American Factfinder and NOWData training sessions open for registration

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and Community Information: NOW (CI:NOW), in Partnership with US Census Bureau, Denver Region, will host two American Factfinder and NOWData training sessions on September 18 and 19, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Benavides Community Learning Center, Room 105, located at 515 Castroville Rd. 

Seating is limited and computers will be provided for participants: Registration is required and space will be guaranteed to the first 22 participants who register.  NOWCastSA will also webcast both training sessions so you can participate anywhere with your own computer or mobile device live or later on NOWCastSA.com.

Please register by contacting Stephanie at Stephanie.A.Martinez@uth.tmc.edu.  For questions about the training sessions, please call Stephanie at 210-562-5519. Parking information will be available upon registration. See details about each session below.

Using Census Data for Community and Neighborhood Analysis

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 18, 2012

 

The “Community Analysis” workshop will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the San Antonio and South Texas region.

Who should come?  The lab is designed for nonprofit advocacy and social service delivery organizations that use data for budget analysis, grant writing, needs assessment and planning.

In a live computer lab setting, students will use the American Factfinder data search tool; conduct searches using the Census 2010 for population numbers/basic characteristics, and American Community Survey for social/economic characteristics such as school enrollment, household income, poverty status, nativity and language spoken at home.  Special emphasis will be placed on researching small area data to understand the demographics of your service area. CI:NOW will give an overview of the NOWData site along with examples from the Weave visualization tool on www.cinow.info.

 

Using Census Data for Grant Writing

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 19


The Grant Writing workshop will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in Texas.

In a live computer lab setting, students will use the American Factfinder data search tool; conduct searches using the Census 2010 for population numbers/basic characteristics, and American Community Survey for social/economic characteristics such as educational attainment, income, occupation, commuting to work, poverty status, nativity and selected homeowner costs.  Special emphasis will be placed on concepts used in grant writing and social impact statements, understanding of race/ethnicity terminology and downloading data into usable formats.  CI:NOW will demonstrate the range of additional local data sets also available through www.cinow.info.