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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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Youth Outreach Services (YOU) - Juvenile Justice Services
YOU serves youth and families on Chicago's West side. Visit their web site to learn about their juvenile justice and prevention programs and how they partner with schools and educators, coalitions, community-based organizations and social service agencies.

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Juvenile Justice Initiative of Illinois
MISSION:  The Juvenile Justice Initiative is a statewide advocacy coalition to transform the juvenile justice system.   The JJI advocates to reduce reliance on detention, to enhance fairness for all youth and to develop adequate community based resources throughout the state.   The JJI is a response to the significant changes in the juvenile justice system in Illinois and across the country. Although the number of crimes committed by juveniles is decreasing, the number of youths in custody is increasing. The Juvenile Justice Initiative works to inform and educate policy makers, the media, and the general public about the alarming increase in number of juveniles held in custody, about the disparate number of minority youth in custody, and about the lack of adequate community based alternatives to detention.
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Chicago Cityscap web library - housing, neighborhoods, buildings
From the web site: "Chicago Cityscape makes neighborhood, property, and construction development data accessible to all." This link points to a web library with "links to websites and blogs and maps and data portals about neighborhoods, buildings, historic preservation, TOD, and housing".

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10 most segregated US cities
Read the article and view the slide show. These are cities that should be working with the Tutor/Mentor Connection to help create mentor rich programs that bridge poverty and segregation that divides us in big city America.

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A discussion of Corruption - Poverty to Power blog
This blog article and the comments section is a rich resource for research on corruption in many countries.

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A mapping resource from OJJDP
The national offices of Juvenile Justice launched a web site called, SMART system, in 2005, which is a Geographic Information System and Web-based mapping application.

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Additional examples of ways GIS can be used
This section of the T/MC web site had additional links to sites using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to create a visual and spatial understanding of information.

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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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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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Beyond Schools Lab - UIC
From the website: "We research the ways that supposedly “non-educational” issues impact the lives of young people.
Because the injustices that face children and families beyond the four walls of a school building nevertheless affect their learning and their well-being."

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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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