ERIC Number: ED212327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of the Needs of the Western Queens Community, New York City. Section One.
Khan, Fern J.; And Others
Resulting from the involvement of LaGuardia Community College (LCC) in an Urban Demonstration Project, this report discusses a community needs assessment conducted by LCC, provides a profile of the community of Western Queens, and relates needs assessment findings to a separate study by a consulting firm which focused on the community's educational interests. After introductory material, Part I provides background on the Urban Demonstration Project and describes the methodology of LCC's needs assessment, involving telephone and personal interviews with residents and various community organizations. Part II then profiles the five districts in Western Queens, in terms of the districts' neighborhoods and people, community organizations and agencies, concerns and needs, possibilities for collaboration, and community demographics. After briefly describing the methods and findings of the consultant survey of educational interests (discussed in detail in JC 820 028), Part II continues with an overview of the distinctive and common features of the districts of Western Queens, drawing from findings of both the LCC and consultant studies. The next section also uses results from both studies to explore possibilities for establishing priorities and implementing programs. Extensive appendices include a continuing education student profile, questionnaires and forms, a statistical overview of the target area, and profiles of community organizations. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.
Identifiers: New York (West Queens)
Note: Questionnaire in Spanish and Greek may not reproduce well. For a related document, see JC 820 028.