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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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Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects - Adds value to learning
This article illustrates the value of arts in education programs. These ideas could also be part of non-school, volunteer based, tutor/mentor programs.

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"DISRUPTION" - a CLIMATE CHANGE film by KELLY NYKS & JARED P. SCOTT
This video provides a wide range of reasons to engage youth and volunteers in efforts to combat climate change in the world.

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A National Dialogue on the State of The Arts - 2018
From the web site: This is "A panel discussion hosted by the Secretary of the Smithsonian Museum and a series of interviews that tackle the big question of why the arts matter in the 21st century."

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Accelerate77 - focuses on sustainability initiatives in Chicago
From the web site: "The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) is the organizing sponsor of “accelerate 77” and created the program in order to increase the role and positive impact of local community actions. Our underlying strategy is to IDENTIFY current sustainability initiatives in all of Chicago’s 77 community areas; CONNECT them with one another to inspire new ideas, practices, self-consciousness and motivation through peer interchange; and COLLABORATE with residents in systematic learning, planning, and collective action." This link points to the map of sustainability resources. This project is now led by the Chicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN).

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Algo-rythmic Piano AI - musical application of technology
This blog article describes how a technologist built an AI on a Raspberry Pi that listens to his piano playing, and then produces improvised, real-time accompaniment. Read the article to see how this led to an animation, too. Cool project for students and mentors to work on.

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Chicago Poetry Foundation
From the web site: "The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience."

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Computer Sciences education and career resource site
From the web site: "Our purpose is to provide an in-depth overview of the computer sciences field – including education – that stays up-to-date with its constant fluctuations. We intend to be the point of introduction for the next generation of programmers, engineers and developers, as well as a go-to resource for current professionals. Use our free resources to cultivate as much knowledge as you can."

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Conscious Youth Promoting Health and Environmental Resilience (CYPHER)
CYPHER is tackling climate change, sustainability, and health equity by empowering a sense of responsibility for social good in future leaders of the world — our youth. Browse the site to see the range of work they do to engage and support involvement of youth from distressed areas.

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Creating a STEM Learning Ecosystem
This initiative seeks to "cultivate STEM Learning Ecosystems that encourages collaborating across sectors in new and creative ways to increase equity, quality and STEM learning outcomes for all. " Many of the ideas and goals are similar to strategies of the Tutor/Mentor Connection and could be used to support the universe of non-school tutoring, mentoring and learning programs needed in high poverty areas.

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Digital Youth Divas Engages Chicago Middle School Girls in STEM
From the web site: "Digital Youth Divas is an out-of-school program that engages middle school girls, especially those from non-dominant communities, in design-based engineering and computer science activities driven by a narrative story. The program supports girls to develop STEM identities by participating within face-to-face and online spaces to design, create, and re-imagine everyday artifacts (jewelry, hair accessories, music) and activities (dancing and talking to friends) using techniques including collaboration, critique, circuitry, coding, and fabrication."

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Disaster Prevention section of United Nations Library
This web site has an extensive library of resources related to natural disasters and prevention. Click into sections for North America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. On the page this link points to is a pdf map showing disasters throughout the world in 2014.

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Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC)
From the web site: "The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization, and among the nation’s leaders. We develop and lead successful strategic advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources."

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Global Peace Tiles Project
From the web site: "Launched in mid 2000s, the Global Peace Tiles Project is both a process and a movement. It is a way of understanding creativity, voice, and learning as interconnected processes. When working together they form a powerful experience that builds joy, confidence, and connection with others." Browse the web site to see projects done in countries throughout the world.

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Healthcare Anchor Network
From the web site; "The long-term goal is to reach a critical mass of U.S. based health systems strategically improving community health and well-being by leveraging all of their institutional assets, including intentionally integrating local economic inclusion strategies in areas such as hiring, purchasing, and investing. By doing so, we can powerfully impact the upstream determinants of health and help build inclusive and sustainable local economies."

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Helping people recover from Harvey and similar disasters
Following Hurricane Harvey in 2017 NPR created a list of places people could offer contributions. While the names will change in different locations, the type of resources would be similar.

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How does where we live affect how long we live?
This Robert Wood Johnson Foundation resource includes a variety of interactive maps that focus on health disparities. In this link you can enter your address and see the life expectancy for where you live and compare it to your city, county, state and overall USA. This is one of several resources on this page.

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Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones Overview - ESRI maps
From the web site: "This map describes the current & recent location of tropical storms, as well as forecast positions and probable track of tropical storms." As of September 10, 2017 the map shows Hurricanes Irene and Jose hitting the SE US. This is updated regularly so in a few months the info shown will be different.

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Illinois Health and Hospital Association
MCHC is a membership and service association comprising more than 150 hospitals and health care organizations working together, since 1935, to improve the delivery of health care services in the Chicago area. Browse around and learn more.

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Knowledge4Kids - social knowledge sharing within Global health community
This statement summarizes vision of this organization: "We envision a social knowledge sharing revolution, in which health program managers and service providers at all levels around the world collaborate with and learn from each other, and adapt and use actionable family planning and global health knowledge to build stronger health systems and enable people to live healthier lives."

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Lane 44 LTD - opens doors to careers in film production
Mission: "Through exposure to the intricate and exciting world of film production, Lane 44 empowers the Youth of Chicago’s South Side (YCSS) to envision a road to success through a professional career in film or video production, or other meaningful employment of their choosing."

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Peace Tiles Project
The Peace Tiles Project was founded by Lars Hasselblad Torres in 2006 and was designed "to engage participants emotionally, intellectually and creatively in a process of "arts advocacy." This link points to the Facebook page where you can see many of the projects from past years.

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People's Climate Movement - March & Mobilization
This is the coordinating site for Climate Change activism. It also is an entry point for anyone who wants to become more involved in climate change actions.

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Project SYNCERE provides STEM programming to youth in under-served Chicago communities.
From the web site: "Project SYNCERE works directly with school districts as well as local universities and community organizations to deliver its engineering focused programs. Through our vast partnerships we are able to impact students during the school day and during out-of-school time. Our innovative problem-based curriculum has been inspirational in changing the way science and math is taught in a number of schools. Through our hands-on approach to educating students we have been able to create a spark for them and show them that science and math is fun, cool and rewarding. The program has helped to raise students’ grades and increase their interest in the STEM fields."

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Teach Computer Science in Libraries, Youth orgs - Google igniteCS
This Google learning initiative was described in a dmlcentral blog article, saying "In its quest to make computer science education free and accessible to everyone, Google is expanding its igniteCS program. The initiative pairs volunteer computer science undergrads, who serve as mentors, and younger students, who learn from them. Libraries now are being recruited as sites to host the growing program." Take a look. Maybe this could be offered at your local library or youth center.

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The Center for Planetary Science
From the web site: "The Center for Planetary Science is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are dedicated to inspiring young children from underserved and low-income communities into becoming the next generation of scientists. Our vision is to bring astronomy to all those who aspire to be future scientists! The Center, moreover, conducts astrophysical research for publication in peer-reviewed journals – including gamma-ray pulsars and black holes."

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