Since 2013, Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) has been on a mission to foster the use of data science for positive social impact. Founded at the University of Chicago, the program trains and supports a new generation of data scientists by identifying non-profit organizations that are working to affect change in their communities and have data management, analysis, and data visualization needs.
Each community organization selected by DSSG brings a unique project with real-world learning opportunities. These projects have the potential to shift understanding around community issues, influence planning, revise practices, or see efforts in supporting community initiatives more focused or renewed.
Locally, the Florida Data Science for Social Good (FL-DSSG) program at the University of North Florida (UNF) created an intensive 12-week DSSG student internship. NLP Logix is the proud sponsor of FL-DSSG, assisting interns in tackling these data-rich projects. NLP Logix Modeling and Analytics Team Lead Katie Bakewell serves as a Sherpa, mentoring interns on industry best practices for solving data science problems, advising program directors on work plans, and providing technical guidance on project tasks. As a friend of NLP Logix, learn more on how you can further support the Florida DSSG Program: UNF FLDSSG
2022 non-profits supported by FL-DSSG projects include:
- Cathedral Arts Project – A System for Comparing and Rating After School Arts Programs
- League of Women Voters of Florida – Dashboard for Interacting with Florida Voter Profile Classifications
- GameFace 4:13 Training Academy – Identifying Communities Where GameFace can Make an Impact