Why We Measure

By using data as the foundation of our work, we seek to show that for our young people to succeed, the systems they experience must change. The data show that our systems are not equitable for Bexar County’s young people, especially our Black and Latinx communities. We believe in using data to inform our partners and community, to compel action to change these systems and to help our young people be ready for the future.

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Who Utilizes This Data:

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Researchers

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Practitioners

community members

Community Members

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Youth and Families

Where We Seek Change

We believe in the importance of disaggregating data by race, ethnicity, income, gender, and citizenship status whenever possible. This can then help those in power make informed decisions on how existing disparities within systems lead to disparities in outcomes.

Latinx students in San Antonio’s four year universities are as likely to complete a 4-year degree as their counterparts. We make sure the road to and through college is equitable through our Diplomás network.
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College and Career Readiness

Making sure that all of our young people succeed is our entire community’s responsibility. Our College Success Dashboard shows us how Bexar County high school students are doing in regards to postsecondary readiness, access, and attainment.

While our My Brother’s Keeper San Antonio and Diplomás networks focus on postsecondary enrollment and attainment, Excel Beyond the Bell and Our Tomorrow focus on the social emotional development and youth empowerment necessary for young people to thrive. 

Our Community’s Investments in Young People

How our community is making its financial investments tells us its priorities. The fiscal resource dashboard is the result of an analysis of investments throughout Bexar County to help city leaders and stakeholders better align their resources to address funding gaps in our community. This fiscal resource dashboard was made in partnership with the Children’s Funding Project and the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services.

This dashboard was created after mapping publicly available data and addresses six outcome areas.