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"Being Black is not a Risk Factor" - a strengths solutions in Illinois (pdf)
This introduction provided via mentoring email list serve: "In 2013, the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) released its national report, "Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: A Strengths-Based Look at the State of the Black Child." This report challenged the prevailing discourse about Black children, which overemphasizes limitations and deficits and does not celebrate the considerable strengths, assets and resilience demonstrated by our children, families and communities. Since then, partners at the state level have began developing reports that assess and address the strengths and needs of young Black children and their families where they live. Like the national report, "Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: Statistics and Strengths-Based Solutions in the State of Illinois," and the materials to follow, will serve as resources for policymakers, practitioners, advocates and parents."
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‘Our Kids,’ by Robert D. Putnam - NY Times Book Review
This is a review of a 2015 book by Robert Putnam, titled “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” which focuses on the advantages of growing up in affluent families and disadvantages of growing up in poor families, and how these impact lives and social/economic opportunity.
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2015 Building a Grad Nation Report
This report shows It shows "detailed progress toward the GradNation goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020." Use in your own community to support your own drop out prevention and workforce development strategies.
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America Moving toward Caste Society - Putnam 2014
In this interview Harvard academic Robert Putnam talks about "the death of the American Dream and why being poor in America is no longer a matter of race."

Supporters of volunteer-based tutoring/mentoring should use this as further evidence of where and why mentor-rich programs are needed.
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America's Public Schools Highly Segregated - see maps
These maps in this article show that America’s public schools are still highly segregated by race and income, with the declining share of white students typically concentrated in schools with other white students and the growing share of Latino students concentrated into low-income public schools with other students of color.
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Bridging and Bonding Social Capital - World Bank article
This is one of many articles where the difference between "bridging" and "bonding" social capital is discussed.
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Data and Society - research institute
From the web site "Data & Society is a research institute in New York City that is focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development."

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Digital Promise Research Map
One of the resources on this site is a huge library of research and ideas that anyone can use to build better programs to help young people. The site uses innovative visualizations to help people navigate the information on the site. Take a look.

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Disconnected Youth - IssueLab Resource Center
The resource center's goal is describe in this statement: "First started in 2006 as a searchable, browseable website set up to collect and share the social sector’s knowledge, IssueLab became a service of Foundation Center in 2012. Since then, IssueLab’s mission has grown beyond the “simple” collection and distribution of knowledge products, to include the support of social sector organizations in adopting the practical and necessary steps to openly publishing what they fund and produce."
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Economic Inequality and Poverty Gap - Putnam
This is article from central Oregon newspaper about Robert Putnam's 2015 book titled "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis”. Any community with divisions between rich and poor should include this article, and the book, as part of their community reading.
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EdGap.org map shows ACT scores and poverty levels for 19 cities
From the web site: "This map is a visualization of average high-school SAT and ACT scores and median household income. Each circle on the map is a high school with at least 150 students, and the size and color of the circle give information about the average college-readiness scores at this school. The circles change from red to green and increase in size as scores go up; the blue background gets darker with increasing household income. Students are not considered college ready until they have ACT scores of about 21 or higher and/or SAT scores of about 1000 or higher."
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Education data web site - U.S. Department of Education
ED Data Express is a Web site designed to improve the public's ability to access and explore high-value state-level education data collected by the U.S. Department of Education.

This site has tremendous power to show data. This link points to a profile of Washington, DC. http://www.eddataexpress.ed.gov/state-report.cfm?state=DC&submit.x
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Educational Technology Not Leveling Playing Field
This article illustrates how important mentors, coaches and extra adults are to how young people use technology for learning.
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Employee Skill Improvements Resulting from Volunteering Experiences - 2016 research
This article is titled "Widely Assumed but Thinly Tested: Do Employee Volunteers' Self-Reported Skill Improvements Reflect the Nature of Their Volunteering Experiences?" It investigates an important question to the volunteer tutoring and mentoring field. What skills and benefits do the volunteers take back to the workplace? Read the report. More research like this still needs to be done.
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Entrepreneurship Education: Enabling Teachers
This 2011 European Commission report defines "Entrepreneurship as an individual's ability to turn ideas into action. It includes creativity, innovation, showing initiative and risk-taking, as well as the ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives."

It also says "entrepreneurship education means developing a culture which is through, for and about entrepreneurship. Such competencies are best acquired through people-led enquiry and discovery that enable students to turn ideas into action."

Educators and Business Leaders in the US should be reading this and developing US strategies to accomplish the same goals.
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Facts showing racial disparities - and education gap in US
The Black Star Project web site has a wealth of statistical information, articles and other information that communities can use to build a better understanding of the challenges facing minority communities. Use this information to support your own involvement in solving this problem by providing a wider range of learning and employment resources to young people and adults in these communities.
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Healthy Chicago 2.0 2016-2020 plan (pdf)
This plan outlines a public health agenda for Chicago that is designed to improve the health of all Chicagoans by 2020.
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How America’s Mayors Are Taking the Lead on Income Inequality
This 2016 article points to a survey of nearly 90 mayors, showing how they are focusing on many of today's most pressing urban issues.
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Importance of Location when understanding academic success of Gateway to College Students
This report, supported by the Carnegie Council of New York, is full of maps and charts that build an understanding of poverty in different parts of the US. Data is viewed at the zip code level.
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Lifelines for Poor Children - article argues for preK programs
From the web site: "This article first appeared in The New York Times on September 15, 2013 with the headline “Lifelines for Poor Children. It was written by James J. Heckman, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a Nobel Laureate in economics. ”

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Mass Incarceration Pushes Black Children Further Behind in School
This article in The Atlantic talks about a new 2017 study that "shows that the disproportionate imprisonment rates faced by people of color contribute to race-based inequalities in educational attainment."

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Mentoring Decreases Youth Violence - new research (2012)
This article refers to a "large social science research study by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and local nonprofits, which found that counseling and mentoring actually work." Read more. Follow the links to the research.
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Pathways to Prosperity 2014 - The Achievement Gap
This is an annual report and conference focusing on education issues. Find more materials like this at Harvard's Usable Knowledge Portal: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/uk

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Quantum Opportunities Program: A Brief on the QOP Pilot Program (1995)
From the report: "The Quantum Opportunities Program (called "QOP") is an innovative four-year, year-round pilot program that provided learning opportunities, development opportunities, service opportunities and summer jobs to small groups of youth from families receiving public assistance. A brief summary of the report can also be found at http://www.aypf.org/publications/compendium/C1S37.pdf

Through this four-year pilot program and a rigorous evaluation, we learned that it is possible to make a quantum difference in the lives of these youths. We learned that it takes a critical mass of service, support, nurturing, incentives, creativity, caring, compassion, and especially patience. And, we learned that the impacts on young people gain strength over time. This is an important lesson for policymakers, who customarily seek immediate feedback about program success or failure. Premature examination would have labeled this program a failure."

This report has been part of the Tutor/Mentor Connection library since we received it in 1995. It demonstrates what's possible when a core group of people make a deep commitment to young people, and are well supported by donors who share that commitment.



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Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children
From the web site: "In this 2014 policy report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation explores the intersection of kids, race and opportunity. The report features the new Race for Results index, which compares how children are progressing on key milestones across racial and ethnic groups at the national and state level."

Here is the link to the PDF of the report: http://www.aecf.org/~/media/Pubs/Initiatives/KIDS%20COUNT/R/RaceforResults/RaceforResults.pdf

Here is the link to a video of the panel discussion on the day the report was released: https://www.youtube.com/user/AnnieECaseyFound
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