Nashville Promise Neighborhood Inks Groundbreaking Data Deal with School District!

15 Apr 2013 |
Nashville Promise Neighborhood Inks Groundbreaking Data Deal with School District!
Above: Jasmine Piernas, an AmeriCorps member serving as a tutor for the Martha O'Bryan Center, works with Ali Hassan, a first grader from Kirkpatrick Elementary School. Photo courtesy Martha O'Bryan Center.

Nashville Promise Neighborhood is about to take their work to a whole new level.

The group announced the approval of its data sharing partnership with Metro Nashville Schools to support common results around student achievement and family supports.

As the Tennessean reported on Friday, the Metro Nashville Public Schools district “keeps a real-time, state-of-the-art data warehouse in order to track student progress and spot issues that could be interfering with performance.”

Using Social Solutions’ Efforts to Outcomes system to track the data, Nashville Promise Neighborhood is helping the city as a whole to comprehensively integrate school and community provider data in a single system, accelerating its ability to transform the lives of children and families.

“We support collective impact models of transformation, and a key component of this is the sharing of information,” said Laura Hansen, Metro Schools Director of Information Management and Decision Support and co-chair of the Nashville Promise Neighborhood Data and Research Committee.

Metro Nashville Schools is one of the first school districts in the nation to establish a powerful data sharing partnership with a Promise Neighborhood.

“The data partnership with the school district empowers the NPN to effectively link local schools and NPN Partner Organizations to change outcomes for students from kindergarten to college,” said Robin Veenstra-VanderWeele, director of the Nashville Promise Neighborhood.

That’s what it’s all about. Congrats to Nashville on their incredible success!

Check out Laura Hansen, Robin Veentra-VanderWeele, and the Nashville Promise Neighborhood in this video report from News Channel 5 in Nashville!