Waltham Visions Phase II Report

Community Outreach - Data Collection

On January 9, 2014 the League of Women Voters of Waltham presented the Waltham Visions Phase II Report at the Waltham Public Library Lecture Hall. The presentation focused on the report design and interpretation and a discussion of the results.

The LWVW is available to speak to your group about this project. For information please contact us at lwvwalthamma@gmail.com or call Shelley at 781-526-0134.

The report is available here.
The synopsis is available here.

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Brandeis Visions of Waltham

Spring, 2014

Brandeis students extended the Waltham Visions project by asking other students about their relationship with Waltham. From their introduction:

The city of Waltham plays a vital role in Brandeis students' college experiences. In an effort to understand student engagement with Waltham, we senior Sociology majors in the capstone course set out to use our sociological skills and knowledge to confuct research for an organization in the greater Waltham community. This report, undertaken by the Sociology Senior Capstone course, "Sociology in the World," explores how students relate to their surroundings in the Waltham area

At the start of the semester, we reached out to people in the Waltham community to find an appropriate organization with whom to partner. We narrowed our search down to four organizations with varying missions and needs. After doing diligence on their mission, scope, outreach and leadership, we selected the Waltham chapter of the League of Women Voters, an organization that advocates citizens communicating and becoming involved with their local governments. We chose the organization because it is conducting a project that has the potential to directly impact the experiences of our fellow students as well as residents in the Waltham community.

Please read the full report.

Waltham Visions

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Waltham has weathered the recession better than most, thanks to a combination of well-run government, successful industries and businesses, and a good location. However, there may be additional opportunities to improve our community.

We will survey the approach other cities are taking to become more livable and vibrant, and assess if any of these ideas can be applied locally to benefit our residents. To this end we are planning a series of events, Waltham Visions. With others who live and work in the city, we will design a framework for the future built from the desires of its citizens.