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Monday September 17

Time Presentation Speakers
Plenary Welcome, Orientation, and Opening Remarks Jacob Frey, Craig Helmstetter, Jennifer Ford Reedy, Bob Tracy
10:00am – 10:50am From Scope to Scale: Driving a Culture of Results through Collective Impact Michael Adrian, JaNel Jamerson, Jeremiah White
10:00am – 10:50am Blending Data: The New Data Salad Bar Dan Quigg
10:00am – 10:50am State Data Centers The Census Bureau’s Premier Local Partners Gregg Bell
10:00am – 10:50am Make Social Media Work for You Ruth Hamberg
10:00am – 10:50am Data disaggregation: How to do it well to inform program and policy improvements Nicole MartinRogers, Joe Munnich, Nadege Souvenir, Chris Taylor, Bo Thao-Urabe
11:00am – 11:50am Data-driven decision-making: Utilizing community indicators and performance measurements to build and measure progress towards sustainable and equitable communities in Ramsey County Lidiya Girma, Kristine Grill, Elizabeth Tolzmann
11:00am – 11:50am Sustaining Indicator and Performance Measurement at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Andy Holdsworth, Charlotte Riggs
11:00am – 11:50am IPUMS Census and Survey Data Resources for Community-Centered Research David Van Riper, Jonathan Schroeder
11:00am – 11:50am Building Wakanda – Cross-sector Partneships and Impact Investing to Build a More Equitable Future Stephannie L. Lewis, Elaine Rasmussen
11:00am – 11:50am Family-Centered Measures of Access to Early Care and Education Elizabeth Davis, Won Lee, Jonathan May
11:00am – 11:50am Indicators of Youth Personal Agency Peg Thomas, Jennifer Valorose
Keynote Keynote Address: ...Damn Lies and Statistics in a Post-Truth Era: Data and knowledge communities in the movement for a more inclusive economy Chris Benner
2:00pm – 2:50pm Who’s Responsible? A look at Accountability for Different Populations and How to Manage It Michael Adrian
2:00pm – 2:50pm Bridging Map-based and Table-based User Experiences Steven Aviles, Julian Kittelson-Aldred
2:00pm – 2:50pm Data Viz: Lessons in Patience, Progress and Powerful New Communications Modes Kassira Absar, Andi Egbert
2:00pm – 2:50pm YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR TOOL, YOUR WAY: A new platform for Community Indicator Systems – learning from the redevelopment of Peg Jennifer Temmer, Kyle Wiebe
2:00pm – 2:50pm Making Multi Faceted Indicators Approachable Zohar Perla
2:00pm – 2:50pm Neighborhood Prerequisites for Transit Readiness and the Transit Market Index Todd Graham
3:10pm – 4:00pm Dakota County Strategic Plan Goals Jessie Carlson, Hoang Ton
3:10pm – 4:00pm Metropolitan Council Housing Policy Plan Indicators Dashboard Tara Beard, Krysten Lynn Ryba-Tures
3:10pm – 4:00pm MSP Regional Indicator Dashboard – Process and Impact Maurice Harris, Erin Spaeth
3:10pm – 4:00pm Community Opportunity Map: A Tool for Mapping Community Indicators Associated with Child Maltreatment Kristen Rudlang-Perman
3:10pm – 4:00pm MAP Dashboard Engaging the Southern Arizona Community Jennifer Pullen
3:10pm – 4:00pm Rewriting the Rural Narrative: Leadership and Engagement Ben Winchester
3:10pm – 4:00pm Getting to good data, not just easy data: Using core principles to improve how well your data represents the community Daren Nyquist
3:10pm – 4:00pm Goldilocks Data-Data at the scale of action. Frank Ridzi
4:10pm – 5:00pm The Community Quarterback – Using Data and Scorecards to Strategically Target Interventions Brittany Fitz-Chapman
4:10pm – 5:00pm Tools and indicators to measure successful transitions into the workforce Alessia Leibert
4:10pm – 5:00pm Still Lonely in Vancouver? Troubling signs in uncertain times Trina Prior
4:10pm – 5:00pm The application of indicators in regional Victoria, Australia as a catalyst for evidence-based planning, partnership development and community engagement Melanie Davern
4:10pm – 5:00pm Climate Resilience Screening Index (CRSI): Development and Application Heritage Gallery James Summers
4:10pm – 5:00pm The Need for Nuance: Environmental Key Performance Indicators in the Healthcare Sector Crystal Fashant

Tuesday September 18

Time Presentation Speakers
Plenary Panel Data to Action Mary Kay Bailey, Tawanna Black, Peter
Frosch, Sondra Samuels
Moderator: Allison Liuzzi
10:10am – 11:00am Community Impact Through Data Driven Action Teams Derek Hersch, Cindy Winters
10:10am – 11:00am City Health Dashboard: City-level Measures of Health, Health Determinants and Equity Shoshanna Levine
10:10am – 11:00am Keeping Track Online Marija Drobnjak
10:10am – 11:00am Gender Inequities in Wellbeing Over Time: Selected Evidence from the Canadian Index of Wellbeing Mingjie (Jessie) Gao, Bryan Smale
10:10am – 11:00am Business Strategies to Achieve Sustainability Mark Abraham, Susan Brutschy, Ann
Johnson,  Paul Mattessich
Moderator: Chantal Stevens
11:10am – 12:00am Measuring City of Seattle’s Progress on Digital Equity David Keyes, Stacey Wedlake
11:10am – 12:00am Localizing the SDGs in Winnipeg: Lessons Learned on Discussing, Monitoring, and Reporting on the SDGs Jennifer Temmer
11:10am – 12:00am Youth Well being Spotlight Susan Brutschy
11:10am – 12:00am A Story of Partnership: East Side Health and Well-being Collaborative Keith Allen, Terese Hill, Foua-Choua
Khang, Diane Tran
11:10am – 12:00am Lets talk about meaningful family and community indicators that elevate assets and opportunities Elizabeth Carlson, Richard Chase, Betty Emarita
11:00am – 11:50am Measuring impact: Findings and lessons from an evaluation of three indicator projects Maggie Arzdorf-Schubbe (moderator), Ina
Cernusca, Allison Liuzzi, Dr. Jared McEntaffer
Plenary Panel Data and media: Getting good data into the public sphere Mark Abraham, Chris Farrell, Maggie Koerth-Baker
Moderator: Craig Helmstetter
2:20pm – 3:10pm Health Indicators in Public Housing Alyssa Erickson
2:20pm – 3:10pm Supporting Inclusive Growth with Land Use and Transportation Aseal Tineh
2:20pm – 3:10pm Creating a Surveillance System to Advance the Minnesota Food System Abby L Gold, Liana Schreiber, Ann Zukoski
2:20pm – 3:10pm Help Your Team and Your Partners by Creating a “Build Your Own Indicator” Tool Ariel Neumann, Megan Swindal, PhD
2:20pm – 3:10pm Community Foundation Inspiring Ideas Igniting Action Chris Barge
2:20pm – 3:10pm Reaching the Nation: An integrated partnership and communications operation in support of the 2020 Census Kaile Bower
2:20pm – 3:10pm Increasing Capacity for Nonprofits to do Quality Evaluation Dawn Helmrich
2:20pm – 3:10pm Designs for Learning Andrew Adelmann, Pamela Meade
3:20pm – 4:10pm Investment Compass: Impact Measurement and Evaluation for Investors Elaine Rasmussen, Tim Roman
3:20pm – 4:10pm Pages_Documenting and Strengthening Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia Erik R. Pages
3:20pm – 4:10pm Regional Competitiveness Dashboards: Optimizing Investment & Impact in Greater Minnesota Matt Schmit
3:20pm – 4:10pm Sampling Dashboards Justin Sullivan
3:20pm – 4:10pm Engaging Communities through Data: Minnesota’s Longitudinal Education Data Systems Ben Jaques-Leslie, John Lindner, Rachel Vilsack
3:20pm – 4:10pm A Typology of Change in Suburban Neighborhoods Baris Gumus-Dawes
3:20pm – 4:10pm Measuring the Social Return on Investment of CommonBond’s Eviction Prevention Services Jessie Hendel
3:20pm – 4:10pm Risk of Social Isolation Among Seniors Laura Houghtaling

Plenary Speakers

Basic Workshop (BW) Stream

Tools Stream

Community Engagement (CE) Stream

Knowledge Translation (KT) Stream

2016 Conference Presentations


9:15am – 10:00am P Opening Session: DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist at White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Speakers: DJ Patil

10:00am – 10:50am A Indicators of Neighborhood Change: Measuring and Predicting Gentrification

10:00am – 10:50am B Building Partnerships for Community Wellbeing:

10:00am – 10:50am C Boosting Social Prosperity in Washington DC (and beyond)­ How improving Measurement of Community Well­being supports economic development

10:00am – 10:50am E Using participatory methods to develop measures of well­being

11:00am – 11:50am

11:00am – 11:50am Connecting Our Community by Focusing the Effort

11:00am – 11:50am C Impacting Family Wellbeing: 1) Co­Designing with Families to Improve their Well­Being 2) Making Well­Being the Foundation of our Work in Population Health

Peter Roberts, Eli Stefanski: Family Well-being Initiative Business Innovation Factory & Children’s Health

11:00am – 11:50am E 1) Understanding Shelter Affordability Issues: Towards a Better Policy Framework 2) Social Equity Impact Assessment

12:30pm – 1:30pm P Keynote Presentation: Towards a Radical Statistical Constitution

1:30pm – 2:45pm A Metrics to Improve Equity: 1) How One Community is Using Indicator Data to Fight Poverty 2) The Demography of Inequality 3) The Innovative Development of GRAAHI’s Health Equity Index to Improve and Sustain Health Conditions in West Michigan Andrae Ivy: Innovative Development of GRAAHI’s Health Equity Index to Improve and Sustain Health Conditions in West Michigan

1:30pm – 2:50pm C Education & Community Resilience: 1) Exploring the Community Impact of Long­term Investment in Children and Families 2) Indicators For Success: Dropout Prevention and Positive Youth Development 3) Chickens & Eggs: Relationship of Schools & Communities

1:30pm – 2:50pm E All about data applications: 1) Measuring What Matters: Tracking Progress Towards Outcomes? 2) Moving from Community Indicators to Data Consumers: Exploring potential of R Platform? 3) Section 508 compliance’s impact on software, web­based apps

  • Frank Ridzi:
  • Kara Riggs:

1:30pm – 3:20pm B Large­scale Partnerships: 1) Gulf Coast Workforce Report Card? 2) Sustainable Jersey: Connecting Local Implementation to Statewide Indicators? 3) MAP Dashboard: How a Partnership is Transforming Southern Arizona

3:00pm – 4:30pm A Visualizing Data to Strengthen the Community: 1) Visual Analytics to ID Food Insecure Areas 2) ZipRisk Project: Interactive Mapping Tool to ID High Risk Children? 3) Spatial Context of Community Welllbeing: Mapping CIW Indicators

3:00pm – 4:30pm B Measuring the Value of Wellbeing ­­ the Whats and Ways of Community Connectedness ­ Sharing Local, Regional, (Inter)national Data

3:00pm – 4:30pm C Making Data Count: 1) Taking Performance Monitoring to the Next Level: Reporting on Community Indicators? 2) How Aunt Bertha innovates to meet real­time community needs? 3) Establishing Indicator Systems as a Piece of Social Infrastructure in the Community

3:00pm – 4:30pm E Indicator Databases: 1) Measuring progress and well­being: A comparative review of indicators? 2) The State of Community Indicators: What are we measuring and what should we be measuring?? 3) Measuring Community Indicators

4:30pm – 5:00pm P Pecha Kucha or How to Present your Organization to the World in 6 minutes and 40 seconds


8:45am – 10:00am P Plenary Panel: : Leveraging Data to Improve Community Health and Well­being

10:00am – 10:50am A Regional Initiatives: 1) 2015 DataHaven Community Wellbeing Survey: Results from America’s largest neighborhood­level wellbeing survey? 2) FutureMakers Coalition: Centralizing Data towards a Regional Education Initiative in Southwest Florida

10:00am – 10:50am C Meaningful Impact ­ Collectively Measured

10:00am – 10:50am D Getting Started with Performance Management

10:00am – 10:50am E Mapping Insights You Didn’t Even Know You Had

11:00am – 11:50am A Making Measures Matter: The North Simcoe Health Link Experience

11:00am – 11:50am B Civic Life: Using Civic Health Research as a Foundation for Connecting People and Strengthening America

  • Jeff Coates:

11:00am – 11:50am D Cultivating Healthier Communities Through Online Communication and Network Building

11:00am – 11:50am E EJSCREEN: EPA’s New Tool for Environmental Justice and Equitable Development

2:00pm – 2:50pm A Bringing it down to scale: 1) Efforts to Develop Sub­County Measures of Health for the Nation? 2) Indicators Work for Small Areas: Measuring Well­being at the Neighborhood Level in Minnesota

2:00pm – 2:50pm D Sustaining our work: Keeping Indicator Project Fresh

  • Karen Hruby, Paul Mattessich, Charles Thrift:

2:00pm – 2:50pm E How Green is My Neighborhood ­ Let me Count the Ways: Sustainability Measurement Tools

3:00pm – 3:50pm A Experience of testing out IOM Core Metrics in two CA communities

3:00pm – 3:50pm D 1) Bogota Como Vamos: Measuring well­being in urban contexts ­ Drawbacks and advantages? 2) Tasajera Tides: Small­scale indicator systems in vulnerable communities

3:00pm – 3:50pm E Data­Driven Decision­Making Tools

Plenary Sessions

9:00am – 9:50am P Welcome Address – Judge Sarah Eckhardt, Travis County – Speakers: Sarah Eckhardt

1:00pm – 2:15pm P Keynote Speakers – Anthony Iton – Speakers: Anthony Iton   Place and Health

9:15am – 10:15am P Data Funders Panel – Moderators: Chantel Bottoms

1:45pm – 2:45pm P Plenary Presentation – Promoting Race Equity: Narrative, Data, and Justice (Jon Olson) – Speakers: Jon Olson    More than Black and White

Connect Track:


10:00am – 10:50am C More than Tracking Progress: How a Community Indicator Website Can Serve as a Tool for Neighborhood Engagement – Speakers: Sandra Veronica Serna, Andrew Tadman

11:00am – 11:50am C Using Social Innovation Tools to Build Community Quality of Life and Resiliency: Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo and the Canadian Index of Wellbeing  – Speakers: Nancy Mattes, Brian Smale

2:30pm – 3:20pm C Communication Methods: 1) Data, Design, and Dialogue: Taking a Story from Concept to Community Conversation (Warren) 2) What’s not working in your social media — and how to fix it (Hamberg)  – Speakers: Ruth Hamberg, Kate Warren

3:30pm – 4:20pm C Using Data to Engage Communities Statewide Around Women’s Economic Security – Speakers: Lauren Hradecky Blitzer, Jennifer Lee, Meagan Longley

4:30pm – 5:20pm C Leveraging data and partnerships for improved public health – Speakers: Cassandra DeLeon, Shannon Jones, Veena Viswanathan

10:30am – 11:50am C Message Delivery Tools: 1) ACT Rochester…Changing the Culture of Problem Solving (Johnson) 2) Connecting the Dots – Community Dashboard links efforts and jurisdictions (Dodd & Alvarez) 3) Story of PEG: Lessons learned in communications (Thrift/Granger) – Speakers: Raul Alvarez, Mary Dodd, Jason Granger, Ann M. Johnson, Charles Thrift

3:00pm – 3:50pm C Using data to Assess Needs: 1) Prioritizing Vulnerable Populations (Kauffman & Medina-Fulcher 2) Leveraging Data to Advance Equitable Growth (Treuhaft)  – Speakers: Maggie Kauffman, Roxanne Medina-Fulcher, Sarah Treuhaft

Impact Track

10:00am – 10:50am I Sharing stories of Impact: Leveraging policy, dialogue, and technology for increased civic engagement  – Speakers: Jeff Coates, Doug Dobson, Susan Nold, Rachael Weiker

11:00am – 11:50am I Data-Driven Partnerships – Speakers: Emily Campbell, Rose Frech

2:30pm – 3:20pm I Data & Equity: 1) Power of open data to inform conversations around racial equity (Barone) 2) Helping to build an equitable workforce in our community (and yours) (Helmstetter & Liuzzi) – Speakers: Ken Barone, Craig Helmstetter, Allison Liuzzi

3:30pm – 4:20pm I Innovative Approach to Impact: 1) Reaching Young Adult Smokers through Texting (Steeves) 2) Partying with a Purpose – Using Arts and Culture to Engage a Business District (Henson) – Speakers: Christyn Henson, Austin Steeves

4:30pm – 5:20pm I Plan4Health Austin: Active Transportation, Access to Healthy Food, and Bridging Partnerships – Speakers: Ashley LeMaistre, Adrian Lipscombe, Edwin Marty

10:30am – 11:50am I Indicators for Child and Youth Wellbeing: 1) Aligning a Dashboard, Mapping & School Systems to Aim for Better Outcomes (Foster) 2) Missing School Matters, a campaign to improve student attendance (Wiseman & Shahbazi-Harmon) 3) School Readiness Action Plan – Speakers: Alison Bentley, Chantel Bottoms, BiNi Coleman, Khotan Shahbazi-Harmon, Amy Wiseman

3:00pm – 3:50pm I Indicators for Sustainable Government Action: 1) Government finance outreach: Is customizing the way forward? (Das, Hanson & Kendall) 2) Helping Workers Save for Retirement: Passing the Illinois Secure Choice Program (Cowan) – Speakers: Spencer Cowan, Biswa Das, Bailey Hanson

Measure Track

10:00am – 10:50am M Bridging the Gap: Measuring What Matters, The Ottawa Story – Speakers: Anna Piszczkiewicz, Brian Smale

11:00am – 11:50am M Access to Healthy Food: Leveraging Data for Community Results – Speakers: Julia Koprak, Morgan Robinson, Bill Schrecker

2:30pm – 3:20pm M Using data to address inequities: 1) Indirect Community Investment and its Local Impact: The NeighborWorks America Model (Heit, Van Maanen, Butchko) 2) Assessing Veterans Needs and Improving the Network of Care (Green) – Speakers: Michael Butchko, Melanie Espino, Samantha Green, Alex Heit, Cynthia Van Maanen

3:30pm – 4:20pm M Tools for Improved Measurement: 1) Integrating regional indicators with national measures of well-being (Brutschy) 2) Something stinks here: Using Community Indicators to further Environmental Justice in Australia (Davern) – Speakers: Susan Brutschy, Melanie Davern

4:30pm – 5:20pm M Tools for Improved Measurement Part 2: 1) Measuring Student Growth to Improve Policy and Practice (Dawson & Tidd) 2) Two enhanced approaches to derive small area population estimates from data for incongruent geo-boundaries (He) – Speakers: Susan Dawson, Shi-Jen He, Simon Tidd

10:30am – 11:50am M Present and Future of Data: 1) Mapping The Future of Open Data for Research and Analysis (Cordivano)) 2) Understanding the Current State of Community Indicators (Juelfs-Swanson) – Speakers: Sarah Cordivano, Megan Juelfs-Swanson

3:00pm – 3:50pm M Tools for Improved Measurement Part 2: 1) Public Intervention Opportunities for Distressed Communities (King) 2) Understanding Access to Health Care, Forsyth County, NC, (Lees) – Speakers: Lester King, Elizabeth Perkins Lees

Tools Track

10:00am – 10:50am T Using Data Visualizations to Enhance Community Stories – Speakers: Erin Barbaro, Michelle Windmoeller

11:00am – 11:50am T Leveraging Data and Technology for Healthy, Equitable and Sustainable Communities – Speakers: Huilan Krenn, Nat Manning, Amanda Welsh

2:30pm – 3:20pm T Applying Tools: Finding Gold in SW Florida – Using Tribal Alchemy and Getting to Outcomes for Collective Impact Capacity (Banyai & LeSage) – Speakers: Cindy Banyai, Tessa Lesage

3:30pm – 4:20pm T Applying Tools: 1) Democratizing Indicator Websites (Gardner) 2) Easy interactive mapping of community data revisited (Bartholomew) –
Speakers: Kent Gardner, John E A Bartholomew MBA MA

4:30pm – 5:20pm T What is Weave, what can it do, and why should you use it? – Speakers: Mike Carnathan, Georges Grinstein, Raymond King, Jeffrey Kriseman

10:30am – 11:50am T Applying Tools: 1) County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Spurring Community Action Through Data (Catlin, Givens & Jovaag) 2) Providing Community Level Data through Interactive Tools (Pyne) – Speakers: Bridget Catlin, Marjory Givens, Amanda Jovaag, Jeremy Pyne

3:00pm – 3:50pm T LOVELAND: X-Ray Vision For Your City – Speakers: Alex Alsup

Plenary Sessions

Chicago Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, MD

Bechara Choucair’s presentation: Healthy Chicago

Bruce Katz, Vice President at the Brookings Institute and Founding Director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

Joel Gurin, Executive Director, The OrgPedia Project / Open Data Now

Munir Sheikh, PhD, former head of Statistics Canada with David Raglin, Chief, ACS Special Studies and Ken Copeland, PhD, Senior Vice President and Director, Statistics and Methodology, NORC at University of Chicago.  The Future of Census Data: Perspectives from Canada and the American Community Survey

Select Sessions from the 2011 eConference

Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration Sessions
Sponsor: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Organized by Allen Lomax, Co-Director, CIC CI-PM Integration Project; formerly with the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) Office of Strategic Issues.

Through the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, CIC has been promoting and facilitating dialogue, research, knowledge building and application of community and organizational program measurement activities that are integrated or linked. CI-PM integration is a cutting-edge practice that recognizes, where it is tried and successful, that achieving outcomes at both the community and government level is a complex effort that involves more than one sector. It promotes collaboration and leverages the knowledge and resources of multiple sectors to improve community conditions and outcomes. Panel presentations within this track focused on the concept, practice, and lessons learned of CI-PM integration; approaches and tools used for CI-PM integration; importance of community partnerships, collaboration and community engagement, the value of data and sharing of data, how CI-PM integration can lead to improving community conditions and stories of communities’ CI-PM integration efforts.

Moderator: Allen Lomax, Co-Dir., CIC CI-PM Integration Project
Panelists: State Rep. Diana Urban, 43rd District, Connecticut;
Karen Hruby, Executive Director, and Zanny Marsh, Past President, Truckee Meadows Tomorrow;
Rita Conrad, Project Manager, Greater Portland-Vancouver Indicators

The Best of the Rest Sessions
Organized by Adam Luecking, Current CIC President and CEO of the Results Leadership Group and J. Joseph (Joe) Baldwin, CIC Board Member and Senior Researcher/Planner for the Health and Human Services Coordinating Council for Pinellas County (HHSCC).

The Best of the Rest track is designed to provide sessions with broad appeal that do not necessarily fit in the other tracks. The general focus is on tools and technology, community engagement, capacity building, and global evidence-based practices. As community indicators projects across the world evolve, so do the frameworks and technology that supports them. Join us in these exciting sessions to learn about cutting edge approaches to enhance your data-driven decision making.

Moderator: Joe Baldwin, Health and Human Services Coordinating Council, Pinellas County
Panelists: Ian Burbidge, West Norfolk Partnership, UK, (RESULTS SCORECARD),
Lyn Baran, Suffolk County Council, UK (INSTANT ATLAS);
Georges Grinstein, University of Massachusetts Lowell (WEAVE),
Marcos Athanasoulis, DrPH CTO, Healthy Communities Institute (THE HEALTHY COMMUNITIES NETWORK(R)

Moderator: Joe Baldwin, Health and Human Services Coordinating Council, Pinellas County;
Panelists: Paul Epstein, Principal, Results That Matter Team;
Deitre Epps, Results Leadership Group;
Maureen Hart, President, Sustainable Measures

Moderator: Adam Luecking, Results Leadership Group
Panelist: Mark Mathers, Population Reference Bureau

Neighborhood Indicators in Action Sessions
Organized by Kathryn L.S. Pettit, CIC Board Vice President, Researcher in the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Co-Director of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP).

Organizations are using data and new tools to engage communities to address neighborhood issues from education to housing to jobs. These sessions profile several local efforts and national work to support them.

Moderator: Deitre Epps, Results Leadership Group [Click for Supplemental Introduction] Panelists: Betty Alonso, Director of Programs, The Miami Foundation, FL
Miriam Greenleaf Miller, Ready at Five (Maryland);
Bronwyn Mayden, MSW, Assistant Dean, Continuing Professional Education, Executive Director, Promise Heights, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Strenghtening the Education Pipeline Sessions
Sponsor: The Boston Foundation
Organized by Charlotte Kahn, Former CIC Board President, Co?founder and Director of the Boston Indicators Project, an initiative of the Boston Foundation coordinatedcwith the City of Boston and Metropolitan Area Planning Council.

Worldwide, education is a source of health and opportunity for individuals, a driver of economic advancement for families and communities and the basis for innovation in an era of intensifying global change and challenge. However, in many nations and communities, educational resources are not distributed equitably. Outcomes often reflect stark gaps in opportunity and achievement by household income, geography and race/ethnicity. Going forward, to realize the potential of all children, we must build on what has been shown to be effective across the education pipeline ?? from birth through formal schooling into the workforce. In that context, data, indicators and new tools for analysis are helping to engage communities, frame goals and strategies and assess results.

Moderator: Jim Farnam, Farnam Associates
Panelists: Bennett Pudlin, Director, Charter Oak Group – The Connecticut Data Partnership;
Laura Beaver Speer, Annie E. Casey Foundation – Kids Count;