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During the closing of Data Day, Founding Executive Director and President, Dr. Kathleen Pritchard, announced Dr. Victor Amaya as the organization’s next President. Dr. Amaya will start December 1, and Dr. Pritchard will retire on December 31st, 2021.
Appointed by the board of directors, Dr. Amaya will lead Data You Can Use’s strategy and operations with a goal of increasing the use of data to drive impact and improve conditions in the community. Dr. Victor Amaya is a veteran educator, instructional coach, and school leader. Most recently, he led the Impact Department at City Year Milwaukee, the local affiliate of a national educational non-profit. Dr. Amaya was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and immigrated to Milwaukee when he was twelve. He is an MPS graduate of Riverside University High School and earned his BA in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Dr. Amaya holds a Director of Curriculum and Instruction license and a District Superintendent’s license and earned an MS in Administrative Leadership, and a Doctorate in Leadership in the Advancement of Learning from Cardinal Stritch University. Learn more about Dr. Amaya here.
Four Milwaukee-Area nonprofits receive the 2021 Data Dream Award which provides $10,000 in pro-bono research services to help agencies use data for better results
Winners and sponsors of 2021 Data Dream Awards include:
Southside Organizing Center (SOC) sponsored by the Zilber Family Foundation
Riverworks Development Corporation sponsored by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation
JobsWork MKE sponsored by the Siebert Lutheran Foundation
United Community Center/Centro de la Comunidad Unida (UCC) sponsored by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Learn more about the Data Dream and this year’s winners here.
Two hundred people registered for this year’s virtual Data Day
Data Day featured keynote speaker, Dr. Emmanuel Letouze, Director and Co-Founder of the Data-Pop Alliance, who shared his knowledge regarding using data as a “language, lens, and lever” for social change.
All Data Day presentations, many of which are from local Milwaukee agencies, are available at https://www.datadaymke.org.