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19 Sep Have you heard of the Million Women Mentor’s Summit and Gala?

Data2insight is excited about the upcoming Million Women Mentors (MWM) event and being a part of building the mentoring movement in Washington State. This year, MWM is hosting its Second Annual Summit and Gala in October.  The event will feature updates and best practices surrounding the MWM effort.  You will hear from corporate executives, state leaders, mentors and mentees, and non-profit leaders. Come out to learn how the movement has grown and how different types of organizations are getting involved, including data2insight! ...

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12 Sep How could data2insight celebrate Global Collaboration Day on Thursday? Open to simple ideas. . .

Global Collaboration Day is brought to you by the organizers and leadership team of the annual Global Education Conference.  This is a group of education professionals dedicated to connecting all schools and ensuring that students are globally ready for 21st-century life. This project has emerged out of the Global Education Conference, an annual event run by Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon.  It takes place every November and supports connections and collaborations between students, teachers, and organizations.  For the past 6 years, hundreds of globally minded people and organizations have taken advantage of technology to cross geographical boundaries in order to connect, communicate, and collaborate. If you enjoyed Global Education Day, join us in November for our main extravaganza....

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05 Sep Happy Labor Day!

According to the US Department of Labor's History, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.  In 1884, the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday. Want to learn more? Click here for more information from the DOL's Historian....

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29 Aug Feature Organization: Seattle Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

Once a month, data2insight features an organization that is contributing to solving a complex social, education, environment, or health problem.  The Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Career Bridge program’s purpose was created to connect people of color who experience multiple barriers to employment, education and training with jobs, and other necessary support.  This community-driven model recognizes and builds on the strengths of existing community networks.  Strong personal relationships, grassroots implementation, and participant empowerment through shared leadership and accountability differentiate Career Bridge from other services provided to its target population.  The model brings together workforce training, social services, as well as grassroots community support networks in order to provide a relevant and comprehensive approach to assist participants attain the abilities and skills needed to achieve short-term economic and personal stability....

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23 Aug Coming in October: data2insight’s Demonstration Workshop in Atlanta

Data2insight is excited about their upcoming demonstration workshop at the American Evaluation Association Evaluation 2016 conference.  We hope that you will join us in Atlanta, GA on Friday, October 28, 1:45-3:15p to learn about focusing sessions: a valuable stakeholder engagement and evaluation design tool that can be used to improve programs and achieve desired outcomes....

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15 Aug Congratulations to the US Women’s and Men’s Swimming Teams for Wins in Rio

[caption id="attachment_18204" align="alignleft" width="220"] Top: Baker, King, Vollmer, and Manuel. Bottom: Murphy, Miller, Phelps, and Adrian.[/caption] Congratulations to the United States women’s and men’s swimming team for their great showing at the Rio Olympics.  The final two gold medals they earned for the 4 x 100 medley relay are great examples of how a team of individuals with different strengths can come together to achieve greatness. Data2insight aims to be a high performing team of individuals with different knowledge, skills, and cultures who come together to help our clients use data wisely to solve the complex problems of our age.  That is the gold we strive to dig up every day. Read more about the Women's victory...

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18 Jul #BlackLivesMatter 4th Anniversary

Alicia Garza created #BlackLivesMatter in July 2012 with Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi, two of her sisters, as a call to action for Black people after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder and the killer, George Zimmerman, was not held accountable for the crime he committed. It was a response to the anti-Black racism that permeates our society and also, unfortunately, our movements. Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.  It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. Read more. Also check out these steps White people can take to be an ally to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and shape our communities to be antiracist and multicultural.  ...

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14 Jul Data2insight Grieves the Lost Lives this Past Week

Data2insight grieves for the loss of life in the past week and is wrestling with the issues of creating antiracist and multicultural companies and communities. We appreciate the words of President Obama’s words of wisdom and healing from July 12, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. And, we recommit to partner with people to use data for social good. "I know that Americans are struggling right now with what we’ve witnessed over the past week. First, the shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, the protests. Then the targeting of police by the shooter here, an act not just of demented violence, but of racial hatred. All of it has left us wounded and angry and hurt. This is — the deepest faultlines of our democracy have suddenly been exposed, perhaps even widened. And although we know that such divisions are not new, though they’ve surely been worse in even the recent past, that offers us little comfort. Faced with this violence, we wonder if the divides of race in America can ever be bridged. We wonder if an African American community that feels unfairly targeted by police and police departments that feel unfairly maligned for doing their jobs, can ever understand each other’s experience. We turn on the TV or surf the internet, and we can watch positions harden and lines drawn and people retreat to their respective corners, and politicians calculate how to grab attention or avoid the fallout. We see all this, and it’s hard not to think sometimes that the center won’t hold and that things might get worse. I understand. I understand how Americans are feeling. But Dallas, I’m here to say we must reject such despair. I’m here to insist that we are not as divided as we seem. And I know that because I know America. I know how far we’ve come against impossible odds. I know because of what I’ve experienced in my own life; what I’ve seen of this country and its people, their goodness and decency, as president of the United States. And I know it because of what we’ve seen here in Dallas, how all of you out of great suffering have shown us the meaning of perseverance and character and hope." ...

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