Data Collaborative

Ten local organizations will participate in Read Charlotte’s Data Collaborative, a collective effort by birth-3rd grade literacy providers, funders, and community partners to improve the availability, quality and use of data for local-decision making.


To ensure high quality training and adequate coaching ratios, Read Charlotte has selected a limited number of organizations to participate in the Data Collaborative at this time.

The following organizations have made a three-year commitment: 

Ada Jenkins Center

Above & Beyond Students

Bethlehem Center

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool

Freedom School Partners

Lakewood Preschool

The Learning Collaborative

Thompson Child & Family Focus



“Every child’s literacy and language development data are valuable assets to us as leaders. If we can remain curious about what’s contributing to student success, we can align our practices to support their development and this has the potential to transform children’s trajectories on their reading success pathways.” 

Deepti Panjabi, Read Charlotte Data Manager

Read Charlotte has fostered partnerships with Govan-Hunt Staff Development and Red Ventures to support training and coaching of participants. Digital Charlotte is providing access to its digital library of laptops, which will support participants to learn how to use data systems. Read Charlotte looks forward to fostering partnerships with a variety of other local groups to support the Data Collaborative.

The Data Collaborative participants were invited to apply for the 2017-2018 year. Each group will participate for up to three years. Read Charlotte looks forward to learning from the initial cohort to potentially expand participant slots in the future.

Early childhood participants began training on August 25. Organizations serving students in grades K-3 will begin training on September 14. As part of the three-year commitment, organizations agree to participate in 15 training sessions across three professional development tracks and monthly coaching sessions annually.

Thank You to Our Data Collaborative Partners