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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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Chicago City Council Wards with interactive map
This site provide information about Chicago City Council, what it does, who it's members are, etc. The link I've pointed to includes a map that shows where each Ward is located in the city, along with who the Alderman is.

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Chicago Cityscape - makes neighborhood, property, and construction development data available to all
From the web site: "Chicago Cityscape was founded in 2014 to simplify finding building projects and the individuals and businesses who make them using the city's open and extensive neighborhood development datasets."

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Chicago Neighborhoods 2015 - planning areas map
From the web site: "Chicago Neighborhoods 2015: Assets, Plans and Trends is a research project by The Chicago Community Trust which focuses on Chicago’s built environment—infrastructure, natural features, and physical and institutional assets that define and influence the city’s musculature. The project looks at the entirety of the city, providing data and other pertinent contextual information for every section, identifying major recent investments, mapping assets, and synthesizing ideas from plans current and past that might inform development.." Click on the map and visit pages showing maps and planning for different parts of Chicago.

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Chicago's Open Grid data platform - explore and use
From the web site: "OpenGrid can be deployed to enable real-time situational awareness and let your organization access historical events through a simple map-based interface. It is an excellent, low-cost business intelligence tool for governments, non-profits, and corporations. Pair OpenGrid with the open-source, NoSQL MongoDB database behind your firewall for an even more powerful, secure program.'

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Citizens Police Data Project (Chicago) - Work of Invisible Institute
From the web site: "Citizens Police Data Project collects and publishes information about police misconduct in Chicago" using map based platform to help users understand patterns in different parts of Chicago.

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Cradles to Crayons - donated school supplies, clothes, etc
From the web site: "Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need." locations in Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia.

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Association House - Workforce Development & Technology Center
From the web site: "Association House of Chicago serves a multi-cultural community by providing comprehensive, collaborative and effective programs in English and Spanish to promote health and wellness and create opportunities for educational and economic advancement."

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Chicago is the World - A Project of Community Media Workshop
From the web site: Mission is "To provide a wide audience to Chicago’s diverse ethnic community and culture through its news outlets, cultural activities, leaders and institutions by providing a rich platform to deliver content and at the same time provide training, resources and other opportunities to ethnic journalists, artists and civic leaders."

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Chicago Park District - strategic plan
Chicago has a variety of parks and recreation centers in all parts of Chicago. Visit the web site to locate parks near you, and to see what programs are available to children, youth and adults. This link points to a page with the strategic plan for the park district.

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City of Chicago
This is the main City of Chicago web site.

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Inspiration Corporation Chicago
From the web site: "We offer career services, tuition subsidies, employer outreach, and job placement & retention services throughout Chicago."

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Intermediary Organizations Supporting Youth in Chicago
This concept map shows a wide range of organizations who serve in intermediary roles, helping a network of direct service organizations, serve youth in the Chicago area and Illinois. At the bottom of each node on the map is a small box that will open to a link that you click to go to the organization's web site. This is updated regularly, so if you know of intermediaries who should be included (or removed) please use the "contact us" button on this web site to provide that information.

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Junior League of Chicago
A metropolitan organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

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Ladder Up - Tax and Financial Assistance
From the web site: "Ladder Up provides hardworking people with the financial resources and opportunities they need to move up the economic ladder. Ladder Up provides free financial programs to help clients secure the tax refunds they deserve, gain the knowledge to navigate today’s complex financial systems, and obtain financial aid to make college dreams a reality."

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National Black Wall Street Chicago
From the web site: "National Black Wall Street
Chicago, (NBWSC) NFP is organized for the community welfare in general, with emphasis placed on identifying, collecting, disseminating, publicizing and preserving information and materials related to any/all aspects of consumer education and consumer action, which supports capacity building and entrepreneurial ship, building credit, gaining access to capital and other activities necessary to create, sustain and increase black business."

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Resource Center - recycling; environmental ed
From the web site: "The Resource Center is a not-for-profit, environmental education organization that strives to improve the quality of life in Chicago by finding new life and uses for underused and overlooked resources. For over 40 years the Resource Center has demonstrated innovative techniques for recycling and reusing materials. Too often in the urban setting, abundant and important resources are wasted. In its recovery work, the Resource Center aims to reverse waste and to improve the quality of life for our communities. The Resource Center has been devoted from its beginning to the economic and educational revitalization of city neighborhoods through recycling, urban farming, composting, and other programs that reclaim and reuse resources. We are invested in social enterprise - programs that are revenue generating and mission-driven."

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