Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Webinar: Nashville Promise Neighborhood's Data Collection Strategy

The Nashville Promise Neighborhood – a 2011 Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grantee – has been working hard to collect data about their community. In an upcoming webinar – Community Engaged Research in the Nashville Promise Neighborhood – Nashville Promise Neighborhood staff will highlight how they went about designing and implementing their community-focused data collection strategy.

Data is often the centerpiece to any community change initiative as it begins to illustrate story about your community, including the current conditions that children, families and residents face. An essential tool that provides residents, community stakeholders and partners with critical information and a common language for the results that are needed, data can drive people to act and hold the entire community accountable for improving outcomes. The Nashville Promise Neighborhood, as well as other Promise Neighborhoods throughout the nation, have been gathering data in various ways. In Nashville, the community has been knocking on its own doors, and the results have been worth it. Over the course of three weekends, the Nashville Promise Neighborhood was able to get 485 door-to-door surveys completed. Residents were paired with trained AmeriCorps members, agency staff, and grad school students for the data collection push, arming pairs with a strong sense of built community knowledge that likely impacted the survey's increased response rate.

Join the Nashville Promise Neighborhood and their data partner, Vanderbilt University, for a presentation on their innovative and collaborative model for the design and execution of a comprehensive neighborhood survey. This webinar is open to any person or organization interested in learning more about the community they serve and want to engage community residents in a needs assessment process. Participants will learn more about:
  • Community engaged research;
  • Sampling strategies that can inform your needs assessment;
  • Rapid data collection tools; and
  • A model for successful academic and community collaboration. 

Community Engaged Research in the Nashville Promise Neighborhood will take place on Thursday, May 16 from 4pm-5:30pm ET. Click here to register.

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