From 2017-2020, Read Charlotte’s Data Collaborative team led a three-year initiative to change the way our community understands, depends on, and uses data to improve children’s literacy outcomes. We held our final participant workshop via Zoom.
Eight nonprofit organizations participated in this initiative for the full three years: Above & Beyond Students, Ada Jenkins Center, Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, Freedom School Partners, Lakewood Preschool, The Learning Collaborative, YMCA, and YWCA. The goal of the initiative was for organizations to depend on, understand, and use literacy data to improve children’s language and literacy and development.
We are incredibly grateful to the Skeebo Foundation, Mecklenburg County, and the Read Charlotte Transformation Fund for approving funding for this project in 2017. Our work was possible because of your generous contribution.
290 coaching sessions
Responded to over 100+ technical assistance requests
Developed and refined 6 major digital tools
Are you interested in accessing lesson plans and instructional resources? Access our Data Collaborative Portal below. You will find other resources on this site related to: continuous improvement, implementation science, and evidence based practices.
Do you want to hear what our partners think of the work? Hear from our panelists who participated in the initiative: Sheila Ijames (YWCA), Amanda Wilkinson (YMCA), Leslie Wilson (Ada Jenkins Center). Click below for the slide deck and recording from this session.
Do you want to implement parts of the Data Collaborative in your organization? Click below for documentation on how we did our work as well as our approach.
The Involvement Practice