Windshield Survey Assignment

Part I: For this assignment, students will take about an hour to explore a particular district/ or community. Drive around and really look around the community to assess what resources are available. From your observations, complete the following form. If you were unable to visually locate answers, please research and find where these nearest resources are
Section I: Windshield Survey

What is the name of the community/city/county?

What are the boundaries of this city or where is this community located? Is it obvious where the community starts and ends? And you know that how?

What kinds of services for families are available? Could a family find everything they need on a day to day basis within this neighborhood/community? (such as food, gas, healthcare, etc.) If not, how far would they have to travel to find such services?

Is the city/community safe to children to play and walk to school? Describe.

Are there any organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs, churches, or Head Start centers that provide activities for children? Describe.

What kinds of jobs would people have in this community? Any special industry or big employers present? Describe.

Do the schools appear inviting to students? Are the buildings in good condition or are they run down? Are the playgrounds current or old? Describe.

Is there lots of real estate for sale? Are they mostly houses or is there evidence of closed down businesses?

What type of stores/businesses are available (shopping centers, neighborhood stores, convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies?) Are they in one area or spread out within the community? Can people walk there? Describe.

Any ethnic stores/markets? If not local, how far would residents have to travel?

Are there churches present? Do those buildings appear to be well maintained or are they run down? What is the predominate type of church building seen? Describe.

Are there doctor offices/dental offices within the community/neighborhood? Any alternative medicine services available? Any hospitals? Is medical care available within the community or do the residents have to travel? If they travel, how far away do they have to go for care?

Are there social agencies (welfare, WIC, social services) available? If not found local where are these nearest agencies found?

Any senior centers or child care centers available? Does it appear that the centers are utilized? Describe.

Are there community organizations present (Elks, Masons, etc.)? If not seen locally, how far away are these types of organizations for residents?

Are there any restaurants or fast food in the community/neighborhood? Describe.

Are there political signs present

In this assignment, you will complete the windshield survey to assess your chosen community and use the information gathered to address a problem you have identified.


· Access the Windshield Survey Template below Download Windshield Survey Templateand use it to complete this assignment.
· Begin assessing your community based on the categories included in the windshield survey.
· Review the questions listed. 
· Complete the form by answering all the questions.
When you have completed this form, please submit the finished document to this assignment area. This assignment is due by Sunday at 11:59pm.
Estimated time to complete: 6 hours
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NSG323 Unit 2 Assessment – Windshield Survey

NSG323 Unit 2 Assessment – Windshield Survey




This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent

30 pts


Demonstrates the ability to construct a clear and insightful problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of all relevant contextual factors.

27 pts


Demonstrates the ability to construct a problem statement, thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors, and problem statement is adequately detailed.

24 pts


Begins to demonstrate the ability to construct a problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement with evidence of most relevant contextual factors, but problem statement is superficial.

21 pts


Demonstrates a limited ability in identifying a problem statement/thesis statement/topic statement or related contextual factors.

18 pts


Demonstrates the ability to explain contextual facts but does not provide a defined statement.

0 pts


There is no evidence of a defined statement.

30 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis

50 pts


Organizes and compares evidence to reveal insightful patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

45 pts


Organizes and interprets evidence to reveal patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

40 pts


Organizes and describes evidence according to patterns, differences, or similarities related to focus.

35 pts


Organizes evidence, but the organization is not effective in revealing patterns, differences, or similarities.

30 pts


Describes evidence, but it is not organized and/ or is unrelated to focus.

0 pts


Lists evidence, but it is not organized and/ or is unrelated to focus.

50 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting

10 pts


The paper exhibits a excellent command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics, grammar, or spelling.

9 pts


The paper exhibits a good command of written English language conventions. The paper has no errors in mechanics, or spelling with minor grammatical errors that impair the flow of com


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Community assessment is considered to the analysis and the collection of the various data types which are related to the characteristics and the needs of the Head Start-eligible families and children in the manner of grantee service based on the geographical area. In general, the community assessment is noted to be having the program identification and also the various community resources which are considered to be locally and readily available and thus able to meet the needs and the specification of the various personalities involved. The community within which I live is in a town which is having middle earning families but there are also low-income families, thus having some kind of behaviors that are highly associated with the middle grouped families. In the city of North Carolina, the town in which the family I belong comes from the Jacksonville whereby there has been estimated a population of about 70% are the middles calls families and also having other classes of the person is also found but in smaller populations (Mulroy, 2013).
The community assessment entails carrying out the judgments which are made on what is desired to be the situation that is in the community which is needing an interest of its being assessed. There is also carrying out the evaluation processes on the current situation which is within the community which may include the disease outbreak awareness, safety precautions being taken, and many more thus assessing the community awareness of these healthcare measures put in place now and then. There is also done the comparison of the desired situation and the actual situation on the healthcare setting which is being needed on the community and thus having the prioritization of the major goals and the concerns which are there in the community. thus, the community needs assessment because it will help on strengthening and identifying the resources which are available in the community thus helping to meet the needs of all people who are found in that community (Prunuske & Remington, 2017).
Common activities in Jacksonville, North Carolina
There have been reported criminal activities in Jacksonville whereby these involved property crimes and violent activities according to the FBI and thus remaining a community which is not safest as the crime percentage is over 65% based on the size of the town and thus remaining a bigger change to be dealt with. Some of the major activities which are very common in this geographical area include, the tourist activities whereby there is a lot of nice places where the person can enjoy and have fun, business activities which are commonly from the business person like the one having the attraction sites and the tourist companies which person would use. Farming is also conducted in these regions whereby this is done by the person who is in

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