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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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Millions Learning Project - scaling up quality learning around world
From the web site: "The Millions Learning project seeks to identify where and how education interventions are scaling quality learning for children and youth in low- and middle-income countries around the world."

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NAEYC Position Statement on Violence in the Lives of Children. 1993 pdf
This is article from the Tutor/Mentor Connection library, dating to 1993, showing that violence against children is not a new problem in 2017 and beyond.

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National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally. NCES issues numerous publications and datasets each year. These include: early releases, issue briefs, statistical reports, directories, and handbooks of standard terminology. This site also hosts the ERIC internet-based digital library of education research and information. Most of these will be available through this web site.

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National Drop Out Prevention Center
From the web site: "Since 1986, the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC/N) has conducted and analyzed research; sponsored workshops and national conferences; and collaborated with researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to further the mission of reducing America’s dropout rate by meeting the needs of youth in at-risk situations, including students with disabilities."

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National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
From the web site: "The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) develops innovative solutions to today's most pressing public policy challenges and is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation's governors."

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National Indicators of Children's Well-Being
From the web site: "The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) is a collection of 22 Federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families. The Forum was founded in 1994 and formally established in April 1997 under Executive Order No. 13045. The mission of the Forum is to foster coordination and collaboration and to enhance and improve consistency in the collection and reporting of Federal data on children and families. The Forum also aims to improve the reporting and dissemination of information on the status of children and families.

The Forum's annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, provides the Nation with a summary of national indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators over time. In addition to providing data in an easy-to-use, non-technical format, the purpose of the report is to stimulate discussions among policymakers and the public, exchanges between data providers and policy communities, and improvements in Federal data on children and families."

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National Initiative for Transforming Student and Learning Supports - UCLA Center Resource
From the web site: "The aim of this ongoing initiative is to mobilize direct actions for (a) elevating school improvement policy discussion about ending the marginalization of student and learning supports and (b) moving toward transformation of such supports." The UCLA Center contains an extensive web library, hosts a national list serve, publishes an email newsletter, and more. Browse the site.

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National Youth Employment Coalition Ed Options
From the web site: "he National Youth Employment Coalition improves the lives of the 5.5 million young people who are out of school and out of work. We do this by improving the effectiveness of the organizations, and the systems, that serve these "opportunity youth." We collect, study, and support the implementation of best practices, all with a strong equity focus."

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Neighborhood Social Capital, pdf
"Neighborhood Social Capital as Differential Social Organization: Resident and Leadership Dimensions" by Robert J. Sampson\Corina Graif, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This article treats social capital as a multidimensional phenomenon along which neighborhoods are deferentially organized. T/MC Note: as we understand how volunteers in a tutor/mentor program are a form of "bridging social capital" that connect youth and families with assets and opportunities beyond the high poverty area, we can gain more support for the growth of these programs. This article helps build that understanding.

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NMC (New Media Consortium) - focuses on education technologies
From the web site: "The NMC (New Media Consortium) is an international community of experts in educational technology — from the practitioners who work with new technologies on campuses everyday; to the visionaries who are shaping the future of learning at think tanks, labs, and research centers; to its staff and board of directors; to the advisory boards and others helping the NMC conduct cutting edge research."

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Opportunity to Learn Campaign - resources
From the web site: "The Opportunity to Learn (OTL) Campaign unites a growing coalition of advocates and organizers from across the country working to ensure that all students have access to a high quality public education. The Campaign includes local, state and national organizations, grassroots community leaders, policymakers, youth organizers, business leaders and philanthropic partners.

Standards-based reform, and the high-stakes testing that goes with it, has been our nation's dominant education policy in recent decades. But this approach has done nothing to address the deep inequities in access to educational opportunity, particularly for low-income students and students of color. By focusing solely on the achievement gap, our nation has failed to address the opportunity gap that creates it." This link points to a resource page on the web site.

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Overcoming Poverty Challenge - Everyone Graduates report
From the web site: "This white paper focuses on an important and under-conceptualized thread in the weave of efforts needed to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared for college and/or career training: enhanced student supports. It argues that in order to overcome the educational impacts of poverty – the poverty challenge, schools that serve high concentrations of low income students need to be able to provide direct, evidence-based supports that help students attend school regularly, act in a productive manner, believe they will succeed, overcome external obstacles, complete their coursework, and put forth the effort required to graduate college- and career-ready."

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Partnership for 21st Century Learning - Framework
From the web site: "P21's mission is to serve as a catalyst for 21st century learning to build collaborative partnerships among education, business, community and government leaders so that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops."

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Pathways to Prosperity - pdf
Pathways to Prosperity Seeks to Redefine American Education System: This article posted on the Harvard School of Education web site talks about a Pathways to Prosperity conference held at Cisco's headquarters in Silicon Valley.

This "Pathways to Prosperity" report (pdf) was published in 2011. http://www.sawdc.com/media/5959/pathways_to_prosperity_feb2011.pdf

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Perspectives of Professional Mentors
This research talks about the role of Full-time “professional” mentors in highly structured programs that work with youth facing significant risks. Staff who support volunteers in organized programs require some of the same skills.

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Philadelphia Youth Network - a collective impact model
From the web site: "The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is an intermediary organization dedicated to connecting systems and leveraging resources to increase the number of opportunities for youth. PYN has been working for nearly two decades with communities to create coordinated systems which promote the attainment of academic achievement, economic opportunity and personal success. We manage and support large-scale cross-sector initiatives while developing targeted programs to expand access to services for underserved young people."

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Poverty and Prevention Resource Links in this web library
This link points to another section of the T/MC library which has links to poverty, crime and justice articles, which relate to the reasons schools perform poorly and youth drop out before finishing high school.

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Poverty, not Education, is the problem. USA report
This December 2013 report profiles "New studies show that the number of poor children is rising and the impact it has on learning."

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Prosocial Links - On-Line Resource List
Prosocial Links, hosted by David Blumenthal at Emory University, is an extensive library of links that leaders and supporters of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs might draw from. Many of the links on Dr. Blumenthal's site are also on the T/MC site, so you might consider this a parallel resource. Note: This site is old. It was last updated in 2000. Yet many of the links are still working.

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Public Health Articles in Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Blog
The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC uses its blog to point to new ideas and resources, and to strategies leaders might take to apply these ideas in more places. In this link we point to ideas related to public health, hospitals and the well-being of children and families living in high poverty areas.

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Public School Review - Find info about public schools
From the web site: "Public School Review provides free, detailed profiles of USA public schools and their surrounding communities. The site evaluates schools relative to each other and to state-wide averages for several key criteria like teacher:student ratios. The site can be particularly helpful for families who are moving and need to evaluate several potential schools, or for all parents who are exploring different pre-college educational options for their child." The site has sections for parents, policy information, and issues facing public schools.

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Public/Private Ventres research archive on Issue Lab
From the web site: "After almost 35 years Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) has ceased operations in 2012. The organization leaves behind an incredible legacy of knowledge, including hundreds of research reports, case studies and evaluations about how best to improve programs and outcomes for children, youth and families. We are fortunate that P/PV has decided to archive its publications collection with the Foundation Center's IssueLab so that practitioners can benefit from this knowledge for years to come."

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Quantum Opportunities Program - 2009 and 2014
This is a research summary of the Quantum Opportunities Program funded by the Eisenhower Foundation in low income neighborhoods in Albuquerque NM, Baltimore MD, Boston MA, Milwaukee WI and New Bedford MA. The project was a repeat of an earlier QOP program conducted in the early 1990s. The report includes comparison between the two versions.

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Race and the Schooling of Black Americans, 1992 article
This is an article I've had in my home library for many years. By adding it to my web library it's available to many others.

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health - 2010 pdf
This is a 2010 position paper presented to the American College of Physicians. It shows causes and recommendations.

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