We connect neighborhoods and community groups with data
– identifying key indicators of community change – strengthening efforts to improve neighborhoods. – coordinating community contributions to indicator use, to local research, and to how these are published and distributed. – empowering communities via direct technical support and access to data. – maintaining and improve data as a resource for major community initiatives.
We convene and contribute to community conversations
– Facilitating productive spaces for shared learning from different perspectives. – Delivering reliable data and rigorous analysis that clarifies issues and suggests meaningful action. – Participating as an independent partner in policy discussions, guided by quantitative and qualitative data. – Educating stakeholders by transparently sharing knowledge and skills.
– Serving the community of Durham with the Neighborhood Compass. – Providing a primary community resource that is regularly-updated and serves all partners equally. – Incorporating new data sets with strong community resonance and longitudinal importance.