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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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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
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, 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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Child Poverty in US - 2015 interactive map
This Children's Defense Fund web site includes an interactive map with child poverty data for each state in the USA.

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Child well-being in advanced economies – UNICEF Report
This is one of many resources on the LearningChange web site. This is a UNICEF report presenting "the latest available overview of child well-being in 29 of the world’s most advanced economies. Five dimensions of children’s lives have been considered: material well-being, health and safety, education, behaviors and risks, and housing and environment." The United States ranks 26th out of 29 countries.

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Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern
From the web site: "Providing access to justice for unrepresented youth is a core mission of the CFJC. Each year, CFJC faculty, staff and students represent young people on a wide range of matters, from delinquency to immigration and asylum to cases addressing harsh sentencing practices or the collateral consequences youth face after coming into contact with the law. Oftentimes, the CFJC gives its young clients access to a lawyer when they otherwise would not have one."

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Civil Rights Project at at UCLA
From the web site: "Its mission is to create a new generation of research in social science and law, on the critical issues of civil rights and equal opportunity for racial and ethnic groups in the United States."

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Class divide in America - WBEZ interview w Richard Reeves 2017
From the web site: "Reeves, a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, wrote Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What To Do About It." Listen to the interview.

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Closing Racial Wealth Gap in US - 2019 article
This article is titled White Americans’ Hold on Wealth Is Old, Deep, and Nearly Unshakeable and shows how networks of community support have contributed to the accumulated wealth of White Americans but not Black Americans.

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Closing the Gender Gap - from Learn How to
This site provides a well illustrated guide to help others understand the gender gap, and to become involved in closing it. Spend time looking around.

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Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, IL (CEDA)
From the web site: "It is CEDA’s mission to work in partnership with communities to empower individuals and families to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. In order to achieve its mission, CEDA has established numerous community partnerships and collaborations as part of its service delivery model.

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Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
From the web site: "COFI is a center and a resource for Family Focused Organizing, leadership development and community building focused on the well being of children, youth and families. Founded in 1995, COFI is driven by a deep commitment to social justice and grounded in the time-tested principles, strategies, accomplishments, and approaches of community organizing."

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Community Wealth Partners - Transformation Insights
From the web site: "At Community Wealth Partners we set out to answer one powerful question: Why do some social change initiatives achieve transformational results while others only make incremental progress? Drawing on lessons from the anti-malaria movement, the designated driver campaign, the anti-tobacco movement, the revitalization of Harlem and the anti-hunger movement, and our ongoing partnerships with clients nationwide, we are decoding what works and bringing you our insights—insights that anyone who dreams of solving a social problem can apply." This page is just one of many resources shared by this consulting firm.

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Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago
From the web site: "The Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) works with elementary and secondary schools to develop critical thinking skills, civic participation, and commitment to the rule of law among young people. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, CRFC is a national leader in the design and implementation of quality law-related education (LRE) programs for local, national, and international projects. CRFC was founded in 1974 as part of the Constitutional Rights Foundation in Los Angeles and became an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 1990."

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Cost of Poverty Study 1990 - Sandtown-Baltimore
I first looked at this DevPlan report in the mid 1990s, showing that high costs of poverty are concentrated in some neighborhoods of big cities, not all. Just remove some of the conditions that remove "hope and opportunity" can lower costs.

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Council for a Strong America - Fight Crime, Invest in Kids.
From the web site: "Founded in 1996, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids takes a hard-nosed look at the strategies proven to reduce crime. Armed with research, our more than 5,000 members make the case for solutions that cut crime and put kids on the path to productive lives."

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County Health Rankings in US - interactive maps
From the web site: "The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors, including high school graduation rates, obesity, smoking, unemployment, access to healthy foods, the quality of air and water, income inequality, and teen births in nearly every county in America. The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities."

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