Denver Afterschool Alliance partners with Cityspan to support inter-agency data sharing
The Denver Afterschool Alliance recently relaunched DAAconnect to promote collaboration among the City’s youth development providers and professionals. Managed by the Denver Office of Children’s Affairs in partnership with the Denver Public Schools and local nonprofits, DAAconnect is a multi-functional tool that facilitates data exchanges among partner agencies, aligns youth service delivery with shared quality standards, and makes program information available to youth and parents through a searchable online directory.
The platform, powered by Cityspan Collaborative, provides the following:
- Registration, Attendance and Outcomes Data Management
Agencies are granted free use of a management information system that incorporates the City’s shared standard for youth registration, program attendance tracking, and outcome evaluation. Key features include a Parent Portal that allows agencies to collect information from parents online and a survey tool that enables robust reporting of youth development outcomes.
- Denver Public Schools Data Exchange
Through an innovative data use agreement, DAAconnect gives agencies direct access to Denver Public Schools student information. The system matches program enrollment rosters to DPS student records to generate participant cohort profiles and student detail reports that allow providers to more effectively tailor programming to individual needs.
- Searchable Provider Directory
DAAconnect makes program information for over 400 provider agencies available to users through a searchable online directory. The data is exported to the City’s program locator where youth and parents can search for services citywide.
- Grants Management
The Denver Office of Children Affairs uses DAAconnect to monitor city funding to over 40 agencies. Grant reports allow providers to describe program objectives, designs, and curriculum; and document youth attendance patterns across service locations.