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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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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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Junior League of Chicago
A metropolitan organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

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Ladder Up - Tax and Financial Assistance
From the web site: "Ladder Up provides hardworking people with the financial resources and opportunities they need to move up the economic ladder. Ladder Up provides free financial programs to help clients secure the tax refunds they deserve, gain the knowledge to navigate today’s complex financial systems, and obtain financial aid to make college dreams a reality."

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National Black Wall Street Chicago
From the web site: "National Black Wall Street
Chicago, (NBWSC) NFP is organized for the community welfare in general, with emphasis placed on identifying, collecting, disseminating, publicizing and preserving information and materials related to any/all aspects of consumer education and consumer action, which supports capacity building and entrepreneurial ship, building credit, gaining access to capital and other activities necessary to create, sustain and increase black business."

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Open Books - Supports Chicago area childrfen and youth
From the web site: "Open Books is a nonprofit social venture that provides literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year through inspiring programs and the creative capitalization of books.
Through our Instructional Programs, we cultivate the literacy skills of thousands of children and youth each year, from those who need intervention to those who desire enrichment.
Through our Book Programs, we provide readers of all ages with engaging, appropriate, and high-quality books. Each week, we deliver thousands of books to schools and nonprofits across Chicagoland."

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Raise Your Hand for Illinois - focuses on quality public education for all children
From the web site: "WE ARE a grassroots coalition of parents and concerned citizens who advocate for quality public education for all children. We formed in 2010 to advance an agenda of education funding equity across the state."

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Resource Center - recycling; environmental ed
From the web site: "The Resource Center is a not-for-profit, environmental education organization that strives to improve the quality of life in Chicago by finding new life and uses for underused and overlooked resources. For over 40 years the Resource Center has demonstrated innovative techniques for recycling and reusing materials. Too often in the urban setting, abundant and important resources are wasted. In its recovery work, the Resource Center aims to reverse waste and to improve the quality of life for our communities. The Resource Center has been devoted from its beginning to the economic and educational revitalization of city neighborhoods through recycling, urban farming, composting, and other programs that reclaim and reuse resources. We are invested in social enterprise - programs that are revenue generating and mission-driven."

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Teach for America - Chicago chapter
From the web site:
Teach For America - Chicago-Northwest Indiana encompasses both Illinois and Indiana and includes a diverse set of communities. We train and develop educators (corps members) so that they have an immediate positive impact on their students. We foster the leadership of our alumni as they address this problem from all sectors.

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The Federation for Community Schools
From the web site: "The Federation for Community Schools is a member coalition that works to preserve, promote and sustain community schools, which achieves the organization’s vision, across the nation through policy changes, professional development, and programmatic advancements."

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UIC Neighborhoods Initiative
From the web site: "The UIC Neighborhoods Initiative (UICNI) promotes and facilitates partnerships between UIC faculty, staff and students, and elected officials, residents, and organizations in neighborhoods throughout the city."

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United Way Neighborhood Network
From the web site: "The Neighborhood Network is United Way of Metro Chicago’s region-wide strategic initiative to address local community challenges by driving focused collaboration to achieve lasting change. We help neighborhoods solve their most pressing problems through community- specific strategies.

Community stakeholders−residents, schools, nonprofits, government officials, churches, hospitals, businesses−work with United Way to identify challenges that the collective group works toward solving.

Working with a lead partner in the community, United Way funds and guides the work of the Neighborhood Network toward achieving its collective goal."

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