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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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Lessons for improving organizational performance - 2003 articles
Link into the web site of PerformanceXpress and read articles designed to build community, stimulate discussion, and improve the performance of any group or organization. While these articles are from 2003, the topics are still relevant.

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List of THINK TANKS aound world
This is Worldpress.org’s index of international think tanks and research organizations. Use it to see how others are collecting and sharing information about social and economic issues.

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Logic maps & evidence-based decision making
From the web site: "One way of thinking about evidence based decision-making is to visualize it as a cycle. The cycle helps in thinking about how decisions can be strengthened at every step in an improvement cycle. Each circle (stage in the cycle) can be considered separately, with revisions and improvements within that circle taking place continually." Visit the web site, read more, and see graphics that illustrate this information.

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Making Connections blog shares Systems Thinking Ideas
From the web site: "The “Making Connections” blog was created so we can easily share our experiences and ideas and learn from each other. Links to tweets, forums and other online discussion will also connect us to the broader Systems Thinking community."

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Making Maps blog
From the web site: "The book Making Maps 3nd edition by John Krygier and Denis Wood (published by Guilford Press) was written for the Do It Yorself (DIY) cartographer – the student, the new GIS user, the internet user – anyone who wants to make maps that work and look great.

This blog highlights resources that supplement the Making Maps book and help you to make better maps. Like the Making Maps book, this blog also provides examples of creative and provocative maps and material on map making and understanding, culled from contemporary and historical sources."

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Making Maps with Google "my maps" - Open Source GIS blog
This OpenSourceGIS blog covers many topics in GIS and related fields.

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Making the Case for Collaborative Problem Solving - Nesta, UK
From the web site: "This report argues that the ability to solve problems with others is a crucial skill for our young people in the workplace of the future but the current education system does little to support it. Nesta (UK) combines its knowledge, networks, funding and skills to back new ideas that tackle big challenges. We operate across the globe and across sectors (including education, healthcare, the arts, technology, and economic policy), working with others to turn these good ideas into reality."

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Making Your Strategy Stick - creating and embedding your story
This organization, based in Australia, provides a large number of thoughtful stories on its web site, related to collaboration, knowledge management, complexity, etc. This link points to a page that shows what they do.

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Management Innovation Exchange - SOLVING THE TOUGHEST MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES—TOGETHER
From the web site: "The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) is an open innovation project aimed at reinventing management for the 21st century. The MIX is based on the premise that management is nothing less than the technology of human accomplishment and that, after 100 years of incremental tweaks, it now needs to be reinvented for a new age.

Designed as an open innovation and collaborative platform, the MIX brings together the most progressive leaders and provocative management thinkers with in-the-trenches management innovators—indeed, anyone with ideas and approaches to making our organizations resilient, inventive and inspiring enough to thrive in the 21st century."

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Management Innovation Exchange - "When nobody is the boss"
This article describes organizations that empower all members to share ownership and responsibility for success.

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Map Library - a world wide resource
From the web site: "The Map Library is a source of public domain basic map data concerning administrative boundaries in Africa. The data is broken down into manageable chunks to make it easier to download for those with poor internet connections."

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Map of Chicago by Race/Ethnicity and Income
This link shows innovative uses of maps to visualize data on race and income in Chicago. The site has links to many other resources and ideas related to mapping and visualization.

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Map of Citizen Engagement
This is a project intended to identify "every person of any age who is interested in collaborating, in building a shared vision of how we, as a society, could work together to achieve this transition for everybody." It uses Google maps to show the range of people/organizations it is connecting with.

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Map of Publicly Funded After School Programs in New York State
This is a great example of how information about youth programs can be shown on a map and sorted by categories.

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MapHub - make your own maps for YouTube, more
From the web site: "MapHub was created (in 2016) by Zsolt Ero and Gergely Matyus because of their frustration with Google Maps' UI and the extremely closed attitude it has towards data. It's built on OpenStreetMap and aims to make sharing maps as simple as sharing YouTube videos, while offering GitHub like collaboration for teams."

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Mapline - Mapping Made Simple
Browse this site to see the benefits of using Mapline's web based mapping tool.

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Mapping a Green and Fair World
From the web site: "The Global Transition to a New Economy maps innovative projects that challenge business as usual and contribute to the systemic change to our economy that we urgently require. Together, these projects create a world that prioritizes human well-being, within environmental limits." This is a good example of how layers of information can be collected and shared. Click on one of the color coded circles and you can choose what information to view.

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Mapping America - New York Times census map
This New York Times map shows racial distribution and allows you to look at 2000-2009 census data at the block level for every city in the USA.

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Mapping complexity using KUMU
This article titled "Wicked Solutions: Major Influences" offers tips for using KUMU to map complex relationships.

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Mapping for Justice Blog - Tutor/Mentor Connection resource

This blog, created in January 2008, shows the Tutor/Mentor Connection's use of maps and visualizations as part of an on-going strategy to build more resources and public support for volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in all high poverty areas of Chicago. The blog also points to web sites where others are creating maps that focus on poverty areas of the country.

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Mapping Latino Population in US by state
This web site has extensive demographic information useful to planners and policy makers.

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Mapping of Environmental News - Forest Restoration
This site host an interactive map of the world that you can zoom into and build your understanding of environmental issues. Great tool for activist and educators. This link points to a 2010 article about global forest restoration. Still important.

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Mapping Philanthropy - Foundation Center
From the web site:
"Philanthropy In/Sight® is the most recent offering in our suite of premier resources. In response to broad audience demand, this interactive mapping tool was designed for grantmakers, advisors, policymakers, researchers, academics—virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today. Even grantseekers can use Philanthropy In/Sight to gather intelligence to craft compelling grant proposals.
In/Sight combines the Foundation Center’s rich data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, users can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships as never before. Plus, users can overlay grant data with their choice of over 150 demographic, socio-economic, and other data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs."

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Mapping Science - Uses of Geographic Info System
From the web site: "The Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit aims to introduce science mapping techniques to the general public and to experts across diverse disciplines for educational, scientific, and practical purposes. It is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate scholarly activity and scientific progress on a global scale.:

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Mapping Segregation in US cities - interactive resource
Interactive map enables you to look at different cities and see patterns of racial segregation.

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