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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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A Mentors Blog - Polished Pebbles
Kelly Fair is founder and leader of Polished Pebbles in Chicago. She uses her blog to educate, inspire and promote the work her organization is doing.

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A New Voice from Englewood (Chicago)
This is an example of how one person can write articles that draw attention to a neighborhood, and to the organizations working to help youth and families in the neighborhood. Youth and adults from many neighborhoods could take this role.

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Ad Council Blog - learn from experts
If you're trying to communicate your message and draw support to your ideas, the articles on this blog would be one source of inspiration and training.

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adVancEducation by Vance Stevens
Vance Stevens teaches computing at Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi. After a 20-year career in English language teaching, usually as CALL specialist and coordinator, he worked in software development in California as educational technology consultant, before returning to the Middle East as ed tech coordinator for a language school in Abu Dhabi. There he founded the online community Webheads resulting in involvement in many community-based online professional development endeavors which have formed the basis of his professional development life this past decade.

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All Stars Project Blog
This is blog by Gabrielle L. Kurlander, founder and leader of the All Stars Project, which grew from a grassroots all-volunteer effort in the early 2000s, into a new national model for engaging poverty through afterschool development and community organizing.

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Alliance Magazine blog - supports philanthropy/social investment
From the web site: "Alliance aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among philanthropists, social investors and others working for social change worldwide in order to maximize the impact of funding for social development. In addition to the subscriber only content Alliance also regularly makes its content free to read by all. This includes features, articles and interviews hand selected from recent issues or from Alliance Extra. Much of our fully searchable archive is also free to read by all.

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An Investment Approach to Philanthropy - 2011 articles
This is the first of a series of 2011 articles by Sean Stannard-Stockton, CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors. The are still well worth reading.

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Analysis of Civic Engagement in Digital Age report
This e-democracy blog does some thoughful analysis of the 2013 Civic Engagement in Digital Age report by the PEW Internet project and posts some challenging questions. I would like to see this discussed among volunteers and youth in tutor/mentor programs across the country.

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Articles about learning, work, innovation in networked era
This blog is written by Harold Jarche who "helps organizations learn, work, and innovate in the network era." His writing adds perspective and understanding to topics like complexity theory into practical advice.

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Barriers to Adoption of Online Learning Systems in Higher Ed
This Ithaka S+R report is a landscape review of important developments in online learning today. Read the blog and download the PDF.

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Becoming We the People blog - 2010-11 archive
This blog was written by Jordan Hesterman who was an active participant in the Chicago Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conferences between 2011 and 2015.

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Best Practices in Mentoring - Editorial in "The Mentor News"
Peer Resources publishes a monthly newsletter which has many resources mentoring and coaching leaders should value. In this issue the feature editorial offers some stimulating thinking about best practices.

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Big Data and Literacy - ETMOOC blog
This article was written by Thomas Salmon during the Jan-March 2013 ETMOOC.

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Big Shoulders Fund STEM Scholars Program blog
This is blog managed by Chicago middle grade students "to share the experiences of STEM Scholars with family, friends, and the world."

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Blog articles from 2008-09 by NUPIP Fellow at T/MC
From July 2008 through July 2009 Chris Warren served for one year in a Northwestern University Public Service Program fellowship at Cabrini Connections, Tutor/Mentor Connection. Chris wrote articles profiling the students and volunteers at Cabrini Connections and making sense of the ideas of the Tutor/Mentor Connection. Some of these can be read from year-to-year and used in many places. I hope you find them valuable.

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Blog connecting education, technology and learning
This blog is written by Gardner Campbell. This link points to a collection of video presentations.

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Blogging and the Future of Advocacy
This Blog, written by Ethan Zuckerman, offers many ideas for ways non-profits might use blogs as part of collaborative advocacy. T/MC has been following since 2007. In his introduction page Zukerman says, I now require my students to blog any lectures they attend, as I’ve discovered that I listen differently – and better – when I’m trying to turn someone else’s talk into a blog post. I think that's great advice.

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Boren Mentoring Initiative (Oklahoma) blog
This blog has been written since 2012 to support, and communicate ideas about, youth mentoring in Oklahoma.

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Building a 'taxonomy of civic technology' - Microsoft blog
This article helps a reader understand the world of civic technology, but it also offers a model of how others might build a deeper understanding of people and organizations working in other sectors.

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Building Creative Bridges - ETMOOC articles
Paul Signorelli, "a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, presenter, social media strategist, learning advocate, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience" wrote a series of excellent blog articles during the Jan-March 2013 ETMOOC.

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Cabrini Connections blog - 2006-July 2011
This blog was from 2006-2011 used to coach the students, volunteers and donors of Cabrini Connections, which operates in Chicago which was operating as a sister project to the Tutor/Mentor Connection during that time.

You'll see that while we talked about a single program in many of our articles we used this to make a case for more consistent support for ALL tutor/mentor programs in the Chicago region and in other cities.

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California Commonwealth Club - podcasts
From the web site: "The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. We bring more than 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to more than 20,000 members." This link points to podcasts.

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Capture student responses without costly clickers
This article shows low-cost ways to obtain student response to classroom learning which are alternatives to expensive "clicker" technology.

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Challenges of creating national conversation about key issues - 2013 article
For those trying to build local/national discussions around key issues, this blog article showing challenges of a failed nation-wide project (“Let’s Talk America”) can provide useful ideas to support your own efforts.

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Change.MOOC.Ca - learn about instructional technology innovations
During late 2011 different education technology researchers and instructors participated in leading weekly, self-directed learning sessions in this on-line community. The archives of each week's session are available, leading to an extensive library of ideas and experiences that anyone in the world can draw from.

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