Tableau Data Analysis to Help End Veteran Homelessness
Pro Bono Consultant
You must be able to speak English.
When Can You Start?
The ideal start date for this project is as soon as possible.
The estimated duration of this project is 3 weeks.
Description and Impact
Built for Zero is a rigorous national change effort working to help a core group of committed communities end homelessness. Coordinated by Community Solutions, the national effort supports participants in developing real time data on homelessness, optimizing local housing resources, tracking progress against monthly goals, and accelerating the spread of proven strategies.
For this project, we are looking for TWO individuals to support a local team in a major US city with the design and deployment of dashboards that will help them identify system bottlenecks and improve on-the-ground processes to reduce and end veteran homelessness.
Using client-level data and community-specific process maps, we will create visualizations in Tableau that empower a community to understand and monitor the experience of veterans being served by the local homeless response system in order to surface opportunities for process improvement, understand the impact of various improvement projects, and flag potential system resource gaps. Your work will support efforts to make sure homelessness is as rare, brief, and non-recurring as possible.
- A workflow for connecting (live or regularly extracted) client-level By-Name List data with Tableau
- Co-design and creation of interactive dashboards to understand, improve, and monitor local processes using Tableau
- Improvement/make-over of existing local dashboards
Final details related to project scope and process will be explored during the planning phase through the planning guide. Project is expected to start in late October.
Volunteers must have the following experience:
- Data Prep & Export, Transform, & Load
- Creating data visualizations and advanced methods
- Dashboarding and stories
- Tableau Prep
- Microsoft Excel
It would be helpful for the volunteer to have the following:
- Ability to translate technical problems and solutions to effectively communicate with non-technical community members
- Be proactive and adaptive to different environments and technology with a desire to teach others
- Creative problem-solving ability; Our communities are not always tech-savvy and are often working with older equipment.
- A background or experience working with health or human services data as opposed to sales and transactional data
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Travel Stipend
- Learning Opportunity
- Meal Stipend
This project is sponsored by Tableau Foundation through the Tableau Service Corps Mission Projects program for Tableau employees. As such, accommodations will be provided through the program. The host organization will arrange for a room in a hotel with a short commute from meeting spaces and on the ground project lead agencies.
This project is sponsored by Tableau Foundation through the Tableau Service Corps Mission Projects program for Tableau employees. As such, travel expenses will be provided through the program. Details will be provided at a later time.
- Exposure to health and human services data sets and their uses/limitations
- A “crash course” in the Collective Impact model of multi-stakeholder problem-solving
- Opportunity to take a look “under the hood” of the work to end homelessness in a major American city while learning about some of the approaches (such as leveraging quality improvement science to drive systems improvement) communities are taking to bend the curve on this complex social challenge
- Join a group of individuals and organizations who believe that homelessness is a solvable issue
This project is sponsored by Tableau Foundation through the Tableau Service Corps Mission Projects program for Tableau employees. As such, a meal stipend will be provided through the program. Details will be provided at a later time.