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
- Kindergarten ready – 65% in 2014, up from 62% in 2013
- 8th grade math proficient – 70% in 2014, up from 67% in 2013
- High School graduation rate – 80.2% in 2015, up from 72% in 2011
- Community Responsibility to raise graduation rates – 65% believe it is, up from 41% in 2010
Healthy Adults and Kids
- 31,793 people demonstrating or reporting healthy behaviors, up 51% from the previous year
- 35,617 people showing or reporting an improved quality of life, up 46% from the previous year
- 68,841 people receiving health education, up 25% from the previous year
- 18,805 people provided with health care services, up 9% from the previous year
Strong Financially Stable Families
- Saved 5,452 Anchorage residents an estimated $1,090,400 in tax prep fees.
- Clients received approximately $6M in refunds from those returns.
- In December 2014 and January 2015, the goal zero children sleeping in an unsafe place during the coldest months of the year was met.
- In FY2016, over 3,952 households were able to reduce their debt, improve their money management skills and improve their credit scores.