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Community Information Now (CI:Now)

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in partnership with the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in San Antonio

Laura McKieran, Executive Director

CI:Now provides data, tools, analysis, and training to inform decisions to improve Texas communities. Our vision is improved lives and decreased disparities through democratized data. We find, collect, link and analyze, and visually display the data that our neighbors need to improve neighborhood and regional conditions.  We work to expand people’s access data that is understandable, trustworthy, neutral, and timely. 


CI:Now primarily serves Bexar (San Antonio ) and 11 surrounding counties (Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson) in south-central Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border. While covering the full 12-county area with county- and zip-code level data, CI:Now works to make small-area (e.g., block group or parcel-level) data accessible wherever those data are available.

viz screenshotCI:Now supports both general and focused community information needs. On one track, CI:Now gathers, processes, and engages the broader community around data and stories of perennial and general interest, such as poverty and child immunization rates. On a parallel track, CI:Now responds to the information needs of targeted change-oriented initiatives or topical focus areas.

CI:Now is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit staffed and housed through an innovative community-academic partnership with the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in San Antonio.  Learn more about our governance and staffing here.

CI:Now became the 35th local partner in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) in 2010 and is also a member of the Community Indicators Consortium.

Courtney Denton
Research Coordinator II
Mehvish Siddiqui
Research Coordinator II
Jef Waltman
Independent Consultant
Laura McKieran
Executive Director
Jeremy Pyne
Senior Program Manager


September 2017
CI:Now’s new Viz-a-lyzer is an interactive tool for people to visually explore and analyze (visual… viz… viz-a-lyze… get it?) Bexar County data... [read more]
March 11, 2017
NNIP participated in this National League of Cities University Training Seminar to share our experience with data-driven partnerships and policymaking with 50 local elected leaders.  John Chesser... [read more]


May 23, 2018
Blog post - By: Laura McKieran

Community Information Now (CI:Now)

May 9, 2018
Meeting Materials - By: Mehvish Siddiqui

Community Information Now (CI:Now)

November 30, 2017
Presentation - By: Norma Garza

Community Information Now (CI:Now)

NGarza CINOW The Viz-a-lyzer 20171127.pptx
October 12, 2017
Meeting Materials - By: Norma Garza

Community Information Now (CI:Now)

October 12, 2017
Meeting Materials - By: Norma Garza

Community Information Now (CI:Now)

Session Notes

Partner Webinars

November 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

Ryan Ferriman, Shift Research Lab-- Mile High Data Day- Experience fostering connections, skills, and open data Anise Vance, Boston Indicators -- Responding... [read more]

Presenters Ryan Ferriman , Anise Vance, Marc Rostan, Norma Garza, Dan Brown
February 16, 2017 - 1:00pm

... [read more]

Presenters Maxwell Austensen, NYU Furman Center, John Cruz, Rise , Courtney Denton, CI:NOW, Jennifer Newcomer, Shift Research Lab