Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort

The Center for Community Engagement and Impact and the Institutional Research and Decision Support have led the university in joining the Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort.

The mission of the cohort is to apply long-term, place-based economic power, in combination with human and intellectual resources, to better the welfare of surrounding communities over time, with a particular focus on communities of moderate and limited incomes.

Participating institutions in addition to VCU are Buffalo State, SUNY; Cleveland State University; Drexel University; Rutgers University, Newark; and the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Coordinated by the Democracy Collaborative, with technical assistance from PolicyLink and financial support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Anchor Dashboard Learning Cohort was launched in the fall of 2014, with benchmarking of an initial set of measures beginning in the fall of 2015. The group has completed an initial benchmarking round. The cohort will share lessons learned during the data collections effort and make recommendations.

For more information, contact David Timberline at