Researchers at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences are seeking participation from students, staff, faculty and administrators in a brief online survey about perceptions of East Cleveland and connections with residents and activities there.

Faculty members Mark Joseph and Mark Chupp put together the survey with the support of the Office of the Provost as part of ongoing efforts at the university to build a stronger relationship with the neighboring inner ring suburb of East Cleveland, the municipality with the highest poverty rate in the entire state.

The survey, which should take about 15 minutes to complete, will generate a baseline measurement of perceptions and connections to be followed up on in the future to track progress toward a stronger relationship between the university and the community. The information also will be used to inform the ongoing development of outreach activities and partnership strategies.

A baseline survey of East Cleveland residents was conducted in 2012 to document their perspectives about and connections to CWRU.

Results of both surveys will be available to those who are interested.

Survey participants will be entered into a raffle to win an iPad.

The survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/s/east_cleveland_perceptions.