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Amy Rohan, Data and Research Analyst

DATA YOU CAN USE was created in 2016 by a diverse group of local professionals who help people access data and make it useful in improving community conditions.  

Data You Can Use connects people who need data to people who have data and assist in accessing, analyzing, translating, interpreting and presenting data. They help the Milwaukee community ask the right questions to get the right data, put it into a local context, present it visually and put it to work in addressing issues important to you. Their staff works to democratize data by building local capacity, sharing best practices and helping users sort through the data to surface, explain and address issues of concern. The organization brings technical expertise, knowledge of local context, the ability to convene and collaborate with multiple stakeholders and trust. The organization is also aligning efforts with the Milwaukee Data Initiative and the Code for America Brigade, broadening the base and strengthening the effort.

Dr. Victor Amaya
President & Executive Director
Danya Littlefield
Program Manager, Community Research & Data Communications
Amy Rohan
Data and Research Analyst


March 2023
One of the unique characteristics of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is that the network was founded by the partner organizations and it continues to be led by an Executive... [read more]
June 2, 2021
These materials supplement the text in the Guide to Data Chats: Community Conversations About Data (forthcoming). Data Chat Neighborhood Health and Coronavirus: Amani (slide... [read more]
October 21, 2020
"The COVID-19 recovery requires data, and the data must be a means for inclusion”... [read more]


November 8, 2023
NNIP admin document - By: National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership

Urban Strategies Council, CTData Collaborative, Data You Can Use, The Polis Center

August 3, 2023
Report - By: Data You Can Use

Data You Can Use

Black Youth Achievement Report.pdf
April 30, 2023
Report - By: Reclaiming our Neighborhoods, Data You Can Use

Data You Can Use

Report link
June 8, 2022
Report - By: Mychal Cohen, Amy Rohan, Kathleen Pritchard, And Kathryn L.S. Pettit

Data You Can Use, Urban Institute

September 7, 2021
Protocol/Methods - By: Data You Can Use

Data You Can Use


Partner Webinars

October 22, 2019 - 9:00am

Data Days are gatherings that focus on building a common understanding and improving literacy around data and highlight ways that data can improve the community. Data Days are designed to help... [read more]

Presenters Seema D. Iyer, PhD, Carrie Koss Vallejo, Liz Monk
December 31, 1969

This webinar shows how you can mobilize community action on health through hosting a local event centered on the new 500 Cities neighborhood-level health data. In December 2016, the Robert... [read more]

Presenters Oktawia Wojcik, Corianne Scally, Kathy Pettit, Katie Pritchard