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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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Creating Passionate Users - Blog
This blog contains some great advice for all of us who want to motivate kids to become learners who maximize their potential in life.  While we all feel we have something to say, our challenge is presenting our ideas in ways that motivate people to find and learn from our ideas, then put them to work in their lives.  This site is useful for anyone thinking about this.

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Creating the Future - a Systems Thinking Approach
From the web site: "Creating the Future is a collection of people around the world, supporting each other in a grand experiment designed to determine how much better the world could be if the questions we ask in our day to day lives are bringing out the best in each other."

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Creative Problem Solving
From the web site: "Our vision is to unlock the creative genius in everyone. The Creative Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization of leaders in the field of creativity theory and practice. Every day, principles fostered by CEF programs are helping someone, somewhere in the world, develop new products, make business operations run more profitably, restructure organizations and agencies to become more effective and less encumbered, reinvigorate economies, make improvements in our schools, revitalize communities, and replace ineffective methods and systems with new, more workable ones."

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Critique of Collective Impact - 2016 article
This article by Tom Wolfe, titled "10 Places Where Collective Impact Gets It Wrong" expands what people should be thinking about when they decide to build community collaborations.

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CUNY Center for Urban Research
From the web site: "The Center for Urban Research organizes basic research on the critical issues that face New York and other large cities in the U.S. and abroad, collaborates with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and other partners to help them understand how to respond to the challenges they face, and informs the media, opinion-shapers, and the public about urban research at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)."

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Cynefin Model - looking at complex problems
This model of complex problem solving is one that can be applied to our efforts to surround inner city kids with learning and mentoring that leads to long-term benefits for kids, industry, and communities.  This link goes to a Wikipedia definition.

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Data Common - Massachusetts resource
From the web site: "The DataCommon provides a wealth of information about the Massachusetts’ people and communities through a variety of topics -- from arts and education to the environment and transportation. A resource for residents, stakeholders, planners, city and town officials, educators and journalists explore data and make informed decisions.

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Data Scientists Central - hub of information
This link points to an article titled, "10 Modern Statistical Concepts Discovered by Data Scientists: It is just one of many resources that people interested in data visualization will find on this site.

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Data visualization examples from across the web created with Tableau Public.
These are examples of products created using Tableau data visualization software.

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DataHaven: Community Knowledge Center serving Connecticut
From the web site: "At DataHaven, our mission is to improve quality of life by collecting, interpreting and sharing public data for effective decision-making. We have served Greater New Haven and Connecticut as a nonprofit organization since 1992, working with many partners to develop reports, tools, and technical assistance programs that make information more useful to local communities."

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Datainterfaces - for­mats for data-rich sce­nar­ios
From the web site: "DataInter­faces is a research lab­o­ra­tory that merges the com­pe­tences of com­mu­ni­ca­tion design, complex sys­tems sci­ence, and com­puter sci­ence in the cre­ation of inter­faces between data and people."

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David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
From the web site: "The David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality empowers education and human service leaders to adapt, implement, and scale best-in-class, research validated quality improvement systems to advance child and youth development."

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Defining What Knowledge Management is. Blog
Add this to your collection of articles if you're trying to understand knowledge management and apply it to supporting the growth of needed social services in high poverty areas.

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Deloitte University Press - ideas for building effective organizations
Deloitte shares its research and ideas in on-line platforms such as this one titled "As One". If you're looking to build a more effective organization or network, many of these ideas can be applied.

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Democracy Collaborative.org - building community wealth
From the web site: "The Democracy Collaborative is a national leader in equitable, inclusive and sustainable development through our Community Wealth Building Initiative. This initiative sustains a wide range of Advisory, Research and Field Building activities designed to transform the practice of community/economic development in the United States. Another important program is the Next System Project, ongoing intellectual work designed to connect Community Wealth Building to the larger context of systemic economic transformation."

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Demonstration of use of concept maps
This site is one of the largest non-commercial training and development sites on the web. In this section the site uses a concept map to help visitors navigate the information on the site.

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Design Good blog
From the web site: "At DesignGood, we’re all about helping you and your business not only succeed, but thrive. We help you reach your business goals by setting you apart and allowing you and your unique offering to shine. We’re 110% devoted to working collaboratively toward the development of your brand and your voice.' The blog includes articles that any business or non-profit might learn from.

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Designing for Civil Society-Network Building Ideas
The articles on this blog offer some deep thinking on what it takes to build a network and engage people in on-line learning and collaborative action.

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Development and Evaluation of a Youth Mentoring Program
This is one of the projects listed on the UIC web site of Dr. David DuBois, one of the leading researchers in the mentoring field. Browse his site for additional resources.

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Digital Research Tools
From the web site: 'The DiRT Directory is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software."

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d-portal.org - mapping flow of development dollars
From the web site: "d-portal.org is a country-based information platform that tracks resource flows. It is aimed at providing line ministries, parliamentarians and civil society in developing countries with information that can assist with the planning and monitoring of development activities."
This looks like the type of information collection portal that could show distribution of resources to different zip codes in the US, and to show where the money comes from.

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East Somerville Community Mapping Project
This mapping project provides a way for residents who live here now to express their connection to this neighborhood, and to get involved in a broader project to stabilize the neighborhood without displacing the people who live here.  This project aims to bridge the digital divide by putting technology into the hands of the participants, and creating maps that come directly from the observations and priorities of community residents.

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Economic & Social Foundations of Collaboration - 2005 article
This 2005 blog article, written by Irvin Wladawski-Berger, is stimulating in its discussion of innovation and collaboration.

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Edelman Trust Barometer - opinion shifts shaping the world
From the website: "Edelman Trust Management is a suite of powerful, flexible analytical tools and consulting services that help a business or organization best manage its trust capital among its audiences, stakeholders and shareholders. Over the last 19 years, the Edelman Trust Barometer has detected and documented some of the largest opinion shifts shaping the world. We have observed that the state and dynamic of trust in institutions was in many ways predictive of larger societal, economic and political changes to come.

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ENTOVATION Network - Global Knowledge Leadership Map
From the web site: "Since 1987 our purpose is to leverage the competencies of one another in the spirit of knowledge and innovation to provide innovative consulting support to enterprises, governments, cities and nations to transform and redesign the way we think and where we live. We are results oriented and want you to be successful." Click on the map and connect to members of the network.

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