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.

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Teacher Perspectives

Duration: 1 hour
Compensation: $40
Qualifications: Teacher at Kearns High School

Description: We will be conducting interviews to learn about teachers perspectives. What we learn will be used to better understand how they perceive students and how they are currently supported in schools to identify how to best support teachers and students. 

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Academic Identities

Duration: 1 hour
Compensation: N/A
Qualifications: Latinx Student at SLCSE 

Description: We will be conducting focus groups to understand how Latinx students at SLCSE recognize their own personal and academic identities compared to those of students in other math classes. What we learn will be used to uncover student perceptions of themselves and others and understand how Latinx students internalize these perceptions within their own identities. 

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Emerging Community Educators

Duration: 2 sessions (each 1.5-2 hours)
Compensation: $100
Qualifications: BIPOC Students (13-18)

Description: We will be conducting 2 focus groups to learn about the factors needed for Black, Indigenous, and students of color to imagine themselves as educators within their communities. What we learn from these focus groups will be used to learn about ways we can support students to pursue educational roles within their community like mentors, teachers, school administration, coaches, activists, and social workers. 

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Mobility Impacts on Students

Duration: 3 hours
Compensation: $120
Qualifications: Student at Cottonwood High School

Description: We want to hear from students who are or have experienced mobility and understand how it impacts them. What we learn from this will be used to inform schools and educators to learn how to better support students. We will be conducting an arts based method, where participants will be involved in an introductory meeting, creating an art piece, and a final focus group to discuss. 

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Promise Partnership Youth Engagement Study

Duration: 1.5 hours | May 11th 3:30-500pm
Compensation: $35
Qualifications: BIPOC residents, ages 19-24

Description: We will be conducting interviews to learn how we can improve educational outcomes for BIPOC students. The focus group will be held virtually. 

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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.