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2022 MS Urban League Listening Tour Survey

“The Mississippi Urban League is seeking input from communities across Mississippi about issues impacting African-Americans and other marginalized communities. We invite you to share your lived experiences as it relates to five focus areas:  Education, Health, Housing, Jobs, and Justice. Your feedback will help us develop a strategic plan that will support the needs of your community. All responses will be kept confidential, and will not be attributed to you personally. Thank you.” 

Listening Session Questionnaire
2. Please rank what you consider to be the most pressing need in your city/town
3. Please rank what you consider to be the most pressing need in the state of Mississippi
5. Which of the following would you improve in order to have more equity (fair/impartial programs and services) in your schools and educational system? (choose all that apply)
6. Rank the quality of your educational system (from 1-5 stars, with five being the highest)6. Rank the quality of your educational system (from 1-5 stars, with five being the highest)
7. Do you feel that the private sector supports education in your community?
8. What types of programs are available for at-risk youth in your community:
9. When it comes to your health, what do you want to know more about? (choose all that apply)
10. How far do you live from adequate healthcare (i.e. physicians, clinics, hospitals, ambulance service)?
11. If you were to attend a health fair, what kinds of services, information, or activities would you want to see? (choose all that apply)
14. Are you vaccinated?
15. How far from your home is the nearest retail outlet that sells fresh fruits and vegetables?
16. Please indicate the biggest issue you face as it relates to housing:
17. Are you a homeowner?
18. Are there adequate community programs that support homeownership in your city/town?
19. What assets/resources are available in your community to support employment and workforce development? (choose all that apply)
20. What are some things that keep people from being able to secure/maintain work in your community?
21. Which of the following “wealth builders” is the most important to you and/or your community?
Which is the second most important to you and/or your community?
Which is the second most important to you and/or your community?
Which is the second most important to you and/or your community?
22. What types of programs support youth involved in the juvenile justice system in your town? (choose all that apply)
23. Do you feel that your judicial system is fair and just to those that enter?
24. What are the most significant issues as it relates to crime in your community? (choose all that apply)

Thank you! Your input is invaluable and very appreciated!