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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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Social Network Analysis tools - list includes free and open source
If you're interested in understanding groups and networks, this list of tools you might use can be valuable to you.

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Social Network Mapping - NodeXL - Tutorial
This blog article includes links to various sites where you can learn how to use NodeXL, a free, open source tool, to map participation in social networks.

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SolutionsU - working to bring solutions journalism to every newsroom worldwide.
From the web site: "Explore SolutionsU, an online learning platform to support solutions-focused learning and teaching about society's challenges. And, visit Solutions Story Tracker™​, ​​​a curated database of solutions journalism stories​." This web site is loaded with useful ideas and information. Take some time to get acquainted.

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Stanford University dSchool (design)
Browse the different sections of this web site to see all the ways the Stanford University dSchool "helps people unlock their creative potential and apply it to the world."

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Strategic Doing - Do More Together
From the web site: "Strategic Doing teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way. In today’s world, collaboration is essential to meet the complex challenges we face.

Strategic Doing enables leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. It is a new strategy discipline that is lean, agile and fast—just what organizations, communities and regions need to survive and thrive."

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Systems Thinking and Complexity Mapping Tool - Kumu.io
From the web site: "Kumu makes it easy to organize complex data into relationship maps that are beautiful to look at and a pleasure to us." This is an innovative concept mapping tool. Take a look and add a resource.

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Systems Thinking Tools - a reference guild (pdf)
From the web site, "Whether you are new to systems thinking or merely need a guide to available tools, this collection introduces you to dynamic, structural, and computer-based tools – from stocks and flows to causal loop diagrams and management flight simulators."

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TalentED - using ESRI story maps to help with workforce development
From the web site: "Through TalentED, students can visualize regional workforce needs and available educational opportunities. Counselors can also help others plan out a career path that reflects personal and financial goals.

Alongside the central TalentEd Story Map, industry-level Story Maps give students access to information on careers, colleges, and living costs, all targeted to their specific location.

Within each industry-level Story Map, users can watch short videos on the wide range of jobs associated with each industry. They can also view all companies in Orange County that are involved in a specific industry, and find a community college where they can continue their studies for a job in that field. Further interactive display options allow users to also tailor their experience to their needs, placing themselves on the path to a great career." Take time to browse through the site and the story maps to see what an innovative resource this is.

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Teaching Spatial Thinking with Geotechnologies - articles
This is the website of ESRI geographer Joseph Kerski, which contains numerous articles & podcasts.

He introduces his site with "Teaching with Geotechnologies (Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Virtual Globes, and Remote Sensing not only can engage the learner in inquiry-driven, problem-based, project-based investigations of real-world issues, but it is essential for 21st Century sustainability of the planet and the health of its people. If we do not foster spatial thinking about issues such as water quality and availability, energy, sustainable agriculture, land use, urban sprawl, biodiversity loss, human health, natural hazards, and soil erosion, population and migration, at scales from local to global, who will?"

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TED Talk Video - We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads"
As artificial intelligence use grows, it's use to influence behavior of people throughout the world, without their knowing it, is a growing danger. View the entire 24 minute video.

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The Art of Facilitating Change - article with models to learn from
This article shows a few of the "effective and tested ways to facilitate individual and social change processes in communities, organizations, and culture."

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The Atlas of ReUrbanism
From the web site: "The Atlas of ReUrbanism is an evolving and expanding tool, allowing users to explore the built environment of American cities, block by block. Using our maps, you can interact with data on your city's built assets, and click to layer demographic, economic, and environmental data from the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, and more. The maps focus on the Character Score for buildings and blocks across 50 U.S. cities, as established in the Preservation Green Lab’s Older, Smaller, Better report. Individual building and block characteristics are also selectable and viewable."

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The Communication Initiative -
Mission described at "To convene the communication and media development, social and behavioural change community for more effective local, national, and international development action". Look at the activities as they are described on this link. In many ways this organization's goals are similar to those of the Tutor/Mentor Connection, although with a much broader focus and much better funding.

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The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
From the web site: "There is a fundamental problem at the heart of the efforts to eradicate extreme poverty — a problem of unreliable or non-existent data and the lack of skills and willingness to use it. The Global Partnership on Sustainable Development Data is a response to that crisis."

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The Human Imprint - A Human Geography Web Site
This site is aggregating blog stories under nine different categories. In this link I point to a category titled Agriculture, Rural Lands & Foodways

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The MOVE at MIT - seeks to "rebuild our public’s muscle for democracy"
From the web site: "The Move is a movement to rebuild our public’s muscle for democracy. This movement aims to bring together people of all backgrounds who are seeking to facilitate real civic engagement in today’s democracies. This includes researchers, leaders, academics, and politicians, as well as artists, community organizers, and ordinary citizens -- the people that we at The Move like to call “the front lines of our democracy.”

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The OpED Project - how to pitch your story
From the web site: "The OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world.
Our starting goal is to increase the number of women thought leaders contributing to key commentary forums—which feed all other media, and drive thought leadership across all industries—to a tipping point. We envision a world in which the best ideas—regardless of where or whom they come from—will have a chance to be heard and shape society and the world."

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The role of narrative change in influencing policy
It's 2017. Have you heard the term "Narrative change"? This article attempts to describe and create an understanding of what this is. If you're trying to influence people to change behaviors, practices or policy, this seems to be relevant.

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Topos Partnership - changing the landscape of public understanding
From the web site: "The Topos Partnership has as its mission to explore and ultimately change the landscape of public understanding where public interest issues play out. Founded by Axel Aubrun and Joe Grady of Cultural Logic and Meg Bostrom of Public Knowledge, Topos was created to bring together the range of expertise needed to understand existing issue dynamics, explore possibilities for creating new issue understanding, develop a proven course of action, and arm advocates with new communications tools to win support."

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Tracing and Understanding Networks as Political Process
The author writes about understanding networks as part of a strategy to influence political action. This is blog of author of "Knowledge and Praxis of Networks As a Political Process"---- Yannick Rumpala from the University of Nice, in Nice, France.

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Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) - international
From the web site: "Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) is a research programme with a difference. We believe that environmental and social sustainability will never be achieved without profound, even difficult, changes to our societies. Through the T2S programme, we promote research on the complex social transformations needed to address problems of global environmental change, as well as on interrelated societal problems such as poverty, corruption, migration, social discontent and conflict."

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TRIZ - at Oxford Creativity
This UK consulting firm applies TRIZ, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, in its work. On the web site: "We can help you build and strengthen the creative power of your organisation. We work at organisational, team and individual level to achieve this. Innovation and creativity at team and individual level can be enormously enhanced through the effective use of TRIZ, a proven technique for systematic problem solving that was originally developed in the former Soviet Union and has been extensively used and researched for over 50 years."

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TRIZ - What is it?
This article describes TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving), which is a process developed in the years since WWII. The article says "TRIZ is a problem solving method based on logic and data, not intuition, which accelerates the project team’s ability to solve these problems creatively " The Tutor/Mentor Connection web library is intended to support creativity and innovation in the youth development and anti poverty fields of work.

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UK mapping platform supports fund raising efforts
From the web site: "Any organisation contacting people at home or needing to understand the types of people that live in an area would benefit from a solution like this. Prospex is a market analysis GIS built for this task by us and contains many features not found in generic mapping packages"

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Understanding context in solving complex problems - article
The title of this article is From an isolated laboratory to a world where "context is everything". The article address three questions: " 1) Why is it so difficult to replicate stories of success? 2) Why is it so difficult to "scale" good solutions when we find them? 3) Why there are no simple recipes for solving today's biggest challenges?

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