Today is the last day of Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance’s (BNIA) Data Week. OSI was proud to participate in two sessions, which were recorded and are available to watch, along with all of the other sessions on BNIA’s YouTube page.
This morning, OSI Director Danielle Torain participated in a discussion on “Using Data to Support and Invest in Baltimore,” with John Brothers of the T Rowe Price Foundation and Jamye Wooten of CLLCTIVLY, moderated by Yinka Bode-George of the Maryland Philanthropy Network. “Data is a source of power,” Torain said. “Institutions can shift their culture from one-offs, pilots, and individual efforts to create a learning culture and create more room for this work.” Watch the full session below.
Yesterday, OSI’s Director of Strategic Communications moderated \a conversation on “Using Resident Data to Address Neighborhood Concerns,” which focused on the Blueprint for Baltimore project and included Jose Serrano-McClain and Eri Furusawa of HR&A, which helped facilitate the survey, Tre Murphy of Organizing Black, one of the five community organizations that led the effort, and BNIA’s Seema D. Iyer, who demonstrated the Blueprint for Baltimore Open Data Portal.