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Event Postponed – Local Data Collection: Filling the Gaps & Building Local Resilience

September 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:00 am

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed until a later date this Fall (TBD). Event updates will be posted on the www.DataShareSCC.org website.

This panel, co-hosted by DataShare Santa Cruz County and CORE Investments, will speak with local leaders as they speak to the power of local data collection as a key element for changing the status quo.

Join Keisha Browder, Executive Director of United Way Santa Cruz County, Maria Cadenas, Executive Director of Santa Cruz Community Ventures, and Rebecca London, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Campus + Community Center at UCSC, as they speak to how their agency’s focus on data collection of historically underrepresented populations is critical in changing the conversation, building resilience and targeting programs which support wellbeing for all in Santa Cruz County.

Speakers will engage with key questions relevant to a variety of stakeholders, including the following topics; What are the specific gaps the Community Assessment Report, the UnDocufund and the We Belong project have filled to create more inclusive markers of wellbeing in our County? What elements of these projects, in methodology or results align with principles of equity and how has this created a different set of results? How has the DataShare SCC platform informed their work to fill the gaps and support local data projects?

Intended audience includes non-profit professionals, local activist and advocacy groups, public servants, elected officials, students and researchers, and concerned community members who wish to learn more about how data can be a powerful tool for action.

About DataShare Santa Cruz County (DSSCC): Since 2019, DSSCC has been the central hub of information with the most up-to-date data and reports with over 350 community indicators displaying wellbeing strengths and gaps across our region. A key tool in targeting the root causes of social and economic inequities across Santa Cruz County, the metrics and tools available on DSSCC inform a deeper understanding of our community in order to create, track and sustain effective solutions to shared challenges, advocate for equitable distribution of resources, and measure progress on county-wide goals. DSSCC platform fills an important gap for a “one-stop shop” for high-integrity local, regional, national data on key issues. DSSCC is a collaborative project of the Pajaro Valley Health Trust, United Way of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz County Office of Education and the County of Santa Cruz. The collaborative is overseen by a 20 member Steering Committee consisting of public and non-profit agency representatives and UCSC. To learn more visit www.datasharescc.org

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