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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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One of the testimonials on the web site for this book says “Mentor Me! is a fantastic book, an intelligently written, comprehensive guide to men...

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This is a book showing impact of CYCLE a  youth program that operated in the Cabrini Green area of Chicago from the mid 1970s until mid 1990s, wh...

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From the web site: Just Mercy "presents the story of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), the people we represent, and the importance of confronting in...

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This points to a 2010 blog article post where a number of books are recommended for those who really want to educate themselves to understand the chal...

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This article in the 6-7-2020 Chicago SunTimes lists 43 suggested books to read about racism. 

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From the wiki:  "Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators is a 2010 non-fiction book by Clay Shirky, origin...

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Full title: 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&n...

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From the web site: "The From the Barrio Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation committed to using author Robert Renteria’s life, busin...

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This is a blog article that points to a list of anti-racism books that are recommended reading.  In the article the writer says "Since the first ...

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From Wikipedia:  "Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations is a book by Clay Shirky published by Penguin Press in 2008...

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Links

Adult literacy, Service learning, etc. (0)
.......Alternative School Programs (13)
.......Juvenile Justice & System Involved (2)
.......Misc Programs (13)
.......Youth as Leaders; Service Learning (66)
.......Adult Literacy (10)
Afterschool organizations (0)
.......Networks, Advocacy Orgs (54)
.......Program Locators; Directories (20)
.......Misc Chicago AfterSchool orgs (4)
Arts, Science, Math & Health Focus Areas (0)
.......Arts & Humanities (51)
.......Climate, Environment, Energy (21)
.......Public Health; Careers, Mentoring (37)
.......Science, Math, Tech, STEM (76)
Blogs, Forums on education, philanthropy, etc. (0)
.......Education, Learning; cMOOCs (80)
.......Fund Raising; Marketing (34)
..,,,,,Network Building; Idea Sharing (99)
.......Tutor, Mentor, Volunteer Orgs (29)
Business Involvement & Resources (0)
.......Business School Connections (39)
.......Corp Social Responsibility (38)
.......Diversity strategies (7)
.......Workforce Development (68)
College & Career Education Resources (0)
.......Career & Vocational Education (22)
.......Community-College Partnerships (14)
.......College access resources (28)
Event Information (12)
Faith-Based Organizations (0)
.......Chicago based (9)
.......Poverty, social justice focus (20)
Funding/Philanthropy (0)
.......General Operating Support (11)
.......Challenges Facing NonProfits (52)
.......Grant Resources for Youth Orgs (20)
.......Hubs & Intermediaries (35)
.......Planned Giving, Bequests (4)
.......Understanding Philanthropy (53)
.......Workplace FundRaising (6)
Homework help, tutoring resources (0)
.......Black History Studies (35)
.......Math, Science (19)
.......Written Skills (14)
.......Extra-curricular; Brain Exercises (43)
.......Multiple Subjects (40)
.......Literature and the Arts (15)
.......Social Science (19)
Law, Justice, Housing, Poverty and Prevention (0)
.......Law, Justice Issues (57)
.......Poverty & Crime Mapping (59)
.......Poverty, Race, Inequality (165)
.......Prevention Resources (36)
.......Street Gangs (11)
.......Housing, Community Development (37)
.......Rural Issues (8)
.......Violence Against Girls/Women (8)
Mentoring & Tutoring (0)
.......e-Mentoring; e-Tutoring (14)
.......Gender specific programs (5)
.......international programs (14)
.......Networks & Associations (37)
.......Programs beyond Illinois (39)
Misc. Links of Interest (10)
Non Profit Management Resources (0)
.......Fund Raising Resources (3)
.......Management of NPO (15)
.......Outcomes, Evaluation (6)
Political Resistance. Fighting inequality gap in (78)
Process Improvement, Innovation, & Collaboration (2)
.......Collaboration; Community Building (146)
.......Concept Mapping; Visualization (81)
.......Creativity; innovation; knowledge mgt (112)
.......Geographic Info. Systems (GIS) (73)
.......Marketing; Communication (22)
.......Process Improvement; Evaluation (33)
Public School and City of Chicago links (0)
.......City of Chicago & Misc Orgs (16)
.......Chi Public Schools; etc. (11)
Reference Materials (11)
Related Links and Articles (0)
.......Edu Consultants, Trainers, etc. (14)
.......Suggested Books (36)
.......Test Prep. GED, Paid Tutoring (17)
Research, Resources (0)
.......Education Research (132)
.......Drop Out Crisis (30)
.......Health Disparities (10)
.......Mentoring, Tutoring (47)
.......Policy, etc. (60)
.......Social Capital (51)
Social Entrepreneurs (0)
.......Social Enterprise Funding (21)
.......SE Networking; Idea Sharing (61)
Technology (0)
.......Cool Tech Tools (62)
.......Digital Access & Divide (23)
.......Tech resources, networks (50)
Training & Resources for Mentors, Tutors, Parents (0)
.......Mentor Training (25)
.......Parent Resources (17)
.......Tutor Training (9)
Tutor/Mentor Connection History/links (0)
.......Articles, Research, Awards (33)
.......T/MC Blogs; Social Media (17)
Volunteer Recruitment & Resources (0)
.......Resources & Networks (26)
.......Seniors Involvement (7)
.......Vol. Management Tools (14)
.......Volunteer Referral Sites (22)