Japhet Creek

A journal of the restoration project for Japhet Creek in north Houston, TX.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Community Assets Survey

Japhet Creek Restoration Project Skills Survey


The Japhet Creek Restoration coordinating team is group that's working to restore and preserve the stretch of Japhet Creek that passes through the Emile bridge and the railroad tressil. We're accomplishing these goals by creating paths to the creek, clearing out the trash, creating a structure to bridge the communities on both banks of the creek, increasing the diversity of the plant life and controlling erosion.



Part I -- Skills Information


We are interested in all your skills and abilities. They may have been learned through experience in the home or with your family. They may be skills you've learned at church or in the community. They may also be skills you have learned on the job.


Health


Caring for the Elderly ________

Caring for the Mentally Ill ________

Caring for the Sick ________

Caring for the Physically Disabled or Developmentally Disabled ________


What kind of care did you provide?

Bathing ________

Feeding ________

Preparing Special Diets ________

Exercising and Escorting ________

Grooming ________

Dressing ________

Making the Person Feel at Ease ________


Office

Typing (words per minute) ________

Operating Adding Machine/Calculator ________

Filing Alphabetically/Numerically ________

Taking Phone Messages ________

Writing Business Letters (not typing) ________

Receiving Phone Orders ________

Operating Switchboard ________

Keeping Track of Supplies ________

Shorthand or Speedwriting ________

Bookkeeping ________

Entering Information into Computer ________

Word Processing ________


Construction and Repair

Painting ________

Porch Construction or Repair ________

Tearing Down Buildings ________

Knocking Out Walls ________

Wall Papering ________

Furniture Repairs ________

Repairing Locks ________

Building Garages ________

Bathroom Modernization ________

Building Room Additions ________

Tile Work ________

Installing Drywall & Taping ________

Plumbing Repairs ________

Electrical Repairs ________

Bricklaying & Masonry ________

Cabinetmaking ________

Kitchen Modernization ________

Furniture Making ________

Installing Insulation ________

Plastering ________

Soldering & Welding ________

Concrete Work (sidewalks) ________

Installing Floor Coverings ________

Repairing Chimneys ________

Heating/Cooling System Installation ________

Putting on Siding ________

Tuckpointing ________

Cleaning Chimneys (chimney sweep) ________

Installing Windows ________

Building Swimming Pools ________

Carpentry Skills ________

Roofing Repair or Installation ________


Maintenance

Window Washing ________

Floor Waxing or Mopping ________

Washing and Cleaning Carpets/Rugs ________

Routing Clogged Drains ________

Using a Handtruck in a Business ________

Caulking ________

General Household Cleaning ________

Fixing Leaky Faucets ________

Mowing Lawns ________

Planting & Caring for Gardens ________

Pruning Trees & Shrubbery ________

Cleaning/Maintaining Swimming Pools ________

Floor Sanding or Stripping ________

Wood Stripping/Refinishing ________


Food

Catering ________

Serving Food to Large Numbers of People (over 10) ________

Preparing Meals for Large Numbers of People (over 10) ________

Clearing/Setting Tables for Large Numbers of People (over 10) ________

Washing Dishes for Large Numbers of People (over 10) ________

Operating Commercial Food Preparation Equipment ________

Bartending ________

Meatcutting ________

Baking ________


Child Care

Caring for Babies (under 1 year) ________

Caring for Children (1 to 6) ________

Caring for Children (7 to 13) ________

Taking Children on Field Trips ________


Transportation

Driving a Car ________

Driving a Van ________

Driving a Bus ________

Driving a Taxi ________

Driving a Tractor Trailer ________

Driving a Commercial Truck ________

Driving a Vehicle/Delivering Goods ________

Hauling ________

Operating Farm Equipment ________

Driving an Ambulance ________


Operating Equipment & Repairing Machinery

Repairing Radios, TVs, VCRs, Tape Recorders ________

Repairing Other Small Appliances ________

Repairing Automobiles ________

Repairing Trucks/Buses ________

Repairing Auto/Truck/Bus Bodies ________

Using a Forklift ________

Repairing Large Household Equipment (e.g., refrigerator) ________

Repairing Heating & Air Conditioning System ________

Operating a Dump Truck ________

Fixing Washers/Dryers ________

Repairing Elevators ________

Operating a Crane ________

Assembling Items ________


Supervision

Writing Reports ________

Filling out Forms ________

Planning Work for Other People ________

Directing the Work of Other People ________

Making a Budget ________

Keeping Records of All Your Activities ________

Interviewing People ________


Sales

Operating a Cash Register ________

Selling Products Wholesale or for Manufacturer (If yes, which products?) ________

Selling Products Retail (If yes, which products?) ________

Selling Services (If yes, which services?) ________

How have you sold these products or services? ________

Door to Door ________

Phone ________

Mail ________

Store ________

Home


Music

Singing ________

Play an Instrument (Which one?) ________


Security

Guarding Residential Property ________

Guarding Commercial Property ________

Guarding Industrial Property ________

Armed Guard ________

Crowd Control ________

Ushering at Major Events ________

Installing Alarms or Security Systems ________

Repairing Alarms or Security Systems ________

Firefighting


Other

Upholstering ________

Sewing ________

Dressmaking ________

Crocheting ________

Knitting ________

Tailoring ________

Moving Furniture or Equipment to Different Locations ________

Managing Property ________

Assisting in the Classroom ________

Hair Dressing ________

Hair Cutting ________

Phone Surveys ________

Jewelry or Watch Repair ________


Are there any other skills that you have which we haven't mentioned?


Priority Skills


When you think about your skills, what three things do you think you do best?


Which of all your skills are good enough that other people would hire you to do them?


Are there any skills you would like to teach?


What skills would you most like to learn?


Part II -- Community Skills


Have you ever organized or participated in any of the following community activities?

Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts ________

Church Fundraisers ________

Bingo ________

School-Parent Associations ________

Sports Teams ________

Camp Trips for Kids ________

Field Trips ________

Political Campaigns ________

Block Clubs ________

Community Groups ________

Rummage Sales ________

Yard Sales ________

Church Suppers ________

Community Gardens ________

Neighborhood Organization ________

Other Groups or Community Work? ________


Which of these you would be willing to participate in the future.


Part III -- Enterprising Interests and Experience


Business Interest


Have you ever considered starting a business? Yes _____No _____

If yes, what kind of business did you have in mind?

Did you plan to start it alone or with other people? Alone _____Others _____

Did you plan to operate it out of your home? Yes _____No _____

What obstacle kept you from starting the business?


Business Activity


Are you currently earning money on your own through the sale of services or products?Yes _____No _____



If yes, what are the services or products you sell?

Whom do you sell to?

How do you get customers?

What would help you improve your business?


Part IV -- Personal Information

Name_____________________________


Address_____________________________


Phone_____________________________


Age_____________________________


Sex: F_____ M_______


"Reprinted with permission of John P. Kretzmann and John L. McKnight, pp. 19-25, from Building Communities from the Inside Out: A Path Toward Finding and Mobilizing a Community's Assets, Evanston, IL: Institute for Policy Research (1993)."

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