AISP Network: Institute for Social Capital

About the Work

The Institute for Social Capital is located within the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Urban Institute. It houses the ISC Community Database, an integrated data system created to foster university research and to increase the community’s capacity for data-informed decision-making. Through collaboration with nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and other organizations in the Charlotte region, ISC serves as a resource to benefit the university and the greater community. By linking data across agencies, the ISC Community Database allows researchers and community agencies to better describe, understand, and serve vulnerable populations.

Institute for Social Capital is hosted by UNC Charlotte Urban Institute.

Integrating data since: 2005

Jurisdiction: Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC

Scale: county

Contact: Lori Thomas, Executive Director
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC

About the Data

Data Included

Child Welfare
Early Childhood
Education
Health
Justice
Economic Security
Homelessness/Housing
Nonprofit

Current Data Uses

Research
To inform policy
Program evaluation
Outcomes oriented/performance-based contracting
Inform funding allocation/budget decisions
Community needs assessment
Grant reporting, planning, and development
Predictive analytics/forecasting

Relevant Policy Priorities

Child welfare
Early childhood education
Early childhood risk factors
Economic Mobility
Homelessness
Housing
K-12 education
Racial Equity

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