If you want experience in doing community-based research,
you live in Alameda County, and want to earn some extra cash, call
What is the Community Working Group (CWG)?
The CWG is a group of people who will be working with 2 target populations
to implement a community needs assessment. Members will be responsible
for conducting street surveys, helping facilitate focus groups, and
translating materials among other tasks.
What if I don’t have experience in community-based
This is the right place for you to get some basic skills! We will
train all CWG members so they are able to successfully complete their
tasks. CWG members may always ask FLARE staff for help and/or advice
on the data collection process.
What populations is FLARE working with in Alameda County?
We are working with the South Asian and Burmese communities. It is
helpful if CWG members are from these communities, but it is not
a requirement. Some tasks, such as translation of materials or focus
group facilitation, may require knowledge of a South Asian or Burmese
Do CWG members get paid?
Yes. Depending on the task that is performed, CWG members get compensated
for their time and effort. However, compensation may not be in cash,
but rather a gift card to the member’s store of choice.
Why else should I participate?
This is a terrific opportunity for anyone who wants to work with
the Asian and Pacific Islander community, conduct research, and
who might have an interest in public health and social justice
Check out the status of the Needs Assessments in each county: