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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
Tim Stallmann
Cartography/GIS Collaborator


August 2018 - October 2018
Two NNIP Partners are creatively engaging residents with data to improve neighborhood health conditions. In both cases, they combine rigorous data and new resources with on-the-ground insights. ... [read more]
Since 2016 DataWorks has been tying neighborhood indicators more closely to themes of gentrification. Following a... [read more]
December 1, 2017
In recent years, DataWorks staff have done mapping and responsive data projects for groups like the InterNeighborhood Council, Durham City Council, the Northeast Central Durham Leadership Council... [read more]


May 9, 2018
Meeting Materials - By: John Killeen, Tim Stallmann

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January 8, 2018
Announcement - By: Urban Institute

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November 2, 2017
NNIP admin document - By: John Killeen

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October 12, 2017
Meeting Materials - By: Ashley Clark Williams, John Killeen

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, DataWorks NC

September 16, 2016
Presentation - By: John Killeen

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