I encourage you to spend time browsing past articles on this and the MappingforJustice blog. See how concept maps are used to show strategy, and emphasize the need for long-term, on-going, flexible funding of youth serving programs. See how GIS maps focus attention and resources on all high poverty areas of the Chicago region, not just a few high profile places.
I've been building a database of Chicago non-school tutor, mentor and learning programs since 1993 and use maps to show where these programs are located. Below is an example from a map platform, showing how you can zoom into the map and look at a specific part of the neighborhood.
"It's time to do the work." @RepLawrence of Detroit speaks in support of @RepRobinKelly's #UrbanProgress initiative. pic.twitter.com/YvDlmHSWp8— YMCA Chicago (@YMCAChicago) April 22, 2016
I hope some of those leaders will view this and other articles I've written and duplicate what I've been doing for the past 20 years, to achieve a problem that still persist because too few have a deep commitment and a day-to-day map-based strategy, to draw people from the entire village together, and to mobilize needed resources for each high poverty neighborhood of Chicago and other big cities throughout the country.
Just as a refresher, here's an article I wrote last November, which includes maps of political districts and focuses on collaborative actions. It includes news stories from 20 years ago where leaders were making the same appeals for action.
Will something change this time?