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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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Summit Educational Organization (Milwaukee) - blog
From the web site "By helping one child at a time, Summit supports many students in our community. We believe that the most proactive approach to solve the high school dropout problem is by helping students get up to grade level and a young age, and then to stay in touch with them through high school. We do this through our tutoring and mentoring programs that include recreation, personal friendship, and a virtue-based character program."

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Tactical Philanthropy was written from 2006 through 2011 by Sean Stannard-Stockton, a wealth adviser at Ensemble Capital Management. While the blog is not being updated currently the articles written in the past still offer many significant ideas and lessons for non profit and philanthropic leaders.

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Teach the Web (MOOC) - archive of 2013 event
This article was written by one of the bloggers who I connected with during the 2013 ETMOOC. Read it and see how on-line events are being organized, with the help of participants from many different locations, to benefit them, and many others. This is a model that others can duplicate.

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Teaching Blogs 2015: How to Build your own Blog.
This article starts out saying Teachers, if you’re ignoring teaching blogs, you’re missing out! This looks like a useful resource that educators and others could use to build their blogging skills and engage youth as bloggers.

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Teaching Technology and Learning - Milestomes blog
From the blog site of Miles MacFarlane: "This Blog is the thinking space in which I articulate and record experiences, ideas, successes, challenges, plans. It is also the space where I build on ideas encountered elsewhere and make it public, learning out loud, so to speak. I appreciate the engagement with others that these reflections create."

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Technology for Non Profit and Philanthropic Sector
This blog by Deborah Elizabeth Finn covers a wide range of issues and ideas. This link points to a page with links to other sites and recommended reading. Editor Note: I've followed Ms. Finn's writing since the early 2000s.

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The "Peeragogy Project," - connecting self-motivated learners
From the web site:"Peeragogy is a collection of techniques for collaborative learning and collaborative work. By learning how to "work smart" together, we hope to leave the world in a better state than it was when we arrived."

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The Achievement Gap, Rural, Poor, Distant and Tribal – Two Americas for Opportunity
Good article defining the education and economic achievement gap in America. The writer says "The Achievement Gap has both social and economical roots, and it’s a problem that not only affects the futures of individuals, but costs our country billions of dollars a year. Without addressing these underlying factors, the very prosperity and leadership abilities of our country is threatened."

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The Best MOOC Platforms of 2017 - from
This article is an in-depth review of MOOC hosting platforms and is one of many similar articles that can be found on the site.

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The College Puzzle - by Dr. Michael W. Krist
This blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation.

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The Communication Initiative
The mission of the Communication Initiative (The CI) network is "To convene the communication and media development, social and behavioural change community for more effective local, national, and international development action."

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The Culture of Collective Impact - 2014 article
The article starts with this quote: “It took a lot of time to build trust. People had distrust for years. You can’t undo that in a few meetings” The article focuses on five activities that enhance success of collective impact efforts. Written by former Public Allies CEO in Milwaukee.

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The Education Innovator - US Dept of Ed - archive
This is an archived web site of the US Department of Education supporting innovation and collaboration. The site contains a wealth of usable information.

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The Flipped Classroom - what is it?
From the web site: "A disruptive revolution in pedagogy, or yet another educational fad?" Read more.

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The Mentor Initiative blog
From the web site: " The Mentor Initiative blog provides narrative descriptions of youth mentoring experiences, assessments of the utility of youth mentoring as a whole (natural and formal), and practical tips to get involved in youth mentoring. The blog also discusses topics related to social inequality and professional development with the purpose of motivating readers to become agents of progress."

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The Mentoring Effect - Blog from MENTOR
This is a blog hosted by MENTOR, intending to "more deeply explore the findings of our Mentoring Effect report, published in January 2014!"

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The Mentoring Project blog (Portland, OR)
From the web site: "The Mentoring Project (TMP) is an advocacy and training organization that serves as a liaison between faith communities and matching agencies to provide mentors for fatherless youth. Through dynamic church trainings, national mentor recruitment, and the creation of sustainable mentoring communities, The Mentoring Project seeks to rewrite the story of the fatherless generation."

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The MOOC Ecosystem - by Stephen Downes
From the web site: "Stephen Downes is a specialist in online learning technology and new media. Downes is perhaps best known for his daily newsletter, OLDaily, which is distributed by web, email and RSS to thousands of subscribers around the world, and as the originator of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), is a leading voice in online and networked learning, has authored learning management and content syndication software. He is known as a leading proponent of connectivism, a theory describing how people know and learn using network processes. " This links is really an entry point to a vast library of ideas represented by Stephen Downes and a network of learning experts.

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The Next Great Internet Disruption: Authority and Governance
If you signed the Cluetrain Manifesto in the late 1990s ( you'll be interested to read David Boiller's 2013 article describing a future "networked world" that changes structures of government and governance in many of the same ways as the Internet has changed business models of retail, newspapers, music, etc.

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The Nonprofiteer: Non profits without the nonsense
I started following this blog in 2007. There are lots of good articles on this blog for non profit leaders and donors. In 2011 the author moved the blog to where you can still follow.

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The Pedagogy of MOOCs - Paul Stacey 2013 article
This is a good overview of the growth of MOOCs up till 2013.

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The Pioneer Gap and Philanthropy - 2013
This 2013 article by Mitchell Kutney, based in Canada, ends with this statement: Investors need to start caring more about the social impact side of impact investing and less about the profitable investing end. The need is still with us.

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The Rise Of The Niche Social Network - 2013
This 2013 article shows how smaller communities of practice are emerging on the internet to focus on issues of importance to their members. MOOCs can support such niche networks as can content libraries like this one. The Tutor/Mentor Connection is an example of a niche network. It has been trying to connect donors, volunteers, business leaders, non profit leaders, students, etc. for more than 20 years.

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The Value of Volunteers - 2008 article
This 2008 blog article talks about value of volunteers, asking When was the last time you examined your organization's volunteer program? Could you, without hesitating, draw a map of a volunteer's experience with your organization from the moment they transition into your volunteer program, to the moment they transition out? While this is an old article the question remains relevant.

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The wisdom of Linus Torvalds - interview
From the web site: "Linus Torvalds might not be a household name, but pretty much everyone should buy him a drink to thank him for his work on software products such as Linux and Git, the foundation of so much of our computer-related work and play today." Read more.

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From the web site: "Onecity Stories is a 3-week writing program for high school students from the Greater St. Louis area. During these three weeks (Ju...

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Visit this Wikipedia page to learn about this on-line community, mostly of youth, who "are individually known as Nerdfighters."

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From the web site: "Literacy Chicago is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals to achieve greater self sufficiency through language and li...

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Description provided by Kevin Hodgson: "Kids Tales provides free writing camps with paths to publication for young writers, often in communities that ...

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For those who mentor or tutor or engage youth in service learning and leadership roles this blog article offers some needed advice.  Take a look.

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IntegrateNYC4Me is a youth led initiative focusing on the unequal opportunities for youth in New York City schools.

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From the web site: "Inspire Citizens works on-site with schools, teachers, & students in order to co-design effective professional learning, relev...

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From the web site: "Independent Youth Inc. (IY), founded in May 2010 is a 501(c)3 social enterprise that educates teens (ages 12-21 years old) on entr...

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From the web site: " is an online platform where students, teachers, and mentors come together to design solutions for real-world ch...

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CWI seeks to to "support and promote exemplary teaching strategies and practices for K-16 and community programs that support students becoming caring...

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