Advancing Equity with Data: American Community Survey

Free, five-part virtual training series | Every other Wednesday, Sept. 6 - Nov. 1, 2023

Know your community and the people you serve better by exploring data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS). 

You will learn how to find and analyze the ACS data to enhance your understanding of client communities and bolster programs that promote equity.

Presented by Minnesota Compass and made possible through a generous grant from the Morgan Family Foundation. St. Cloud area nonprofit, business, government, and community leaders are especially encouraged to attend.

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Image of state of MinnesotaUsing data to help people most impacted by COVID


Minnesota's foundation, nonprofit, government, business, and community leaders and decision-makers

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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in extraordinary health, workforce, education, and economic challenges for Minnesota.

Minnesota Compass hosted a free, online event on Thursday, April 28 to provide data and analysis on some of the biggest challenges caused by the pandemic. The goal is to equip Minnesota's foundation, nonprofit, government, business, and community leaders and decision-makers with information about the pandemic’s impact on quality of life, and the people and communities most in need.

In this presentation, Minnesota Compass Research Scientist Justin Hollis shares new data and analysis on the impacts of the pandemic on our workforce and economy with special emphasis on housing, and food insecurity, and the populations being disproportionately affected.

Rebecca Mino, Manager of Applied Research and Policy at Second Harvest Heartland, shares her organization's story of using data during the pandemic for planning, evaluation, and eliciting public support.

Attendees participated in facilitated discussions and leave the event with data and analysis about the biggest challenges facing Minnesota as a result of the pandemic, which can be used to make data-informed decisions about funding, programs, and services to help those most in need.

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Rebecca Mino

Manager of Applied Research and Policy, Second Harvest Heartland

Thank You Sponsors  

Thank you to our generous sponsors, whose contributions enabled us to make this event accessible for more people to participate by keeping it free of charge!

Event sponsors: BlueCross BlueShield Minnesota Center for Presentation, Boston Scientific Close the Gap, Best Buy, Ecolab



Webinar (recording): Learn to use the "Build Your Own" custom profile tool

Screenshot of Build Your Own profile tool

This year we launched an updated "Build Your Own" profile tool and we'd like to show you around! Learn how to build, compare, and draw custom geographic areas for the exact data you need.  

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