DS4All actively identifies knowledge and resource gaps in data literacy among diverse communities, with a goal to help lifelong learners of all ages become data literate. DS4All has built a community of stakeholders who advise on how we can bridge big data practice with learning, education and career readiness for communities of all kinds. Our partners have included Elmcor, the American Library Association, Big Data For Little Kids, The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and The Columbia Social Entrepreneurship Group.
2019 Data Literacy in Communities of Need Workshop
Held at the New York Hall of Science, this full-day event focused on defining the data literacy needs within underserved communities and community service providers and developing an collaborative actionable plan for applying data science to help address intractable problems faced by these communities. Read more about the workshop below:
2018 Bloomberg Data For Good Exchange Conference
Participants gained a more complete and deeper understanding of how community based organizations make use of data in their work with underserved communities, and discussed strategies for how to help the organizations themselves become more data fluent. One workshop was held with the goal of helping Elmcor, a Queens-based non-profit which provides community programs to foster positive life changes for populations ranging from preschool-aged children to senior citizens, better manage and leverage data to serve their mission. Read more about the conference below:
- Workshops Tackled Big, Real-World Problems at Data for Good Exchange 2018
- Connecting Communities of Need with Data Science at Bloomberg’s Data for Good Exchange 2018
- Data For Good Exchange 2018: Workshops Recap (video)
- D4GX Workshop Takeaways Panel (video)
- Data Science for All poster at D4GX 2018 (PDF)
2017 Big Data Literacy Workshop
This inaugural workshop brought together experts from the partner institutions of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub to discuss the quality of regional learning resources and programs that can improve big data literacy and make recommendations for big data education for the next 5 years. Read more about the workshop below:
DS4All is led by the New York Hall of Science and facilitated by the Northeast Big Data Hub.