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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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Association of Consultants to Non Profits (Chicago)
From the web site: "For more than 25 years, ACN has strengthened mission-driven organizations by serving as Chicagoland’s premier society of professional nonprofit consultants. As thought leaders in this focused and ever-changing sector, our members provide organizations with a rich resource of expertise, education and experience." Follow the blog for ideas on leading a non profit organization.

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Beyond Speech Therapy - Learning supported by technology
From the web site: "Beyond Speech Therapy Learning, LLC is committed to providing innovative technology, which excites children about learning and gives them the tools for success, both academically and socially. We exceed the needs of children, speech language pathologists, parents, and the other members of each child’s education team by continually pushing beyond the boundaries of current technology and equipping our partners with the most advanced tools to enhance individual and group speech therapy."

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Blessed Unrest - Organizing from Bottom Up

From web site: "Paul Hawken has spent over a decade researching organizations dedicated to restoring the environment and fostering social justice. From billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person dot.causes, these groups collectively comprise the largest movement on earth, a movement that has no name, leader, or location, and that has gone largely ignored by politicians and the media. Like nature itself, it is organizing fr om the bottom up, in every city, town, and culture. and is emerging to be an extraordinary and creative expression of people's needs worldwide.

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BuddySchool - Find your online tutor
From the web site: "BuddySchool.com is an Online Tutoring Platform founded in 2007 with a simple mission: to connect tutors and students all over the world. We want to give our users a place to learn, teach, meet people and exchange views worldwide."

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Cambridge Stratford Study Skills Institute
From the web site: "The CSSS INSTITUTE provides teacher and tutor training services, private courses for students in summer and after school programs nationally, and publishes the internationally renowned study skills curriculum entitled The Cambridge Stratford Study Skills Course. It is taught publicly by schools, colleges, federal and state grant programs at 3 grade levels (6-8th: 20 hour edition, 9-11th: 30 hour edition, and 12-15th: 10 hour edition, entitled Ten Tips for Academic Success, available in English and Spanish). These editions include 4 components; Student Workbook, Teacher Manual, Transparency and Listening Tape Set."

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Cognitive Surplus
From the wiki: "The book's central theme is that people are now learning how to use more constructively the free time afforded to them since the 1940s for creative acts rather than consumptive ones, particularly with the advent of online tools that allow new forms of collaboration.[1] It goes on to catalog the means and motives behind these new forms of cultural production, as well as key examples." Referred to in this blog article by Vance Stevens: http://advanceducation.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-cognitive-surplus-drives-us-to.html

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Curriki - Free Education Resources and Curriculum
From the web site: "Curriki’s mission is to eliminate the Education Divide – the gap between those who have access to high-quality education and those who do not – in the U.S. and worldwide. It’s online community of educators, learners and committed education experts works together to build and share quality materials that benefit teachers, parents and students globally."

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Education Expert blog - Dr. Stephen Jones
Dr. Jones is an educator with more than 30 years of experience, which he shares in books, a blog and as a consultant to schools.

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Education World Resources and Community
From the web site: "EducationWorld.com, a resource that includes:
* original content, including lesson plans, practical information for educators, information on how to integrate technology in the classroom, and articles written by education experts;
* Web site reviews;
* employment listings.

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Educator.com is fee-based tutoring, but also has an enormous amount of free video lectures
Educator.com is a (2018) startup e-learning site fit for both the next budding Aristotle or the kid who enjoys learning in his or her own time. While most of the material is fee-based the site also offers a large collection of free material.

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Essential Resources - blog
From the web site "Essential Resources is an innovative publisher of high-quality classroom and educational resources. Our publications are created and produced predominately for primary and secondary schools, as well as for early childhood education. They include curriculum-specific, cross-curricular, co-curricular, student workbooks, mentoring and professional development resources." Browse the web site to view catalog of publications. This link points to their blog.

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Expert Chemistry Online Tutor and Homework Help
This on-line tutoring site offers a variety of study resources in Chemistry and Free Homework Help up to High School level. Read the blog. Look at the page on study tips, which this link points to.

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Franklin Virtual Schools - GED education
If you are considering using an on-line source to get a GED or alternative education this web site is an option.

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From the Barrio to the Board Room - inspirational
From the web site: "The From the Barrio Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to using author Robert Renteria’s life, business experience, and role as a civic leader to help eliminate conditions that foster violence, delinquency, drugs, and gangs. The book From the Barrio to the Board Room is a tool and Robert Renteria is a resource who promotes education, a sense of pride and accomplishment, and self-esteem within the youth of our communities."

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Help Child Learn to Read - SteppingStones Together
From the web site: "The Stepping Stones Together program focuses on popular children themed stories, which utilize 220 high-frequency words and 95 nouns. Reading experts agree that children need to learn these words in order to become beginning readers." This is a fee based service.

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Here Comes Everybody, by Clay Shirky
From Wikipedia: "Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations is a book by Clay Shirky published by Penguin Press in 2008, which evaluates the effect of the Internet on modern group dynamics. The author considers examples such as Wikipedia and MySpace in his analysis."

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Hope and Despair in the American City
Hope and Despair in the American City: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh, written by Gerald Grant
Read the review by Naomi Thiers.

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How to Change the World - Social Entrepreneurs
From the web site: "What business entrepreneurs are to the economy, social entrepreneurs are to social change. They are, writes David Bornstein, the driven, creative individuals who question the status quo, exploit new opportunities, refuse to give up, and remake the world for the better.

How to Change the World tells the fascinating stories of these remarkable individuals, many of whom are Ashoka Fellows. These stories highlight a massive transformation that is going largely unreported by the media. Around the world, the fastest-growing segment of society is the nonprofit sector, as millions of ordinary people — social entrepreneurs — are stepping in to solve many of the world’s most intractable problems where bureaucracies have failed. For anyone seeking to make a positive mark on the world, this will be both an inspiring read and an invaluable handbook. It will change the way you see the world."

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Imu: A tool for tracking student progress
From the web site: "Imua is a tool that empowers education organizations to track student progress and help guide them toward achieving their educational goals" Browse the site and learn more.

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Kids Law - guide to Juvenile Justice System
From the web site: "Written for kids, parents, teachers, counselors, social workers, youth workers and anyone else involved in the lives of youth today, KIDS LAW: A Practical Guide to Juvenile Justice is a down-to-earth and invaluable guide to the many aspects of the Juvenile Justice system. "

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Kumon Math & Reading Success - study tips and resources
With learning centers in 43 countries, Kumon has helped more students succeed worldwide than any other after-school program. This link points to a page with study tips and resource.

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Leap Learning Systems
From the web site: "LEAP (Language Empowers All People) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research-driven language and literacy development in low income communities. LEAP’s programs are proven to accelerate self-confidence and fulfillment in children, parents, and educators." LEAP serves youth in low-resource classrooms across Chicago.

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Learn a Foreign Language Online
From the web site: "Verbalplanet.com is the easy and effective way to learn a foreign language. Enjoy interactive classes on Skype with some of the best native speaking language teachers from around the world."

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Learn That Word - free tutoring and rich online resources
From the web site: " Parents, educators, English learners, and writers started LearnThat Foundation in 2004. We were united by endless hours spent practicing vocabulary and spelling, either by ourselves or with our children, often with disheartening results. Since we couldn't find an effective solution, we set out to create it." Browse the web site and see how you might get involved.

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Life Skill Excellence - The Virtual Academy
From the web site: This site offers a variety of "Dynamic Interactive Programs for Young People on Real-World Readiness, Excellence, Motivation, Responsibility, Life Skills, and Leadership."

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