Our reliable, objective data and analysis helps our partners take on the most pervasive social issues with confidence, clarity and empathy.
This is #DataDrivingSocialChange.
We partner with social change organizations to create lasting impact for low-income communities.
Our products and services are purpose-built to serve the seven-county Denver metro region.
We make data and applied research easily and openly accessible to individuals and organizations that are committed to social change.
Shift supports social change work in metro Denver by offering products and services that help our partners leverage neighborhood-level data and research to advance their missions.
We develop and maintain web-based technology tools that provide free data and analysis about social issues.
We conduct research and analysis in support of community issues such as early childhood, demographics, transit-oriented development, urban economics and affordable housing.
The first chapter in this series explores the demographic shifts that have occurred in metro Denver since 2009.
This case study explores how Adams County is being impacted by, and is attempting to deal with, its increasing number of housing-challenged residents.
We build data and research tools that help organizations monitor and understand the change happening across our region so they can make more informed decisions related to their work.
We help organizations build their technical capacity to use data by providing mapping, analysis, data visualization and sense-making support. In addition, we engage in local and national partnerships and collaboratives that help create a data-driven culture.
This annual event convenes metro Denver’s data community to build relationships, share best practices and strengthen partnerships between social change and data organizations.
Our staff is available to provide limited technical assistance to nonprofits, governments and other agencies working to improve our region.
Nearly 500,000 children - 39% of kids in our state - are living in low-income families.
If things don't change...
of low-income 3rd graders will not read at grade level.
low-income students will not graduate from high school.
of Colorado families will not earn enough money to make ends meet.
of new jobs created over the next decade will pay less than $36k annually.
Shift Research Lab is a founding member of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP). Created in 1995, (NNIP) is a collaborative effort by the Urban Institute and local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood information systems in local policymaking and community building.