Data is critical to HOYC’s implementation and design.
Effective collaboratives must have the capacity to collect, analyze and interpret, and share and use data. HOYC knows that to improve outcomes and deepen impact, providers and partners must increase their individual and collective capacities to track youth in and across service providers, education institutions, employers, and other partners.
HOYC’s early work led to the Hartford Data Collaborative (HDC), which now provides a venue and clearinghouse for HOYC partners and others to collaborate, share data and resources, and evaluate impact. The HDC architecture allows for integration and sharing of data, to best explore fundamental aspects of the population of opportunity youth in Hartford and the services they receive.
Numerous studies show that rigorous use of data is essential to any collaborative effort to improve outcomes. We recognize the need to use data to inform strategies, assess and improve progress, and drive decisions among partners and stakeholders. Our shared goal is to continually improve our services and effectiveness, make sure we are reaching all youth with the best possible services, and communicating our work to all stakeholders.