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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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Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative
From the web site: "The purpose of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative is to help CUMU members more rapidly and effectively advance an anchor mission approach within their institutions, higher education, and the communities they serve. With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 2018, The Democracy Collaborative and CUMU will provide access to facilitated peer learning exchanges, tools and strategies. Institutions participating in the pilot year will help to co-design a set of activities to develop important innovations for the field."

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Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) - created EdGap map
From the web site: MTR's mission is "As a response to the gospel mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves, MTR will partner to provide students in Memphis neighborhoods with the same, or better, quality of education as is available to any student in Memphis by recruiting, training, and supporting effective teachers within a Christian context. Summarized, our mission is "Christian love expressed in equal education." One of the resources created by MTR is an interactive map showing ACT scores for individual schools in 19 cities, as an overlay to poverty levels." See the map at

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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
From the web site: "Established in 1997, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. We view health broadly as physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and emphasize partnership approaches to health that focus on changing the conditions and environments in which people live, work, study, pray and play.

By mobilizing knowledge, providing training and technical assistance, conducting research, building coalitions and advocating for supportive policies, we help to ensure that the reality of community engagement and partnership matches the rhetoric."

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Edgewood College - Cabrini Connections 2011article
This is one of many articles showing how graduate students and faculty from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin organized annual summer workshops presented to 7th to 12th grade students at the Cabrini Connections program in Chicago.

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Hammond, IN college bound scholarship program
Hammond, IN is one of a growing number of cities providing college scholarship incentives to help motivate at-risk kids to stay in school and prepare for jobs/careers in their home state.

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Institute for Policy & Civic Engagement UIC
IPCE creates opportunities for scholars, concerned citizens, students, and government to participate in public discourse and educational programs on current policy issues and social trends

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Intellectual Entrepreneurship: New Social Compact
from the web site: "Public research universities face enormous challenges in the 21st century: waning fiscal support, a loss of public confidence, and a persistent lack of diversity. Perhaps no challenge is more compelling, however, than the obligation to serve society. The time has come for increased commitment to and removal of barriers preventing collaborative, interdisciplinary, socially relevant research and learning." the link to read more.

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Kalamazoo Promise helps kids to college
The Kalamazoo Promise makes a college scholarship available to every Kalamazoo Public School student. On the web site they write: "The Kalamazoo Promise has created an unprecedented amount of individuals and organizations that are stepping up to ensure that all students achieve their dreams of success in life after high school through education and learning that lead to good jobs." This is now 10 years old.

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National League of Cities - Institute for Youth, Families and Education
From the web site: "The Institute for Youth, Education, and Families is the go-to place for city leaders seeking to improve outcomes for children and families. With expertise in early childhood success, education and expanded learning, promoting a culture of health, Reengagement of disconnected youth, and family economic success, the YEF Institute reaches cities of all sizes and brings together local leaders to develop strategies via technical assistance projects, peer learning networks, leadership academies, and Mayors’ Institutes."

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Pittsburgh Promise - Scholarship for HS grads
The Pittsburgh Promise is a community commitment to help students and families of the Pittsburgh Public Schools plan, prepare, and pay for education beyond high school. It includes a pledge to "pay up to $40,000 as a scholarship to pursue higher education."

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Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment
Editor note: I was introduced to this article by the email. Here's how they describe the report: "This new report from The Democracy Collaborative and the Responsible Endowments Coalition seeks to connect struggling communities to local institutional wealth through engaging student activism. The report profiles three administration-led initiatives and three student-led initiatives, as well as five potential future partnerships, where institutional investments are directed into local communities in a way that empowers low-income residents, develops small businesses, and generates sustainable economic development."

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Research Related to Kalamazoo's Promise
The Upjohn Institute is actively involved in research, evaluation, and community mobilization efforts surrounding the Kalamazoo Promise, an unprecedented experiment in economic development that guarantees full college scholarships to potentially every graduate of the Kalamazoo Public School (KPS) district.

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Universities as forces for social good. Editorial.
Let's reflect on how universities are--and can increasingly become--forces for social good." was part of the concluding paragraph of an essay titled? "Academics Are Intellectual Entrepreneurs" by David L. Hildebrand, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences. The editorial was included in the June 2005 issue of Peer Review, a quarterly briefing from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. This piece discusses the role and value of academic community engagement and "how universities are--and can increasingly become--forces for social good."

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University & Community Partnerships
Beginning in the 1980s, an expanding movement within higher education has been attempting to make universities more relevant and responsive to the communities and states in which they are located. This web site provides much information on this movement.

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Winning Words Project at University of Chicago
From the web site: "Winning Words is a very special afterschool program for local young people in elementary and middle school. With Winning Words, youth on Chicago’s South Side are taught the joys of philosophy and provided with greater educational opportunities for practicing considered self-expression, rational and cooperative conversation, and thoughtful self-examination."

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