Better Outcomes and Collaboration: Houston My Brother's Keeper Pilot Study

Session materials from PEAK2019.

Many of society’s important issues are best addressed collectively, by actors that span the public, private, academic, and philanthropic sectors. Yet the data necessary to facilitate collaboration between these actors are often inaccessible, inconsistent, or unreliable. The challenge to collect and integrate data prevents organizations from having a complete picture of their work and the work of others, limiting their ability to improve community outcomes. These constraints are particularly debilitating for traditionally underserved communities. The My Brother’s Keeper Equity Intelligence Platform (MBK-EIP) builds President Barack Obama’s efforts to improve societal outcomes for boys and young men of color. Led by Bloomberg Associates, with technological support by BrightHive, the MBK-EIP pilot works in Houston, Oakland, and Chicago. The pilot sites serve as sources of data and as testbeds for identifying design needs and technical requirements for the data platform.

Participants will learn about:

Using a data trust, which is a cross-sector collaboration committed to sharing data, aligning metrics, and working together to solve a critical, societal issues

Using technology to structure and coordinate collaboration

Opportunities to link similar work in other cities and across the country

Facilitating data sharing through data governance or data-sharing agreements that also build collaboration among members

David Goodman

VP of Ecosystem Development


David Goodman, Ph.D., is the vice president of ecosystem development at BrightHive, a public benefit company that helps organizations, networks, & communities securely and responsibly link their data to enhance their impact, empower individual and collective decision making, and increase equity of opportunity. David uses his knowledge, experience, and relationships in the public, private, philanthropic, and academic sectors to identify opportunities to develop and deploy cross-sector data collaboratives, or data trusts. Prior to BrightHive, David was the director of impact at Fluxx, the director of evaluation & learning at the Houston Endowment, managing director of data governance for Teach For America, researcher for Edvance Research, and a researcher for the Texas Education Agency. David earned a Ph.D. in political science from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and holds a B.A. and an M.A. in political science from California State University, Northridge.

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