MEASURE was founded in 2015 by, Jameila “Meme” Styles when she challenged the Austin Police Department to “show me the numbers” they were using to report the results of agency performance measures. Realizing the disconnect between the department’s big data reporting and the community, Ms. Styles was prompted to create a methodology to measure community policing.


​Today the organization has grown to not only address community policing but health, education and economic disparities.

Data is not used effectively or collaboratively in the social justice ecosystem. MEASURE works to empower people impacted by data disparities and the accompanying narrative.

When used strategically, data provides a common language upon which community members can meet and increase their knowledge about the causes and work together to create equitable change and increased awareness.

Slide Measure Austin awarded CenTex ASPA Public Service Innovation Award.​​​ 2017 2019 2017 2017 2019 2019 2017 2015 Measure is founded in Austin, TX Partners with TSU to train and over 80 activist, techies and researchers MEASURE organizes the first National Big Data & Community Policing Conference Measure Austin becomes a 501 (c)(3).​ MEASURE completes its CARE model - Community Mobilization Strategy Launch a college course aimed at data-driven research and activism Measure Austin Delivers Community Policing Method to Austin Police Department.​


Meme (mee-mee) Styles

President & Founder


Precious Azurée (a-zhur-ray)

Vice President & Co-Founder


Mickey Cappello

Chief of Staff


Paulette Blanc

Chief Research Officer


Damon Johnson

Chief Financial Officer