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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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Root Cause Analysis - Tracing a Problem to its Origins
From the web site: "Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a popular and often-used technique that helps people answer the question of why the problem occurred in the first place. It seeks to identify the origin of a problem using a specific set of steps, with associated tools, to find the primary cause of the problem, so that you can: a) Determine what happened; b) Determine why it happened; and c) Figure out what to do to reduce the likelihood that it will happen again." This is one of many articles on the MindTools web site.

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Social Media Research Foundation - NodeXL
From the web site: "The Social Media Research Foundation is the home of NodeXL – Network Overview Discovery and Exploration for Excel (2010, 2013 and 2016) – extending the familiar spreadsheet so you can collect, analyze and visualize complex social networks from Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Flicker."

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SOURCE, International online resource centre on disability and inclusion
From the web site: "Source is an International Online Resource Centre designed to strengthen the management, use and impact of information on disability and inclusion in development and humanitarian contexts. It is primarily intended for use by practitioners and academics."

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Stacktivism - A platform of information curation and sharing
From the web site: "We cannot have a conversation about something whilst it remains unseen. #stacktivism is a term that attempts to give form to a critical conversation & line of inquiry around infrastructure & the relationship we have to it."

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Streetwyze - neighborhood navigator powered by local knowledge
The web site promotes this saying "A way for you to navigate your neighborhood and discover hidden gems with real time help from the community". Developed in 2017. Browse site to become familiar.

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Sustain Arts Chicago - data on arts funding and participation - reflection
From the web site: "In partnership with the Foundation Center (now Candid) and Fractured Atlas, Sustain Arts developed three regional online data platforms to serve arts stakeholders in Southeastern Michigan (launched 2014), the San Francisco Bay Area (launched 2015), and the Chicagoland region (launched 2016). Over the course of the project, 40 individual and institutional donors contributed over $3 million to create innovative technology, bring together an unprecedented array of data sets, and promote the use of data in decision-making and policy-setting among arts organizations, arts funders, and public arts agencies " This link points to an analysis of what worked, what did not, and ideas for the future. The link to the Chicago section, which will go offline in 2020, is at

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The Cyclical Process of Action Research
As you read this paper think of how the involvement of volunteers and youth in an on-going tutor/mentor program stimulates the learning and can engage youth, adults and supporters in on-going action research intended to find and sustain ways to help kids through school and into jobs and careers.

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The Development Gateway
From the web site: "We build upon nearly two decades of technical expertise to develop tools, processes, and custom analyses to help partners achieve results. DG makes development data easier to gather, access, use, and understand.

We are an international nonprofit organization with nearly two decades of experience across more than 70 countries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Our clients and partners are key players in the data and international development space."

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Theory of Inventive Problem Solving
Much of the Links Library on the T/MC site is hosted with concepts of Inventive Problem Solving in mind. TRIZ is a process of innovation and creativity that was developed over the past sixty years. Visit the web site to learn more about TRIZ.

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Think Tank List - SourceWatch
This site provides this definition for Think Tanks. "A think tank (also called a policy institute) is an organization, institute, corporation, or group that conducts research and engages in advocacy in public policy."

Editor note: We would like to find funding to do research or more consistent collection and sharing of information at the Tutor/Mentor Connection. Can you help us find benefactor to sponsor this?

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Understanding the role of knowledge in the management of social networks
This is one of many articles on the Learning Change library. It focuses on the value of knowledge management. This statement from the web site describes what's in this article: "seventeen essays from authors around the globe to explore the complex systems view of knowledge and its role in social networks."

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University of Chicago Libary - Digital collections
The University of Chicago Library's digital collection is huge and includes several different collections of maps. Search the digital collection by topic, subject, category, etc.

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World Population Data Visualization
From the web site: "PRB’s Digital Visualization highlights key global demographic trends. Explore current and projected population by region and country. And look at changes in total fertility, infant mortality, and life expectancy since 1970. A U.S. “What-If” scenario focuses on the effects of race and ethnicity on child poverty, child obesity, and college degrees."

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