The Data Center Shares Stories Behind The Data

NEW ORLEANS – Data alone can’t tell you everything.

         Reps with The Data Center said in order to drive change it is important to understand the community’s perspective and involve community members.

         Listening to the community has always been a core Data Center value, reps said, so the organization is presenting stories behind the data in The New Orleans Youth Index 2016.

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         The Data Center, though its partnership with students and alumni of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), produced films highlighting youth issues that connect to the data from The Youth Index.

         Community perspectives reflecting important data points focused on:


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Space and Place

• Housing affordability


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Health and Well-Being

• Immunizations



• Kindergarten readiness

• Third – eighth grade English language and math scores

• Percent of out-of-school suspensions

• Percent of suspensions by race

• College affordability

• College enrollment


Safety and Justice

• Child and youth homicides


Youth Voice

• Insights from New Orleans youth


         Click here to view this year’s powerful and inspiring videos about the realities of poverty and economic stability, as well as the relationship between suspensions and children in adult jail. 



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