregation costs Chicago billions in income, tens of thousands of college degrees, and hundreds of lives each year.

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Segregation in Chicago - research focus of Metropolitan Planning Council
From the web site: "MPC and Urban Institute are conducting a two-year study based on the hypothesis that by reducing segregation, Chicago and our region will experience faster economic growth and a more equitable quality of life." Visit the site to learn more about the research and read articles that have been published.

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Segregation in USA - articles on Mapping for Justice blog
Find additional articles about segregation, along with poverty maps, on the Mapping for Justice blog, which is one of the resources of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC.

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Spotlight on Poverty - understand the issues
From the web site: "Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity: The Source for News, Ideas and Action is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans. Through the ongoing exchange of ideas, research and data, Spotlight seeks to inform the policy debate about reducing poverty and increasing opportunity in the United States."

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Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality
From the web site: "The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality (CPI) is one of the country’s three federally-funded poverty centers dedicated to monitoring trends in poverty and inequality, examining what is driving those trends, and developing science-based policy on poverty and inequality."

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State of Racial Justice in Chicago- 2017 report
From the web site: "The State of Racial Justice in Chicago Report provides a comprehensive picture of the changing conditions of racial and ethnic groups in Chicago during the last half century. The report provides accessible data and analysis on how racial and ethnic groups in Chicago are faring in relation to housing, education, economics, health, justice, and services."

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