Kids Data Center
JWB is a data-driven organization: we pursue innovation and use the latest research, professional knowledge, and best practices to address the needs of Pinellas County children and families. The Kids Data Center features key community indicators, child well-being data, and data stories designed to bring the numbers to life.
Pinellas Child Opportunity Index
The Pinellas Child Opportunity Index (PCOI) is a composite index designed to measure child opportunity and gauge the health of our neighborhoods at the census tract level. This research ranks every neighborhood on indicators that contribute to a child’s healthy development. It provides a richer, more granular view than prior high-risk zones which were based on ZIP codes and focused on a singular variable: poverty.
The PCOI combines a total of 24 indicators from three domains: Education, Health and Environment, and Socioeconomic Status. The PCOI is a single number that can be used to compare estimated opportunity across census tracts, plus sub-scale scores can be derived for each of the three domains.
Kids Count Activity
Sometimes the needs of an individual child may get lost in the big numbers or statistics. JWB believes every child’s story matters. Kids Count is an interactive activity that guides participants through scenarios designed to bring child well-being data to life.
Using the Kids Count Facilitator’s Guide and Activity Card, each scenario is presented, and participants are invited to imagine the child’s journey to adulthood without any positive interventions – that is, without any programs or services deigned to help the child or family. Participants use the activity card to check various child well-being risk factors which represent the potential consequences or “fallout’s” should no intervention take place. Ending with hope, participants then learn of the JWB funded programs and services (interventions) available that could potentially help erase the “fallout” score for the child.
National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership
JWB is a proud partner of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a learning network, coordinated by the Urban Institute, of independent organizations in 30 cities that share a mission to ensure all communities have access to data and the skills to use information to advance equity and well-being across neighborhoods.