October 03, 2014

UNITED for Jefferson Neighborhood

United Way of Cass-Clay, in partnership with the City of Fargo, the Jefferson Area Neighborhood Association (JANA), and Jefferson Elementary School, are seeking your input and feedback regarding various aspects of the Jefferson Neighborhood.

Since 2012, United Way of Cass-Clay has been working collaboratively with many organizations to better understand the needs and how best to serve the individuals and families living in your neighborhood. The Jefferson Neighborhood is an integral part of the greater city of Fargo and it is important that all voices are heard and all needs are recognized in this city we call home.  For example:

• During the 2012-2013 school year, 20% of the students and families at Jefferson Elementary moved in or out of the school.
• Students that experience a traumatic move during the school year can lose up to three months of academic learning, putting them at-risk of not graduating high school.
• The median household income in the Jefferson Neighborhood is $29,627 per year, which is $8,531 lower than Fargo’s average, $38,212.

In order to gather and understand neighborhood perceptions and needs, we are inviting you to complete the attached questionnaire. Your input and feedback will help guide and shape services related to childcare, academic supports, safety concerns, neighborhood and community-based services and activities for individuals and families in the neighborhood.

During the month of October, students from Concordia College may be visiting your residence inviting you to participate in providing feedback to gather important information from you and your neighbors.  You can also take this survey here.

**PLEASE NOTE that this is not a solicitation.  Your responses are anonymous and are used only to better understand the community and neighborhood.  Completing the questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes; an envelope to return the survey is included.

Please do not take this survey unless you are a resident of the Jefferson Neighborhood.

The Jefferson Neighborhood in Fargo is considered South of Main Ave, North of 13th Ave S, East of 25th St S, and West of University St S (click here to view a map of this neighborhood)

Your thoughts and insights are very important to us!  Thank you in advance for your personal insights and comments.

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