The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County has awarded CI:Now one year of funding in the amount of $75,000. The grant funds will be used to strengthen local data capacity through freely-accessible, neutral, high-quality data that area nonprofits and others can use for data-driven decisionmaking and action, as well as “help desk” services, trainings, and technical assistance. Two tools built in the past with UWSA funding are CI:Now’s Data Explorer and CommunityViewer Public Reports. UWSA funding has also been used to develop and maintain The Language of Data, a glossary of technical data-related terms translated to plain language.
UWSA was a founding member in the late 1990s of the Alamo Area Community Information System (AACIS), rebranded as CI:Now in 2008. For 20 consecutive years UWSA has invested in AACIS’/CINow’s work to build local data capacity, through directly funding CI:Now, by donating its fiscal agency services, and by being a champion of data-driven action.
CI:Now has compiled the Child Abuse and Neglect in Bexar County: Overview of Related Demographics, Risk Factors, and Outcomes mini-assessment to support United Way-led collaborative planning for prevention of child abuse and neglect.
CI:Now has updated the data in the United Way Children’s Issue Council Child Data Dashboard. Find Bexar County data on child demographics, health, child care, and education.
United Way has contracted CI:Now to provide data support to ReadyKidSA, a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs. ReadyKidSA is adopting the Results-Based Accountability framework to prioritize, target, and achieve the best results possible for Bexar County children. CI:Now’s role will be to provide data on child well-being and community conditions, assist in developing results and indicators, and collecting and analyzing trended data for those indicators. The resulting Scorecard will be available at ReadyKidSA.com.
The three-part team of Jennifer Moriarty of Moriarty Consulting Group, Delise Crimmins of Redline Leadership, and CI:Now have been selected to provide facilitation and data support to the San Antonio Area Foundation-led SALSA (Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio) collective impact initiative “to create a community where seniors thrive and and are prized as vital citizens.”
CI:Now hosted the working meeting of the local partners of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. Partners learned about each others’ work and attended EastPoint neighborhood tours related to education and early childhood, workforce and economic development, or housing and neighborhood.
Laura McKieran, CI:Now Director, and Leilah Powell, Chief of Policy for Mayor Ivy R. Taylor, co-presented on CI:Now and Growing Local Data Capacity at the NNIP partner meeting.
Clarissa Ozuna, CI:Now Program Manager for Research, participated in a CI:Now-hosted panel discussion on Using Data in Rebuilding a Vibrant EastPoint.
Norma Garza, CI:Now Research Coordinator, presented on local disparities and inequity in A City on the Rise… But Whose?