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Data For Good

Data for Good is a technology enhanced social movement that aims to bring the power of data and data science to solving social problems. Volunnteers with data science and related skills work with nonprofits that are addressing today's most serious issues.


Bloomberg Data4gd  https://www.bloomberg.com/company/d4gx/

MIT Data Culture Project  https://databasic.io/en/culture/

Data For Good  https://dataforgood.ca/

Data Kind https://www.datakind.org/

Data Therapy   https://datatherapy.org/

NYU GovLab  http://www.thegovlab.org/

SAS Data for Good  https://www.sas.com/en_us/data-for-good.html


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