On July 21st, WCA hosted a youth-led virtual event focused on civic engagement and community change called “Project 2020: Speak Up! Speak Out!” Sponsored in part by the Westchester Community Foundation, this event was an opportunity for youth ages 15 to 21 to make their concerns and … Read More & Comment
My Data Transparency Wish List
On December 6, the US Census Bureau released the 2013-17 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates and I got excited! The American Community Survey (aka “ACS”) covers over 40 social, economic, housing and demographic topics and it’s ripe for advocacy analysis. Unlike the … Read More & Comment
Looking for Clues – 2018 Community Snapshots are here!
Click here for the Community Snapshots! When the Community Snapshots first started, they included only five cities in Westchester County—Peekskill, White Plains, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, & Yonkers. In the following years, WCA expanded coverage to include Ossining and Mamaroneck. … Read More & Comment
2016 Community Snapshots
The 2016 Community Snapshots are here! This year we have… Westchester County Mamaroneck – NEW this year! Mount Vernon New Rochelle Ossining Peekskill Port Chester-Rye White Plains Yonkers Each 2016 Community Snapshot includes a number of new features: Chronic Absence … Read More & Comment
Missed Our 2015 Data Webinar Series? Watch It Now
There’s widespread agreement that businesses and nonprofits alike should use data to guide their decisions and activities. But just because society “believes” in data doesn’t mean we’re comfortable with it. Read More & Comment
Announcing WCA’s Data Webinar Series!
Have you ever wondered, “Can I really trust this piece of data? How do I know if it’s really valid?” Or do you feel like your nonprofit or business could become more effective by using data, but you’re not sure … Read More & Comment
2009-13 American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates Released Today
2009-13 American Community Survey (ACS) 5 Year Estimates were released today by the US Census Bureau. We at WCA are pretty excited about this particular release for a number of reasons. ACS 5 Year Estimates provide demographic and economic data for pretty much any … Read More & Comment
New Westchester Data from the US Census Bureau!
The US Census Bureau released the 2013 American Community Survey One-Year Estimates today. The estimates provide statistics on a variety of population and housing topics for communities with populations at 65,000+ (such as our own Westchester County). This morning, Anna … Read More & Comment