Who is eligible to make a commitment?
Everyone has an important and unique role to play in this effort! We invite any individual to participate. If you are younger than 18 but want to make a commitment, please have your parent or guardian fill out the form for you.
What is a commitment?
Strong commitments have 3 components: the stakeholder(s) committing, the action you’re committing to, and when you will fulfill the commitment. Commitments are unique ideas that may expand or replicate efforts currently underway - or take a completely new approach to elevating data science education.
Whether through influencing policy, designing courses or materials, supporting teacher professional development, initiating new research, or promoting emerging talent, we all have a role to play in elevating the importance of data science.
Commitments are powerful because they have a cascading effect - inspiring others to act and creating a platform to step up publicly, find collaborators and hold each other accountable.
See here for commitment ideas.
When will the Commitments Campaign take place?
The 2021 Call for Commitments opened on March 15 and ran through May 16. The DSE Team provided rolling feedback to commitment makers and an opportunity to identify partnerships and collaborators. The Commitments Campaign culminated in a virtual
event on June 28. Commitment-makers’ final commitments are published in the Commitments Directory
this page for news on next year’s Commitments Campaign
Why should I make a commitment?
Making a commitment is a great way to showcase your work and gain free visibility in front of potential partners and funders looking to support this important work. Your organization will be able to step onto the national stage to take action on a topic that is in demand, fills a growing need, and is gaining momentum.
More broadly, you should make a commitment because this topic is current. Recent job reports show that 7 of the 10 fastest growing careers are data centric - from machine learning engineer to software developer to customer success manager. Despite this shift, the prevailing school curriculum does little to support students in developing the vital data literacy skills required to interpret and work with data. We have an opportunity to continue the momentum building to expand data science learning opportunities by committing to tangible actions and creating systemic change together.
Do you have commitment ideas or tips for making a strong commitment?
Yes, you can find our tips
Can I get feedback on my commitment?
Yes, there are multiple ways to get feedback.
1. When you submit a commitment as an organization or other entity, you will hear back from the Data Science for Everyone team with personal feedback about your commitment.
3. Contact the Data Science For Everyone team with any questions:
Will all commitments be public?
There is strength in numbers, so we want to publicize the great commitments you all will come up with. By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions on the submission form, you give us permission to include your information in the interactive commitment guide and other materials that come out of this campaign. If you have concerns about this, please contact us at
What are the terms and conditions of submitting a commitment?
The Commitments campaign is calling upon schools and universities, industry leaders, policymakers, funders, and individuals to commit to action so that all students have the opportunity to gain data science skills.
The Commitments campaign will culminate in a virtual launch event where commitment-makers, education experts, policymakers and advocates will discuss data science education, announce major partnerships and opportunities, and celebrate forthcoming action.
CAMPAIGN SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR
The Learning Agency (the “Sponsor” or “we” or “us”), which is located at 702 12th Street NW. Suite 700 PWB 93369, Washington, DC 20005, is the sponsor and administrator of the Campaign.
We will collect the information provided in this form, including name, affiliations, contact information, and commitment. We will use the information in connection with the Data Science for Everyone programs and activities and may share the information with our partner organizations. We will not sell any personal information.
If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a minor under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a minor under 18, please contact us at
You, on behalf of yourself and your organization (if applicable), authorize the Campaign to publish your and/or your organization’s name, commitment, and other related information on the Data Science for Everyone website or on other publications or notices related to the Campaign.
PHOTO AND IMAGES
If you submit a photograph, logo or video clip in connection with the Campaign (collectively, “Photograph”):
You warrant that you are the person in the Photograph or have prior approval from the person in the Photograph that it may be submitted in connection with the Commitments Process;
You agree that we have the right to publish and communicate to the public the Photographs in any media including, but not limited to, online, at all times without restriction or limitation throughout the world;
You acknowledge that we may edit the Photographs in our sole discretion;
You agree that we have the right to use entrants’ names, likenesses and other personal information in connection with the Photographs;
You agree not to bring any actions, suits, claims and demands against us in respect of defamation or any infringement or violation of any personal and/or property rights of any sort from our use of the Photographs; and
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Terms and Conditions or the Campaign will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws.
What is the Data Science for Everyone Commitments Campaign?
The Data Science for Everyone Commitments Campaign is an annual campaign that launched in 2021 and seeks to elevate the importance of data science and data literacy. It encourages policy and programmatic changes to ensure more students gain the data literacy skills necessary to thrive in the future - and an understanding of key issues in responsible data science including equity, ethics, privacy, and fairness. The first commitments campaign inspired more than 270 commitments to action. Learn more