Thank you for coming to Milwaukee’s 6th Data Day and our first VIRTUAL Data Day.  View a recording of all the Data Day content here.

Recovery Requires Data

Data Day, hosted by Data You Can Use, provides an opportunity for leaders, from neighborhoods to universities, to better understand what data are available, the implications of data on community revitalization, and how to increase connections between research and practice.

Data Day 2020 Highlights

Keynote speaker, Liz Dozier, Founder and CEO of Chicago Beyond

From education to activism, Liz Dozier has spent her career working tirelessly to disrupt the culture of inequity that is often pervasive in urban neighborhoods.  After serving as a teacher and principal in Chicago Public Schools, Dozier launched Chicago Beyond  in 2016. An “impact investor”, Chicago Beyond has invested more than $30 million in local nonprofit organizations and community leaders to remove barriers to equity for youth, investing in everything from education, to youth safety, to health and wellness, and beyond. 

In 2019, Chicago Beyond published ” Why Am I Always Being Researched? “, a guidebook for funders, researchers, and community organizations on how to deconstruct harmful power dynamics when researching communities. Chicago Beyond also started a speaker series on antiracism that has been joined by more than 100,000 individuals globally and has provided entry points for people with the desire to learn what it means to be antiracist.  

View Liz Dozier’s keynote address and Q&A here

IGNITE Presentations

IGNITES are 5-minute presentations that highlight exceptional ways groups are collecting, compiling, and using data in interesting ways for the public good.   View the IGNITE presentations here

Data Dream

Every year, Data You Can Use offers services to the winners of the Data Dream, a competition which helps groups move beyond limitations created by a lack of information or the capacity to interpret data already collected.  View the Data Dream winner announcements here 


None of this would be possible without support from our generous sponsors!







Sponsors include the Zilber Family Foundation, the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, The Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Siebert Lutheran Foundation, and Herb Kohl Philanthropies.  Past winners of the Data Dream Award include Core el Centro, ACTS Housing, Bread of Healing Clinic, the Brady Campaign, and Walnut Way. Winners describe the assistance they receive as “transformational” –providing information, insight and action-oriented direction in their use of data.

About Data You Can Use: Data You Can Use connects people who need data to people who have data and assists in accessing, analyzing, translating, interpreting and presenting data. DYCU subscribes to the principles of the Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership to democratize