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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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Bright Star Community Outreach - Turn Center
From the web site: Bright Star "strategy includes developing impactful community development initiatives aimed at facing our largest societal challenges: violence in our communities, poor economic opportunities, inadequate mental health services, homelessness, child safety, and drug abuse. These efforts are designed to strengthen local families and communities, as well as leverage our key partnerships with organizations and businesses that share our passion for seeing renewal in Chicago."

The Turn Center includes a "Counseling component that is dedicated to providing services that minimize negative factors that cause violence and increasing protective influences that yield positive outcomes."

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago - Children & Family Services
From the web site: "Child, Youth and Family Services' mission is to empower children, youth and their families to develop stability and self-reliance by enhancing their education, health, safety and connections to their community. Our services cover: Child development centers, after school care, services to pregnant and parenting teens, child and family counseling, child welfare programs, case management for maternal & child health.

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Christian Community Development Association
From the web site: "The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) is a network of Christians committed to seeing people and communities holistically restored. We believe that God wants to restore us not only to right relationship with Himself but also with our own true selves, our families and our communities. Not just spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically, and socially. Not by offering mercy alone, but by undergirding mercy with justice."

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Community Renewal Society - Chicago
From the web site: "Community Renewal Society (CRS) is a faith-based organization that works with people and communities to address racism and poverty. CRS transforms society towards greater justice and compassion. In efforts to empower persons of color and low-income individuals to transform their lives, circumstances and the conditions of their communities, CRS's theory of change connects four primary components: public engagement, public will/opinion, civic demand and public policy/practice change.

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Evaluation of a faith-based workforce development startup - 2004
This paper titled, "Chicagoland Youth and Adult Training Center: Building Strong Relationships", is an example of an innovative Chicago partnership between faith-based organizations,business, government and education organizations.

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Holy Family Ministries - After School Program
From the web site: "Holy Family’s Adventures In Learning After School Program (formerly known as Visions ASP) offers constructive learning activities for children from under-resourced communities in Chicago. The West Side program serves children at the Holy Family Ministries Center in North Lawndale. Holy Family serves over 105 children ages K-8 in the after-school programs. Our programs are open to all who enroll, and offered “first-come, first-served,” without regard to religion, race, previous academic achievement, or ethnicity."

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Interfaith Youth Core - Better Together Interfaith Action Campaign
From the web site: "Since its incorporation in 2002, Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) has worked on five continents and with over 200 college and university campuses, trained thousands in the principles of interfaith leadership, and reached millions
through the media. IFYC mobilizes young people to foster interfaith cooperation on their campuses and in their communities by running Better Together, IFYC’s interfaith action campaign.

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Slingshots Chicago - helping teens hit their goals
Slingshots is a faith-based after school program that offers a variety of programs to help teens "hit their targets" in life. Visit the site to learn more.

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Sunshine Gospel Ministries - Chicago's Woodlawn area
From the web site: "Sunshine’s Youth Outreach exists to holistically reach out to the families of Woodlawn through Bible studies, tutoring, sports ministry, hip-hop, and camp. Although our methods may vary depending on the age group, each of our programs centers around exemplifying the life of Jesus Christ. We desire to see young people grow spiritually, academically, and socially."

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World Vision - global focus on poverty and injustice
From the web site: "World Vision is a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

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