Over the course of several years, Fathom has helped the Robin Hood Foundation define and develop the way they display their data digitally. In partnership with Columbia’s Population Research Center, Robin Hood conducts longitudinal surveys and produces reports that quantify what poverty looks like in New York City. As the biggest poverty-fighting organization in New York, they produce these reports to provide a better understanding of, and data-driven insights about, the causes and patterns of poverty in the country’s largest metropolitan area.
Robin Hood originally enlisted Fathom’s expertise in information design to produce an interactive site to complement its first white paper in 2014. Since then, we have worked with them to tell an increasingly nuanced story about poverty and material hardship using their growing collection of data.
The Poverty Tracker site, built and designed by Fathom, serves as an interactive portal that allows users to explore the headlines, understand the methodology, and download the reports. The site has progressed from its first iteration capturing a single survey into a platform where Robin Hood continues to add new data, post additional reports, and create an increasingly robust resource for donors, researchers, city officials, press, and anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of poverty in New York City.
Learn more about the Robin Hood Poverty Tracker on our blog.