Measuring our impact and sharing information is critical to making decisions that affect young children. We take a collaborative approach to utilizing data to determine our collective strategies.
Data helps stakeholders better understand the needs of our children, identify areas where improvements can be made, and assess areas where our services have the most impact. Sharing this data empowers individuals in our organization to design evidence-based approaches and make the best overall decisions for the North Shore Community.
The Staten Island Alliance created a Working Group specifically to utilize and share data to make evidence-based decisions in order to provide the best outcomes possible for the North Shore’s young children. To date, our efforts have sought to:
- Identify key gaps in supports and services for young children on the North Shore
- Commision research to evaluate the effectiveness of existing resources and programs
- Share data with community members to raise awareness for key challenges
Here are some examples of the types of strategies our Working Groups will be implementing:
Identify gaps in North Shore student’s early childhood development and teach them the necessary skills to move forward.
Commission research to evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs available to young children on the North Shore.
Share student data with families to increase data literacy and involvement in their child’s academic and emotional growth.
Our working groups plan and implement strategies that improve outcomes for North Shore families and children. The Staten Island Alliance has identified five specific areas of need and created a working group to address these specific issues.
The North Shore Spotlight
The North Shore of Staten Island is home to one of the most rich and diverse populations in New York City. The North Shore Spotlight is a place for us to showcase the exemplary teachers, staff, students, and community members that contribute to our organization’s success.