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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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Fuqua's CASE Center - Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship
From the web site: "A research and education center based at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) promotes the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact through the thoughtful adaptation of business expertise."

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Georgetown University - Business for Impact
From the web site: "We are founded on the belief that business can be a powerful force for good. We know that successful companies do well by doing good.

Our mission is to solve the world’s most pressing issues through delivering world-class education, impactful student experience, and direct action with global companies, nonprofits, and government leaders."

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Georgia Tech Institute for Leadership & Entrepreneurship
from the web site: "ILE supports global citizenship and responsible leadership among students, faculty and members of the business community. ILE encourages individuals and organizations to create added value by focusing on a triple bottom-line."

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Global Human Capital Trends 2014: Engaging the 21st Centuiry workforce
From the web site: "CEOs and HR leaders see talent as a major challenge to growth. Where should you focus? This Deloitte survey of 2,500+ organizations in 90+ countries reveals 12 critical trends shaping the human capital agenda." NPO leaders seeking corporate involvement need to understand information like this so they align their involvement of volunteers with corporate talent development and retention goals.

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Goldman-Sachs Community Initiatives - Community Teamworks
From the web site: "Through Community TeamWorks, the people of Goldman Sachs contribute their ideas and expertise to drive tangible progress in communities where we work and live."

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Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) - research page
GMAC provides "ongoing survey research and market analysis give students the tools to make fact-based admissions decisions."

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HBS Social Enterprise
From the web site: "The HBS Social Enterprise Initiative applies innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change. It's grounded in the mission of Harvard Business School and aims to educate, inspire, and support leaders across all sectors to tackle society’s toughest challenges and make a difference in the world."

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HBS Working Knowledge Forum
From the web site: "Since 1999, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge has connected the School’s leading edge research and ideas on business management with practitioners, thought-leaders, and academics. Readers are introduced to the newest thinking on more than 100 business topics and industries long before they make their way into mainstream practice. In addition to our website, Working Knowledge publishes on social media and through a variety of content-sharing partnerships.."

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Helping High Schools prepare students for work -
From the web site: "Achieve is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization dedicated to working with states to raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments, and strengthen accountability."

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Hoover Institution at Stanford University
From the web site: "the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all mankind."

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How To Engineer Serendipity - Workforce Development Article
Business spends billions of dollars to support innovation. This TIME magazine article shows how helping employees connect informally with others stimulates idea exchanges and innovation. Companies who encourage employee involvement in volunteer-based organizations can stimulate a similar range of informal networking opportunities, at a much lower cost.

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ICATT Youth Apprentice Program - Chicago
From the web site: "ICATT is an innovative and industry-led approach to education. Benchmarked on the German Dual Education System, this program is an educational model developed in conjunction with technology leaders. ICATT combines practice, theory and work to train a globally competitive workforce. Companies get a tailored training program, greater employee loyalty and access to a high quality candidate pool. Apprentices profit from earning an Associate’s Degree with no debt to pay off afterwards, a German DIHK certification as well as guaranteed employment for the time of their training plus at least two years after."

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IDES "One Source" Career Education Center
From the web site: "IDES encourages economic growth and stability in Illinois by providing Employment Services to Illinois residents and employers, analyzing and disseminating essential Labor Market Information, and administering Unemployment Insurance programs."

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Imperial Consulting Focuses on Workforce & Economic Development
From the web site: "Since 1968 Imperial has provided advanced education and talent improvement programs for tens of thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations. Our current focus centers on solving the skills-jobs disconnect by helping clients plan and implement workforce restructuring and development by forming a Regional Talent Innovation Network". NOTE: Dr. Gordon was an advisory council member of the Tutor/Mentor Connection for many years.

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International Labuor Organization (ILO)
From the web site: "The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues." Search the site and find articles like Promoting youth employment through information and communication technologies (ICT) Best practices examples in Asia and the Pacific by Richard Curtain, Curtain Consulting, Melbourne, AU, December 2001 The focus of this paper is on best practice examples from mainly Asia-Pacific countries of the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) to generate youth employment. Examples of ICT-related employment opportunities for young people are used to illustrate the following best practice principles: promoting youth entrepreneurship; promoting public-private partnerships; targeting vulnerable groups of young people; and bridging the gap between the digital economy and the informal sector and putting young people in charge. While the paper focuses on Asia-Pacific countries, the ideas and examples are applicable in any poverty area of the world, including the inner cities of America.

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Internships provide on-the job learning- Edutopia blog
This article illustrates how business and schools can collaborate to provide a 9th grade to 12th grade learning experience, connecting youth to real-world experiences.

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IU Kelly School of Business Institute for Social Impact
From the web site: "The mission of the institute is to engage students, faculty, professional staff, and corporate partners in fostering positive economic and social change."

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Jobs for the Future
From the web site: "Jobs for the Future (JFF) is a national nonprofit that builds educational and economic opportunity for underserved populations in the United States. JFF develops innovative programs and public policies that increase college readiness and career success and build a more highly skilled, competitive workforce. With over 30 years of experience, JFF is a recognized national leader in bridging education and work to increase economic mobility and strengthen our economy."

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JP Morgan Chase Fellowship Initiative
This initiative supports Black youth in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. The web site has quite a bit of information. Hopefully other companies will borrow some ideas and support even greater numbers of youth via organized mentoring programs.

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Keeping Employees via Volunteering
Business That Cares Blog writes "The cost of employee new hiring, training, getting up to speed is very high to organizations. Furthermore, employee dissatisfaction seems to be growing at an alarming rate. So what are the benefits of encouraging employees to volunteer? Read the article and then contact the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC to build a strategy.

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Knowledge Works - Innovative Education Approaches
From the web site: "KnowledgeWorks is a national organization committed to providing every learner with meaningful personalized learning experiences that ensure success in college, career and civic life. With a presence in more than 30 states, we develop the capabilities of educators to implement and sustain competency-based and early college schools, partner with federal, state and district leaders to remove policy barriers that inhibit the growth of personalized learning and provide national thought leadership around the future of learning."

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Living Classrooms Foundation
From the web site: "Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”

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Making Sense of Corporate Responsibility - article
From the web site: "This blog aims to engage and support those who would further the art and science of corporate responsibility and business sustainability, whether as a practitioner, a consumer, or any other kind of interested party."

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Managing the 21st Century Organization. V. Krebs
"If knowledge is power, what is connected knowledge?" That's how Valdis Krebs starts off this essay, showing the value to business of informal networks. Volunteering in tutor/mentor programs provides this network-building opportunity for anyone who becomes part of a comprehensive, mentor-rich program.

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Manchester Craftsmen's Guild - Pittsburg
From the web site: "For more than 40 years Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild has been a unique haven—a multi-disciplined arts and learning center that fosters a sense of belonging, interconnections, and hope within the urban community." Read about how arts involvement has raised the aspirations and motivations of students and led more to success in school and life. The thinking behind this project is something that should be at the soul of every volunteer-based tutor/mentor program in the country.

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