Policy Briefings

Stats in Class: Teaching Open Data to Inform Community Action

March 7, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Event Details

Citizen’s Committee for Children is partnering with BetaNYC and NYC Open Data for Open Data Week 2019!

This annual series takes place during the first week of March to celebrate New York City’s Open Data Law, which was signed into law on March 7, 2012. The goal of Open Data Week 2019 is to raise awareness about NYC Open Data, a free data resource for anyone to access.

Citizens’ Committee for Children produces Keeping Track Online (KTO), a comprehensive database on child well-being in New York City. The data and statistics in KTO draw directly from information gathered from a variety of sources – including more than 10 NYC Open Data sets, NY State Open Data, the American Community Survey, as well as city, state, and federal agencies.

As part of Open Data Week 2019, CCC is hosting an opportunity for educators to approach KTO as a tool to enhance their teaching on community needs and assets around the city. Participants will interact with research tools that they can use to map the characteristics and composition of their neighborhoods, explore how various risk factors intersect and produce vastly different outcomes for children born in one neighborhood versus another, and discuss possibilities to engage community members to address needs and advocacy efforts. This workshop is well suited for those who wish to learn about using research and data tools to engage youth and children, and how both qualitative and quantitative information can garner attention and resources for underserved communities.

Date and Location:

Thursday, March 7, 2019 – 4:00 – 5:30pm

Office of Citizens’ Committee for Children

14 Wall Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10005

This event is wheelchair accessible and free to all attendees.

Event Location

Office of Citizens’ Committee for Children
14 Wall Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10005
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