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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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Volunteer Management is Community Engagement - article
In this article, Jayne Cravens, a long time manager of volunteers and a consultant regarding the management of volunteers, writes about her approach the value of volunteer engagement. Read this and more volunteer management ideas on her blog.
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10 Tips for volunteers to help choose charities
This article on the Independent Sector web site is a great resource for volunteers and donors to use to shop for where they give their time or their money.
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This is a resource that works with local volunteer centers and individual non profits to increase the flow of volunteers to places where they are needed.
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A list of Chicago Area Tutor and/or Mentoring Organizations
This section of the Tutor/Mentor Connection web site includes links to more than 200 youth serving organizations, organized by sections of the city. Organizations that do not operate from sites, such as Big Brothers, or who have multiple locations, are included in a section titled "muti site".
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A Map Based Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Locator
This is a pilot version of a map based Directory showing the entire Chicago region. The map has layers of information showing where programs are most needed, based on poverty rates, locations of poorly performing schools, incidents of violence. It also has overlays of assets (business, colleges, faith groups, hospitals, etc.) who could be helping programs grow in areas where they are located.

The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC seeks partners to further develop this interactive directory and to make it available in other cities.
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All For Good - Volunteer Search Site
This is a new site, hosted by the Points of Light, where you can post volunteer opportunities and search for causes to support with your time and talent.
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AmeriCorps Alumni Network
This is a web site dedicated to helping AmeriCorps alumni build a local and national support network. Alumni of such service groups have the potential to be great partners and leaders in tutor/mentor programs.
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AngelPoints - employee involvement support platform
from the web site:

"AngelPoints (a product of MicroEdge) is an effective and integrated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) solution that will help your organization mobilize the collective power of your employees to make a positive impact on your people, your company, and the world. "

Visit the site and learn more.
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Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
From the web site:

"AL!VE - the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement, is a national membership organization of leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement.

AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement."
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Association of Volunteer Administrators - Chicago

The mission of the Association of Volunteer Administrators of Metropolitan Chicago (AVA-MC) is to strengthen leadership and provide advocacy for the field of volunteer resource management and to provide an accessible forum for networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration.

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Benefits of Skills Based Volunteering
Interesting work in measuring and reporting value of volunteer involvement in social sector.
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Catchafire - connects skills volunteers to NPOs

On web site they say "Catchafire's mission is to improve the quality of the volunteer experience by providing the opportunity for people to volunteer their skills in a powerful way. Our vision is to make it easy for every professional to volunteer their skills if they want to and to make it easy for every nonprofit and social enterprise to access and effectively use skills-based volunteers."

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Center for Intergenerational Learning at Temple U
Since 1979 the Center has mobilized thousands of older adults and youth to serve as resources to each other and their communities. The Center’s national training and technical assistance services have helped thousands of non-profit organizations, foundations, and government agencies infuse intergenerational strategies into their programs and services.
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Chicago Cares
Helps connect Chicago area volunteers with a variety of service opportunities. Take a look at their calendar of volunteer opportunities.
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Chicago Tribune Community Giving Portal

Chicago Tribune launched this new page in April 2011 to encourage volunteering and philanthropy. 

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Chicago's After School Program Locator
Search for youth organizations in Chicago by zip code and type of program.
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Christian Volunteering .org
This site is one of many services of Tech Mission and offers a wide choice of volunteer opportunities in faith based non profits.
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Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE)
Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE) is an Associated Students program located on the California State University, Chico campus that has been serving the community since 1966.
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Corporation for National Service
CNS supports service programs that provide opportunities for participants to serve as individuals or part of teams in non-profits throughout the country. The three programs of CNS are AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and the National Senior Service Corps. 
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Counity Techknowledge = Heroes with a Hearth Award
From the web site:
"The CTK Foundation presents the Heroes with a Heart (HWH) grant award in celebration of the unsung heroes of the non-profit world. Five "heroes" who have exceeded all expectations in giving of heart, mind and hands to their non-profit will be awarded personal cash prizes to spend any way they wish."
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Create the Good. AARP Volunteer Campaign

AARP established Create The Good to enables people to make a difference in the lives of others.  AARP markets this through their web site and media to their membership of senior citizens. Thus, it would be useful for non profits to be listed here.

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EPIC - engaging Chicago creative professionals

EPIC is pairing select teams of creative professionals with select nonprofit clients whose missions focus on education, children and families. Contact us to tell us more about yourself and why you'd like to be part of EPIC!

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Experience Corps
Experience Corps seeks to engage more Older Adults in after-school programs. This is an important resource for organizations searching for a new source of talented volunteers and leaders.
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Find and post volunteer opportunities at
This site offers a comprehensive resource base for any non profit looking to generate revenue from on-line fund raising. It also serves as a resource for philanthropists who may be looking for ways to make more strategic connections with specific causes. Browse the site onces and you'll want to book mark it for on-going research.
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Generations Serving Generations Illinois
The goal of Generations Serving Generations "is to highlight existing efforts in civic engagement and expand them to boost learning, strengthen the workforce, and enrich community life."
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