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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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Stimulating employee creativity
This article by Daniel H Pink: "employees are faster and more creative when solving other people's problems" is another reason why CEO's should encourage employee involvement in non profits trying to solve complex problems, such as youth tutoring, mentoring programs.

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Technical Education Resource for Indiana - planning for careers resource
From the web site: "The mission of College and Career Readiness and Career and Technical Education in Indiana is to ensure that the academic achievement and career preparation of all Indiana students will be the best in the United States and on par with the most competitive countries in the world."

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The Development School for Youth
From the web site: "The Development School for Youth (DSY) is the All Stars Project's innovative outside-of-school leadership and business training program. In partnership with businesses and caring corporate professionals DSY offers supplemental educational, social and internship experiences in a variety of workplace settings. This training prepares inner-city youth to enter the professional workforce, pursue educational opportunities and face challenges in new ways."

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The Poynter Institute - School for Journalist
The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalists. Read the Blogs and find useful tips on how to tell the story of your organization, and  how to work with media.

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The Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago
The Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago are committed to building a demand-driven workforce system. They link regional workforce investment activities with economic development organizations in order to support a workforce system that provides quality employees for employers and develops real career opportunities for job seekers. The developing system is intended to make it easy for business to make connections with qualified applicants and to access other vital workforce development services.

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UC Davis Net Impact
From the web site: "University of California at Davis' Business School's Net Impact Chapter works with the GSM faculty and staff to offer courses in social entrepreneurship and sustainable business focusing on the “triple bottom line.” Our chapter regularly hosts speakers, organizes educational and volunteer events, organizes an annual welcome retreat for new and continuing students, and attends the annual National Net Impact Conference.

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UK Career Academy Foundation
From the web site: "The UK Career Academy Foundation is a not-for profit organisation, set up by leading figures from the worlds of business and education. Its aim is to provide young people aged between 16 and 18 with the curriculum and guidance necessary to build rewarding careers and fulfilling lives. It does this through the promotion of 'Career Academies', schools within schools that combine a rigorous industry validated curriculum for students with leading edge practice in education business link activity, including paid summer internships with supporting companies and one-to-one business mentoring."

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University of California - Berkeley, Program on Open Innovation
From the web site: "Our goal is to make the Program in Open Innovation as externally connected as we can, to identify important ideas and information from outside, and to share our own ideas with interested parties on the outside."

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University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Net Impact Club
From the web site: "Net Impact's mission is to support and educate students about civic leadership and social impact focused careers, including impact investing, corporate social responsibility, international development, and nonprofit work. We are also part of the national Net Impact organization, a network of leaders committed to using the power of business to positively impact social and environmental concerns."

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University of Maryland at College Park's Smith School of Business' Net Impact Chapter
From the web site: "Net Impact programs and services are designed to inspire, equip and educate members to use business tools for social, environmental, and economic impact, and come with a number of benefits. Net Impact members gain first-hand experience affecting positive change throughout organizations, in the areas of corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development and environmental sustainability. We hope you will join us as we pursue these goals here at Smith."

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University of Michigan's Ross School of Business - Social Impact Research
Articles on social impact are just one category of research available on the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business web site.

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University of Minnesota Net Impact
From the web site: "Our Carlson Graduate - Net Impact chapter empowers a new generation to drive social and environmental change throughout their careers. Our volunteer-led chapter of Carlson MBAs drives change by creating a like-minded community and providing events and programs that support members who aim to use business as a force for environmental & social impact. Join us! We partner with other local chapters including Twin Cities professionals and Carlson undergrads."

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University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business - Social Impact Clubs
From the web site: "Now more than ever, responsibility for our planet and society is an important theme in business. Wharton houses many MBA clubs and activities that enable you to take a deeper look at social impact issues, and gain first-hand experience in the field."

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University of Virginia - Darden Net Impact
From the web site: "Net Impact at Darden strives to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Our members share a passion for corporate responsibility, social enterprises, nonprofit management, community and international development, and environmental sustainability."

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University of Wisconsin Madison Business School's Net Impact Chapter
From the web site: "In conjunction with the Net Impact National Organization, the mission of Net Impact is to use business to improve the Wisconsin community and its sustainability-minded business leaders. With this, Net Impact seeks to increase green, sustainability-driven, and social responsibility opportunities for graduated students of the Wisconsin School of Business."

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Urban Alliance Chicago - HIgh School Internship Program
From the web site: "Urban Alliance is a youth development organization that provides young people with the professional skills training and work experience needed to succeed in tomorrow’s labor market. By providing Urban Alliance youth with early, meaningful work, our Chicago business partners are helping to strengthen the school-to-work pipeline and prepare the next generation of leaders."

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USC Marshall School of Business - Institute for Communications Tech
From the web site: "Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) is an industry-supported Center of Excellence within USC's Marshall School of Business. It is primarily focused on communications sector and its convergence with technology and media."

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Utah Board of Education - Work Based Learning Program
From the web site: "Work-Based Learning (WBL) gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include the community. By narrowing the gap between theory and practice, Work-Based Learning creates meaning for students."

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Vanderbilt University - Turner Family Center for Social Ventures
From the web site: "The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures is committed to alleviating poverty through market-driven forces and enterprise. Directed by a graduate student-led programming board, the center provides resources and opportunities to leverage and combine the individual strengths of Vanderbilt University graduate students, faculty, and business partners."

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Verizon Foundation - Innovative Learning
From the web site: "Verizon Innovative Learning brings free technology, free access and immersive hands-on learning opportunities to kids in underserved schools and communities. We inspire tomorrow’s creators to use technology to build brighter futures for themselves, their families and the world."

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Vocational and Technical Careers Resources
This web site is an on-line library of Vocational and Technical Career Resources. It's not been updated since 2012, but the huge list of topics should still offer a wealth of information.

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Volunteer Engagement Matters blog
From the blog site: Our mission is "Providing leadership and expertise in volunteerism through education, promotion and program development to strengthen community engagement and development,"

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Wake Forest U. School of Business - Center for Retail Innovation
From the web site: "The Wake Forest Center for Retail Innovation provides resources for faculty and student-led academic and practitioner-oriented learning to help drive the future of retail."

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Washington University Olin School of Business' Net Impact Chapter
From the web site: "Olin Net Impact is the Washington University chapter of Net Impact, a community of more than 30,000 changemakers who are using our jobs to tackle the world’s toughest problems. We put our business skills to work for good throughout every sector, showing the world that it’s possible to make a net impact that benefits not just the bottom line, but people and planet too."

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West Town Bikes - uses bicycles as a tool to teach young people
From the web site: "West Town Bikes is a community bicycle learning center. We offer youth programs here at the shop and across the city, bicycle mechanics workshops and classes and special events to members of the community. We also provide creative work space for special bicycle building, utilitarian human powered design, kinetic art, advocacy projects, and all sorts of constructive creation."

West Town Bikes also provide apprenticeship programs for youth attending high schools in and around Humboldt Park.


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