Data for Good
An initiative linking data professionals to agencies in need
PPL, in partnership with Tableau®, launched its “Data for Good” initiative in April 2019.
Using our quarterly meetings of the Rhode Island Tableau Users Group (RITUG) as an engine for social good, we are able to match the data science skills of professionals across many sectors with non-profit and government agencies that lack staff expertise in these areas.
Completed Data for Good projects:
April 2019 -- Rhode Island Office of Innovation
September 2019 -- Inspiring Minds
Volunteer Education Analysis
Top 100 Words
Volunteer Educational Level
STAR Score Improvement, Math & Reading
STAR Score Improvement by Year
BIMAS vs Volunteer Education
Volunteer Ratings for Inspiring Minds Encounters
September 2019 -- Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Data Collection Strategies
November 2019 -- Hope's Harvest Rhode Island
Hope's Harvest RI is a non-profit organization that mobilizes volunteers to rescue produce from farms that would be typically plowed under to be sent to food pantries across the state.
Ongoing Data for Good Projects:
November 2019 -- Institute for Non-Violence
January 2020 -- Rhode Island Salt Pond Coalition