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New additions to library - 2024

Since mid 2022 I've posted new additions to the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC library on a page like this. Each listing includes a link to the sub-section of the library where the link was posted. Those links are in alphabetical order.   New additions from 2023 are posted here.  New additions from 2022 are posted here.

2-23-2024 - NON PROFIT UTOPIA - CAPACITY BUILDING FOR CHICAGO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
https://nonprofitutopia.com/
From the website: "NonProfit Utopia provides a broad range of services and resources to help NPO leaders achieve their goals, including an online community, consulting, courses, coaching, livestreams and podcasts."  Browse the website to learn more.
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2-16-2024 - PERSISTENT POVERTY INTERACTIVE MAP - ADVANCING DEVELOPMENT IN PERSISTENT -POVERTY COMMUNITIES
https://eig.org/persistent-poverty-in-communities/
The Economic Innovation Group report shows that 35 million Americans reside in persistent-poverty communities.  The website has an interactive map that you can zoom into and look at this data at the census tract level or at the county level.  In a big county like Cook County, Il, persistent poverty is not visible, unless you look at it at the census tract level.  View the map at https://eig.org/persistent-poverty-in-communities/interactive-map/
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2-14-2024 - PERSISTENTLY POOR, LEFT-BEHIND AND CHRONICALLY DISCONNECTED (IN AMERICA)
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This report by Kenan Fikri "explores the extent to which persistent poverty areas represent a compelling sub-category of left-behind areas in America. It explores three ways in which places struggling with persistent poverty exhibit disconnection from the broader economy: commuting patterns, social networks (social capital) and job growth." Finally it emphasizes that "these problems tend not to resolve themselves naturally."
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2-13-2024 - ART MAKERS CLUB - CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
https://www.artmakersclub.com/
This site was mentioned in an article on a blog by a CLMOOC educator whom I've followed for nearly 10 years. Here's the link: https://sheri42.net/2024/02/12/fun-with-photo-doodles/
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2-10-2024 - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: METHODS & BENEFITS
https://custom-writing.org/blog/experiential-learning-methods-and-benefits
This is a comprehensive article showing types of learning, benefits of experiential learning, and experiential learning activities that teachers, mentors and tutors can use. It provides a lot of information about "Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle and Stages of Learning". The article also includes links to additional resources.
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2-7-2024 - SKILL UP - HELPS WORKERS FIND QUALITY LIVING-WAGE JOBS
https://www.skillup.org/
SkillUP is a coalition of more than 100 organizations, including training and education providers, tech firms, employers and philanthropies.  This site can be valuable to young people exploring career options, to people without college degrees who seek good-paying jobs, or people seeking to explore new career options.  Take time to explore the site and learn what's available. 
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1-30-2024 - PRISONERS IN THE U.S. ARE PART OF A HIDDEN WORKFORCE LINKED TO HUNDREDS OF POPULAR FOOD BRANDS - U.S.NEWS JAN 2024 ARTICLE
https://apnews.com/article/prison-to-plate-inmate-labor-investigation-c6f0eb4747963283316e494eadf08c4e
A 2-year investigation from the Associated Press "finds that prison labor is connected to hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods, sold by some of the biggest food companies."  Read the article. 
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1-30-2024 - KQED YOUTH MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM RESOURCES
https://www.kqed.org/education/
From the website: "Free, ready-to-use lesson plans, videos and resources that promote youth voice and help students practice media making, media literacy and civic engagement.  Find fresh ideas for all grade levels and subjects, aligned to standards like CCSS and NGSS."   Learn about the Youth Media Challenge at https://youthmedia.kqed.org/ and the Election 2024 project at https://youthmedia.kqed.org/election2024
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1-23-2024 - RSS FEED READERS HELP YOU KEEP UP WITH YOUR NEWS FEEDS - TOP FIVE (2024)
https://www.theverge.com/24036427/rss-feed-reader-best
This article explains what a RSS Feed Reader is and lists five sites, with a description of the free and paid versions for each.  The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC uses Inoreader.com 
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1-19-2024 - MOZELLA OPEN LEADERSHIP TRANING MODULES
https://mozilla.github.io/open-leadership-training-series/articles/introduction-to-open-leadership/introduction-to-working-open/
https://mozilla.github.io/open-leadership-training-series/articles/introduction-to-open-leadership/stating-your-project-vision/
From the website: "This website introduces you to the basic concepts of working open.  When you are 'working open' you use the power, knowledge, and skills of a diverse community of volunteers (called "contributors") to accomplish something that a single person or a small team couldn't do alone."
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1-19-2024 - OPEN LIFE SCIENCE AND OPEN SEEDS - DEDIDICATED TO CAPACITY BUILDING AND DIVERSIFYING LEADERSHIP IN RESEARCH
https://openlifesci.org/
https://openlifesci.org/openseeds/
This non-profit organization offers online mentoring and training programs for individuals and teams worldwide to learn about and adopt open research practices. The "Open Seeds" is a mentoring and training program for Open Science ambassadors. 
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1-17-2024 - MAPPING POLICE VIOLENCE IN AMERICA
https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/
This site has been collecting and reporting information about the number of people killed by police since 2013.  The data is intended to provide greater transparency and accountability for police departments as part of the ongoing work to end police violence in America.
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1-17-2024 - DIGITAL SPACES DIRECTORY 
https://newpublic.org/directory
This website is aggregating links to digital spaces as a "jumping off point for further exploration and research for anyone who's interested in studying, building, stewarding, or simply using digital platforms."
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1-10-2024 - ILLINOIS POLICE TRAFFIC STOP DATA - WBEZCHICAGO 
https://interactive.wbez.org/traffic-stops/illinois-statewide/
This site provides comprehensive data about police traffic stops in Illinois and shows a growth in racial profiling from early 2000s to 2022.  The site  includes interactive maps. The information is available to others to use. 
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1-8-2024 - THE GIRL INNOVATION, RESEARCH, ANDLEARNING (GIRL) CENTER - GLOBAL RESEARCH HUB
https://popcouncil.org/hub/girl-center/
The GIRL Center "is a global research hub that envisions a gender-equitable world where girls and boys make a health and safe transition into adulthood and reach their full potential".  This is part of a global research center called The Population Council. View their strategic plan at https://popcouncil.org/strategy/
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1-2-2024 - SEEK - SENSE - SHARE  -  PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE MASTERY PROCESS
https://jarche.com/pkm/
This article on Harold Jarche's blog describes a process of learning and sharing that anyone can apply to "make sense of our world and work more effectively."  The article contains numerous links to additional ideas that show this thinking in practice. 
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