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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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Map Locations of Faith Groups; Find Demographic Data
From the web site: "The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world." One section of the site enables visitors to enter a zip code and get a map showing faith groups within a .5 to 5 mile radius. Also includes demographic data for that search area.

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Mapping Trayvon Martin Media Controversy
This article demonstrates a process of tracking media related to specific story and has huge potential to focus media from many places on social problems that need consistent attention. Read the article and dig into the Media Cloud tool that's being demonstrated.

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Measure of America - understanding well-being and opportunity in America
This is a robust site serving as a platform and tool for " providing easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding well-being and opportunity in America and to stimulate fact-based dialogue about the issues we all care about."

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More articles about social network analysis
Since 2007 Tutor/Mentor Connection has been sharing links to articles about social network analysis and social capital on its NING community group. Since it's possible we may not continue this site, due to rising costs, I've moved these articles to a blog article on Wordpress.

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Movement Labs - Facilitates growth of social movements
From the web site: "The Movement Netlab is a practice-centered ‘think-make-and-do tank’. We are comprised of movement-based activists, organizers and researchers whose goal is to help develop powerful conceptual and practical tools that help facilitate the growth and effectiveness of the most dynamic, emerging social movements of our time."

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Moving (Rapidly) to a Networked World - 2018 list of networks
In this Network Weaving blog article June Holly lists a number of different change or transformational networks currently operating. This is one of several Network Weaving articles that are included in this library.

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National Neighborhood Indicators Project
From the web site: "The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) works to build local capacity, plans joint activities, and works in conjunction with affiliated organizations.

In recent years all NNIP partners have built advanced information systems with integrated and recurrently updated information on neighborhood conditions in their cities. Creation of this capacity, which did not exist in any U.S. city two decades ago, represents an important technical and institutional breakthrough."

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Network Map Graph of knowledge disciplines
The Center for Curriculum reDesign has created this graph to "show the interconnections between knowledge disciplines contained within the links of Wikipedia." The Tutor/Mentor Connection has wanted to create a similar map of the information in this web library for many years. Great work.

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Network-ing Does Not Equal Network WEAVING - 2018 article
The writer explores different concepts of network weaving and challenges readers with this statement: "And I believe that if we tease out a clearer understanding of the values and intent of network weaving, if we tempt our imaginations into this fresh, promising new territory, we go further to affirm and generate the kind of world we want to live in together. We affirm that weaving an impactful and resilient change network."

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Networks, Clusters and Ecosystems: Taking Regional Innovation to a New Level
This presentation describes how organizations, communities and regions can embrace the complexities of open networks and harness the power of collaboration. The report summarizes 12 years of work done at Purdue to develop these concepts.

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New Community Paradigms wiki library - map of contents
From the wiki: "This site is designed to provide resources to those seeking to write new rules for their community that are chosen directly by the community itself rather than imposed by institutions.

It provides access to online resources and advocacy communities so as to add to the knowledge and hopefully some wisdom in making stronger communities. Its mission is to endeavor to help others in defining a new and hopefully better future for themselves by creating a set of new community paradigms." Look at how the concept map on the site helps people navigate the different sub sections within this library.

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New Ways Of Thinking and Working to Achieve Prosperity
This article by Ben Hecht, president and CEO of Living Cities since July 2007, includes a quote saying "The road to the future requires that we move from a geographically bounded and named strategy, community development, to one that reflects the needs and realities of the twenty-first century, prosperity development."

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New York State Prevention Agenda Dashboard - State Level
The Dashboard is a resource of The Prevention Agenda 2013-2018, which "is the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers in five priority areas and to reduce health disparities for racial, ethnic, disability, and low socioeconomic groups, as well as other populations who experience them."

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Opportunity Mapping - see work done by Kirwan Institute at OSU
The Prezi on this site provides a great introduction using maps and visualization to show why areas of high poverty need extra support.

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Our World of Data - History of Global Living Conditions in 5 charts
From the web site: "Our World in Data (OWID) is an online publication that shows how living conditions are changing. The aim is to give a global overview and to show changes over the very long run, so that we can see where we are coming from and where we are today." All data published on the website is available for download

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Our World of Data - Use to create data stories
From the web site: "OurWorldInData is an online publication that shows how living conditions around the world are changing. It communicates this empirical knowledge through interactive data visualisations (charts and maps) and by presenting the research findings on global development that explain what drives the changes that we see and what the consequences of these changes are."

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Overview of GIS: A GIS Story
From the web site: "this site takes viewers through a cursory overview of the origin of geographic knowledge before providing an overview of GIS."

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Policy Map - data mapping resource
From the web site: "PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs and more in communities across the US. From the classroom to the boardroom, thousands of organizations trust PolicyMap to find the right data for their research, market studies, business planning, site selection, grant applications and impact analysis." There is a fee to use the data and tools on this site to make your own map, but there is also a map-blog library pointing to stories of data maps made by others.

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PRB (Population Reference Bureau) - data, maps, research
The Population Reference Bureau disseminates data and research to support evidence-based policies that improve people’s lives.

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Predicting trends using longitudinal census data
This link points to an article titled "Predicting gentrification using longitudinal census data" This use of data, and the analysis, can be an example of how others might use data to draw attention to trends that negatively affect some people while benefiting others.

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QGIS - free open source Geographic Information Syste,
From the web site: "QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities."

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Read/Write Library-Chicago - community media archive
From the web site: "Read/Write Library collects, preserves, and provides access to community media in order to inspire and promote diverse modes of cultural production and civic engagement. We strive to raise the visibility of work produced by Chicagoans of all backgrounds in order to reveal connective threads across neighborhoods, generations, and cultures and to encourage inquiry into and ownership of the historical record. The Library recognizes the contributions that all community members make to co-creating a city and believes that learning to value these stories plays a vital role in building empathy, community pride, and the ability to see oneself as a change agent."

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Resilient Chicago - A Plan for Inclusive Growth & a Connected City
The 2019 Resilient Chicago plan is the result of a planning process that began in late 2016. This link points to the strategy development page. Download and read the full report.

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Resource Watch - dynamic platform that leverages technology, data, and human networks
From the web site: "Resource Watch features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens. Users can visualize challenges facing people and the planet, from climate change to poverty, water risk to state instability, air pollution to human migration, and more." As of 2018 this site is in beta.

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Skills Fest - grassroots problem solving in Wisconsin
From the web site: "Our vision is to inspire local activity in a way that achieves sustainable (Social, Economic, Environmental) scalable outcomes so that everyone we engage with unleashes their creativity and capability towards their own sustainable aspirations." See how they are using Kumu.io to map their community. https://kumu.io/sfc/skillsfest

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