This course was developed in partnership with SOURCE, the community engagement and service-learning center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health, which is focused on community engagement that involves:
Social Change / Authentic Relationships / Redistributing Power

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This course will be taught the 3rd and 4th terms of this academic year (2021-2022) as a special topics course.

Class will be on Zoom but with an optional location at the school of public health (W3031) for students to work together.

Most communications will be through Slack. A link to join the Slack workspace will be emailed to students.

Class sessions will be Friday 1:30- 3:00 PM EST.

Main Goal

This course is focused on helping students learn how to apply their data science knowledge in non-academic settings. Students will reflect on their role as a statistician in society. They will learn more about being mindful and ethical practitioners of data science techniques to advocate for social change. Students will partner with community-based organizations (CBOs) in Baltimore to work on a data science related goal.

Students will focus on developing:

Students will work in teams with a CBO to:

CBOs include those that work with youths, work for resource equity, and more.

“Working with community-based organizations in Baltimore to support data science related goals”