How can place-based data inform the decisions that we need to make to ensure that all young people graduate high school ready for college and a career?
To help answer this question, Generation Next partnered with Minnesota Compass to identify and explore a series of data indicators that educational and community stakeholders can use to better inform their efforts in pursuit of this goal.
For years, both organizations have disaggregated, analyzed, and shared data to spur action to eliminate the racial disparities that plague our community. The data identified in this partnership will contribute to a Twin Cities-based information hub that will link neighborhood-level data across systems to track community progress on creating the social, emotional, and learning environments that can lead to successful, equitable outcomes later in life.
Generation Next and Minnesota Compass shared insights from the initial research across three virtual convenings in 2021. The first two sessions focused on specific angles through which to view communities. The final convening served as a capstone for integrating community perspectives in developing a clear through-line for effectively connecting individual, neighborhood, and systems data.