Community Research Participation | United Way Salt Lake
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Share your expertise and help transform your community.

Your knowledge of your own community is an invaluable resource. Share your experience and expertise by participating in a community-based project at United Way of Salt Lake. We are looking for community members who are interested in working with United Way to contribute opinions and ideas that will help inform and direct the work we do.

Find a community-based research project below that you would like to contribute to or fill out our general interest form and we'll let you know when more opportunities arise.

Please note: To keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our community-based research opportunities will take place online until further notice. They will be hosted on Zoom or a similar video chat platform.

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Student Safety in Kearns

Duration: 1 hour
Compensation: $25
Qualifications: Parents/caregivers of students who attend Kearns Jr High, Jefferson Jr High, and Kearns High School

Description: We are interviewing parents and caregivers of students in junior high and high schools in Kearns to better understand their experiences with the safety of their children. This project is focused on learning how parents ensure the safety of their children in the community outside of school. The purpose of this interview is to learn what already exists in the community to support the safety of teenagers.

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Seguridad Estudiantil en Kearns

Duración: 1 hora
Compensación: $25
Calificaciones: Padres o cuidadores de estudiantes que asisten a Kearns Jr High, Jefferson Jr High o Kearns High School.

Descripción: Estamos entrevistando a padres/cuidadores de estudiantes que asisten a escuelas secundarias y preparatorias en Kearns para comprender mejor sus experiencias sobre la seguridad de sus hijas/os. Este proyecto se centra en las experiencias sobre seguridad en la comunidad de Kearns fuera de la escuela. Lo que aprendamos de estas entrevistas se utilizará para identificar qué existe en la comunidad que hace que los padres y estudiantes se sientan seguros.

Workforce and Employability Parent Interviews

Duration: 1 hour
Compensation: $25
Qualifications: Parent/primary caregiver of current or potential student, grades K-6, in a afterschool or summer program. Participants must be unemployed, working part-time, or working more than one job and interested in gaining workforce and/or employability skills (i.e. GED, industry certificate, on the job training, etc.). Participants must also live in South Salt Lake, Kearns, Magna or Millcreek and be at or below 200% of the federal poverty line.

Description: We are interviewing parents to better understand their interest in and/or past experiences with workforce and employability programs. These interviews will be used to develop a draft program model to support parents of students in gaining skills to help them move into a better paying or more sustainable career pathway. Participants will have the opportunity to continue their involvement with this project after this interview, if interested.

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General Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in our Community-Based Research Studies. We will be adding new opportunities throughout the year. If you would like to participate in our studies, but there is not currently an opportunity that you are eligable for or interested in, please fill out your contact information below and we will be in touch when new projects arise.