This document provides a brief overview of the Resilient Communities/Resilient Families target neighborhoods and convening agencies, process and timeline, and framework.
The partner agencies analyzed the interview results, which consisted of the interviewers’ notes of key comments that were then recorded in a database capturing all key comments from all the interviews. The participants used a “Participatory Action Research Method” to analyze the data. This method engaged the interviewers and others in a series of three-hour working sessions to analyze and make sense of what the community members were saying in the interviews. The analysis was facilitated by a professor form the UMass Boston John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, who authorized a report summarizing the process and the analysis of the interview data. The interviews were intended as the beginning of a series of conversations over several years, not as a survey or opinion poll that is finished once it’s done.
An analysis of 88 one-on-one community interviews with residents and stakeholders of Mattapan. Interviewees included long and short term residents of all ages, homeowners, business owners and employees, and local organization staff among other community members.
An analysis of the 114 one-on-one hour-long interviews with residents and stakeholders. By design, the people interviewed represented a cross-section of Roxbury and Grove Hall corresponding to the US census data regarding age, income, geographic distribution, homeowner-tenant, race-ethnicity. The Mission 180 partners intentionally focused 75% of the interviews on folks from the neighborhoods along Warren Street, in Grove Hall and in Dudley Square who are not usually at the table as recognized leaders of established organizations.
Some of the neighborhoods opted to conduct a community surveys to deepen their understanding of community issues from a variety of vantage points. The surveys were designed by the steering committees and facilitated with guidance and technical assistance by the UMass Boston John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.
A total of 590 surveys were collected and analyzed. The survey targeted responses from five sub-neighborhoods in Codman Square/Four Corners including the Talbot Norfolk Triangle, Ashmont Hill, Four Corners, Franklin Field South, and Melville Park/Shawmut.
Last updated: May 22, 2012