Explore this Playbook
This playbook was designed to help you expand opportunities for social impact data science learning. As you browse, you will see a range of these opportunities including courses, modules for other courses, research and internship opportunities, and a variety of events and activities. The playbook also offers lessons learned to guide you through your process. Additionally, the Playbook includes profiles of students who have engaged in data science for social impact, guidance for engaging partners, and additional resources relating to evaluation and courses. We hope that this playbook will inspire and support your efforts to bring social impact data science to your institutions.
Learn about the playbook goals, audiences, and organization including intentions for users, and an orientation to playbook organization.
Read about the origins of the Capacity Accelerator Network (CAN), the institutions involved, and the people who created the Playbook content.
Social impact has been the focus of the work described in the Playbook. See the range of ways institutions embrace social impact.
Courses and modules (used within courses) created for students at state and private universities including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as community colleges.
Full courses aren’t the only way to bring data science for social impact to students. Co-curricular or summer programs can be a very effective way to provide this opportunity.
The CAN consortium explored additional ways to provide data for social impact opportunities to students that go beyond curricular and co-curricular programs.
Guidance from the CAN Network on ways to elevate supports and reduce barriers to bringing data science for social impact to your institution.
Meet the future leaders of data science for social impact.
Learn how CAN network leaders work with others to support their data science for social impact programs.
See the CAN Theory of Action and a description of the evaluation of a summer event.