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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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Advancement Project
From the web site: "Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America's promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change."

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All about Poverty - From Wikipedia
Creating a sophisticated understanding of poverty is an essential part of finding solutions. This Wikipedia is a valuable resource.

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American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (book)
I read this book by Douglas Massey in the 1990s and it provides interesting ideas on why some sections of a city are more isolated and underserved than others. Worth reading.

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America's Educational Apartheid, by Jonathan Kozol
Jonathan Kozol is one of the leading voices calling attention to the inequality dividing the rich and poor in America. He iis the author of many books, including Savage Inequalities and Amazing Grace. This article was adapted from The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America

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An Explanation of Justice Mapping: Three Examples (pdf)
The vast majority of incarcerated people comes from and returns in concentration to a small set of inner-city neighborhoods. This PDF shows how this can be mapped, using three cities as examples.

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BUILD, Chicago - focuses on Prevention, Intervention, and BUILDing Futures
From the web site: "BUILD's ( Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development) mission is to engage at-risk youth in the schools and on the streets, so they can realize their educational and career potential and contribute to the stability, safety and well being of our communities.

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Building Community Wealth -
This sites supports the growth of democratic, community wealth-building institutions in all parts of the US. It has an extensive library of caste studies and resources.

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Building Neighborhoods - Cradle-to-College Pipeline
From the web site: "Building Neighborhoods covers federal urban policy, with a focus on President Obama’s Promise Neighborhoods initiative and similar state and local place-based efforts. Building Neighborhoods is a project of United Neighborhood Centers of America." This link points to one of many articles on the web site.

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CADA - Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
From the web site: "Since 1992 Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has been training local grassroots groups, known as community anti-drug coalitions, in effective community problem-solving strategies, teaching them how to assess their local substance abuse-related problems and develop a comprehensive plan to address them."

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California Cities Gang Prevention Network - resource page
The site points to a list of resources that anyone can use to build a better understanding of Gang Prevention issues.

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Campaign Non-Violence - led by Pace e bene
From the web site: "Pace e Bene mission is to foster a just and peaceful world through nonviolence education, community-building, and action."

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Causes of Inner City Poverty - Eight Hypotheses - pdf
This is a paper by Michael B. Teitz, Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley and Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley

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Causes of Poverty - 2008 Heartland Allance report
This report includes an "analysis of these characteristic causes of poverty as well as research on issues that impact income, earnings, and poverty, some of which can be considered proximate determinants of poverty."

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Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
An organization of program staff whose work is concentrated on family policy and access to civil legal assistance for low-income families. Family policy projects include welfare reform, workforce development, child care, child support enforcement, child welfare, couples and marriage policy, and reproductive health and teen parents. Civil legal assistance projects include "general counsel" to LSC-funded programs and the Project for the Future of Equal Justice.

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Center on Race and Social Problems - U. Pittsburgh
From the web site: "The mission of the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work Center on Race and Social Problems (CRSP) is to conduct applied social science research on race, color, ethnicity and their influence on the quality of life for all Americans."

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Chicago CHA's failed efforts to end housing segregation
This Chicago Reader 2015-16 article focuses on failed CHA de-segregation policies in Chicago.

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Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
From the web site: "Since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.”"

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Chicago Crime Mapping Resource
Use this Chicago Tribune resource to understand crime levels in different community areas.

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Chicago Gang History Project - pre 2000
From the web site: "This site focuses on Chicago Gang History and public housing pre 2000. This site is not meant to glorify street gangs or encourage kids to join gangs, it is only meant to educate the public about how this all came to happen and what factors caused these gangs to start up and develop."

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Chicago Gang Research Web site
Extensive information and resources about Chicago street gangs. Visit this section to find interactive maps showing racial segregation in Chicago neighborhoods.

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Chicago Health Atlas - use maps to understand issues
This map platform is a project of the Smart Cities Collaborative. Create your own maps to build an understanding of issues in your neighborhood. Use maps in stories that mobilize people and resources to change conditions.

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Chicago Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers
From the web site: "If you're looking to help yourself or someone you love struggling with substance abuse issues in Chicago, IL, houses a massive Internet database of private exclusive centers, as well as a lot of other choices."

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Chicago Police Department Crime Mapping Resource
From the web site: "The Chicago Police Department developed this web application to provide residents of the City of Chicago with a tool to assist them in problem-solving and combating crime and disorder in their neighborhoods. It is based upon the CLEAR (Citizen Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting) system developed by the Department for use by its police officers.

This web application enables you to search the Chicago Police Department's database of reported crime. You will be able to see maps, graphs, and tables of reported crime. The database contains 90 days of information which you can access in blocks of up to 14 days. Data is refreshed daily. However, the most recent information is back-dated 7 days from today's date."

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Chicago Poverty Data and Maps - 2015
This page of the Workforce Information and Resources (WIRE) web site presents official poverty measures for different areas in Illinois, as well as alternative ways of understanding poverty.

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Chicago Urban Agriculture Directory
From the web site: "This page is currently in development. It includes partial lists of Chicago area farms, gardens and urban agriculture-related organizations, services, blogs, listservs, reports, guides, and other resources. A much more complete list of Chicago area farms and gardens can be found in the map and directory of our Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project (CUAMP) website, which is constantly being updated and improved upon. In the coming months, AUA and CUAMP will be asking growing sites to complete a detailed survey that will produce project profiles that enable volunteers, consumers, vendors, and growers to more easily connect with nearby farms and gardens. It will also provide AUA with new information – such as how many jobs are created through urban agriculture in the Chicago area – that can be used for promoting good urban agriculture policy."

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