Current Projects & Community Partners
Updated February, 2015:
GOALS seeks to ensure that socioeconomically disadvantaged women and families, particularly in the black community, have access to free, high quality counseling, advocacy, case management and supportive services. Until recently, GOALS had a very robust set of programs, however, changes in government regulations related to reimbursement for services have forced the organization to greatly curtail its services.
GOALs is conducting a Participatory Action Research project that not only engages the women involved in the project and builds their leadership, it demonstrates that African American women need access to culturally competent mental health services. DataCenter conducted a “We Can Be Surveyors” training and co-created the survey instrument with GOALs staff. GOALs is currently piloting the survey tool and final revisions will be made in 2015.
CYWD is launching a participatory action research project in partnership with the DataCenter, as part of their Sisters Rising program. The project will place 10 young women in leadership roles, training them with the tools they need to shift policies and systems to better help girls and young women to thrive. Research gained from the project will help CYWD’s board and staff to move forward with an advocacy agenda, designed by the girls and young women we serve, and greatly inform their strategic planning process.
CYWD and DataCenter will train the young women on survey development, grassroots organizing, conducting peer-led focus groups and data analysis. Young women will learn how to analyze the data and generate a report on the results. Once the report is produced, the young women will shift into an organizing campaign, using the data gathered in the research process to influence the direction of policy and programs in San Francisco and the state of California.
Transformative Schools Network (formerly the CCHE project)*: Transformative Schools Network (TSN) is a national effort fighting for healthy public schools that will educate and develop whole and healthy students.
TSN aims to refocus education as a public health issue and build powerful local movements for justice in schools through existing networks of young people, parents, teachers and school administrators. DataCenter is providing TSN member organizations with technical assistance in target and opposition research.
*TSN is planning to launch their website in March. Check back for more information.
DataCenter’s Past Project Partners:
Food Chain Workers Alliance
National Domestic Workers Alliance
Desis Rising Up and Moving
Utah Pride Center
Arizona League of Conservation Voters
School of Unity and Liberation
People Empowered to Win Employment Rights
Planned Parenthood of California
Garment Workers Center
Global Action Project
Young Moms Marin
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