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Upcoming SAVI Events

  • SAVI Office Hours

    One-on-one help for any data needs. No need to register. If you need help using SAVI, working with y...

    August 18 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Module 1A: Frame the Problem

    Before you can begin using data to inform decisions, identify what you are trying to accomplish and ...

    August 25 at 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Module 2A: Find Existing Data

    Now that you know what you want to accomplish with data, you can use that as a framework for choosin...

    August 30 at 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Data and Drafts: High-Need, High-Paying Jobs

    What does it mean to have a “good” job? Over the past several months, WFYI reporter Sydney D...

    September 8 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Module 1A: Frame the Problem

    Before you can begin using data to inform decisions, identify what you are trying to accomplish and ...

    September 15 at 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Latest News from SAVI

Data and Drafts: High-Need, High-Paying Jobs

Data and Drafts: High-Need, High-Paying Jobs

What does it mean to have “good job”? Over the past several months, WFYI reporter Sydney Dauphinais has dug into what it ...

Bangladesh visitors stop by Polis Center to learn about Encyclopedia of Indianapolis project

Bangladesh visitors stop by Polis Center to learn about Encyclopedia of Indianapolis project

On August 2, The Polis Center hosted five visitors from Bangladesh traveling to the U.S. under the auspices of the U.S. Department of ...

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Updates

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Updates

The Polis Center updated the Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis with new content from the editorial team and continued work on new ...

Data & Drafts: Developing a Real-Time Eviction Tracker

Data & Drafts: Developing a Real-Time Eviction Tracker

On August 11, in collaboration with WFYI Public Media, the Indianapolis Public Library-Central, and Sun King Brewing, Polis Interim ...

A Decade of Decline: College-Going Rates in Central Indiana

A Decade of Decline: College-Going Rates in Central Indiana

On July 20, Polis published a new article to SAVI authored by Polis Research Analyst Aaron Olson. “A Decade of Decline: College-Going ...

SAVI Office Hours

SAVI Office Hours

We will start holding monthly virtual SAVI Office Hours on July 28. Anyone needing one-on-one help using SAVI, working with their own ...

Indy East Promise Neighborhood Initiative

Indy East Promise Neighborhood Initiative

Polis officially kicked off its effort with John Boner Community Center and several community partners to support the Indy East ...

Data & Drafts: Fewer High School Graduates Attend College

Data & Drafts: Fewer High School Graduates Attend College

On July 20, in collaboration with WFYI Public Media and the Indianapolis Public Library-Central, Matt Nowlin will present Data & ...

Who is in the Marion County Jail? Exploring Length of Stay through an Equity Lens

Who is in the Marion County Jail? Exploring Length of Stay through an Equity Lens

We analyzed more than 283,000 bookings into Marion County’s jails between 2013 and 2021. We used this data to discover how many people ...

The State of Tenants in Central Indiana

The State of Tenants in Central Indiana

Indiana Senate Bill 230 would have required landlords to make necessary repairs to their properties. We examine the renters impacted ...