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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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U.S. Census Bureau - American Fact Finder
The US Census Bureau conducts nearly one hundred surveys and censuses every year and shares this information via the American Fact Finder and many other reports that can be found on this site.

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University of Minnesota Extension - Civic Engagement
From the web site: "Drawn from best practices and research, Extension's model of civic engagement guides leaders and community members in addressing public issues and solving public problems. By bringing together experience, information and diverse perspectives in a respectful process allows communities to reach decisions that are more thoughtful, broadly supported and ultimately sustainable. To help leaders succeed, Extension offers workshops as well as long-term cohort programs that help groups plan for successful community engagement." This is one of several focus areas.

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Urban Institute - Economic/Social Policy Research
From the web site: "Founded in 1968 to understand the problems facing America’s cities and assess the programs of the War on Poverty, the Urban Institute brings decades of objective analysis and expertise to policy debates—in city halls and state houses, Congress and the White House, and emerging democracies around the world. Today, our research portfolio ranges from the social safety net to health and tax policies; the well-being of families and neighborhoods; and trends in work, earnings, and wealth building. Our scholars have a distinguished track record of turning evidence into solutions."

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Urban Strategies Council - data and reports
From the web site: "The mission of Urban Strategies Council is to eliminate persistent poverty in the Bay Area by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities. We leverage research, policy, innovation, collaboration, and advocacy to achieve equity and social justice." This link points to a page with reports produced by the Institute.

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Using data to influence policy - what we know and don't know
With so much emphasis on providing evidence and data to support your work, so donors provide the dollars to do it, this article is an important read, showing challenges, shortcomings and opportunities.

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Voices for Illinois Kids - Kids Count Report
From the web site: "Voices for Illinois Children is an independent advocacy organization that champions strong public policies and investments for all children in our state. Among its services is publication of an Annual Kids Count report, which you can download from this link.

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Wiley Online Library
From the web site "Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases."

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Woodlan Children's Promise Zone. Policy Report - 2011 pdf
This is report by Chicago Policy Research Team (CPRT), the undergraduate Public Policy Studies Program at the University of Chicago, which has worked in partnership with the Woodlawn Children’s Promise Community (WCPC) to conduct an early-stage exploration and evaluation of WCPC programs.

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