Pro Bono Week 2021

Reflecting on 7+ years of learning and growing in our pro bono collaborations thanks to the dedication and generosity of our partners

Data Clinic
Oct 25 · 3 min read
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The American Bar Association started the National Celebration of Pro Bono in 2009 to address the increased need for pro bono legal services during the economic crisis. Other industries, whose pro bono initiatives have similarly grown in scale and demand, joined the celebration and since 2013, Global Pro Bono Week has been a key opportunity to raise awareness about pro bono work across sectors.

This Pro Bono Week, Data Clinic would like to take a moment to reflect back on our first 7+ years as Two Sigma’s pro bono data- and tech-for-good initiative, and give thanks to the hundreds of mission-driven partners who have entrusted us with their data and tech needs and committed to meaningful collaborations and conversations, all the way from early introductory chats to engaging in official projects. Together, we have worked toward purposeful impact through the skills and experience that make all our organizations unique.

We would be remiss if we didn’t call out in particular the substantial impact our partners have had on all of our volunteers and all of us at Data Clinic. In every partnership, we receive and learn every bit as much as we give in technical support and capacity building. Our partners go the extra mile to share their wealth of knowledge on the social issues they tackle day-in and day-out, their nuanced understanding of the community members they seek to support, and their thoughtful approach to their programming, services, and operations.

Two people sharing information with each other
Two people sharing information with each other

To share just a few examples of this generosity of spirit, time, and knowledge:

Thanks to experiences like these with our partners, our grasp of the complexity of social issues and the challenges of operating mission-driven organizations never ceases to grow, and in kind, our pro bono data and tech support will never cease to evolve. We look forward to countless years ahead of building thoughtful and innovative pro bono collaborations to respond to our communities’ social impact needs.

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Data Clinic

We help nonprofits have a greater impact through data and…

Data Clinic

As the data- and tech-for-good arm of the financial services company Two Sigma, Data Clinic provides pro bono data science and engineering support to nonprofits and engages in open source tooling and research that contribute to the broader Data and Tech for Good movement.

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As the data- and tech-for-good arm of Two Sigma, we harness the power of data and technology to help nonprofits have a greater impact.

Data Clinic

As the data- and tech-for-good arm of the financial services company Two Sigma, Data Clinic provides pro bono data science and engineering support to nonprofits and engages in open source tooling and research that contribute to the broader Data and Tech for Good movement.