Current work

Some of our more recent projects are linked below. Find an overview of our capacities in How We Can Help, as our work can vary quite a bit in any given year.

Online data tools

  • How do COVID-19 & existing disparities correlate at the neighborhood level?
    Throughout fall 2020 Community Information Now has compiled and analyzed a wealth of extant data to shed light on differences in how COVID-19 is affecting Bexar County neighborhoods and groups of people in terms of health, income, employment and […]
  • Screenshot of ACS Sidekick query interfaceCI:Now launches the ACS Sidekick
    It’s been a long and winding road, but the ACS Sidekick is officially here! Sidekick makes it much faster and easier to process Texas data from Census American Survey 5-year estimates. It can help if you: need an aggregate (total) estimate for […]
  • ReadyKidSA Coalition Scorecard imageReadyKidSA Coalition Scorecard updated
    CI:Now annually updates the data for the ReadyKidSA Coalition Scorecard, a dashboard that captures progress on ReadyKidSA‘s goals and helps guide strategy on an ongoing basis. As this is a performance improvement tool to support Results-Based […]
  • 2020 Census response rates trend2020 Census Response Rates interactive data tool released
    On behalf of the joint city-county Complete Count Committee (CCC), CI:Now has launched a new online data tool to help the CCC and others monitor local response rates and finely target outreach strategies. Place-based data has become even more […]
  • SomosNeighbors_LogoCI:Now launches Somos Neighbors
    Where we live plays a role in how long we live, and average life expectancy in Bexar County’s longest-lived neighborhoods is 18 years higher than in our shortest-lived neighborhoods. The new Somos Neighbors project shows us how other neighborhoods […]
  • Image of Ready Children Impact Council Child Data DashboardReady Children Impact Council Child Data Dashboard updated
    CI:Now has updated the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County’s Ready Children Impact Council Child Data Dashboard. The dashboard is CI:Now’s longest-running visualization still in active maintenance, updated annually since 2014. It […]

Reports & infographics

  • New report: State of the African American Community in San Antonio and Bexar County
    CI:Now was commissioned by the San Antonio Area Foundation and San Antonio Area African American Community Fund to develop a picture of community conditions among local Black and African Americans. Developed through a year-long collaborative […]
  • How has the coronavirus pandemic changed the lives of Bexar County’s young adults?
    Community Information Now (CI:Now) and MOVE Texas partnered to work directly with young people to equip them to advocate for their own priorities, needs, and opportunities in COVID-19 recovery. Part of that work was a survey of young adults in Bexar […]
  • COSA Office of Equity 2019 Racial Equity Indicator Report released
    The City of San Antonio’s Office of Equity has released its first-ever racial equity report, developed by CI:Now in close collaboration with Office of Equity staff. The report, which includes about 25 indicators, disaggregates and highlights […]
  • You saved 1,271 lives last week
    March 25 – the day the “stay at home” order went into effect in San Antonio and Bexar County – was just a week ago, but already the cost feels unbearably high. Sometimes it’s hard to trust that it’s worth the price […]
  • Cover image of SA2020 2019 Community Impact ReportSA2020 2019 Impact Report released
    SA2020 has released its new 2019 Impact Report for which data was collected and analyzed by CI:Now.  In addition to updated data a new food insecurity indicator was added this year, bringing the total number of indicators to 62. About a third […]
  • Image of map and charts in 2019 CHNA2019 Bexar & Atascosa Counties CHNA released
    The Health Collaborative has just released the 2019 Bexar County & Atascosa County Community Health Needs Assessment Report! The inclusion of Atascosa County is new this year. The needs assessment is again based on the Bay Area Health Inequities […]
  • Infographic on service-enriched housing (LISC)Infographic: Who Benefits from Service-Enriched Housing?
    In partnership with SA2020, CI:Now has developed a new infographic for the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) San Antonio. The infographic identifies and quantifies where possible many of the vulnerable groups who would likely benefit from […]

Training & tutorials

  • New ACS Sidekick tutorials and tips released
    CI:Now has developed a number of new resources to help users with the new ACS Sidekick tool that makes American Community Survey data for Texas faster and easier to process: Three short video tutorials are now available: Query Data Set Data Filters, […]
  • December Show & Share imageJoin us for Digital Data Resources Show & Share
    Join us on Wednesday, December 4 (note date change) for our second Digital Data Resources Show & Share, this time with a focus on public agency open data! While we still need better public access to local data, too often we don’t even know […]
  • Community Census and Viz-a-lyzer Training
    On Wednesday, November 6 CI:Now is hosting a combined training for nonprofits on the new platform and CI:Now’s own Viz-a-lyzer tool! After 20 years the U.S. Census Bureau has retired American FactFinder, its statistics and […]
  • Announcing the first-ever Digital Data Resources Show & Share
    Join us at LISC San Antonio’s office on Friday morning for a community development online Digital Data Resources Show & Share. Web-based data and mapping tools provide significant benefit to non-profit and other organizations seeking to […]