Below I'm showing some data platforms that I've seen recently which show indicators of need for extra support of youth living in high poverty areas.
University of Chicago To&Through Project released a new report showing CPS students' enrollment patterns and high school/college outcomes by the community area in which they live. Click here to view the report. At the same time a data platform was created to help people use the data. Below is an image showing one page on this platform.
Follow @UChiToThrough on Twitter and see how they are helping people understand what's available and how to use this tool.
A CPS student’s community area continues to matter greatly in whether they attain a college credential. The patterns in college completion by community area suggest that using a community-based strategy on top of school-based strategies could address inequities in completion. pic.twitter.com/AgfR4Mtx1j— To&Through Project (@UChiToThrough) November 4, 2021
Next, look at the Chicago Public Schools locator platform. Below is a screenshot from that platform that I used in this blog article, to show assets in the neighborhood around different schools who could be helping school and non-school programs help kids.
After posting this article I attended a ZOOM meeting where the Chicago Community Data Portal was introduced. Below is a screenshot from that.
These are just four data platforms that are available to advocates and planners who want to focus on specific areas within large cities like Chicago. There's a load of data in these portals. Take the time to learn what's available and ways to use it.
Open this concept map and view other platforms that can be used.
This blog was started in 2008. The Tutor/Mentor Blog was started in 2005. The Tutor/Mentor Intern blog was started in 2006.
Review the stories posted over the past 13 to 16 years. They are examples of the type of stories others need to be posting regularly, and for as long, in order to capture attention, mobilize resources and do the work needed to help kids move from poverty to jobs and careers.