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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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Braven - helping students from college to careers
From the web site: "The mission of Braven, founded in 2014, is to empower promising, underrepresented young people—first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color—with the skills, confidence, experiences and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs, which lead to meaningful careers and lives of impact." Operates in Chicago, Newark and the Bay Area.

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Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative
From the web site: "The purpose of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative is to help CUMU members more rapidly and effectively advance an anchor mission approach within their institutions, higher education, and the communities they serve. With support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation in 2018, The Democracy Collaborative and CUMU will provide access to facilitated peer learning exchanges, tools and strategies. Institutions participating in the pilot year will help to co-design a set of activities to develop important innovations for the field."

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Memphis Teacher Residency (MTR) - created EdGap map
From the web site: MTR's mission is "As a response to the gospel mandate to love our neighbors as ourselves, MTR will partner to provide students in Memphis neighborhoods with the same, or better, quality of education as is available to any student in Memphis by recruiting, training, and supporting effective teachers within a Christian context. Summarized, our mission is "Christian love expressed in equal education." One of the resources created by MTR is an interactive map showing ACT scores for individual schools in 19 cities, as an overlay to poverty levels." See the map at

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Start a Career Working With Children - map a path
This link points to a page that shows many careers working with children that you might aspire to and the college path that leads you there.

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Student Union - helps match students with more rigorous colleges
From the web site: "First-generation college students are often under-supported when it comes to the difficult decision of choosing a school. Uptake's Student Union helps connect first-generation college applicants with a portfolio of schools that provide them with the best chances of admission and graduation."

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Understand Graduation Rates when Choosing a College
The EdTalk Project translates education data in to information people can use, such as graduation rate, for different ethnic groups, at over 1000 US universities. Before you choose a college, review this information.

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Achieving The Dream: Helping More Community College Students Succeed
From the web site: "Achieving the Dream is a comprehensive non-governmental reform movement for student success. Together with our network of higher ed institutions, coaches and advisors, state policy teams, investors and partners, we are helping more than 4 million community college students have a better economic opportunity and achieve their dreams."

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Additional articles on vocational and school to work
Here's another collection of links related to school-to-work, vocational education, etc.

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All Star helps individuals advance careers through education
Search over 1,000 career training schools to find the program that's right for you. Vocational schools, technical schools, trade schools, career colleges and more!

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American Association of University Women-Illinois
From the web site: "The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political."

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Best On-Line Colleges
From the web site: "At, we’re excited about guiding you toward challenging, satisfying academic programs that will propel your career into the future. We know that competition for exciting careers is tough, which is why we provide the most current guides, news, tips, and rankings to prepare you for college and the job search after graduation."

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Best On-Line Colleges - by subject
This site offers rankings by subject matter for on-line colleges. It's goal is to "provide the most current guides, news, tips, and rankings to prepare you for college and the job search after graduation."

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Career OneStop Toolkit - US Dept of Labor
This is an extensive resource for anyone planning a career, changing jobs, or seeking work.

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Career opportunities in criminal justice - resource
From the web site: "Criminal justice is an interdisciplinary career field that includes law enforcement, legal studies, and homeland security. is a platform for distance learners pursuing their online criminal justice degrees and exploring dynamic career options. We're here to connect you to the resources and opportunities you need to move forward in this exciting field."

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Chicago Job Resource
From the web site: "Chicago Job Resource was created to pro-actively find Chicago job, career, employment and unemployment information. Browse the Chicago Job Fairs, Career Fairs, Open Houses and Hiring Events calendar for all the latest information on these events. Also look for job networking events and job clubs on the Chicago Job Networking Events and Chicago Job Club meetings calendar."

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City Colleges of Chicago - Financial Aid tips
Browse the web site of City Colleges of Chicago for drop down menus of how to apply, scholarship opportunities, course schedules at the various colleges in the CCC network, etc. This links points to information about financing a college education.

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College Board - Big Future College Planning
From the web site: "Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools." Use the resources at the Big Future page to help plan for your college future.

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College Scholarship ideas - blog
This blog can stimulate thinking among students seeking money for college.

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College Scholarship Resource - Fastweb
From the web site: "Fastweb is the premier online resource for paying and preparing for college. Fastweb members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities completely free of charge. With roughly 1.5 million scholarships worth more than $3.4 billion, there are scholarships for every student’s educational goals, activities and interests. Additionally, Fastweb members can depend on us for insider financial aid tips, advice on high school and college life, as well as job and internship matches in their area.

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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
From the web site: "Established in 1997, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. We view health broadly as physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and emphasize partnership approaches to health that focus on changing the conditions and environments in which people live, work, study, pray and play.

By mobilizing knowledge, providing training and technical assistance, conducting research, building coalitions and advocating for supportive policies, we help to ensure that the reality of community engagement and partnership matches the rhetoric."

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Complete Guide to Accredited Online Colleges
From the web site: "Online Colleges is a nonprofit resource for students considering attending an online college. It gives students the most comprehensive and unbiased list of online colleges and universities on the web. Students can use this for a more educated choice about where they want to go to college. Linking directly to the college, this site also gives an overview of its distance education, and list its accreditation data."

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Dealing with Student Loan Debt?
This is a web site that can help people dealing with high levels of student loan debt.

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Edgewood College - Cabrini Connections 2011article
This is one of many articles showing how graduate students and faculty from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin organized annual summer workshops presented to 7th to 12th grade students at the Cabrini Connections program in Chicago.

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Featured Career Education
From the web site: "Careers.Org has everything you need to start, change, or energize your career. Among its more than 150,000 pages, you will find: a) Detailed information about over 1000 Occupations, including wages, skills, and links to corresponding college programs; b) Career, Job and Educational resources for states, cities, and counties in the United States, as well as Canadian Provinces and International Countries; c) Detailed profiles for thousands of Colleges and Universities in the United States and abroad, including academic programs, tuition and expenses, and admissions requirements; and much more.

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Federal Student Aid (for college) - US Dept of Education
Learn how to prepare for college, what types of financial aid you can get, if you qualify for aid, how to apply, how to manage loans, and much more.

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