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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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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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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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Changing Business as Usual - Follow up to 2013 NPO conferences
David Wilcox poses three Questions for Non-profit & For-profit Innovation Leaders following his participation in the 2013 Council on Foundations in Chicago, the World Healthcare Congress in Washington, D.C. and the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford.

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Chief of Staff, DOD, Social Media Strategy - 2010 Slideshare
There ought to be something we can all learn from how the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the US Department of Defense is using social media. This 2010 Slideshare presentation outlines the DOD Social Media Strategy."

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Chronicle of Philanthropy - on-line resource
The Chronicle of Philanthropy site has a wealth of information for non profit and philanthropic leaders. You need to subscribe to access most of these.

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Classroom 2.0 - connects more than 64,000 educators!
Classroom20.com is a social networking site devoted to those interested in the practical application of computer technology (especially Web 2.0) in the classroom and in their own professional development.

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cMOOC that would not die - the #etmooc
Alan Levine's 2015 blog article is a powerful endorsement of cMOOCs like the 2013 Education, Technology and Media MOOC.

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cMOOc vs xMOOC - a participant's experience
This is a 2013 article by one of the people I met during cMOOCs that I was part of. In the article is this quote: One of the results of this course is that I now know why I enjoy cMOOCs more than xMOOCs. Read the article and see what the writer has this opinion.

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cMOOCs and xMOOCs – key differences - 2013 article
Much has changed since 2013, but these differences are worth taking a look at.

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Collaborative Curiosity - blog aggregation page
In 2016 Virginia Commonwealth University hosted an on-line course focused on community engaged research. Participants were encouraged to blog and comment on each other's blogs. This link points to page where they hosted those blogs.

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Collective Impact, Complexity Resources - Non Profit GP Blog
This blog offers ideas about collective impact and for keeping non profits healthy and operating effectively.

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Communities in Schools in Chicago blog
This blog, titled NAVIGATOR, is a training resource for CIS Chicago, described as "The Navigate Training Series addresses the expanding needs of our community partners and CIS of Chicago’s ongoing commitment to improve the quality and capacity of partner-provided programs."

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Communities or Networks? What Are We Building?
This blog article offers some interesting perspective on networks and communities of practice.

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Community Management Must Be Considered a Strategic Imperative #CMAD
This site includes an infographic that shows how important the role of "community manger" is in business organizations.

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Connect Richmond: Info for a Stronger Community
Connect Richmond is a growing network of information resources designed to support the work of nonprofit organizations, government agencies and business and citizen leaders.

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Connected Learning - 2015
From the web site: "Educator Innovator and its partners support learning opportunities for teachers, youth workers, mentors, librarians, and museum educators that are open, re-mixable, and typically free or low-cost — and share the goal of more powerful and connected learning for youth."

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From the web site: "REENTRY COURT SOLUTIONS (RCS) is designed to provide critical information, resources, and assistance to those interested in develo...

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Poverty in America is on the rise. This web site hosts a library of information that encourages citizens to educate themselves and others about the tr...

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Description of web site: "University of Iowa historian Colin Gordon is the author of Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City: a b...

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This article demonstrates the potential of maps to help understand complex problems in the US, and the World.

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From the web site: "LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income residents in the U.S. and U.S. territories. The organizations t...

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From the web site: "Internet Public Trust (IPT) is an archival collection to better information for better lives and helps individuals with communicat...

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From the web site: this UK based organization's mission is " to create life changing learning, employment and enterprise opportunities, enabling peopl...

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From the website: "We are a global movement of social change innovators. We are NGOs, social enterprises, intermediaries, funders and other social cha...

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This article states that "in 2016 nearly 41 million people, or 13% of the population, were living in poverty - down from 15% at the height of the rece...

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From the web site: "The mission of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) is to remake the narrative for understanding, and to shape...

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