By the official maps, the Advocate site is part of the Historic Rogers Road Neighborhood. (see some of the history of the neighborhood here
One of the Advocate’s Three Goals for 2015 is to engage more fully with the neighborhoods around us, including the Rogers Road Community. In the weeks ahead, there are two opportunities for us to engage with our neighbors on and around Rogers Road by interviewing them on behalf of Orange Justice United and of Habitat for Humanity.
Orange Justice United Surveys to help Get Public Transportation to the Neighborhood
Orange Justice United has created a proposal for an altered HS bus route based off of community identified needs. We will be canvassing the Rogers Rd neighborhood to ratify the proposal and sign up residents for a petition in support.
In the Rogers Road community parents need better bus service to get to work and for their children to return home from after school activities. Several low income families spoke of the burden of having to own a car because of the lack of bus service. The proposed new route aims to meet these needs and give the Rogers Road community the same level of service enjoyed in other parts of town.
Will you join us as we engage in this important work? After we have received support from the residents for the proposed changes, we will vet them through Chapel Hill Transit before presenting them to the Transit Partners on April 28.
Habitat Homeowners Surveys
This spring Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will be administering two surveys: the 6-12 Month Follow Up Survey with Phoenix Place homeowners who closed on their homes in the past 6-12 months and the Habitat Homeowner Survey with homeowners in New Homestead. Phoenix Place and New Homestead are both communities off of Rogers Road. We would love for members of The Advocate to volunteer to survey residents! Working as a Survey Administration Volunteer gives individuals the opportunity to connect with the Phoenix Place and New Homestead communities and get to know their residents. Surveying community members is about more than just the data we collect – it’s a chance to get to know our fellow community members better! This is especially true as members of The Advocate build relationships with the residents of Rogers Road.
Survey Administration volunteers will be trained in surveying best-practices before they work with homeowners. Volunteers work in pairs. One volunteer asks questions while the other volunteer writes down the homeowner’s answers. This makes it easier to record answers and information.”
Training times for March 21st volunteering are:
2:30-4:30 PM on Wednesday, March 11
3:00-5:00 PM on Monday, March 16th
5:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17th
Training times for March 28th volunteering are:
3:00-5:00 PM on Monday, March 23rd
5:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24th
2:30-4:30 PM on Wednesday, March 25th