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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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Movement Labs - Facilitates growth of social movements
From the web site: "The Movement Netlab is a practice-centered ‘think-make-and-do tank’. We are comprised of movement-based activists, organizers and researchers whose goal is to help develop powerful conceptual and practical tools that help facilitate the growth and effectiveness of the most dynamic, emerging social movements of our time."

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Moving (Rapidly) to a Networked World - 2018 list of networks
In this Network Weaving blog article June Holly lists a number of different change or transformational networks currently operating. This is one of several Network Weaving articles that are included in this library.

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Network-ing Does Not Equal Network WEAVING - 2018 article
The writer explores different concepts of network weaving and challenges readers with this statement: "And I believe that if we tease out a clearer understanding of the values and intent of network weaving, if we tempt our imaginations into this fresh, promising new territory, we go further to affirm and generate the kind of world we want to live in together. We affirm that weaving an impactful and resilient change network."

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Networks, Clusters and Ecosystems: Taking Regional Innovation to a New Level
This presentation describes how organizations, communities and regions can embrace the complexities of open networks and harness the power of collaboration. The report summarizes 12 years of work done at Purdue to develop these concepts.

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New Ways Of Thinking and Working to Achieve Prosperity
This article by Ben Hecht, president and CEO of Living Cities since July 2007, includes a quote saying "The road to the future requires that we move from a geographically bounded and named strategy, community development, to one that reflects the needs and realities of the twenty-first century, prosperity development."

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Resilient Chicago - A Plan for Inclusive Growth & a Connected City
The 2019 Resilient Chicago plan is the result of a planning process that began in late 2016. This link points to the strategy development page. Download and read the full report.

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Rooted Planning: Amplifying Existing Community Networks
This blog article contains links to a few other resources that describe the impact of urban renewal on inner city communities. The "tree root" analogy speaks to community networks that already exist, and need to be honored and supported. Read the article.

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Skills Fest - grassroots problem solving in Wisconsin
From the web site: "Our vision is to inspire local activity in a way that achieves sustainable (Social, Economic, Environmental) scalable outcomes so that everyone we engage with unleashes their creativity and capability towards their own sustainable aspirations." See how they are using Kumu.io to map their community. https://kumu.io/sfc/skillsfest



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SolutionsU - working to bring solutions journalism to every newsroom worldwide.
From the web site: "Explore SolutionsU, an online learning platform to support solutions-focused learning and teaching about society's challenges. And, visit Solutions Story Tracker™​, ​​​a curated database of solutions journalism stories​." This web site is loaded with useful ideas and information. Take some time to get acquainted.

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Strategic Doing - Do More Together
From the web site: "Strategic Doing teaches people how to form collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes and make adjustments along the way. In today’s world, collaboration is essential to meet the complex challenges we face.

Strategic Doing enables leaders to design and guide new networks that generate innovative solutions. It is a new strategy discipline that is lean, agile and fast—just what organizations, communities and regions need to survive and thrive."

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The Art of Facilitating Change - article with models to learn from
This article shows a few of the "effective and tested ways to facilitate individual and social change processes in communities, organizations, and culture."

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The role of narrative change in influencing policy
It's 2017. Have you heard the term "Narrative change"? This article attempts to describe and create an understanding of what this is. If you're trying to influence people to change behaviors, practices or policy, this seems to be relevant.

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Topos Partnership - changing the landscape of public understanding
From the web site: "The Topos Partnership has as its mission to explore and ultimately change the landscape of public understanding where public interest issues play out. Founded by Axel Aubrun and Joe Grady of Cultural Logic and Meg Bostrom of Public Knowledge, Topos was created to bring together the range of expertise needed to understand existing issue dynamics, explore possibilities for creating new issue understanding, develop a proven course of action, and arm advocates with new communications tools to win support."

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Tracing and Understanding Networks as Political Process
The author writes about understanding networks as part of a strategy to influence political action. This is blog of author of "Knowledge and Praxis of Networks As a Political Process"---- Yannick Rumpala from the University of Nice, in Nice, France.

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Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) - international
From the web site: "Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) is a research programme with a difference. We believe that environmental and social sustainability will never be achieved without profound, even difficult, changes to our societies. Through the T2S programme, we promote research on the complex social transformations needed to address problems of global environmental change, as well as on interrelated societal problems such as poverty, corruption, migration, social discontent and conflict."

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Using Systems Thinking to Explore Amplifying the Voices of Community Members
This is one of a series of article on the Pathways to New Community Paradigms blog which offers a deeper exploration into Collective Impact using blog articles and concept maps. If you're interested in collective impact, community collaboration or related ideas take time to visit the blog and the KUMU maps that are pointed to in each article.

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Ways to Improve Collaboration Impact - article 2018
From the web site: "IDC research found the integration of core business applications, empowering cross-silo conversations, and enterprise adoption of collaborative platforms results in significantly fewer meetings, less email, and faster time to execute projects. That's because work is done in real time, and not waiting for the next meeting. But it takes adoption from the bottom up and the top down to succeed, and often a change in how work is done."

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Assets and Opportunity Network - focus on financial security
From the web site: "The Assets & Opportunity Network is a movement-oriented group of service providers, advocates, researchers, financial institutions, policymakers and others who are working to implement strategies and advocate for policies that help people become more financially secure. The Network builds service delivery capacity to drive effective programs and products and advocacy capacity to increase engagement in the policy process and, ultimately, deepen our collective impact. And it connects stakeholders to one another nationally in order to create stronger alliances working for an opportunity economy that works for all."

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Assets for the Good in Groups - Luther Snow site
Luther Snow and friends are currently working to develop an online networking and resource site for the sharing and development of Asset Mapping and related positive strategies. Visit his web site to see the group grow, and to learn from this network of experienced leaders.

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Austin Coming Together - Chicago West Side Collective Effort
The goals of this group are "Collaborate to improve education and economic development outcomes in Austin; Build trust through effective communication, transparent operations, and commitment to action; Promote unity by valuing and respecting any individual or entity that shares ACT’s vision."

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Boston Metropolitan Area Planning Council
From the web site: "The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. Our regional plan, MetroFuture, guides our work as we engage the public in responsible stewardship of our region’s future."

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Building a Civic Infrastructure - Matt Leighninger on Slideshare
This site hosts a variety of SlideShare presentations describing weaknesses of current forms of civic engagement and ideas for improvement.

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Building a Culture of Empathy - videos and articles
Until someone not living in poverty or distressed circumstances "walks a mile in the other person's shoes" he/she does not have the empathy and understanding needed to help solve that person's problems.

T/MC NOTE: Volunteer involvement in a tutor/mentor program is a strategy go increase the number of people who empathize with issues of high poverty and who become more willing to commit time, talent and dollars to helping people in poverty overcome their challenges.

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Catalytic Communities (CatComm)
This is a community organizing network based in Brazil and on the Internet. It's database collects and shares information about similar efforts, or related to member interests, from around the world.

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Center for Digital Strategies - Dartmouth
From the web site: "At the center, we foster intellectual leadership by forging a learning community of scholars, executives, and students focused on the role of digital strategies in creating competitive advantage in corporations and value chains."

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