The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation to share results of the West Side Community Needs Assessment
Tues. January 26, beginning 10 am at
Second Avenue Community Center
1411 2nd Avenue, Charleston, WV 25312
Media Invited at 10 am –for Speaker Remarks

 Charleston, WV- The Greater Kanawha Valley working with KISRA has completed a Community Needs Assessment Report for the West Side of Charleston. The geographic area of this reporting was expanded beyond the Foundation’s original target footprint, to include the area bordered by Kanawha Boulevard, Stockton Avenue, the railroad tracks and Glenwood Avenue.

The purpose of the assessment was to provide the Foundation with information obtained directly from residents, beyond census data.  The information gathered by the assessment will facilitate educated decisions about the types of projects that would be beneficial to the West Side Residents. This information was gathered through door-to-door, boots on the ground conversations with the survey information preloaded on electronic tablets.  Conversations took place on Saturdays, Sundays and during the evenings from July to September 2015.

10:00am Welcome Melvin Jones, Chairman, Board of Trustees, The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF)
10:10am Highlights from Assessment Carl Chadband, Chief Operating Officer Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action (KISRA)
10:20am What does this mean? Michelle Foster, Incoming President & CEO, TGKVF

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Contact:
Sheri Ryder, TGKVF Senior Program Officer
304.346.3620

Carl Chadband, COO, KISRA
304.768.7900