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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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Chicago City Council Wards with interactive map
This site provide information about Chicago City Council, what it does, who it's members are, etc. The link I've pointed to includes a map that shows where each Ward is located in the city, along with who the Alderman is.

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Chicago Cityscape - makes neighborhood, property, and construction development data available to all
From the web site: "Chicago Cityscape was founded in 2014 to simplify finding building projects and the individuals and businesses who make them using the city's open and extensive neighborhood development datasets."

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Chicago Neighborhoods NOW - planning areas map
From the web site: "Chicago Neighborhoods Now is our framework for investing in our neighborhoods to make them more vibrant. Every one of our neighborhoods is included in our sixteen Planning Areas, which use natural market boundaries and breaks in the physical environment – expressways, rivers, and rail lines – to suggest common needs and interests between neighborhoods."

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Chicago Public School Tiers - Maps
From the web site: "In Chicago, a student's chance of getting into the city's top, selective schools depends on where he or she lives. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) places every part of the city into one of four socio-economic "tiers." On average, people from Tier 1 areas make less money and have less education, and people from Tier 4 areas make more money and have more education. This tool helps you find what CPS tier you are in."

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Chicago Public Schools - data maps and attention on issues
This site is named "Apples to Apples in Chicago Public Schools" and is "Using Data to Increase Parent Engagement in the District", Check out the maps and stories.

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Chicago's Open Grid data platform - explore and use
From the web site: "OpenGrid can be deployed to enable real-time situational awareness and let your organization access historical events through a simple map-based interface. It is an excellent, low-cost business intelligence tool for governments, non-profits, and corporations. Pair OpenGrid with the open-source, NoSQL MongoDB database behind your firewall for an even more powerful, secure program.'

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Citizens Police Data Project (Chicago) - Work of Invisible Institute
From the web site: "Citizens Police Data Project collects and publishes information about police misconduct in Chicago" using map based platform to help users understand patterns in different parts of Chicago.

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CPSuccess - positive stories of Chicago Public Schools
This site is hosted on Tumblr, and is an aggregation of photo stories showing positive activities in Chicago Public Schools. Started in 2013. Browse the site.

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Cradles to Crayons - donated school supplies, clothes, etc
From the web site: "Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need." locations in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia.

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Alternatives. Inc Youth Development Programs
From the web site: "At Alternatives’ we believe that youth are already resilient, insightful, and powerful, but they need authentic opportunities to further develop and demonstrate their abilities as leaders and change-makers. Youth in Alternatives’ programs have the opportunity to flip the script, challenge people’s perceptions or them, and elevate their voices on the issues that are most pressing to them. Our highly trained and experienced staff creatively foster these abilities through each of our programs."

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Association House - Technology Center and Adult Education
From the web site: "Association House of Chicago serves a multi-cultural community by providing comprehensive, collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish to promote health and wellness and create opportunities for educational and economic advancement."

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Breman Youth Services - community mental health agency
From the web site: "Bremen Youth Services (BYS) is a not-for-profit community mental health agency which has served youth and their families since 1964. Services are available to individuals ages 5-21 and their families. Although the agency serves Bremen Township residents, we are not bound by township lines and welcome anyone in need of services."

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Chicago Area Project
The Chicago Area Project (CAP is a private, not-for-profit organization with a distinguished history and demonstrable track record of over sixty years of work in delinquency prevention and service in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods. The original mission of CAP has not changed since its inception:To work toward the prevention and eradication of juvenile delinquency through the development and support of affiliated local community self-help efforts, in communities where the need is greatest.

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Chicago is the World - A Project of Community Media Workshop
From the web site: Mission is "To provide a wide audience to Chicago’s diverse ethnic community and culture through its news outlets, cultural activities, leaders and institutions by providing a rich platform to deliver content and at the same time provide training, resources and other opportunities to ethnic journalists, artists and civic leaders."

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Chicago Mon-School Volunteer-based Tutor/Mentor Programs - list on this web site
This is another section of the Tutor/Mentor Connection web site, with links to more than 200 Chicago area youth serving programs, organized by sections of the city and suburbs. If your tutor/mentor program is not listed, just submit your link using the "contact us" feature.

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Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Group
From the web site: "Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives revitalizes underserved and distressed urban neighborhoods like Pullman, Bronzeville, and Englewood. CNI leverages resources through place-based strategies to drive economic activity and transform these communities into places where more people want to live, work, recreate and do business."

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Chicago Park District - strategic plan
Chicago has a variety of parks and recreation centers in all parts of Chicago. Visit the web site to locate parks near you, and to see what programs are available to children, youth and adults. This link points to a page with the strategic plan for the park district.

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Chicago Public Schools
This is the Chicago Public Schools web site. It is the central on-line resource for the entire public education system in Chicago. Any parent, tutor, mentor or stakeholder should browse its sections and become familiar with what it has to offer.

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Child Serve - support for children and families
From the web site: "Since 1894, ChildServ has helped more than 130,000 at-risk children and families build better lives and reach their potential. Our comprehensive, community-based programs empower our clients to rise above challenges and achieve brighter futures." Visit page to see list of programs.

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City of Chicago
This is the main City of Chicago web site.

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Comparative School Spending Guide (2010) - New Jersey
Can't find a web site with this type of information for Illinois schools. If you know of such a link, post it to the T/MC web site.

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Guide to Understanding Education in Illinois - archive
Illinois.Loop.org is no longer being updated, but the web site is still an archive with extensive resources for understanding education issues in Illinois. Spend time browsing the various sections and articles.

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Illinois State Board of Education Web Site - news page
From the web site: " This page includes ISBE’s recent press releases and an archive of releases from past years. The FOIA page can be accessed through the link on the left side."

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Inspiration Corporation Chicago
From the web site: "We offer career services, tuition subsidies, employer outreach, and job placement & retention services throughout Chicago."

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Intermediary Organizations Supporting Youth in Chicago
This concept map shows a wide range of organizations who serve in intermediary roles, helping a network of direct service organizations, serve youth in the Chicago area and Illinois. At the bottom of each node on the map is a small box that will open to a link that you click to go to the organization's web site. This is updated regularly, so if you know of intermediaries who should be included (or removed) please use the "contact us" button on this web site to provide that information.

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