CHIRALITY PARTNERS WITH THE CASEY FOUNDATION TO ADDRESS DATA CAPACITY ISSUES WITHIN 2G PROGRAMS

Source: The Annie . Casey Foundation

Chirality Capital Consulting is delighted to announced a new partnership with The Annie E. Casey Foundation to tackle two generation (2G) data capacity problems within non-profit efforts to alleviate poverty. Fusing Chirality’s innovative problem solving approach with The Casey Foundation’s expertise in helping build a brighter future for children will substantially increase 2G programs’ capacity to collect and use data that is drawn from multiple data source streams. Utilizing this approach not only improves the usability of available data for the Casey Foundation, but also strives to improve the data usability for any organization addressing the negative impacts of poverty.

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“The Annie E. Casey Foundation is devoted to developing a brighter future for millions of children at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes. Their work focuses on strengthening families, building stronger communities and ensuring access to opportunity, because children need all three to succeed. We advance research and solutions to overcome the barriers to success, help communities demonstrate what works and influence decision makers to invest in strategies based on solid evidence.”

Two-generation (2G) approaches to poverty alleviation serve parents and children simultaneously to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. 2G Programs operate on multiple service platforms, engage families in a variety of ways, and provide a wide spectrum of service delivery. Most, if not all, organizations or collaborations offering 2G programming struggle with the need to see data about children and parents in the many programs that they are receiving. They struggle with:

  1. Burdensome data collection and entry procedures
  2. Multiple, sometimes conflicting, data protocols
  3. The lack of accessible technical expertise

The success of 2G Programming depends on organizations, agencies, or collaborations that are able to see, use, and accurately interpret data for all members of the family or household. The comprehensive work with families implied by 2G is funded by many different funding sources, and is often taken on by multiple partners working closely together. Funding sources and individual agency programmatic needs drive much of the basic data collected as well as the data collection method. Those funding sources can vary significantly in their required basic elements (e.g. veteran status, family type, dwelling type, SSN). Further, and even more problematic, their definitions of what some of the basic elements mean can vary greatly leading to complex data transformations required to yield actionable information. All of these data challenges combine to reduce the accuracy of the information synthesized from the various data sources. We will be examining these data challenges in the second article of this three article series.

Look for our next two articles detailing the 2G Data Problem and the 2G Data Solution that we are developing in collaboration with our partners at the Casey Foundation. If you have any questions or would like to explore what Chirality Capital Consulting can do to solve your data challenges please send us an email at info@chiralitycapital.com.

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