One of the guiding principles of the Bold Goals Coalition is that we build our work around measurable results. When we align community partners to solve problems together, we use data to establish our direction and correct our course when we aren’t seeing the results we all want for our region.
We’re excited to announce that our website’s new Data Center is now live and ready for you to use. Each section of the Data Center gives us information on Central Alabama to help us understand where we’ve been, where we are and where we need to go – together.
We’ve divided the Data Center into three sections: Education, Health and Financial Stability. Over time, we’ll add more tabs to sections to give you a clearer understanding of our region and our work. The Education section already has three tabs, each with different kinds of information.
One of the best features of the new Data Center is that we can update it all year long. As soon as we have new data for any metric, we’ll update our dashboards so that you’ll have the latest information. We’re looking forward to expanding the Data Center throughout 2019 and beyond. One of our next steps will be to make the dashboards mobile-friendly.
We’ve also updated our annual Community Scorecard brochure, and hope that it can serve as a valuable resource for you as well.
At a recent meeting of the Bold Goals Education Steering Committee, we looked at this data and found the following questions helpful in focusing our analysis:
- Does anything surprise you in the data?
- What trends do you see for the region and for our work?
- What conclusions do you draw from the data, or what additional questions do you have?
- What are some successes you see in the data?
As you explore the Data Center, we encourage you to keep these questions in mind, and let us know what you think.
The Bold Goals Coalition is 200 organizations solving big community problems by aligning partners, resources and agendas.