Communities Forward Podcast Part 2 of 2-Paul Sorenson

For this week’s “Communities Forward” podcast, we continue with Paul Sorenson’s interview. Paul Sorenson is a community builder and social entrepreneur who leads the RDA as an Interim Co-Director of UMSL’s Community Innovation and Action Center. RDA’s mission is to build a shared data infrastructure and support strong data actors who use quality data to improve people’s lives. The St. Louis Regional Data Alliance (RDA) is housed at the University of Missouri – St. Louis’s Community Innovation and Action Center (CIAC). Over the past three years, the RDA has built a strong data community of over 350 local data practitioners and has developed infrastructure to support data efforts across local governments, social services, public health stakeholders, and education providers. You can learn more information about RDA here.

In “Communities Forward” episode 13, part 2 of 2, Paul talks about RDA’s mission, which is to build shared data infrastructure and support strong data actors who use quality data to improve people’s lives. You can find the podcast and listen here.

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Communities Forward Podcast Part 1 of 2-Paul Sorenson

In this week’s “Communities Forward” podcast, we have Paul Sorenson. Paul Sorenson is a community builder and social entrepreneur who leads the RDA as an Interim Co-Director of UMSL’s Community Innovation and Action Center. RDA’s mission is to build a shared data infrastructure and support strong data actors who use quality data to improve people’s lives. The St. Louis Regional Data Alliance (RDA) is housed at the University of Missouri – St. Louis’s Community Innovation and Action Center (CIAC). Over the past three years, the RDA has built a strong data community of over 350 local data practitioners and has developed infrastructure to support data efforts across local governments, social services, public health stakeholders, and education providers. You can learn more information about RDA here.

In “Communities Forward” episode 13, part 1 of 2, Paul talks about what data is, how it can be used to positively impact communities, and his path to seeing data as a tool. You can find the podcast and listen here.

Please keep sharing this information with your networks and helping us build an audience for “Communities Forward.” As well, keep checking out the latest podcast episodes that will be updated every Wednesday!

The podcast is available on the following platforms:

Anchor Podcasts- https://anchor.fm/terrell-carter4

Breaker Podcasts- https://www.breaker.audio/communities-forward

Google Podcasts- 

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Communities Forward Podcast Part 2 of 2-Opal Jones

For this week’s “Communities Forward” podcast, we have continuing guest, Opal Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer of DOORWAYS, an interfaith non-profit organization in St. Louis, Missouri that provides housing and related supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS.  DOORWAYS assists over 3,200 individuals annually in 132 counties in Missouri and Illinois.  As the lead executive, Opal oversees this $10 million organization that includes five housing programs and a licensed 24-hour residential care facility. You can learn more information about DOORWAYS here.

In “Communities Forward” episode 12, part 2 of 2, Opal discusses the misperceptions of those living with HIV/AIDS face, how communities can support them and their families, and why housing is one of the best tools for addressing their needs. You can find the podcast and listen here.

Please keep sharing this information with your networks and helping us build an audience for “Communities Forward.” As well, keep checking out the latest podcast episodes that will be updated every Wednesday!

The podcast is available on the following platforms:

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Breaker Podcasts- https://www.breaker.audio/communities-forward

Google Podcasts- 

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