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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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National Equity Atlas - innovative data and policy tool
From the web site: "The National Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool for the community leaders and policymakers who are working to build a new economy that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous." This is a resource that can be used by community leaders, advocates, capacity builders, etc. Spend time teaching your stakeholders and storytellers to use it.

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Analysis of Tweeting at Conferences, using NodeXL
This article is one of several posted by Dr. Graham MacKenzie, using social network analysis to understand participation in medical conferences held in 2017 and 2018. I point to these with hopes that others will do similar work, looking at conferences organized to bring people together who focus on poverty, youth development, inequality, and any other issue which requires involvement of large numbers of people with diverse backgrounds.

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Articles show uses of data and technology in government
The articles on this site show innovative uses of technology and data by governing bodies in the US. Share with leaders in your own state to stimulate duplication of best practices.

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Artificial Intelligence - Real Life Applications - 60 Minutes TV
This 60 Minutes TV show from October 2016 shows how Artificial Intelligence is being applied in different settings, and offers a peak into the future.

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Austin Area Sustainability Indicators - Education & Children
From the web site: "The Austin Area Sustainability Indicators Project measures sustainability and quality of life in the six county greater Austin region." Browse the different sections of the web site and see how data is used to support problem solving in the Austin region.

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Better Data needed. Forbes article.
This blog article makes a compelling case for better data to support social innovation and problem solving. I've been looking for data-maps showing locations of poorly performing schools on the individual school level, with overlays of poverty, and with indicators for English as second language. Such information could enhance understanding of root causes of youth performance in school, and thus lead to better solutions.

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Census Bureau reports
The Census Bureau's web site is the "leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy". Browse the site to find a wide range of reports and publications.

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Census Reporter - helps reporters use Census data
From the web site: "Census Reporter is a Knight News Challenge-funded project to make it easy for journalists to write stories using US Census data. Expanding upon the volunteer-built Census.ire.org, Census Reporter will simplify finding and using data from the decennial census and the American Community Survey." Take time to visit and explore.

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Child well-being indicators - used in Wisconsin
There are many collective impact efforts around the country, and the world, focused on the well-being of youth. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I think they should be learning and borrowing ideas from each other, which many do. This link points to 48 well-being indicators developed by the Office of Children’s Mental Health in Wisconsin.

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Circular Design Guide - understand methods and concept
This site focuses on design of products that don't end up on a trash pile, but recycle as other useful products and services.

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City of Chicago Information Portal
From the web site: "The OIG Information Portal is a data visualization tool that allows users to analyze City of Chicago data. Currently, the dashboard contains over 100 ways to visualize city data related to the City’s budget, employees, and police department."

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Collaborative Knowledge Mapping - 2016 article
If you're building a knowledge base to support an organization, or an industry, this article can be useful reading. If you're building a knowledge base to support a social sector, as the Tutor/Mentor Connection has been doing since 1993, this shows the time and talent that should be devoted to the work, which we've never had.

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Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS)
From the web site: "The Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) initiative pioneers new models to create awareness of emerging sustainability challenges and of the role that each and every one of us can play to ease them through collective action.

The CAPS initiative aims at designing and piloting online platforms to create awareness on sustainability problems and putting in place collective solutions. It fosters collaborative solutions based on networks (of people, of ideas, of sensors), enabling new forms of digital social innovation."

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Combining Complexity Theory with Narrative Research - Snowden
This is a video of a keynote address given by Dave Snowden, http://cognitive-edge.com/, It's posted in Vialogues, with annotation features available.

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Counterintuitive Ideas About Motivation, Innovation, and Leadership
This pdf, titled "The Flip Manifesto", was created by Daniel F. Pink. The ideas can be applied in any organization, and by individuals at any level, to build stronger, more effective organizations and personal practices.

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Decision-Making Process for Complex Situations in Complex World
This article is worth reading and discussion in any group focused on trying to solve complex problems such as poverty. It is one of a series of articles that can be found on the "Learning Change" site.

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diversitydatakids.org - measures of child well-being
from the web site: "diversitydatakids.org is a comprehensive information system to monitor the state of wellbeing, diversity, opportunity and equity for U.S. children. For a wider selection of metro data, visit our partner site, diversitydata.org."

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Dynamic Visualization, Communication of ideas. Bret Victor
This link points to a TED talk titled "The Humane Representation of Thought" presented by Bred Victor. The site also includes a list of links to follow for deeper exploration of this topic.

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Example of network analysis - article
This article is titled Why Policy Networks Don't Work (the way we think they do. The author demonstrates a use of network analysis to understand the groupings of people who worked to address the Ebola crisis in Africa.

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Girl Hub - Nike Foundation Project
From the web site: "Funded by DFID and managed by the Nike Foundation, Girl Hub is an innovative approach to the development of adolescent girls in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda."

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Impact DuPage County - Indicators site. 2018 demographics
The Impact DuPage portal is a robust site with data indicators for a number of different issue areas. This link points to a page with demographic data. Browse the site to learn what else is available.

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Innovation - discussion from Knowlledge @ WhartonHigh School
Visit this page and listen to a series of podcasts describing innovation in action. The transcript for each is posted with the site.

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Innoweave - Practical Tools for Social Innovation
From the web site: "Innoweave provides free webinars, action oriented workshops, easily accessible micro tools, and coaching funding to implement Social Innovation approaches for community organizations." This link points to a section focused on "Improving outcomes for youth in Ontario communities through Collective Impact".

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Inventing, Innovation in 2030 - a vision
This is a 2016 article by Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer for HP and the Director of HP Lab that talks about how innovating and manufacturing in 2030 might look like.

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Knowledge for Success helps family planning and reproductive health community
From the web site: "Knowledge SUCCESS champions the strategic and systematic use of knowledge in family planning and reproductive health programs and policies. Our project continues USAID’s legacy of investing in knowledge management, learning, and collaboration."

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From the website: "NDIA is a unified voice for home broadband access, public broadband access, personal devices, and local technology and training pro...

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This page is from the "Who you Know" section of the Christensen Institute website. The page says "Want to build your students' networks?  Here, w...

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This blog article is from the Solutions Journalism Network site. They "train and connect journalists to cover what's missing in today's news: How peop...

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From the web site: "We seek to help people to challenge their assumptions about the future, as this is the pathway to identifying blind spots and bein...

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The site describes itself as "A whiteboard, but better. Where teams get work done. Together, online."  There's a free version that that help...

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From the website: "The Purpose Playbook is here to help companies better understand what it means to have a purpose-led organization, what m...

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This article in Next City focuses on "community-driven development rooted in collaboration, showing that it must be at the core of supporting equitabl...

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In May 2010 the Woods Fund of Chicago issued a call for proposals for its "first Movement Building for Racial Justice Fund", which is described at t h...

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This is an article on the Community Commons web site, which uses data mapping to help create a spatial understanding of problems that affect people in...

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