Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford-Stuyvesant Results Based Accountability, and Aging Improvement District, ProjectsIn 2011 and 2012, the Center for the Study of Brooklyn worked with the Coalition for the Improvement of Bedford Stuyvesant (CIBS) on two separate projects. The first project was in support of CIBS' Results Based Accountability (RBA) initiative, for which the Center collected and analyzed Population Measures Headline Indicators, and produced trends maps so that CIBS could target their outreach and programming efforts. As a result, CIBS has established a vehicle for holding members accountable for linking clients to the full spectrum of services needed to achieve an increased quality of life.
The second project, consisting of two phases, provided a series of maps featuring aging-related indicators in support of the Bed-Stuy Aging Improvement District (AID), an on-going project of CIBS to create and support initiatives that enhance the lives of seniors in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. Bedford-Stuyvesant was selected by the New York Academy of Medicine as the third, and the only AID program neighborhood outside of Manhattan.
Click here to view the three final reports, which were released in October, April and June 2012: Results Based Accountability Indicators: Population Measures Maps by Census Tract, Community District 3; Bed-Stuy Aging Improvement District Maps by Census Tract, Community District 3; and Phase II: The Bedford Stuyvesant Aging Improvement District Maps by Census Tract, Community District 3.
"With accuracy and speed, the Center provided compelling data snapshots of the Bedford-Stuyvesant community customized to our specific needs and desired use of data, all of which has greatly assisted us in focusing our evaluative efforts across our collaborative's priority areas, and will help leverage numerous program grants from public and private resources. Thank you for serving as such a valuable community partner." - Melissa Lee, Managing Director, CIBS