Sydney Idzikowski

Associate Director, Charlotte Regional Data Trust
Sycamore 205

Sydney is the Associate Director of the Charlotte Regional Data Trust at the Urban Institute, a division of urbanCORE at UNC Charlotte. She is a systems-level social worker with a love for integrated data. As part of her role, she helps manage the day-to-day operations of the Charlotte Regional Data Trust. She manages relationships with data partners and facilitates data sharing agreements and coordinates regular data updates. She also assists the community with using integrated data from the Data Trust. Sydney oversees the data license request process and coordinates the Data and Research Oversight Committee (DAROC), one of the Data Trust's key governance structures. She conducts outreach and engagement about the Data Trust, how to become a partner and how to use the data.

Prior to joining the Urban Institute, Sydney served as a Research Assistant at the NC Budget and Tax Center. She has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Warren Wilson College and a Masters in Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. A Colorado native, Sydney left her snowy home for the mountains of North Carolina and never left. She has worked at a federally qualified health center, finding healthcare resources for patients without insurance and at several non-profit law firms across NC, researching and practicing the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Transformation, social determinants of health, evictions, and affordable housing. Before coming to ISC, Sydney worked with the NC Budget and Tax Center doing policy research. She loves hiking, reading, Dolly Parton, and her dog Bree.

Stories by Sydney Idzikowski

Connecting for Stability: Understanding The Relatives and the Young People They Serve

As a community, we often talk about the young people who are the “most vulnerable” or who are at “high risk.” Admittedly,...

Using integrated data to center racial equity in local violence prevention work

Violence impacts all of Charlotte-Mecklenburg, but the toll doesn’t fall equally across members of our community. There are pronounced disparities along racial lines.

What does the 'Great Resignation' mean for Charlotte?

More people than ever are voluntarily leaving their jobs. This phenomenon, known as the Great Resignation, is happening in nearly every employment sector and across a broad range of income levels...

How can we measure the developmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young children?

Across the United States and around the world, children and families are starting a new school year.

Five key findings about the impact of COVID-19 on local renters and prioritizing rental assistance

COVID-19 has had an immediate and potentially lasting impact on the housing stability of low-income renters in Charlotte and the nation.