Community intelligence creates intelligent communities.
Neighborhood Nexus helps mission-driven organizations across the region ask the right questions, use the best data, tell compelling stories, and make informed decisions. With more robust and confident data capacities, organizations can better serve and strengthen their constituents and communities.
How It Works
Neighborhood Nexus serves the region in three main ways: comprehensive access, custom insights, and data fluency.
Community data from national, state, and local sources are made available in one place at various geographic levels: neighborhood, census tract, city, county, legislative district. Not only can the data be accessed and downloaded, but we provide free mapping tools to visualize and analyze critical community indicators. This allows you to spend your time analyzing and making decisions rather than looking for data.
If you need more tailored tools or analysis, Neighborhood Nexus does that too. Whether informing strategic planning, guiding data-driven volunteer recruitment and management, or creating a community resource, Nexus can help you identify insights and tell stories with data.
Neighborhood Nexus understands that building the tools aren’t enough. As part of its strategy of getting data out of the computer and into the community, data fluency training is available. Whether you’re trying to understand where to find and what to do with data, what tools are available and how to use them, or even what the civic and ethical implications are at stake, Nexus is here for you.
Core Partners and Support
Neighborhood Nexus receives critical contributions from its core partners: Atlanta Regional Commission, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Metro Atlanta Chamber and United Way of Metro Atlanta.
From the beginning, Neighborhood Nexus has been a collaborative project. The Community Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation Atlanta Civic Site and United Way of Greater Atlanta were the original co-conveners and funders. Additional funding sources to date include generous support from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, the Knight Foundation, Kaiser Community Benefit, the Zeist Foundation, the R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation, Georgia Power Foundation, LexisNexis, Wells Fargo, the Urban Institute and the Tull Charitable Foundation.
Neighborhood Nexus is led by a volunteer advisory committee comprised of data and community-building experts.
David Oliver, Board Chair
Senior Vice President, Member Solutions, Georgia Bankers Association
Director of Center for Livable Communities, Atlanta Regional Commission
Assistant Vice President for University Partnerships, Emory University
Vice President, Strategy and Knowledge Development, United Way of Greater Atlanta
Regional Program Director, Horizons Atlanta
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC)
Diana Champ Davis
Vice President, Capacity and Chief Financial Officer, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Dr. Mallory Freeman
Principal Data Scientist, Advanced Technology Group, UPS
Managing Director, Smart Cities and Inclusive Innovation, Georgia Institute of Technology
Director, Commercial Real Estate, Weissman
Julia Day Neighbors
Director, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia
Dr. Steve Nichols
Chief Technology Officer, Georgia Technology Authority
President, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Dr. Dana Rickman
Vice President, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
Interim President and CEO, International Business Innovation Association (InBIA)
Fabiola Charles Stokes
Atlanta Market Executive, Community Affairs, Google
Dr. Beverly Wright
Partner, Data Science, RelationalAI; Partner, ATLytics