TRF is a national leader in the financing of neighborhood revitalization. What began in 1985 as a small community development organization working in Greater Philadelphia, has evolved into a progressive, results-oriented, socially responsible community investment group that today works across the nation. TRF’s mission is to build wealth and opportunity for low-wealth people and places through the promotion of socially and environmentally responsible development. - See more at: http://www.trfund.com/about/#sthash.ZgbHtw7Z.dpuf
Childcare Map helps Philadelphians make decisions about childcare.
Collection Process: TRF culled childcare data for the City of Philadelphia from various sources, and incorporated data from the Census related to demographics, income, poverty, and transportation. TRF also gathered overlays of various city boundaries from OpenDataPhilly and other local sources. More information on sources is available at http://www.policymap.com/files/ChildcareMapDataDirectory.pdf.
Data Purpose: TRF collected the data to provide as clear a picture as possible of the supply of and demand for childcare in the city, and to better understand where the gaps are so that stakeholders can work to address them. Intended Audience: Childcare providers, investors, policy makers, and parents. Why Collected: High-quality childcare supports positive child development and prepares children for success in school and beyond. As such, accessing high-quality care is important for the well-being of neighborhoods and families. By identifying areas where shortages of high-quality childcare exist, policymakers and investors can work towards increasing access for all.