Dear friends and colleagues, 

Data alone can’t tell you everything. In order to drive change, it is important to understand the community’s perspective and involve those we aim to serve.
Listening to the community has always been a core Data Center value, so we would like to present to you stories behind the data in The New Orleans Youth Index 2016. Check out community perspectives reflecting important data points focused on:
Space and Place
  • Housing Affordability
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
We are also thrilled to continue our partnership with students and alumni of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) to produce films highlighting youth issues that connect to the data from The Youth Index.
Check out 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.

Bringing you the data you need to make informed decisions,
The Data Center team 
Bernardo Espinosa, Lamar Gardere, Allison Plyer, Keisha Smith, and Dabne Whitemore


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