Community Training on Data and Technology: New Partnership between Microsoft and the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP)
Microsoft Technology and Civic Engagement Group is delighted to be partnering with the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) to enable work around expanding training on data and technology for enhancing communities. NNIP, coordinated by the Urban Institute, will undertake a project to explore what is known about community training on data and technology today and produce a guide and curriculum bank that can facilitate improvement and expansion of these programs nationally.
NNIP and Microsoft Technology and Civic Engagement share many core values, including the perspective that technology and data are tools to improve community outcomes and the importance of building local capacity to use these levers. We believe this project fills an important need, focused as it is on training intended for audiences who work professionally or as civic activists to serve communities and improve neighborhood conditions, and could use data and technology to perform their tasks more efficiently, effectively, or inclusively.