Community Assessment Survey

As part of Riverside’s outreach programs, we have launched our COMMUNITY SURVEY (link?).  This survey is commissioned by our Community Assessment & Partnership Subcommittee (CAPS), a community-based subcommittee of the Riverside Development Committee (RDC). CAPS seeks to connect people and resources in the Upper Manhattan community – an expanse stretching from 96th to 180th Streets, and from the East River to the Hudson River – focusing on:

– Engagement with local stakeholders in Town Halls and Focus Groups to broaden our understanding of the quality of existing services in our community or the lack thereof.

– Surveying to gain insight into what residents and businesses think and know about their community. To help us do that, we contracted with Qualtrics, an experienced global survey and analytics company, to create a survey in both English and Spanish (surveyors/translators are also available to translate the survey into French and Chinese). The survey focuses on:

o            Housing
o            Employment
o            Technology & Internet Access
o            Broad & Specific Issues around Social Justice & Inequality
o            Health & Health Care
o            Food Insecurity
o            Recreation (parks, walking paths, gyms, etc.)
o            Religious Communities
o            Demographics

– Reporting our findings, along with insights and recommendations, to both the community and The Riverside Church.

The survey is a critical tool to glean important information and affirm Riverside’s ongoing commitment over our first 90 years to worship, social services, and social justice within our local community, nation, and world. Riverside and the RDC are in the process of strategic planning for our Next 90 Years, and the survey is essential to helping us integrate the voices of our diverse, culturally rich residents and businesses.

Please take a few moments of your time to complete the survey:   XXXXXXXX