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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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iMapBuilder tool - interactive mapping software
From the web site: "iMapBuilder interactive maps software is an user-friendly, interactive image map making software. iMapBuilder has a desktop version for MS-Windows, and a web-app version which runs in browsers on Windows, Mac OS and Linunx. iMapBuilder comes with a built-in world map templates gallery. You can also import your own photo/images. This enables easy creation of interactive image maps for a wide variety of applications. For example, a real-estate map, a branch office locator, or a network diagram. Map creation and editing is easy using iMapBuilder, no any programming skills or additional flash editing software is required. "


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Information Geographies at the Oxford Internet Institute
Purpose of this site described as "Our goal is to produce a comprehensive atlas of contemporary information and Internet geographies, that will draw on four years of focused research conducted at the Oxford Internet Institute. Specifically, the atlas will draw on unique data, visualisations, and maps in order to tell a story about three key facets of global information geographies (access, information production, and information representation)."

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Innovation Excellence
From the web site: "Innovation Excellence is the online home of the global innovation community, building upon a rapidly-growing network with thousands of members from over 175 countries – thought leaders, executives, practitioners, consultants, vendors, and academia representing all sectors and industries. Our mission is to broadly enhance innovation by providing a forum for connection and conversation across this community – assembling an ever-growing arsenal of resources, best practices and proven answers for achieving innovation excellence."

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Innovation in collaboration - GitHub
This article describes how GitHub is growing from an on-line tool for tech folk and hackers to a platform where people can work together to solve any form of social and/or business problem.

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Innovation Management - articles
This publication has numerous articles focusing on creativity and innovation.

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Innovation Network, Inc
From the web site: "Over the past decade, Innovation Network has broadened its reach to partner with nonprofits and foundations interested in social change. Our focus has gradually shifted from evaluating smaller scale programs to evaluating harder-to-measure concepts such as advocacy and social movements. As our expertise has grown, we continue to evolve, partnering with organizations to tackle projects focused on advocacy, health and health equity, and social justice. We are also committed to advancing the field of evaluation through our research, practice, and sharing of our learnings with the broader evaluation and nonprofit community."

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Institute for Comprehensive Community Development - LISC
From their web site we learn: "The Institute for Comprehensive Community Development was established to advance the field of comprehensive community development and the positive impact it has in urban and rural communities across the country. The Institute is a place where the community development field can take what it learns from practice and use it as a base from which to provide training, to promote research in comprehensive community development, and to investigate the public policies that would best advance this work locally and nationally. "

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Intergenerational Communications Issues
This article focuses on the workplace but has information that can be used in many settings to build better communications across generations.

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International Network for Social Network Analysis
This is a web site for researchers interested in social network analysis (SNA). We can learn much about SNA by browsing the various sections of this site.

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Internet Archive - capturing the world wide web for historical purposes
From the web site: "The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format." Browse the web site to see all that this organization is doing to archive web sites that no longer are active, making this bounty of information available to researchers and users all over the world.

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Introduction to Cooperative Intelligence
From the blog: "unique approach called cooperative intelligence integrates generous leadership, connection and communication, and helps managers to “Listen and Be Heard." This is the process of gathering, analysis and sharing of information. It's what we do at the Tutor/Mentor Connection. Read more and apply this thinking to your own process improvement.

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Introduction to Hyponoetics
From the web site: "Hyponoetics does not try to resolve philosophical problems by providing just another theory. Hyponoetics is a meta-philosophy that attempts to establish a generic, comprehensive frame of reference for any point of view or theory of Mind. Truth or facticity is not something given a priori, but something constituted through our Individual Mind and through Hyponoesis. Hyponoesis is pure potentiality out of which our Individual Mind actualizes or co-creates the world we experience through sense perception. This is not a solipsistic view, though, because the intrinsic structure of our Mind determines what forms we actualize out of Hyponoesis. They do not depend on our arbitrary will. This link points to essays that attempt to elaborate and explain the key features of Hyponoetics in greater detail."

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Kartemquin Films - home for independent documentary film makers
This Chicago organization has a long history of producing documentary films with great impact.

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Knight Foundation Community Partners Program
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Community Partners Program aims to improve the quality of life in 26 U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. In each city and town, community advisory committees have developed funding strategies, focusing on no more than three of Knight's six funding priorities. Visit the web site to learn more.

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Knowledge Management and the Role of Libraries
From the web site: "This paper reviews the development of knowledge management and compares the differences between information and knowledge as well as between information management and knowledge management. It also examines the role of librarians/libraries in knowledge management and suggests that librarians/libraries in the digital and knowledge age should be in charge of knowledge management in their respective organizations in order to leverage the intellectual assets and to facilitate knowledge creation."

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Knowledge networking - article
From the web site: "This paper aims to stimulate discussion on knowledge-based networking approach to sustainable development. Knowledge is and will continue to be critical to the social and economic activities that comprise the development process. The cornerstone of this approach is global access to information and human resources, enrichment of information during different steps and an efficient mechanism for collective learning and sharing of knowledge between nations, communities and individuals through bridging of gap between users and sources of information. The paper advocates that pursuit of knowledge networking when supported by vision, leadership and right value framework can secure considerable gains towards sustainable development."

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Knowledge Visualization
This blog show some interesting visualizations with links to other web sites. Last updated in 2006. Articles still relevant.

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Knowlege Mapping - use of concept maps
From the web site: "This site is a compilation of short essays on the creation, use and value of knowledge mapping."

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Kumu - a powerful cloud-based visualization platform
Kumu is building an interactive network mapping platform and plans to launch a 'free' community platform that many users could participate in.

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LAP - Local Access Programs
From the web site: "The LAP Purpose is to nurture diverse, interwoven sustainable local communities globally by facilitating and modeling the emergence of computer-empowered, creativity inspiring, consensus building community communication centers and networks. Local Access Programs are any and all visual and performing arts, learning, mentoring, valuing differences, digital storytelling, networking, visioning, mapping or other programs that are consistent with the purpose and principles of LAP. LAP is a catalytic solution for locating, augmenting and propagating programs and resources. Any software programs useful in running LAPs are also Local Access Programs which can use LAP as a cause related marketing strategy by giving to and selling through LAPs."

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Learning Theories Mind Map
This map points to a lot of ideas that could be used in innovating strategies for helping kids learn and prepare for adult responsibilities. It's also a good example of visual communications.

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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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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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From the website: "The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) held a major conference on "Combating Inequality: Rethinking Policies to ...

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This article shows how a "gap analysis" of youth serving programs in Philadelphia led to investments in supporting expansion of existing programs. Thi...

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This site helps you aggregate articles and videos from various sources all on one page. 0 hits prior to 5/2020

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The full title of this pdf report is  The Fracturing of Gangs and Violence in Chicago: A Research-Based Reorientation of Violence Prevention and ...

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From the web site: "WEDU provides leadership development programmes, opportunities, and funding for education to nurture the lifelong leadership devel...

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From the web site: "We are the national membership organization for professionals who work with and on behalf of children and youth during out-of-scho...

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Afterschool Today is the newsmagazine of the National Afterschool Association. This issue focuses on equity and inclusion and steps afterschool progra...

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