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Data Fridays

LISC Chicago has been hosting an informal monthly gathering called Data Fridays since 2012, attracting self-described data geeks and regular people who share how they collect, analyze and present information about their work.

Jeff Bartow of Southwest Organizing Project talks about how information is related to organizing.

Gordon Walek

The sessions are at 3 p.m. on the second Friday of every month and typically attract a diverse group of beginner to advanced data users. The sessions are open to anyone interested in data and how it can be used to make neighborhoods stronger. Refreshments are served. All sessions are at LISC Chicago, 135 S. LaSalle St., 22nd Floor, unless otherwise noted.

Download past Data Friday presentations here.

Upcoming 2017 Data Fridays: 

When: June 2, 2017 - 3:00pm

Where: LISC Office - 135 South LaSalle Street - Suite 2230

Community Health Counts: Sinai Community Health Survey 2.0
Presented by: Sinai Urban Health Institute

At June’s Data Friday, Sinai Urban Health Institute will present recently released findings from the Sinai Community Health Survey. This most recent survey is an update of a survey conducted in 2002 that asks Chicago residents about topics related to child and adult health (including mental health) in the communities of Hermosa, Humboldt Park, West Town, North Lawndale, South Lawndale, Gage Park, Chicago Lawn, Norwood Park and West Englewood.  Staff from the Sinai Urban Health Institute will provide an overview of the survey process and key findings about health realities in Chicago neighborhoods, as well as plans for future phases of the survey.  Please join us for a discussion on how these findings can be used to advance public health investment and programming.

  • Friday, September 8th, 3:00pm
  • Friday, December 1st, 3:00pm

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