Durham


DataWorks NC

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Contact:
John Killeen, Executive Director

DataWorks is an independent data intermediary based in Durham, North Carolina. We are dedicated to democratizing the use of quantitative information, engaging in partnerships where data and analysis blend with lived experience and shared stories. We work with neighbors, non-profits, public agencies, and other partners in social benefit to advance community programming and public discourse. We provide comprehensive neighborhood indicators with the Neighborhood Compass, technical assistance and custom analysis, and collaborative learning opportunities.

Our mission is to democratize data to facilitate an empowered, productive, and equitable community. To that end, we have outlined three primary areas of focus for our work:

  • Engage communities with data. We connect neighbors and community organizations with indicators, strengthening efforts to improve  neighborhoods. This includes direct technical support in data preparation, mapping and other visualization.
  • Convene and contribute to community conversations. We facilitate productive spaces for shared learning from different perspectives. We also participate as an independent partner in policy discussions, guided by both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Provide community data tools.  We provide community data resources, including the Neighborhood Compass, that are regularly-updated and serve all partners equally.
L'Tanya Durante
Data Action Coordinator
Libby McClure
Health Data Analyst
Tim Stallmann
Cartography/GIS Collaborator

Activities

March 2020
DataWorks NC is in the process of developing COVID-19 updates and resources related to tenants. Learn more about the project here... [read more]
January 2, 2020
The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is pleased to announce two stellar additions to the network's elected Executive Committee - John Killeen, Executive Director of... [read more]
December 10, 2019
  A 3-part blog series that examines the relationship between research and community organizing. ... [read more]

Publications

February 12, 2020
Blog post - By: Libby McClure

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January 2, 2020
Blog post - By: Libby McClure

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December 10, 2019
Blog post - By: Libby McClure

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July 25, 2019
Presentation - By: John Killeen

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Partner Webinars

May 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Housing stability,­­­­... [read more]

Presenters Barbara Laymon, NACCHO, Chelsea Hawkins, Durham County Department of Public Health, Denver Jameson, Durham County Department of Public Health, Leah Hendey, Urban Institute, John Killeen, DataWorks NC