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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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The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty - 2008 article
From the web site: "The Federal Reserve System and its 12 member banks partnered with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program to produce a new, in-depth look at concentrated poverty in America. The two-year study, The Enduring Challenge of Concentrated Poverty in America, profiles 16 high-poverty communities across the United States, investigating the historical and contemporary factors associated with their high levels of economic distress." You can download the report from this web site.

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The Opportunity Agenda - Expanding Opportunity in America
From the web site: "Through active partnerships, The Opportunity Agenda synthesizes and translates research on barriers to opportunity and corresponding solutions; uses communications and media to understand and influence public opinion; and identifies and advocates for policies that improve people’s lives. To achieve our mission, we focus on racial equity, immigration, economic opportunity, reproductive health and rights, and African-American men and boys.

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The socioeconomic disparities that make our lives shorter.
This article, titled: "The Key to Long Life is About More Than Health Care" discusses the impact of poverty and policy in the US on life expectancy and how it affects rich and poor. Share with volunteers in tutor/mentor programs.

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U.S. Financial Diaries - Understanding Financial Lives of Poor and Middle Class
From the web site: "The U.S. Financial Diaries (USFD) is a research study collecting detailed financial data from 235 low- and moderate-income households over the course of a year. USFD employs a research approach that combines the methods of quantitative and qualitative research. By observing household finances over long periods of time and at frequent intervals, we have collected detailed financial data from participating families, covering such territory as assets and debts, cash flows in and out of the households, financial instruments, employment, financial goals, and attitudes about money."

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Understanding Poverty, research by Ruby K. Payne
From the web site: "Poverty, middle class, and wealth are about an abundance or lack of resources. Our work helps individuals, businesses, students, and communities build resources for a more successful, sustainable future.

Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. is the founder of aha! Process, an award-winning training and publishing company providing workshops, publications, and consulting services to help improve lives and build sustainable success in communities, schools, and higher education. We do this by creating an understanding of the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to systems level."

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Understanding Urban Poverty 2004 Report - pdf
From the report: "Understanding urban poverty presents a set of issues distinct from general poverty analysis and thus may require additional tools and techniques. This paper summarizes the main issues in conducting urban poverty analysis, with a focus on presenting a sample of case studies from urban areas that were implemented by a number of different agencies using a range of analytical approaches for studying urban poverty. Specific conclusions regarding design and analysis, data, timing, cost, and implementation issues are discussed." This is a World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3399, September 2004

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UrbanLinks - Resources on Sustainable Urban Development
From the web site: "The United States' foreign assistance programs work with the public and private sectors, non-governmental organizations, and civil society to foster urban productivity. This means building the capacity of poorly managed cities so that they are better equipped to handle the impacts of urban growth. A large part of this is, of course, expanding and improving the delivery of urban services such as water and sanitation. For those cities that may be more advanced, the focus is on harnessing the growth potential of urban markets."

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US Cities where Rich are Most Segregated from Everyone Else
This is part of a series of articles showing the impact of economic inequality in the US.

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War in Our Own Cities - 2004
In this 2004 story "Commentator Judy Muller says both presidential candidates have forgotten about the issue of crime in this election. She believes the recent gang-related murder in Los Angeles of a 14-year-old boy riding his bicycle in broad daylight should remind Americans that there's a war going on in our own cities."

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Wealth Inequality in America - 2016 article
This 2-2016 article includes nine charts that help explain wealth-inequality in America.
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