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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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Mapping Career aspirations against job demand
This UK report shows a lack of alignment between what careers youth aspire to and the jobs that will be available. Probably same in US.

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Michigan State Broad School of Business
This link points to one of several programs at the Broad School of Business, The Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

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Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) programs
From the web site: "The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) programs recognize global educator visionaries who are using technology to pave the way for their peers for better learning and student outcomes. These are a variety of programs to help both educators who are just beginning this journey, as well as programs for educators who are leaders in innovative education."

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MIT Sloan Action Learning Labs
From the web site: MIT's Sloan School of Business' Action Learning Labs enable students to translate classroom knowledge and theory into practical solutions for real organizations across the globe. The breadth of opportunities provided by a diverse selection of labs allows students to pursue their specific interests and passions—or explore something totally new—while developing and strengthening their problem-solving and leadership capabilities.

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National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB)
From the web site: "NAWB’s mission is to support its members through a comprehensive program of advocacy, training and technical assistance, communication, and the promotion of strategic partnerships for the advancement of our nation’s workforce."

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National Career Academy Coalition
From the web site: "The mission of the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC) is to create and support a national network of existing and emerging high school career academies."

Editor note: Career Academies mirror many of the goals of the type of comprehensive tutor/mentor program encouraged by the Tutor/Mentor Connection, and represent potential partners for such programs in many cities. Visit the LINKS section of the NCAC web site to learn more about the many different Career Academies operating in America.

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National Diversity Council
From the web site: "The mission of the NDC is to be both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity and inclusion. The NDC serves as the umbrella organization to support our statewide and regional affiliates, which foster an understanding of diversity and inclusion as a dynamic strategy for business success and community well-being through various initiatives."

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National Fund for Workforce Solutions
From the web site: "The National Fund for Workforce Solutions seeks to improve employment, training, and labor market outcomes for low-income individuals. The Fund’s support will improve both the quality of jobs and the capacity of workers by promoting change at three levels: individual, institution, and system. The result: better jobs, better workers, and a better workforce development system."

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National Youth Employment Coalition
From the web site: "NYEC members work to address the many barriers that opportunity youth face, helping young people gain and maintain employment, complete high school and persist in postsecondary education, enhance their well-being, and become productive citizens. NYEC members include nonprofit providers of services to youth, as well as city agencies, local workforce development boards, and research organizations."

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Net Impact Undergrad at UCLA
From the web site: "Our mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of new leaders who use the power of business to make a positive net social, environmental, and economic impact. Net Impact Undergrad aims to equip, educate, and inspire business students to use their business skills for lasting social and environmental good."

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New Skills for Youth Program launched by JPMorgan Chase (2016)
This PDF describes a major investment by JPMorgan Chase. The "$75 million, five-year global initiative is aimed at enabling young people to obtain the education and credentials they need to be career-ready and succeed in well-paying jobs." Other industries will need to add similar investments to reach youth in all high poverty neighborhoods of US and world locations.

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Notre Dame Mendoza Business School - Net Impact
From the web site: "Net Impact is a nonprofit membership organization for students interested in using business skills to promote positive change and social impact. At Mendoza, we believe that business can be a force for good in the world. We seek to address the divide between discussing corporate social responsibility in the classroom and putting it into practice in the business world and the wider community."

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NYU Stern Social Enterprise Association
From the web site: "NYU Stern provides a comprehensive program for students interested in social enterprise. The curriculum covers topics such as social entrepreneurship, venture philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility. To complement academic preparation, students may capitalize on numerous experiential learning opportunities."

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Opportunity Chicago - archive
From the web site: "Opportunity Chicago was a collaborative of government agencies, foundations, nonprofit organizations and employers. It's goal was to help 5,000 public housing residents prepare for and find quality jobs by the end of 2010." Browse the archive and learn from work that was done.

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Penn State University's Park's Smeal College of Business' Net Impact
From the web site: "We strive to make a difference on campus by engaging in different projects, trips and activities that promote sustainability in our everyday lives. The world around us is constantly evolving, and we strive to learn about how those in the corporate world are taking initiative for a better future, and strive to incorporate these ideas into our everyday lives.."

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Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE)
From the web site: "PACE is a membership network of foundations and funders that invest in civic engagement and democracy. PACE’s mission is to inspire interest, understanding, and investment in civic engagement within philanthropy and to be a voice for philanthropy in larger conversations taking place in the fields of civic engagement, service, and democratic practice."

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Princeton Alumni Corps (was Princeton 55 Project)
Alumni of Princeton University have been engaged in social benefit work for many years, via the Princeton 55 Project. The name of the group was changed in 2010 to Princeton Alumni Corps to expand its mission.

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Profit for Purpose - Something to Think About
Capitalism and financial gain are the driving force behind our entire economic system. However, does the wealth gained benefit the entire world or just a few fortunate entrepreneurs? This article was referenced in a Profit for Purpose discussion hosted on the Social Edge platform in September 2006.

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Profound Gentlemen of Color - engages Black Male Educators
This is a national organization with a Chicago branch. See this description on the web site: "Profound Gentlemen is committed to supporting boys and male educators of color in the Chicago community. In collaboration with the Chicago Teacher’s Union Foundation, we are able to provide free support services to focus in retaining male educators of color. In addition, through our educators who lead mentoring groups, we will be creating a cradle to career pipeline for boys of color. Together our efforts will strengthen a community and an everlasting impact."

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Purdue University - Krannert’s Experiential Learning Initiative
From the web site: "Krannert’s Experiential Learning courses provide MBA and graduate students across Purdue the opportunity to undertake projects for a variety of organizations to address important issues and challenges while applying and integrating the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their studies at Purdue."

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Rice University Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship
From the web site: "The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship (Rice Alliance) is Rice University’s nationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education, and the launch of technology companies."

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SBA Learning Center - help with starting & growing a business
This site was created to help small business owners know how their business compares with the competition in their region. .

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School-to-Work Initiatives: Goals from 1996
This link points to an archive titled "Study of School-To-Work Initiatives Cross-Site Analysis June 1995" The goals set then are still appropriate today. What can we learn about why the problems still persist?

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SIFE - business / university collaboration and competitions
From the web site: "SIFE is a partnership between business and higher education that is preparing the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders to create a better world for everyone. A global non-profit organization, SIFE offers university students the opportunity to solve real world problems through projects by answering the following call to action: "Considering the relevant economic, social and environmental factors, which SIFE team most effectively empowered people in need by applying business and economic concepts and an entrepreneurial approach to improve their quality of life and standard of living?"

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St. Louis Jobs - investing in youth futures
From the web site "STL Youth Jobs bridges the divide between our region’s youth and the growing skills gap in our workforce:" Leaders in different cities can learn from each other.

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