Being Accountable for Results
We are striving to improve community conditions in many areas, but if we are not tracking data along the way, how do we know we are being successful? How do we hold ourselves, our partners and the community accountable for tangible results? We track, measure and share data.
Some examples of data driving action through our community partnerships and action teams:
Successful Prepared Kids
- 108,326 free books distributed to children in Anchorage in FY2017
- In FY2017 more than 14,000 youth benefited from safe, productive after-school environments designed to develop the skills, attitudes and behaviors that lead to success in school and life
- High School graduation rate – 81.4% in 2017, up from 72% in 2011
- Community Responsibility to raise graduation rates – 53% believe it is, up from 41% in 2010
Healthy Adults and Kids
- 5,778 people demonstrating or reporting healthy behaviors (FY2017)
- 7,880 people showing or reporting an improved quality of life (FY2017
- 32,991 people received health education (FY2017)
- 13,744 people were provided with health care services (FY2017)
Strong Financially Stable Families
- Saved 5,313 Anchorage residents an estimated $1,062,600 in tax prep fees
- Clients received approximately $7M in refunds from those returns.
- The goal of no child having to sleep in an unsafe place during the coldest months of the year was met for the 6th winter in a row in 2016/2017
- In FY2017, over 2,955 households were able to reduce their debt, improve their money management skills and improve their credit scores.