Data Cohorts Project

Using Data to Support Community Engagement

The Data Cohorts Project is a data literacy series featuring a series of workshops led by data experts from the Greater Seattle area and beyond. In partnership with community-based organizations (CBOs), SESEC identified the barriers (in addition to time and capacity) that CBOs face when using data, the challenges to building political will, and the circumstantial hurdles, including working with school districts. 

The Data Cohorts Project is designed to help participants:

  • Better understand how they can access and engage with data 
  • Conduct better data analysis
  • Develop improved strategies for data usage 

Improving data literacy is critical for community engagement as it provides context in working with diverse constituents, it highlights the great work that is being done, and it serves as a point of entry for developing partnerships with community organizations, data and advocacy entities, and school districts.

This program is designed for:

The program is open to all but will be most useful to individuals (at community-based organizations) and nonprofits (serving families and students in public school districts) who are interested in learning how to access and use data to better serve their communities. That said, many of the tools, connections, and knowledge can be adapted to other contexts and spaces.

Priority will be given to SESEC partners and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). If you have any questions or concerns before applying, feel free to reach out to [email protected] to discuss whether the program is a fit for you.

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