Visualizing the Assets of Public-School Communities (+Durham)


Since 2021, Data+ teams have created a web-based interactive dashboard designed to map existing assets (parks, libraries, homeless shelters, food pantries, farmers markets, childcare centers, bus stops, pharmacies) in Durham Public School communities and further contextualize the importance of each variable.  The dashboard has garnered national attention from public-school leaders across the country and serves as a proof-of-concept to inform the development of an app that can be adapted to different public-school communities.

A team of students will work with the Office of information Technology, the Southeast Regional Coalition for University-Assisted Community Schools and other stakeholders to redesign the dashboard into a user-friendly mobile and web application that can tell important asset-based stories about school communities.