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CCNY’s Eval. Team Working in DC on Healthy Transitions for Youth

LaIMG_1377st week the evaluation team participated in SAMHSA’s Now is the Time: Healthy Transitions for Youth grantee meeting in DC with our DC-based Project Team. This was a great opportunity to connect and learn with the 17 other grantee teams from around the country. The Healthy Transitions grant is geared around developing better supports for Youth who are aging out of child services (i.e. foster care, school, child/adolescent behavioral health services) and into adult services. This group is uniquely vulnerable to fall through the cracks and disengage from critical services. The team in DC is working with local agencies, Youth leaders, family advocates to develop and implement specific services and supports to bolster Youth during this transitional time so that they can continue receiving needed services and ultimately flourish as they come into adulthood. The evaluation team will work closely with the program implementation team to help monitor progress, identify and overcome obstacles and ultimately support the projects in being as successful and impactful as possible.

Summer Fairs: How Many Will Attend? Let the Data Guide You

With the end of summer here, it only means one thing – fairs!  From the rides, animals, concerts, and of course the food, tens of thousands of people experience the fun of county and state fairs each year.  This means countless hours planning the multi-day events to ensure the necessary resources are present to meet the demand of the people.  But just how much parking/food/hand sanitizer is needed?  Directors and managers use historical attendance records to predict the attendance for future fairs.  Voted as one of the best in the country, The Great New York State Fair sees record-breaking attendance year after year.  New attractions consistently help to draw people.  However, attendance can also vary based on weather, including both temperature and precipitation.  The Dane County, WI Fair looked at just how temperature and rain affect fair attendance.  Analyzing various factors such as temperature, precipitation, new attractions, and new foods can help fair directors and managers better plan and prepare for upcoming fairs.
Eval Long Post - 2015 07 29 picThe Research and Evaluation Department at CCNY, Inc. specializes in health and human services industries using historical data to understand the present and predict the future.  Additionally, for a comprehensive data analysis and report, quantitative and qualitative data can be broken into subgroups to determine if a difference exists between groups.  Covariates and potential confounders are also frequently analyzed to help organizations make the most informed decisions for continuous quality improvement.  Contact us today to learn more about how we can help turn your data into an actionable future.

CCNY is Hiring an Analyst

CCNY, located in Buffalo, is looking for a full time Analyst to join its Research and Evaluation team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Extracting, transforming and loading data to and from different internal and external environments
  • Create and maintain relational databases
  • Building, querying, maintaining and repairing databases
  • Create forms for user interfaces and report generation
  • Author data reports using best practice standards of data visualization
  • On-time delivery of tasks within a team environment
  • Serve as project lead on data integration projects (manage complex timelines, remain within project scope, remain within project budget)
  • Professional communication and interaction with staff and customers
  • Use of best practice standards as related to data integration, technology and data visualization


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
    • Graduate degree and/or background in any of the following areas: Healthcare, Human services, juvenile justice, mental health services is preferred
  • Documented work experience with database development and maintenance (SQL, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Visual Basic)
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel including formulas, conditional formatting, cleaning data, generating pivot-tables, and creating visually appropriate graphs and charts.
  • Advanced data visualization skills, familiarity with Tableau data visualization software or a similar program
  • Grant writing experience a plus
  • Proficiency in PASW/SPSS or SAS including transforming and calculating variables, conducting descriptive and bivariate analyses, and conducting t-tests and multiple regression is a plus and gets you to the front of the line!

CCNY offers excellent benefits and PTO.  If you meet the requirements listed and are interested in applying for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: hr@comconnectionsny.org.