The Piton Foundationâ€™s Data Initiative works with community groups in the Corridor to create actionable, data-rich knowledge. This page showcases some of the recent data work weâ€™ve done and provides basic context to help us and others make sense of conditions in the Corridor.
Every day, 10 children are born in the Childrenâ€™s Corridor. If things donâ€™t change, 5 of them wonâ€™t graduate from high school. In this infographic, find out what data tells us about the lives of children in the Corridor. View Infographic
Explore demographic and education data on this interactive Children’s Corridor map. View school performance indicators such as student test scores and graduation rates and population risk factors such as teen births.
We recently worked with the Denver office of the Corporation for National and Community Service to map the AmeriCorps programs – like City Year, Teach for America, and Reading Partners – that are operating in Denver Public Schools. This map shows which DPS schools, color-coded by school type, have AmeriCorps programs in 2012-2013. The larger a school’s dot, the more programs it has. If you mouse over a school, you’ll be able to see the names of its programs. Click on a point to find more information. You can pan and zoom the map to see more detail, or view… Read the Rest
The Glory apartment building sits near the southwest corner of Yosemite Street and 14th Avenue in Aurora. The building resembles a wide, fat U, apartment doors opening to walkways, walkways looking down upon the concrete slab that is the courtyard. Residents drift in and out to smoke a cigarette, to see whoâ€™s up to what. On warmer days, they hang their laundry over the railing and the doors stay open. Many of this buildingâ€™s residents are refugees from Burma, also known as Myanmar. They are ethnic Karen, Karenni, Chin, Shan, Mon. They crowd into apartments, shoes piled near the door,… Read the Rest
We recently gathered together some facts that form a pointillist vision of the education landscape in the Children’s Corridor and the Denver metro area. Not only is the way we educate kids changing, but essential characteristics about the population we are educating have changed as well. In the past several years, the suite of schools in the region has grown to include charter schools, innovation schools, online schools, and others. At the same time, the school-age population has seen a rapid increase in free and reduced lunch (FRL) participation and English-language learner (ELL) enrollment. Here are some of the highlights:… Read the Rest
Health and education levels are closely connected. What’s more, disparities in health and education cross generations: The education level of a child’s parents influence his or her success later on in life. Children whose parents haven’t completed high school have a higher risk of health problems during childhood and throughout life. Data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show that among mothers over 20 in the Children’s Corridor in 2009, 36% had not completed high school. This infographic explores what data reveal about the level of education of mothers in the Children’s Corridor, and what that means… Read the Rest
Where can parents go to find early care services — such as day care and preschool — in the Children’s Corridor? This map shows the licensed care providers, alongside the under 5 population displayed by census tract. By exploring this map, you can see which areas have a high demand for child care services and whether there are facilities to meet those demands. In one three-tract region in northeast Original Aurora, for example, there are 1780 children under age five and only two early childhood care locations. This map can help identify gaps and potential opportunities for service expansion. Here… Read the Rest