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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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Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects - Adds value to learning
This article illustrates the value of arts in education programs. These ideas could also be part of non-school, volunteer based, tutor/mentor programs.

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A National Dialogue on the State of The Arts - 2018
From the web site: This is "A panel discussion hosted by the Secretary of the Smithsonian Museum and a series of interviews that tackle the big question of why the arts matter in the 21st century."

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Artists Create Together (ACT) - Creative Twinning
From the website:"ACT! which is a two-sided coin, stands for ‘ACTION’; and ‘Artists Create Together’, where everyone is an artist. It is a MasterPeace concept that uses art to transform a local community towards an inclusive society. MasterPeace with its unique concept ACT! will initiate direct public and artists participation on art projects with the aim of creating awareness, desire for change, building knowledge and sustainability. In the 4 countries we will involve all relevant stakeholders; youngsters, role models, local government and business.Our concept has 4 artistic building blocks of music, street art visualization, storytelling and summits with an inclusive approach of involving marginalized groups as an active part of the project."

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Arts Mentoring - UK model
This is mentoring program based in London, where members of arts industry mentor youth age 16-24. This link points to a page with a downloadable PDF impact report.

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Chicago Poetry Foundation
From the web site: "The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience."

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Global Peace Tiles Project
From the web site: "Launched in mid 2000s, the Global Peace Tiles Project is both a process and a movement. It is a way of understanding creativity, voice, and learning as interconnected processes. When working together they form a powerful experience that builds joy, confidence, and connection with others." Browse the web site to see projects done in countries throughout the world.

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John Walt Foundation - focuses on youth in arts
From the website: "The John Walt Foundation empowers and enables youth across multiple artistic platforms. We intend to partner professional artist with youth to help mentor as well as build their artistic futures. We are here to embolden the creative soul of every young artist by inspiring a few to take their dreams and accomplish them."

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Lane 44 LTD - opens doors to careers in film production
Mission: "Through exposure to the intricate and exciting world of film production, Lane 44 empowers the Youth of Chicago’s South Side (YCSS) to envision a road to success through a professional career in film or video production, or other meaningful employment of their choosing."

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Peace Tiles Project
The Peace Tiles Project was founded by Lars Hasselblad Torres in 2006 and was designed "to engage participants emotionally, intellectually and creatively in a process of "arts advocacy." This link points to the Facebook page where you can see many of the projects from past years.

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Time In - NYC arts based youth development program
From the web site: "Time In is a groundbreaking arts initiative that brings some of New York’s youngest, most at-risk public school children out of underserved classrooms in Harlem and the South Bronx, and into the world of the living arts every week of the school year as part of their normal school day. Founded in 2006, Time In transforms the lives of inner city children, as it inspires learning and engagement in a nurturing, multi-sensorial learning environment that enriches children’s lives and helps them reach their fullest potential.'

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Urban Gateways - brings arts to Chicago youth
From the web site: "Urban Gateways delivers high-quality, accessible arts experiences to young people in Chicago. From visual arts residencies to live performances and media arts apprenticeships, our programs connect youth with professional artists to encourage self-expression and social change."

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Animating Arts - Fostering Civic Engagement Through the Arts
From the web site "Animating Democracy inspires, informs, promotes, and connects arts and culture as potent contributors to community, civic, and social change. As a program of Americans for the Arts, we bring national visibility to arts for change work, build knowledge about quality practice, and create useful resources. By demonstrating the public value of creative work that contributes to social change and fostering synergy across arts and other fields and sectors, we work to make the arts an integral and effective part of solutions to the challenges of communities and toward ensuring a healthy democracy."

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Art in the Public Interest.
From the web site: "API’s goal is to support the efforts of culturally engaged artists and organizations, both by providing information to them about the field, and by providing information about the field to the broader public. Vehicles for this information have included periodicals, books, pamphlets, archives, workshops, electronic information sites and collaborations with other organizations."

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ArtCamp (Artesanas Campesinas)
This link is to an organization in Tecalpulco, Mexico where women create art that is sold vis the Internet.
Use the Google Translator feature to translate from Spanish to English.

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ArtPlace - supports creative placemaking across US
From the web site: "ArtPlace America (ArtPlace) is a ten-year collaboration among a number of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions that works to position arts and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to help strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities."

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Arts & Business Council of Chicago (A&BC/Chicago)
The goal of this national initiative is to provide current information, ideas, and resources on how to use the arts and humanities to enhance drug and violence prevention programming, foster resiliency in youth, and implement collaboration within communities to strengthen prevention programs for youth.

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Arts Education in Chicago - ArtLook Map
Search the map for schools and arts organizations in Chicago. Hosted by Ingenuity.

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Arts Education Partnerships.
From the web site: "The Arts Education Partnership provides information and communication about current and emerging arts education policies, issues, and activities at the national, state, and local levels. Our major projects and activities include: commissioning and disseminating research about critical arts and education issues; maintaining and linking databases on state-level policies for arts education; and convening national forums around significant themes and issues in the field."

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Arts for Global Development
From the web site: "Art4Development.Net is an international educational initiative with a purpose of furthering interdisciplinary, multisectoral, cross-cultural, and creative approach in social change and development."

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ARTSEDGE - the National Arts and Education Network at Kennedy Center
From the web site: "ArtsEdge focuses on ways to support innovative teaching with the arts, and meet changing trends in education and to accommodate the ever-evolving impact of technology in our lives. The ArtsEdge collection of free digital resources—including lesson plans, audio stories, video clips, and interactive online modules—has been streamlined for easier browsing and upgraded to leverage best practices in educational media and multimedia-supported instruction."

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Borderbend Arts Collective - Chicago
From the web site: "The Borderbend Arts Collective is an arts partner at Mozart Park (one of the Chicago Park District's 500+ parks). We have been offering the "Chicago Heroes & Arts Journeys" workshop series at Mozart Park since January 2014."

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Changing Worlds - Educational Arts NPO in Chicago
Changing Worlds is an educational arts nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster inclusive communities through oral history, writing and art programs that improve student learning, affirm identity and enhance cross-cultural understanding.

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Chicago Area Writing Project
From the web site: "The Chicago Area Writing Project (CAWP) is based at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and since its founding in 1979, CAWP has trained more than 21,000 teachers based on the highly acclaimed Bay Area Writing Project “teachers-teaching-teachers” model to improve their instruction of writing. CAWP is one of over 200 sites of the National Writing Project and is one of six NWP sites in Illinois."

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Collaboraction Theater Company - Chicago
From the web site: "Collaboraction Theatre Company creates original theatrical experiences that push artistic boundaries in order to explore critical social issues with a diverse community of Chicagoans." Their teen program, Peacemakers, is "a group of teen artists generating their own work dedicated to telling their stories and cultivating a dialogue of hope and change." Located at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.

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Coming up Taller - Support The Arts For Better Life
Based on the Coming Up Taller Report, calling for support of arts in education. Report PDF can be found at

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