GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Learn4Life, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Reinvestment Fund today announced the launch of ATL ACCESS Map, a new tool to explore the early learning landscape in Metro Atlanta. ATL ACCESS (Atlanta Child Care and Early Learning Supply Status) Map models the supply, demand, and gaps related to child care in the region. It identifies places where care is most scarce, and where investments are most needed.
Neighborhoods across the five-county metro region, which includes Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, and Gwinnett, have a shortage of early care and education services. Data estimates that there are as many as 262,000 children under five in the metro region who need access to care.Read More
PolicyMap, a project first incubated at Reinvestment Fund 10 years ago with just 2 staff and a dream to democratize data and make location intelligence widely available and accessible, today announced that it has formally incorporated as a benefit corporation.
Benefit corporations are for-profit companies that meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, and aspire to use the power of markets to solve society’s most challenging problems. PolicyMap has always operated with a social purpose, and its conversion to a benefit corporation will allow the business to continue to grow while enshrining the original public purpose for which it was created.Read More
Reinvestment Fund’s PolicyMap’s President, Maggie McCullough has been named a “2016 Tech Disruptor” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The award honors the top individuals changing and energizing the Greater Philadelphia technology community. Awardees will be honored at the inaugural banquet on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. McCullough is the founding President of PolicyMap, a business of Reinvestment Fund.
“The concept for PolicyMap grew out of Maggie’s vision for democratizing data and making it easy for decision makers to access reliable data,” shared Robert Keith, Managing Director of TL Ventures. Keith, who served for more than 15 years as a member of Reinvestment Fund’s Board of Directors including time as Chairman, nominated McCullough for the award.Read More
Reinvestment Fund’s PolicyMap announced today that it is one of a selected group of collaborators invited to present at the White House Opportunity Project launch event. The project focuses on facilitating the development of a suite of digital tools that put neighborhood-level information on access to opportunity at the fingertips of families, community organizers, non-profits, local leaders, and the media. The tools are built from a combination of open datasets that are collectively referred to as Open Opportunity Data.
“Since Reinvestment Fund launched PolicyMap eight years ago, we’ve been driven by the singular belief that data has the power to change communities and markets,” shares Maggie McCullough, President of PolicyMap. “We are honored to be part of this effort that allows us to leverage our data-rich platform to model a simple yet sophisticated tool to easily identify places with opportunity.”Read More