Mass Shootings in the US

Mass shootings have increased by 57% in the last 3 years compared over the past 6 years. The US had 7 mass shootings in 2019, 12 in 2018 and 11 in 2017. In 3 years there have been a total of 30 mass shootings and 987 victims.

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Twitter Explodes with tweets demanding Puerto Rico governor's resignation
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At Tech in the Commons, nonprofit pros learned about using data to maximize impact - Generocity Philly

Tech in the Commons, Generocity's third annual free reporting and event series on digital engagement strategies for place-based nonprofits, returned on Wednesday, June 26 for its first session of 2019. The session, hosted at MakeOffices and supported by Comcast NBCUniversal, focused on ways to use census data to improve access to resources and education and strengthen data storytelling.

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Hopeworks: Shaping the 'Community + Business Advantage'

Imagine being given a life-changing opportunity by someone.  Someone who will develop your talents. Someone who will provide an environment for you to learn. Someone who will create a career path for you. Now imagine someone who believes they can do this for thousands of students.

This is Hopeworks.

An organization filled with people who see themselves as the "someone" that can make a difference for our youth. Hopeworks is a non profit with a business plan. They find clients looking for technologist and place students who train with them. It's a win-win for students and clients. See how Hopeworks is shaping the 'Community + Business' advantage. Explore this data visualization to see their impact.

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The Science Center is taking Philly’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to new heights! Vereti Concepts is excited to partner with SC to produce their Commercialization Impact report. Explore the full report here.

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URBAN HEAT VULNERABILITY

Global warming is more than a problem of rising temperatures, it's a concern for the affects it has on our environment and health. It was a pleasure to work with Dr. Jeremy Hoffman, earth scientist and researcher at the Science Museum of Virginia to produce this Heat Vulnerability Visualization. We are moving the conversation beyond is "Global warming happening?" to discuss, "What are we going to do about it?" In this viz we compare the high impervious areas and low canopy areas to temperatures on a summer day in July. No surprise that the unshaded urban areas are the hottest. When combined with economic factors we see that these are also high poverty areas. People living in these hotspots have the highest vulnerability to weather related health issues. The data collected in this research was for Richmond, VA. We feel that these conditions exist in most major cities. This viz was developed and published in September.

 Last week The White House released its sweeping National Climate Assessment. The 1,656-page report, compiled by 13 federal agencies and more than 300 researchers, painted the bleakest portrait of the future United States yet.

Learn more about our data solutions here.

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The Culture:SHIFT Journey

The big day has arrived! The kick off of the Culture:SHIFT program.  The planning stages for this transformational multi-year program and journey began in 2017 when the Arts + Business Council and Vereti sat down to discuss what happens when analytical thinking, creative thinking and data are triangulated. The results are evident. Over the past few months, we built strategic partnerships and designed and developed a model program to help organizations in the non profit sector shift to data-driven organizations, where data is part of their culture and data strategy is part of their every day business, and communicating with data is a natural language. This journey starts today!  Thank You from the Arts + Business Council and Vereti to everyone involved, IBM, Comcast, Captech and Data Imprint!    

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