This case study is part of a series, including an overview brief, that demonstrates how local governments benefit from engaging with data intermediaries. The Case Shows how Data Intermediaries can provide topical, analytical and community expertise and can provide impartial analysis of community issues community engagement. This case examines how the use of data in Oakland California was able to determine issues within the community such as racial and gender education and wealth inequalities. One major indicator they determined school absenteeism. Using the data allowed them to focus on policies and support programs to curb the causes of absenteeism and create a more equitable Oakland.