🌟 Building Our Future Drives Change Through Data Access and Capacity Building!
Since 2018, BOF has been at the forefront, centralizing essential K-12 and community data. 📊 Our commitment to transparency shines through online dashboards, data walks, and presentations, fostering accessibility for all.
🔍 The creation of our online dashboards has developed data access, bringing scattered information into one accessible hub. Over the past year, they've been a go-to resource with 40 unique users and 200 views monthly, showcasing the power of consolidated insights for informed decision-making in our community.
🤝 BOF doesn't stop at data access; we actively integrate data coaching into Continuous Improvement cohorts for partner organizations. Participants gain skills necessary for effective data use - from collection methods to performance metric establishment. This holistic approach empowers partners, fostering continuous growth in our collective efforts.
Together, we're shaping a future of informed decisions and meaningful progress! Explore our online dashboard here: https://www.buildingourfuturekc.org/data.html
In June of 2022, the Southeast Wisconsin Child Care Workforce Coalition partnered with Kenosha Area Business Alliance and Racine County Economic Development Corporation to conduct a survey aimed at better understanding the impact of child care on local employers and the workforce. The survey was inspired, in part, by Project Growth's Wisconsin Employer Perceptions of Early Care and Education statewide research, which can be found here. To download the 1-page summary of our local survey results click here!
A new episode of our podcast, Together, We're Better! is out. In this episode, BOF sits down with Kristin Kappelman and Kevin Meagher, both Data Managers for backbone partnerships. This episode will give you insight into the intentionality required to share data effectively with others. At Building Our Future, we strive to use data as a flashlight and not a weapon. Data isn't just numbers; it's any information gathered. It's powerful to help us understand what's changed over time and in other communities, and it can be used to support policy change, especially when the community shares their lived experiences to help bring the data to life.
We invite you to challenge yourselves by using and viewing data from an asset-based lens. Listen here on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!