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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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Poverty, Race and Inequality
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Beyond Schools Lab - UIC
From the website: "We research the ways that supposedly “non-educational” issues impact the lives of young people.
Because the injustices that face children and families beyond the four walls of a school building nevertheless affect their learning and their well-being."

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By Many Measures, Milwaukee is Toughest City for Blacks - article
Chicago Tribune article from August 2016..

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Causes of Inner City Poverty - Eight Hypotheses - pdf
This is a paper by Michael B. Teitz, Public Policy Institute of California and University of California, Berkeley and Karen Chapple, University of California, Berkeley

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Causes of Poverty - 2008 Heartland Allance report
This report includes an "analysis of these characteristic causes of poverty as well as research on issues that impact income, earnings, and poverty, some of which can be considered proximate determinants of poverty."

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Child well-being in advanced economies – UNICEF Report
This is one of many resources on the LearningChange web site. This is a UNICEF report presenting "the latest available overview of child well-being in 29 of the world’s most advanced economies. Five dimensions of children’s lives have been considered: material well-being, health and safety, education, behaviors and risks, and housing and environment." The United States ranks 26th out of 29 countries.

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Class divide in America - WBEZ interview w Richard Reeves 2017
From the web site: "Reeves, a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, wrote Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What To Do About It." Listen to the interview.

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Closing Racial Wealth Gap in US - 2019 article
This article is titled White Americans’ Hold on Wealth Is Old, Deep, and Nearly Unshakeable and shows how networks of community support have contributed to the accumulated wealth of White Americans but not Black Americans.

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Cost of Poverty Study 1990 - Sandtown-Baltimore
I first looked at this DevPlan report in the mid 1990s, showing that high costs of poverty are concentrated in some neighborhoods of big cities, not all. Just remove some of the conditions that remove "hope and opportunity" can lower costs.

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Diversity & Segregation in US cities
This article looks at diversity in cities and segregation at the neighborhood level and ranks cities from highest to lowest. Includes maps.

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Divided Nation: Rural vs Urban America; Rich vs Poor America
This is article from MappingforJustice blog (a Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC site) where I've been aggregating links to articles related to race and class divides in America.

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Economic Hardship Reporting Project
The Economic Hardship Reporting Project was launched "to force this country’s (the USA) crisis of poverty and economic insecurity to the center of the national conversation."

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Enduring Challenge of Poverty in America - pdf
From the web site:
"In 2006, the Community Affairs Offices of the Federal Reserve System partnered with the Brookings Institution to examine the issue of concentrated poverty. The resulting report, The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America: Case Studies from Communities Across the U.S.,
profiles 16 high-poverty communities from across the country, including immigrant gateway, Native American, urban, and rural communities. Through these case studies, the report contributes to our understanding of the dynamics of poor people living in poor communities, and the policies that will be needed to bring both into the economic mainstream. Download Full Report (PDF 6.8MB) Download "A Synthesis of Themes from the Case Studies" (PDF)

This web site has an interactive map that can be used to look at individual communities."

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Envisioning Equity - resources
From the web site: "In order to have conversations about making our organizations more equitable, we need to come to some agreement about the concepts and language we are using in these conversations. This site provides some resources to help us do that."

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Escaping the Cycle of Scarcity - New thinking about helping poor people
This New York Times opinion piece offers new ways to think of what causes poverty and what solutions might help people escape it. From the article: "Now Sendhil Mullainathan, a Harvard economist, and Eldar Shafir, a psychologist at Princeton, propose a way to explain why the poor are less future-oriented than those with more money. According to these authors, one explanation for bad decisions is scarcity — not of money, but of what the authors call bandwidth: the portion of our mental capacity that we can employ to make decisions." This article points to a web site titled "42 Ideas to do Good"

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Few Metro Areas Made Progress Against Poverty in 2013 - 2014 report
This article reviews findings from 2013 American Community Survey data on residents living below the federal poverty line. Search for other articles similar to this on the site."

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From Poverty to Power - how active citizens and effective states can change the world
This web site could fit in the philanthropy section of this web site, or in the social entrepreneur section. Since it focuses on poverty and international development, it's placed in this section of the library. This is a blog based on the book titled From Poverty to Power, that "argues that a radical redistribution of power, opportunities, and assets rather than traditional models of charitable or government aid is required to break the cycle of poverty and inequality. The forces driving this transformation are active citizens and effective states." Subscribe and read the articles.

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Global Inequality—A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
This article on the Stanford Social Innovation Review highlights a new book by international economist Branko Milanovic, focusing on global inequality. Worth reading if looking for strategies to fight inequality in America.

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Heartland Aliance Poverty in Illinois report
The Heartland Alliance web site includes a "well being" report Index that "highlights counties that are experiencing particularly negative conditions and trends on four key indicators: poverty, unemployment, teen births, and high school graduation. This year, 39 out of 102 Illinois counties are on either the Poverty Watch or Poverty Warning lists."

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Homelessness, Employment & Learning Project (HELP).
From the web site: this UK based organization's mission is " to create life changing learning, employment and enterprise opportunities, enabling people and communities to realise their potential and reduce inequalities. We aim to co-create and deliver innovative programmes that increase personal and household incomes, improve learning outcomes and enhance wellbeing and resilience.

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How stress affects rich and poor people differently -
This is another article by that helps build an understanding of how inequality and gaps between rich and poor have negative impact on poor people.

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Impact of neighborhood poverty - Next City article
This article refers to a 2015 Pew Charitable Trust report showing the impact of poverty in neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty.

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Impact of Poverty - Academic Pediatric Association 2013 report
According to the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the most important problem facing American children today is the effects of poverty on the health and well being of young people. This report offers a road map to address this issue.

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From the web site: " has been tracking inequality-related news and views for nearly two decades. A project of the Institute for Policy Studies since 2011, the site aims to provide information and insights for readers ranging from students and educators to activists and policy makers."

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Inmates Returning to Society - Huge Challenge
This Christian Science Monitor article talks about the problems we face with "roughly 700,000 ex-cons are hitting US streets each year" without the skills and work habits needed to find work and avoid returning to prison.

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LIFT helps families out of poverty
From the web site: "LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty."

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