Uptake.org Data Fellows Information Session

Thursday, May 30, 2019
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm PDT
Leah Siskind

Do you want to help the public sector better use data?

The Uptake.org Data Fellows program is a six-month fellowship designed to connect data professionals at nonprofits, foundations, governmental agencies, and social enterprises to experts in data science and security. These mentors will help their fellows solve their organization's toughest problems.

The fellowship begins with a week in Chicago where fellows meet with mentors, participate in workshops on topics in data science, and network with like-minded data-for-good professionals. At social sector organizations, there’s often only one “data person” responsible for managing the organization’s data. Many are self-taught without much training or support from their resource-strained organizations. At Uptake.org, we aim to change that. We provide data-for-good professionals with the tools and community they need to solve big problems in the social sector.

The commitment from the mentors entails visiting Chicago in early September to meet with the fellows, and having regular remote check ins with their fellows over the remaining 6 months. All expenses related to the program are covered by Uptake.

For questions, please email Uptake.org Director Leah.Siskind@uptake.com

Leah Siskind is the director of Uptake.org and runs the Data Fellows Program. She has directed Uptake’s Smart City Initiatives and overseen a number of other special projects. Prior to Uptake, she worked in politics and international relations, promoting intergovernmental collaboration for Israel’s foreign ministry and supporting disaster relief for Israel’s Agency for International Development. She is a political fellow with the Truman National Security Project.

Last updated:

May 23, 2019