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Regional Index and Benchmarks

To benchmark the current community need and demonstrate sector impact, United Way of Northeast Georgia has developed an index to track progress in key focus areas: Early Childhood Success, Workforce Development, and Basic Needs. Each strategic impact area is comprised of key indicators.


For each impact area, a score based on the indicators is assigned to each county. We hope to achieve demonstrable county and regional impact as we strategically invest in these communities.

 

Index scores are on a scale of 0 to 100, where lower scores indicate higher need relative to other counties in the region. The overall regional scores are as follows:

Early Childhood

48.1

Basic Needs

59.9

Workforce

38.2

Overall

48.7

Early Childhood Success indicators:


% Births with late or no prenatal care
% Low Birthweight
% Kindergarteners retained
% children 3-4 not attending preschool
% 3rd-grade ELA Proficient or Distinguished learners

 

Workforce Development indicators:

 

% Enrolled in postsecondary instituion 1 year after high school
% Received BA or higher by age 25
Unemployment Rate
Youth 16-24 not in school and not working

 

Basic Needs indicators:

 

% Food insecure
% Housing burden
% Children in Poverty
% Children without health insurance
Needs met via 2-1-1

 

Download the data here.

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