Community Engagement & Measurement Through: Opportunity 360

Posted by Social Innovations Institute on July 16, 2018

Happening August 15th, 2PM EDT

This webinar will examine a free, data-rich platform explores housing stability, education, health and well-being, economic security, and mobility in every neighborhood in the country. As social innovators, we are fundamentally in the people business — in the business of changing lives. But the fact is that we can’t do our work if we don’t fully understand the ways in which people are shaped by their surroundings: their home, their neighborhood, their larger community.

As part of Opportunity360: A Collaborative Approach, we will draw on the following three principles: place matters; interconnected problems require interconnected solutions; and residents must be co-creators of solutions to the problems plaguing their communities.

This interactive training will walk multi-sector-minded collaborators through Opportunity360, a comprehensive new approach to understanding and addressing community challenges.

Drawing on more than 200 indicators, Opportunity360 measures whether people in a given place have access to the resources, institutions and services they need to pursue economic security, and how residents fare when it comes to housing, education, economic security, health and well-being, and mobility in every census tract across the country.

The platform enables multi-sector collaborators to assess with a few clicks the assets and challenges in a given neighborhood and to identify and target collaborative, cross-sector investments in solutions.

Opportunity360 is not just an evaluation and measurement tool but a platform to help identify and target solutions, street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, so that together, we can create smarter multi-sector investments and solutions, and stronger communities.

Presented by: Tiffany Manuel, PhD; VP, Knowledge, Impact & Strategy, Enterprise Community Partners

Tiffany Manuel is vice president of knowledge, impact and strategy at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. She drives the collection and dissemination of data and information from within Enterprise and across the affordable housing industry through innovative solutions that demonstrate achievable impact. She also leads Enterprise’s strategic planning processes and the continued development and
execution with the organization’s strategic goals.

Dr. Tiffany Manuel is an experienced social scientist, strategist and cross-sector leader committed to social impact. She has worked to expand opportunity for low-income workers, families and communities through 25+ years of professional and volunteer experience spanning the private and non-profit sectors, government and academia. As vice president for Knowledge, Impact & Strategy at Enterprise Community Partners, she leads Enterprise’s work to measure impact and build the capacity of the community development field to make a stronger case for its work. She leads the strategic vision on Enterprise’s innovative Opportunity 360 platform, the most comprehensive set of tools and resources for measuring opportunity in the United States. Tiffany is passionate about translating the insights harvested from this work to increase opportunities for public deliberation and public will-building around the issues of poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Tiffany is a frequent writer and speaker on these issues – especially as they relate to community development, social change and cross-sector partnerships.

Tiffany holds doctorate and master’s degrees in public policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston, a master’s degree in political science from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago.

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