Over the course of 2016, following smaller surveys including Bester Elementary families and participants at the Southside Community Block Party, we undertook the massive task of a neighborhood survey of the entire district, with a representative sample of 320 households. We partnered with a variety of experts and used a 26 question instrument from Community Science called the Sense of Community Index (SCI-2) which was administered door to door using electronic tablets in the Fall of 2016. In total the process took about two months of heavy workload for our small office, but the knowledge and relationships developed were invaluable. The consolidated findings were used to drive our neighborhood efforts over the next five years.
- “What a Difference a Street Makes” Data packet release (4/24/17)
- Neighborhood Survey Methodology (4/24/17)
In late 2021, we conducted a follow up survey to inform updates to the logic model. These findings were presented live to the neighborhood via Zoom and Facebook as the in-person event was canceled due to Covid-19 pandemic concerns.
Additional data relevant to the South End of Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland, can be viewed at our Community Solutions Hub.