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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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Constellation Model of Collaborative Social Change

The Constellation Model of Collaborative Social Change" from the Centre for Social Innovation (Canada). This article describes how a larger network of organizations are united by common purpose, with thin infrastructure and bureaucracy, and lots of flexibility and freedom of action by individual members and groups of members.

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Cook Central - Cook County Board - GIS portal (maps, data, etc)
This link points to “Cook Central” – "a mapping and geographic data hub for sharing information with the public. Cook Central is a one-stop shop for the County’s Department of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)."

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Counterintuitive Ideas About Motivation, Innovation, and Leadership
This pdf, titled "The Flip Manifesto", was created by Daniel F. Pink. The ideas can be applied in any organization, and by individuals at any level, to build stronger, more effective organizations and personal practices.

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Create StoryMaps using ESRI tool - example 2016 presidential campaign
This link points to a unique example of how the ESRI storymaps tool can be used. In this case the map shows campaign trails of US 2016 Presidential candidates.

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Creating Media Rich Map Stories - article
This article shows how students, volunteers and/or advocates can add text and data to maps to enhance learning or the stories they are telling.

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Data Story-Telling Tools - 30 best - 2017 article
This article point to tools many of us might use to tell effective stories.

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Data Storytelling: improve insight-to-action conversion for a greater real world impact
Using maps and visualizations to tell stories that motivate actions of leaders requires a mix of skills. This article offers some important tips for influencing decision makers.

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Data visualization by CleverFranke - examples of what's possible
View the video on the home page to see the range of data visualization work done by this company. Visit http://www.cmap.illinois.gov/mobility/explore#/ to see website created for CMAP in Chicago.

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Data visualization examples from Stamen - 2016 work
This article points to data visualization projects Stamen worked on in 2016 and demonstrates the wide range of ways data can be visualized.

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Data Visualization tips and resources from Alberto Cairo
This Drop Box folder contains pdf slide presentations from talks Alberto Cairo has given about data visualization along with a recommended reading list. Take a look.

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Decentralized Autonomous Organizations - what is this? (video)
This video describes a form of connective problem solving and enterprise governance that is still evolving. When you look at the video, and see circles of people connecting with each other, imagine those people representing each link in this web library. That's a vision I've had for nearly 20 years.

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Decision-Making Process for Complex Situations in Complex World
This article is worth reading and discussion in any group focused on trying to solve complex problems such as poverty. It is one of a series of articles that can be found on the "Learning Change" site.

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diversitydatakids.org - measures of child well-being
from the web site: "diversitydatakids.org is a comprehensive information system to monitor the state of wellbeing, diversity, opportunity and equity for U.S. children. For a wider selection of metro data, visit our partner site, diversitydata.org."

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Dynamic Visualization, Communication of ideas. Bret Victor
This link points to a TED talk titled "The Humane Representation of Thought" presented by Bred Victor. The site also includes a list of links to follow for deeper exploration of this topic.

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Education around the world - great web site
This site includes graphs and interactive charts that offer insight into the rates of literacy among men and women in various regions around the globe and examines school enrollment and educational expenditures in individual countries. Nearly all of the data is based on statistics collected by UNESCO. Excellent example of uses of visualization technologies.

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E-Governance in Chicago and Cook County - 2018 research
This research by a team at the University of Chicago looks at E-Government and E-Governance in Chicago and Cook County, Il, and proposes ideas for the "Next Stage in Online Government Service."

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Every Single Cognitive Bias in One Infographic
This is just one of many infograpics on this site. Take a look.

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Everyday Democracy - Ideas and Tools for Community Change
From the web site: "Everyday Democracy was founded as the Study Circles Resource Center in 1989. In the early years, we focused on developing a better kind of public dialogue, drawing on the ways people talk in their everyday lives. Then, we championed the idea that public talk is for everyone, and helped communities organize to bring all kinds of people into the conversation. Now we’re helping people connect public dialogue to real solution using our Dialogue to Change Process with a racial equity lens." To support its work an extensive web resource library has been created. Take a look.

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Example of network analysis - article
This article is titled Why Policy Networks Don't Work (the way we think they do. The author demonstrates a use of network analysis to understand the groupings of people who worked to address the Ebola crisis in Africa.

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Exploring the Role of Boundary Spanning in Distributed Networks of Knowledge
This paper talks about communities of practice, knowledge sharing, network building and the key role of people who the paper describes as "boundary spanners". If we can demonstrate to business leaders that volunteer involvement in non-school tutor/mentor programs is a way to help build communities of practice that connects people from within a location and across many locations we may open a new door to leadership involvement and financial support.

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Exploring the Urban Community: A GIS Approach (pdf)
Article demonstrates use of GIS, written by Richart P. Greene, Northern Illinois University and James B Pick, University of the Redlands. Dr. Greene and students helped set up the GIS system at the Tutor/Mentor Connection in 1995.

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Feedback Labs - support for non profits
Interesting resource to support collaboration and interaction. Take a look.

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Genetic Atlas of Human Admixture History - mapped using Google maps
This map demonstrates a creative use of GIS mapping and data visualization. It shows research done to understand human DNA and its history, and how humans have spread around the globe over the past 4000 years. See related article in NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/science/tracing-ancestry-team-produces-genetic-atlas-of-human-mixing-events.html?_r=0

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Getting attention for your ideas - from kids or adults
This is an article posted on the Middleweb blog. While it is aimed at educating kids to be consumers of information, the information is a valuable primer on advertising and communications for the 2017 and forward years. Anyone could use these ideas.

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Girl Hub - Nike Foundation Project
From the web site: "Funded by DFID and managed by the Nike Foundation, Girl Hub is an innovative approach to the development of adolescent girls in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda."

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