Through our Open Data Literacy Program, you and your Neighborhood Council can host or sponsor a free workshop on how to find, navigate, and use City data on population density, demographics, locations of active businesses, street cleanliness, and more.
The Department of Neighborhood Empowerment in collaboration with the Mayor’s Data Team is proud to lead the Open Data Literacy efforts on behalf of the City of Los Angeles. Our ongoing series of free, community-based Data Training Workshops is a fundamental part of increasing data literacy among Angelenos Citywide.
So far, we’ve hosted four sold-out workshops at locations across the City, and we want to offer your Neighborhood Council the opportunity to bring this training to your stakeholders. Workshop participants will gain a deeper understanding of their neighborhood’s composition and needs, by accessing neighborhood data via the City’s open data portals. The data you will learn to gather can be used to apply for grants, identify community partners, beautify their streets, increase public safety, or design a local outreach campaign.
How to host a Data Training Workshop in your neighborhood
To learn more about the Open Data Literacy Program, please visit http://tiny.cc/OpenDataLiteracy. If you are interested hosting a training, please complete the form at that link. Make sure to review the hosting requirements when filling out that form, so you can determine what locations in your neighborhood are best suited to hosting a workshop like this one.
Key partners in making this workshop series happen have included the USC Price Center for Social Innovation (who created one of the data platforms taught in these workshops), Esri, Community Coalition, the San Fernando Boys and Girls Club, and the City of LA’s Office of Finance.
photo: a recent Data Training Workshop at Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center