Results by Term: Data Collection

Expanding Data Use to Support More Effective Post-High School Transitions: Measuring Postsecondary Success in Promise Neighborhoods

Author: Sonia Torres Rodríguez and Elizabeth Burton | Year of Publication: 2022

This brief focuses on Promise Neighborhood grantees that collect and report data on high school graduates who obtain a postsecondary degree, certification, or credential. It also explores strategies to assess the employment outcomes of youth in Promise Neighborhoods. The brief includes guidance and best practices on expanding data use and capacity for Promise Neighborhood grantees and peers to improve their measurement of postsecondary engagement and success.

Building the Cradle in a Cradle-to-Career Initiative: Three Opportunities for Promise Neighborhoods to Promote Kindergarten Readiness

Author: Megan Gallagher and Shubhangi Kumari | Year of Publication: 2022

Early care and education (ECE) programs are crucial for positive educational and developmental outcomes of children. This brief provides a framework to support Promise Neighborhoods’ ECE work, specifically preparing young children for school in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local Data as an Equity Tool

Author: Fay Walker, Sonia Torres Rodríguez, Mica O'Brien | Year of Publication: 2021

Data intermediaries and backbone organizations, two types of place-based organizations, play a key role in helping their communities attain equitable outcomes by building local data capacity, creating data-driven partnerships, and centering community voices.

Introduction to Data Quality: A Guide for Promise Neighborhoods on Collecting Reliable Information to Drive Programming and Measure Results

Author: Peter Tatian with Benny Docter and Macy Rainer | Year of Publication: 2020

This brief provides a basic overview of data quality management principles and practices that Promise Neighborhoods and other community-based initiatives can apply to their work. It also presents examples of data quality practices Promise Neighborhoods have implemented. The target audiences are people who collect and manage data within their Promise Neighborhood (whether directly or through partner organizations) and people who need to use those data to make decisions, such as program staff and leadership.

Learn About Your Neighborhood: Uncover the Strengths and Challenges

Author: The Center for the Study of Social Policy | Year of Publication: 2018

This tool provides information to help individuals find the right people to include on neighborhood leadership teams and begin outreach in their communities.

Building out an Effective Case Management System

Author: PolicyLink | Year of Publication: 2016

A robust case management system is critical to tracking progress and improving outcomes for children and their families along the cradle-to-career continuum.

A New Day for Data: For Families Forced Out, a Reason to Return - San Francisco, CA

Author: Alexandra Tilsley, Lydia Thompson | Year of Publication: 2016

This data story features the San Francisco Promise Neighborhood’s use of data to meet the needs of residents from the gentrifying Mission District even as many are displaced from the neighborhood.

How to Use Case Management Data

Author: Urban Institute | Year of Publication: 2016

This video is a guide to improving a comprehensive community change initiative.

Long-term Change Takes Real-time Data

Author: Sarah Gillespie, Mary Bogle | Year of Publication: 2016

This blog post emphasizes the need for collecting data to successfully implement place-based initiatives, like Promise Neighborhoods. It includes a video guide to improving a comprehensive community change initiative.

Building a Culture of Results: A Guide to Emerging Practices in Promise Neighborhoods

Author: The Center for the Study of Social Policy | Year of Publication: 2016

This guidebook highlights the “culture of results” adopted by Promise Neighborhoods and how the program ensures effective solutions are launched, tracked, improved, and sustained.