United States cities face a critical challenge when it comes to fulfilling the potential of open data: that of moving beyond the mere provision of access to data toward the active facilitation of stakeholder use of data in ways that bring about community impact. Sunlight has been researching innovative projects and strategies that have helped cities tackle this challenge head on. Today we’re excited to share a guide for our new approach to open data in U.S. cities–an approach we’re calling “Tactical Data Engagement,” designed to drive community impact by connecting the dots between open data, public stakeholders, and collaborative action.
Authors: Katya Abazajian and Kathy Pettit Originally published in Urban Wire
By leveraging data and technology, a partnership of Boston organizations and local government leaders found a better way to connect young people to summer jobs.
In July 2015, Boston’s mayor announced an increase in funding for summer youth employment. Boston’s Department of Youth Employment and Engagement prepared to offer more jobs to young people, hoping to open long-term opportunities for high school students in disadvantaged neighborhoods…
Authors: Mary Bogle and Katya Abazajian Originally published in Urban Wire
Data provide the glue for a new alliance fighting student homelessness and promoting academic success at a Promise Neighborhood site in Boston.
The Promise Neighborhood initiative, funded by the US Department of Education, aims to transform high-needs communities by supporting children from cradle to career. Promise Neighborhoods use a data-driven approach to identify programs that best serve their communities…