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The Tutor/Mentor resource library moved to this website in late 2021. While new articles are added every week the site does not draw attention to them.  I'm starting this list to show articles added. I hope it helps.

11-24-2022 - HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ONLINE - H-NET
https://networks.h-net.org/networks
From the website: "H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web.  The H-Net Commons is a robust content management platform that serves as the foundation for what many have called H-Net 2.0. It's home to 180 free online communities (Networks) edited by 300 volunteer field experts with approximately 200,000 subscribers."  Browse the site to learn more. 
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11-22-2022 - HOW TO CLOSE THE DIGITAL DIVIDE IN THE US - 2022 HBR ARTICLE
https://hbr.org/2021/07/how-to-close-the-digital-divide-in-the-u-s
The American Jobs Plan is a significant step to closing the digital divide, but not nearly enough.  Read the article. 
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11-18-2022 - AFTER-SCHOOL TUTORING - UNDERSTANDING DISAPPOINTING OUTCOMES
https://robertslavinsblog.wordpress.com/category/after-school/
This is one of many articles written by Robert Slavin, founder of Proven Tutoring.  It digs deeper into research on afterschool tutoring research and focuses on "participation" and "why students don't".    Here's a second article, from December 2020,  titled "Large-Scale Tutoring Could Fail. Here's How to Ensure It Does Not". https://robertslavinsblog.wordpress.com/2020/12/17/large-scale-tutoring-could-fail-heres-how-to-ensure-it-does-not/
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11-16-2022 - RACE AND TECHNOLOGY: A RESEARCH LECTURE SERIES (JUNE 2022)
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/event/race-technology-a-research-lecture-series/past-speakers/
View this archive on the Microsoft Research Blog and learn from "leading voices at the intersection of race and technology".  Discussions focus on data, the Internet, justice, genomics and more. 
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11-16-2022 - NYC Opportunity - Social Service Site Location Data
https://www.nyc.gov/site/opportunity/portfolio/social-service-location.page
NYC government is committed to making it easier to discover what social services exist and where they are delivered.  This platform includes a searchable map and shows service provider by type of service provided and location.  This only includes organizations that receive city funds. 
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11-12-2022 - ArcGIS LIVING ATLAS OF THE WORLD - ESRI PRODUCT
https://livingatlas.arcgis.com/en/browse/#d=2
From the website: "ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World is the foremost collection of geographic information from around the globe. It includes maps, apps, and data layers to support your work."  Take time to get familiar with this huge resource.
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11-12-2022 - MAPPING LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES IN THE US - NEW RESOURCE -2022
https://www.esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/arcgis-living-atlas/decision-support/mapping-low-income-communities-in-the-us/
This article describes a new layer of information added to the ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, to be used in mapping and policy efforts. 
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11-12-2022 - LEVELS OF ENGAGEMENT: BALANCING CHALLENGES AND SKILLS
https://barbarabray.net/2018/07/14/levels-of-engagement-balancing-challenges-and-skills/
Check out the "Levels of engagement" graphic on this "rethinking learning" blog article by Barbara Bray.  
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11-4-2022 - 50 STATE AFTERSCHOOL NETWORK - FUNDED BY C.S. MOTT FOUNDATION
http://www.statewideafterschoolnetworks.net/
This site has an interactive map that helps you identify afterschool networks in each state.  It's a great resource to help build collaborations.
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11-4-2022 - GEORGIA STATEWIDE AFTERSCHOOL NETWORK
https://www.afterschoolga.org/ost-interactive-map/
Visit the site and view the interactive map showing afterschool and summer learning programs in Georgia. 
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11-2-2022  - HOW TO CREATE STOP MOTION ANIMATION ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH GOOGLE SLIDES - SULSO179
https://shakeuplearning.com/blog/how-to-create-stop-motion-animation-activities-for-students-with-google-slides-suls0179/
This presentation offers a full tutorial on creating stop-motion activities for students in Google Slides. 
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10-28-2022 - SEGREGATION BY DESIGN - DOCUMENTS DESTRUCTION OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
https://www.segregationbydesign.com/
This website includes maps and historic aerial photography to "document the destruction of communities of color due to red-lining, "urban renewal," and freeway construction. Ultimately the project will cover about 180 municipalities which received federal funding from the 1956 Federal Highway Act, which created the interstate  highway system."
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10-21-2022 RECONNECTING YOUTH PROJECT - EVIDENCE GAP MAP
https://reconnectingyouth.mdrc.org/
From the website: "The Reconnecting Youth Project aims to systematically understand what programs and practices are  operating in the United States to support these young people, often referred to as 'disconnected youth' or 'opportunity youth'.  The site hosts a "Compendium of Programs", which is a searchable database that provides summary information about 78 programs serving young people who are disconnected.  It also hosts an "Evidence Gap Map' which is a collection of 60 studies about programs serving young people who are disconnected."
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10-19-2022 - A STEP AHEAD CHESS PROGRAMS - ENRICHING THE LIVES OF YOUTH WITH CHESS LESSIONS BEYOND THE BOARD
https://astepaheadchess.org/
A Step Ahead Chess, based in Chicago, host virtual chess lessons and tournaments so kids can play from anywhere in the world.  See this article in the Chicago Reader.  This is a fee based program but the website says "Reduced enrollment is available for qualifying families."
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10-18-2022 - ASSESSMENT TOOLS IN INFORMAL STEM (ATIS) FROM PEAR WEBSITE
http://pearweb.org/atis/tools/jump?range=AC
This site host an extensive list of evaluation and assessment tools that focus on STEM, but probably could be used by many types of youth serving organizations.
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10-18-2022 - YOUTH PROGRAM QUALITY ACCESSMENT AND PLANNING TOOLS - FROM THE FORUM FOR YOUTH INVESTMENT
https://forumfyi.org/weikartcenter/assessments/
From the website: "This page hosts a variety of resources designed to  help programs effectively observe and collect data", which is a crucial first step in planning and program improvement processes.
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10-18-2022 - AEROSTAR AVION INSTITUTE - PROVIDES K-12 VAIATION ACADEMIC CURRICULM TO CHICAGO AREA YOUTH
https://avioninstitute.org/programs/
From the website: "All of AeroStar's programs exist with the vision to enhance, promote and support the academic awareness of aviation and aeronautical career path opportunities for students, particularly female, minority, underprivileged and at-risk youth." View this link to see methodology and programs that are offered. 
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10-18-2022 - PEAR (PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION AND RESILIENCE) STEM RESOURCES
https://www.pearinc.org/stem
From the website: "PEAR has developed a comprehensive approach to informing on the quality of students' science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences and providing a common language around STEM outcomes so students can learn, dream and thrive in school and afterschool settings.
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10-17-2022 - DATA MAPPING RESOURCES ON THE CHICAGO COVENANTS WEBSITE
https://www.chicagocovenants.com/resources
Chicago Covenants is collecting data about racial real estate covenants from the past century. On their website they point to a list of resources that inspire their efforts. Take a look. 
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10-17-2022 - INSTITUTE FOR HEALING JUSTICE & EQUITY (IHJE) AT ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY
https://ihje.org/
From the website: "The Institute is working to eliminate disparities caused by systemic oppression through systems change and deep community partnership." The Institute's mission focuses on advancing healing justice and equity through research, training, community capacity building, and policy change.  
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10-14-2022 - HOW THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP HAS EVOLVED -- AND WHY IT PERSISTS
https://www.minneapolisfed.org/article/2022/how-the-racial-wealth-gap-has-evolved-and-why-it-persists
This October 2022 article posted on the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis website traces the racial wealth gap from 1870 through 2020, showing rapid early progress then stubborn stagnation.
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10-13-2022 - TIPS AND RESOURCES FOR WOMEN IN TECH
https://www.fairviewmicrowave.com/t-tips-and-resources-for-women-in-tech.aspx
This article offers many tips for women entrepreneurs who are interested in pursuing a career in technology.  It includes many links to additional resources.  
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10-4-2022 - CULT OF PEDAGOGY - A PLACE TO FINE TUNE THE ART OF TEACHING
https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/real-history/
This site is full of resources and support for educators with blogs such as this one titled "Where to Find Real History in the Anti-CRT Era".  
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10-4-2022 - MILLION GIRLS MOONSHOT
https://milliongirlsmoonshot.org/
From the website: "The Million Girls Moonshot seeks to re-imagine who can engineer, who can build, who can make.  It's intended to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs over the 2022-2027 period. 
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9-24-2022 - LOCKED UP: THE PRISON LABOR THAT BUILT BUSINESS EMPIRES (2022 ARTICLE)
https://revealnews.org/podcast/locked-up-the-prison-labor-that-built-business-empires/
This article shows how "Companies across the South profited off the forced labor of people in prison after the Civil War (for many decades) - a racist system known as convict leasing."  
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9-19-2022 - US IS BECOMING A 'DEVELOPING COUNTRY' ON GLOBAL RANKINGS THAT MEASURE DEMOCRACY, INEQUALITY (2022 ARTICLE)
https://theconversation.com/us-is-becoming-a-developing-country-on-global-rankings-that-measure-democracy-inequality-190486
From the article "The USA may regard itself as a "leader of the free world," but an index of development released in July 2022 places the country 41st on a worldwide list, down from it's previous ranking of 32nd."  Read the article. Follow the links. 
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9-19-2022 - SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE LEARNING PROCESS -- IS IT UNDERESTIMATED? (2022 GUIDE)
https://ivypanda.com/blog/social-media-in-the-learning-process-is-it-underestimated-2022-guide/
This is a comprehensive guide to ways to use social media in learning and education with a section featuring arguments "for" and "against" social media in education.  
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9-18-2022 - BLACK WEALTH DATA CENTER
https://blackwealthdata.org/
This site, launched in 2022 by Bloomberg Philanthropies, has a library of resources and data providing information about racial wealth equity in America. 
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9-15-2022 - HISTORY OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN HOUSING (2022 ARTICLE)
https://uphomes.com/blog/the-history-of-racial-discrimination-in-housing/
This blog article includes an extensive history of racial discrimination in housing along with recommended policy solutions to advance racial equity in housing. 
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9-14-2022 - FREE AND EASY-TO-USE STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY RESOURCE SITE PLUS "HOW TO" START A NON-PROFIT, AN LLC, ETC.
https://www.chamberofcommerce.org/findaphoto/
If you're creating a presentation and want to find free graphics, this site looks like a useful resource.  Furthermore, the site has many "how to" pages, such as "how to start a non profit", "how to start a LLC", etc.  
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9-3-2022 - HISTORY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE - READ ABOUT SUNDOWN TOWNS IN AMERICA
https://justice.tougaloo.edu/
This quote from the website sums up its purpose: "Telling the truth about the past helps cause justice in the present. Achieving justice in the present helps  us tell the truth about the past."  "Sundown Towns" are places that are all white on purpose. View the research and map on the website. 
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9-3-2022 - GRAMMAR RULES AND EXAMPLES FROM 'WORD TIPS'
https://word.tips/grammar/
This looks like a useful resource for tutors, students, educators and writers of all ages.  Explore the entire site to see what's available. 
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9-1-2022 - WHY THE GREAT MIGRATION DID LITTLE TO BRIDGE THE GREAT RACIAL DIVIDE
https://ncrc.org/why-the-great-migration-did-little-to-bridge-the-great-racial-divide/
This is 2022 article is one of many reports on the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) website.  
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8-31-2022 - GEOGRAPHY LITERACY 'WORD OF THE WEEK' WORKSHEETS - FOR TEACHERS OR TUTORS - GOOGLE DOC
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xYeI3IxRnmxqs0y9X0tDB8YL8kW1Zl9EOisLj0N5unI/edit#slide=id.g102f3b8049e_0_0
This Google doc has a set of worksheets that each focus on one word, such as "distribution", "chronological", "displacement", etc.  Take a look. 
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8-31-2022 - RACISM AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS: HOW LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE RESPONDING
https://ihje.org/racism-is-a-public-health-crisis-report-2/
This report defines racism "as a social system that "determines how opportunity is structured, which unfairly disadvantages some racial and ethnic minority individuals and communities; unfairly advantages White individuals and communities; saps the strength of the whole society through the waste of human resources."   The report has aggregated information showing what over 300 localities (cities states counties, etc) are doing to address structural racism. Open the PDF in this article to read the full report. 
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8-30-2022 - HOW WE'RE DOING KINDERGARTEN ALL WRONG IN THE U.S. AND WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM COUNTRIES DOING IT RIGHT
https://wehavekids.com/education/American-Kindergarten
This 2022 article talks about how to promote children's imagination, imitative and critical thought, starting in kindergarten.  It encourages learning from best practices in other countries.
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8-23-2022 - FUNDING OF DEVELOPMENT WORK IN CHICAGO - NEW (2022) METROPOLITAN PLANNING COUNCIL DASHBOARD
https://www.equitableincentives.org/en/
From the website: "This interactive website provides information on where and how financial incentives have been used over the past 10 years and advocates for changes to root programs and processes inequity. Learn more about financial incentives, explore the interactive map to see where funding has gone, and give feedback."
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8-16-2022 - TRY ENGINEERING - EMPOWERS EDUCATORS TO FOSTER THE NEXT GENERATION OF TECHNOLOGY INNOVATORS
https://tryengineering.org/
From the website: "TryEngineering is an initiative of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization. It provides educators and students with resources, lesson plans, and activities that engage and inspire."
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8-11-2022 - GETTING SMART - NEW PATHWAYS FOR AMERICAN SCHOOLS
https://www.gettingsmart.com/
From the website: "The #NewPathways campaign is a road map for American schools, where every learner, regardless of zip code, is on a pathway to productive citizenship, high wage employment and economic mobility, and a purpose-driven life."  Browse the website to see how these goals are being achieved. 
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8-11-2022 - INNOVATIVE SCHOOL - THE FOREST SCHOOL AT TRILITH (GA)
https://theforest.school/our-approach
From the website:  "The Forest School at Trilith is a 21st century micro -- school-grades K-12 -- with learner-driven technology, Socratic discussions, hands-on projects, and real-world apprenticeships in an internationally diverse and character-forming community." Browse the website to see all the features of this school -- and its partners. 
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8-10-2022 - CHRONOSCOPE WORLD - A FASCINATING TIME MACHINE TO ESPLORE THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, BROWSING MAPS
https://mprove.de/chronoscope/world.html
Open your students to the history of the world using maps from the 13th to the 20th century.  The video on the home page provides a useful introduction.  
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8-10-2022 - AMERICA'S HIDDEN WATER POVERTY IS COSTING THE U.S. ECONOMY OVER $8.5 BILLION EACH YEAR
https://spotlightonpoverty.org/spotlight-exclusives/how-americas-hidden-water-poverty-is-costing-the-u-s-economy-over-8-5-billion-each-year/
This 2022 Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity article focuses on a hidden crisis that affects over 2.2 million people who live without running water or proper sanitation at home.  Read the article.
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8-4-2022 - QUESTIONS TO ASK POLICE CHIEFS - JULY 2020 ARTICLE
https://equalityalec.substack.com/p/questions-to-ask-police-chiefs
This article by Alec Copaganda includes a list of questions every Police chief in the country should be asking on a regular basis.  Take a look. 
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8-3-2022 - CHIVES - A CHICAGO DATA COLLABORATIVE AND COMMUNITY MAPPING APPLICATION
https://chichives.com/
From the website: "ChiVes brings data on Chicago's environment together at the neighborhood level.  It's a partnership of researchers, community organizations, and civic groups. 
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8-3-2022 - CENTER FOR SPATIAL DATA SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (CSDS)
https://spatial.uchicago.edu/
From the website: "At CSDS we think spatially about research problems; We develop state-of-the-art methods for geospatial analysis; implement them through open source software tools; apply them to policy-relevant research in the social sciences; and disseminate them through education and support to a worldwide community."
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8-1-2022 - PROJECT IMPACT 180 LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING PROGRAM
https://www.projectimpact180.org/
From the website: "Project Impact 180 is a community-based leadership and mentoring program for youth 7-17  years of age living in high risk communities. The program fosters a safe place where youth are trained to creatively explore problems and solutions in their lives, families and communities through nontraditional experiences."
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8-1-2022 - THE NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR STUDENT SUCCESS 
https://www.partnershipstudentsuccess.org/mission-vision/
From the website: "The NPSS helps schools, educators, and communities connect all students with the holistic, people-powered supports they need to learn and achieve their potential."  
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7-28-2022 updated link - TECHNOLOGY LEARNING TOOLS LIST - CREATED BY CLMOOC - 2 022 update
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The Making Learning Connected MOOC at http://clmooc.educatorinnovator.org/2014/ has nearly 1000 participants. This Google doc is a list of tech tools that members have shared.
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7-26-2022 - 'URBAN DECAY' CREATED BY SEGREGATION FUELING POVERTY, POPULATION LOSS ON CHICAGO SOUTH, WEST SIDES. 2022 STUDY
https://news.wttw.com/2022/07/19/urban-decay-created-segregation-fueling-poverty-population-loss-south-west-sides-study
This is an article on the WTTW website pointing to a new study showing negative impact of segregation on Chicago's South and West sides. 
Read full study at https://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/scavengersalestudymapsofinequality.aspx
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7-26-2022 - GIRL UP - UNITING GIRLS TO SAVE THE WORLD
https://girlup.org/
This is an international movement to advance girls' skills, rights, and opportunities to be leaders. 
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7-26-2022 - BUSINESS LEADER'S GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHANGE
https://www.ventivtech.com/blog/a-business-leaders-guide-to-climate-change
This guide provides business leaders with a simplified roadmap toward actionable Climate Change changes they can make at a corporate level.  Links to additional resources are provided.  
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7-22-2022 - ARTISTS AND WRITERS AROUND THE WORLD MOBILIZING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
https://agamagenda.com/when-is-now-mobilizing-artists-and-writers-around-the-world-for-climate-action/
This campaign is called "When is Now" and is a project of The Agam Agenda, which is a project of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (https://icsc.ngo/).  
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7-22-2022 - ADVICE FOR TRANSFORMING SYSTEMS: 3 RESOURCES FOR FOUNDATIONS FROM FSG CONSULTING
https://www.fsg.org/advice-for-transforming-systems/
Download these three FREE resources "to help you reflect on how your foundation can build power, follow the community, and support the movements we all need to transform inequitable systems." 
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7-21-2022 - INTERN XL - NEW PLATFORM (2022) FOR INTERNSHIP MATCHING
https://internxl.org/about/#mce_temp_url#
From the website: "Intern XL, created by the Fund II Foundation, is an intelligent platform that brings precision, diversity, inclusion, and efficiency to the internship hiring  process for top companies."  
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7-20-2022 - COUNTY POPULATION TRENDS, 2020 TO 2021, AND RACE/ETHNICITY WITH THE LARGEST CHANGE
https://eig.org/working-age-white-americans-exited-large-cities/
Interactive map on Economic Innovation Group website shows changes in population for different parts of the USA.  Check out the Issue Areas and Analysis parts of the website. 
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7-20-2022 - OLLEGE PROMISE CAREERS INSTITUTE (link updated to add mypromisetool.org)
https://www.collegepromise.org/
From the website: "We are a national, non-partisan, non-profit initiative that builds broad public support for funding the first two or more years of postsecondary education for hard-working students, and ensuring those students have access to quality educational opportunities and supports.  Use the mypromisetool.org interactive map to find College Promise programs anywhere in the USA.
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7-18-2022 - JIM CROW DEBT: hOW BLACK BORROWERS EXPERIENCE STUDENT LOANS
https://edtrust.org/resource/jim-crow-debt/
The Education Trust surveyed nearly 1,300 Black Borrowers from across the nation about Student Debt. This article shares their experiences.   Check out the Data Tools resource page on the EdTrust website, too. 
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7-14-2022 - WORKFORCE GPS - ONLINE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO HELP BUILD CAPACITY OF AMERICA'S PUBLIC WORKFORCE INVESTMENT SYSTEM
https://www.workforcegps.org/
This US Dept of Labor resource was developed "specifically for workforce professionals, educators and business leaders, giving you the tools you need to create innovative approaches to improve the employment prospects of job seekers.
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7-14-2022 - ENGAGE EVERY STUDENT - NEW CALL TO ACTION (JULY 2022)
https://engageeverystudent.org/
From the website: "Engage Every Student is a bold new call to action to provide high-quality out-of-school time learning opportunities for every child who wants to participate."  This is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education and many partners.  Posted in this section

7-14-2022 - NURSING CAREERS - FASTEST GROWING SPECIALTIES
https://nursingexams.org/fastest-growing-nursing-jobs/#0461
Nursing offers many career paths. This article points to some of the fastest growing specialties. 
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7-13-2022 - AFRICAN FOLKTALE BOOKS - FROM "LAURA'S BOOKSHELF"
https://lkgbooks.blogspot.com/p/newest-books.html
This page points to a long list of book titles related to African Folktales and Diaspora Folktales. 
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7-12-2022 - WHAT DOES IT TAKE ... TO DECARBONIZE  YOUR STATE?
https://decarbmystate.com/about
This is a new site that offers ideas for ending climate pollution by using clean electrification, at the state policy level, rather than Federal.  Take a look. This site was developed by Chicago volunteers via the weekly ChiHackNight event.
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7-8-2022 - BROADCOM FOUNDATION - SEEKS TO ADVANCE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM) EDUCATION
https://broadcomfoundation.org/community/#stem-ecosystem
Browse this website to see many projects and resources intended to engage learners with STEM education and career opportunities. This link points to a page showing STEM projects and competitions along with resources for digital making and learning how to code and create.  Posted in this section

7-7-2022 - PRISON POLICY INITIATIVE
https://www.prisonpolicy.org/
From the website: "The non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society." View the maps and report showing where people in prisons come from. 
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7-7-2022 - SCHOOLS SPENDING MILLIONS ON NEW VIRTUAL TUTORING. iS IT WORKING?  2022 ARTICLE
https://www.chalkbeat.org/2022/6/29/23186973/virtual-tutoring-schools-covid-relief-money
In response to Covid the Federal government has made millions of dollars available for virtual tutoring to help fill gaps for students who lost ground when schools were fully online.  This article is from Chalkbeat Chicago.
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