Morgan Finn

Sneak Peak of the 2020 Census Questionnaire

From adding a controversial question to getting an online upgrade, the Census 2020 form has generated plenty of buzz. However, some important questions remain: what does the form even look like, and what kinds of questions will it ask? The U.S. Census Bureau has released a sample copy of the 2020 Census paper questionnaire, giving us a sneak preview of the final version of the form that will be released in March 2020. Follow this link to read through the…

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Connecticut Census Create-a-Thon

  This article was written by Elizabeth Grim, CTData’s Director of Community Impact. On Friday, November 8, Connecticut held its first-ever Census Create-A-Thon (#CreativesForTheCount). This event brought together Census Complete Count Committee representatives, municipal leaders, grassroots organizers, designers, content strategists, and media experts to create materials to reach hard-to-count communities across the state. During the four-hour event, teams developed over 20 communications materials such as posters, billboards, and public service announcements about the importance of Census 2020. CTData Collaborative Director…

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The Revolutionary Power of Data Literacy for Women and Girls

Written by Michelle Riordan-Nold, Executive Director of CTData. As women, we are working, living, mothering, and leading in a world of systems that weren’t created for us or by us, yet we are still required to navigate them. One of our most powerful tools as we face these obstacles is collaboration, seizing every opportunity to both connect with and support each other. Conferences, especially ones centered on women, cultivate perfect opportunities to join together to discuss, disrupt, and dismantle. In…

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500 Cities Data Challenge Project Launch

In partnership with the Urban Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Liberal Arts Action Lab, we are pleased to share our 500 Cities Data Challenge project that uses census-tract level data to address health disparities in our community. The 500 Cities Data Challenge selected 10 organizations to receive funding for projects that will improve community health outcomes using the 500 Cities dataset. Over the past year, this cohort of grantees from across the country has leveraged local health…

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We Have Some Big News on the Way

We took a little break, but CTData is back with another conference for data users from every sector and corner of the state. We can’t tell you everything since we’re still working our magic to make this the ultimate event for data people, but we can tell you to save the date for Wednesday, November 20th at the Omni Hotel in New Haven. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be the first to hear the official announcement! If you’re interested in presenting at or have suggestions for the conference, please…

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The Meetup Every CivicTech Professional Should Attend

A photo from our first Civic Tech Coworking Day in July.  CivicTech folks in the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts area: we want to meet you! Join CTData and members from organizations like Civic Actions, Linux Foundation, UConn, Skylight, and Agile for our monthly CivicTech Coworking Days. We host these events on the third Wednesday of every month from 10:00am-4:00 pm at our offices at 10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. Get some work done, enjoy the change of scenery, and connect with other CivicTech professionals in the area! If you’re interested,…

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