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Friday, April 10 • 8:05am - 9:30am
FR8.05.18 Engaging the community though data sharing, analysis, and action plans - Lessons from researchers and practitioners

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Putting data in the hands of the community is a valuable and sustainable way to effect individual and neighborhood level change in any community. Presenters will discuss and demonstrate data sharing and discussion methodologies that benefit community members, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. Elsa Falkenburger, Research Associate at the Urban Institute (UI), will engage participants in a discussion modeled after a data sharing methodology – a “Data Walk” - that UI developed for several of its projects around health, housing, and services. Select data points are presented in the form of charts and bullet points printed on poster sized paper and discussed in small groups traveling to each data station. Isaac Castillo, Director of Data and Evaluation at the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI), will demonstrate several techniques used with residents of the Kenilworth-Parkside community (in Washington DC) intended to encourage community data use. This includes methods to help community residents understand and interpret data (infographics), encourage residents to seek out data to inform decisions, and help residents learn how they can use data push for community change. Irwin Royster, of Planned Parenthood's Ophelia Egypt Center in Washington DC will present his methods for sharing Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data with youth and using the discussion to mobilize youth to take action in their lives and their communities around sexual health and safety. Peter Gorski, Chief Health and Child Development Officer at The Children’s Trust, and his community partners from the Miami Children’s Initiative, will jointly present on their experiences convening residents, presenting data, and engaging them to effect change in their community around how young children entering school are developing.

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Isaac Castillo

Deputy Director, DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative
Isaac is recognized as a thought leader in the field of nonprofit performance management and evaluation, and brings over 15 years of nonprofit and evaluation experience to the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI). Isaac supervises DCPNI’s efforts to improve outcomes through... Read More →

Maria-Paula Garcia

Research and Evaluation Manager, The Children's Trust
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Sarah Gillespie

Urban Institute

Cecilia Gutierrez

Miami Children's Initiative

Irwin Royster

Ophelia Egypt Program Center

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Sarah Gillespie

Urban Institute

Friday April 10, 2015 8:05am - 9:30am EDT
Godfrey (lobby level)