what we do
Our Vision and Mission
To build a world free of health, education, criminal justice and economic inequities by using data to mobilize communities and create social change.
The Measure CARE Model
Traditional evaluation fails to meet the needs of the people most impacted by inequity. It’s time for a new approach that puts community members at the front of research and evaluation.
The Measure CARE Model works so communities can create solutions based on their unique needs and goals. We Can Now used the Measure CARE model to measure their food distribution efforts in Central Texas. Together we can build a more equitable world one community at a time.
How We Make Change
Collaborates with powerful Black, Brown and indigenous-led organizations
We gather data to build a foundation for anti-racist change in a community
We mobilize communities using data to actively participate in fighting structural and systematic racism
Together, we change systems and work toward a world free of injustice and inequity
who we serve
Measure focuses on serving powerful Black, Brown and Indigenous communities. We believe these communites are the key to building a world free of health, education, criminal justice and economic inequities.
who we are
What Makes Us Effective
Decolonizing data and evaluation for our community by our community.
Work we’ve done
Our Recent Projects
Measure is working to build a strong network of Powerful Black, Brown and Indigenous-led organizations in Texas by 2025. Our recent work with various organizations and instituions have contributedd to that progress.
The Innocence Initiative
As early as age 5, Black girls are more likely to be perceived as more mature than they are. This leads to more disciplinary action in school and uncomfortable situations in the community.
Through this initiative, we’ve provided mentorship to Black teenage girls and developed a plan to remove adultification bias.
Residential Tech Study
Millions of people in the United States lack technological connectivity, which leaves them out when trying to access online public or commercial services.
Measure partnered with the City of Austin and gained feedback to construct powerful storytelling about how to solve the problem.
Black-led Non Profits
Black-led social justice work is critical to our future, but it’s often done even though these organizations are underfunded. In 2021, Measure teamed up with the Black Leader Collective to produce insights resulting in a 1.5M fund called The Black Fund to sustain Black-led social change organizations intentionally. This fund will help these organizations thrive and impact their communities.