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13 Jan Paying It Forward

The data2insight team is inspired by the courage and compassion of Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and Athens resident Will Drabold. Joe used his time in the spotlight to highlight the need of children and families in his hometown of Athens, Ohio. This inspired Will to create a fundraising site for Athens County Food Pantry, which has now received over $300,000, as of December 17, 2019. This amount of money is what the food pantry typically receives in a year. (source) What a wonderful example of people helping each other during brightening the dark winter.  ...

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06 Jan Starting the Year Off Right

Following the idea from Chris Brogan, data2insight has developed a tradition called My Three Words to jumpstart the year.  The My Three Words idea is simple. Choose 3 words (not 1, not 4) that will help guide your choices and actions day to day. Think of them as lighthouses. “Should I say yes to this project?” “Well, does this align with my three words?” (source) Others are taking notice and following suit.  The three words exercise is a great way to set your year up for success. These tips should help guide you as you decide on your own 3 words. You’ll be on your way to a great 2020! (source) We encourage you to choose three words to focus on this year!...

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23 Dec Merry Christmas from data2insight!

Data2insight wants to say thank you to all those who have visited our site and helped make this year another great one.  We are grateful to all our partners, clients, collaborators, and supporters.  As Christmas arrives this week, we are filled with love and joy sent our way throughout this year and previous years. No matter how you spend your holidays, we at data2insight hope that you find ways to continue to celebrate, encourage, and explore STEM!  Need some ideas?  Check out some of the topics below! Christmas Tree STEM activities Christmas Crafts, Baking, Decorating, and other STEM related activities 25 Christmas STEM Challenge Ideas Looking for Eco-friendly ways to celebrate?  Check out the links below! How to have an eco-friendly Christmas 13 ways to have a green, eco-friendly Christmas 21 eco-friendly Christmas tips Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from data2insight!...

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09 Dec University of Arizona Restruct Built Environment Research Symposium

Data2insight founder, Veronica S. Smith, will be attending the University of Arizona (UA) Restruct Built Environment Research Symposium: Designing, building, and sustaining multicultural learning communities on December 12.  She will be sharing her thoughts on how diverse, interdisciplinary teams are vital to creating multicultural learning communities and building resilient communities around the world.  As a UA alum, Veronica is especially honored to be part of this visionary work that has the potential to contribute to people's ability to not only survive climate change, but also thrive.    ...

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02 Dec Tracing the Roots of Difference

Communities Count is a public-private partnership that provides data to support equity work and monitor the health and well-being of King County, Washington communities.  Communities Count emphasizes prevention and a long-term view of change while using data to understand how to build and sustain healthy communities and families. Recently, Communities Count published a series of Equity Blogs that looks at the root causes – historical and contemporary – of longstanding disparities in the health and well-being of King County residents.  The blogs investigate the notion, supported by many public health leaders, that “health is a function of social inequality.”  They also describe biological mechanisms that have been proposed to mediate the close relationship between social inequality and health outcomes. Join data2insight and check out the series titled "Tracing the Roots of Difference: A Blog Series."...

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25 Nov Celebrating National Native American Heritage Month

As we continue to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, this is a great week to learn more. The ancestors of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians were indigenous to the lands that have since become the United States. Long before Europeans, Africans, and Asians settled in North America, sovereign societies shared the continent through complex and frequently negotiated networks of alliances, confederacies, intermarriage, treaties, and trade agreements. (source) There are many stories about the first people who lived on the North American continent. One tells of the Great Spirit who collected dust from the four winds to create the Comanche people. The Hopi people tell of two brothers who slashed open great swaths into the ground and sowed powerful stalks of cane so the ancient people living beneath the earth could climb above ground. Join data2insight as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month. ...

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18 Nov Fostering Inclusion to Support Students with Disabilities

Congratulations to Fife High School in Washington State for winning a national award for fostering inclusion to support students with disabilities. Gov. Jay Inslee congratulated Fife High School students and educators Wednesday during a school assembly for winning a national award, saying all Washington schools need to follow Fife’s lead and embrace the spirit of inclusivity. ESPN and Special Olympics chose Fife High School as one of the top five schools in the nation that uphold the 10 national standards for student inclusion. A “unified school” is a school where students with and without disabilities play together. Fostering inclusion is about creating a sense of belonging and increasing student access to high-quality instruction for students with disabilities. Join data2insight as we learn more about ways to foster inclusion....

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11 Nov America Recycles Day

Did you know? The national recycling rate has increased over the past 30 years.  The current recycling rate is 34%.  Join data1insight as we Take the Pledge to recycling more!  You can pledge to: Learn.  I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community. Act.  Within the next month, I will reduce the amount of waste I produce, I will recycle more, and I will buy products made with recycled content. Share.  In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one friend to take the #BeRecycled pledge. Save the Date!  November 15, 2019 is America Recycles Day!  It is one day to educate, one day to motivate, one day to make recycling bigger and better.  ...

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04 Nov Native American Heritage Month

November is National American Indian Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. While every day is a good day to learn about Native People, communities, and issues, November is also known as Native American Heritage Month. But this is especially true during Native American Heritage Month. During this month, we invite allies to learn more about the contributions of Native people to American society and learn from the following resources largely produced (or entirely produced) by and for Native people.  First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through direct financial grants, technical assistance & training, and advocacy & policy.  Their mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. Join data2insight as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month....

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