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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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Anti Violence Strategy for Chicago - 2019 article - see maps
This link points to an article in Crains Chicago Business, that describes anti violence strategies being introduced in Chicago. The article includes maps showing poverty, unemployment and demographic information with homicides from 2013-2017 shown as overlay.

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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 - Community-Wealth.org
This site 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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By Many Measures, Milwaukee is Toughest City for Blacks - article
Chicago Tribune article from August 2016..

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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 Human Rights and Global Justice | NYU School of Law
From the web site: "The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice was established in 2002 to bring together and expand the rich array of teaching, research, clinical, internship, and publishing activities undertaken within New York University School of Law on issues of international human rights law." Browse the site to learn what resources are available.

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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. http://gangresearch.net/ChicagoGangs/gangsandghetto/chighetto20.htm

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Chicago Health Atlas - use maps to understand issues
From the web site: "The City Tech Collaborative and the Chicago Department of Public Health created the Chicago Health Atlas so that you can review, explore and compare health-related data over time and across communities. In addition, the Chicago Health Atlas provides a place for residents to see our progress implementing Healthy Chicago 2.0, the citywide plan to improve health equity."

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Chicago Housing Authority Plan for Transformation 2000 pdf
This was the plan that led to the demolition of most of the high rise public housing project in Chicago.

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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, Rehabs.com 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 Mapping Project
From the web site: The Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project (CUAMP) was launched in 2015 and is an ongoing, open source collaboration between AUA, DePaul University, NeighborSpace, and the Chicago Food Policy Action Council. It includes everything from small school and community gardens to production-oriented commercial urban farms. With an interactive map and directory that links to detailed profiles for each growing site, CUAMP aims to provide the public and our elected leaders with a comprehensive and constantly evolving look at the state of urban agriculture in Chicagoland."

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From the web site: "Literacy Volunteers - Fox Valley provides free, one-to-one literacy tutoring to adults in St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, Elburn, Ca...

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From the web site: "Letters to the Next President 2.0 engaged and connected young people, aged 13–18, as they researched, wrote, and made media ...

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From the web site: "Writing Our Civic Futures, our collaborative annotation project with Marginal Syllabus, is underway  (Oct. 2017)! October&rsq...

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Write4Change is building a global collaboration community "designed to connect teachers who believe that young people writing for real and meaningful ...

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This is 2018 article by Peter Levine, who leads the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE).

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The program serves Little Village youth. Web site description: "The focus of the program includes increasing Little Village youths’ civic engage...

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From the web site: "The Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG), at the University of California, Riverside conducts quantitative and qualitative resea...

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From the web site: "This is a Get IN Chicago program introduced in 2016. Strengthening Youth through a Network of Care (SYNC) focuses on providing sup...

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From the web site: "RECLAIM exists to end the leadership inequality that prevents working class young people with talent, imagination, ambition and dr...

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From the web site: "Onecity Stories is a 3-week writing program for high school students from the Greater St. Louis area. During these three weeks (Ju...

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