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COVID-19 Community Needs Assessment Survey: Southeastern United States

A COVID-19 Community Needs Assessment Survey of the Southeast

The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects seeks to provide holistic leadership development though focused programming for Black girls and women in the southeastern United States. These programs range from professional development to community needs assessments and crisis intervention strategies. The ultimate mission of The Lighthouse is to create spaces of safety and solidarity for Black women and girls to exist, evolve and thrive, unapologetically.

The purpose of this Community Needs Assessment Survey is to measure the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black women and girls living in the Southeast. Your responses will contribute to a body of research aimed to identify and meet the needs of Black girls and women in a pandemic and post-pandemic world. Participation in our survey means your identity will be protected. We will only collect your email address and/or phone number in the event that you are willing to participate in an interview or focus group, or if you are willing to participate in a drawing to win a Lighthouse care package upon completion of the survey. The survey will close on Friday, January 29. Care package winners will also be contacted via email on this date.

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please contact Margaree Jackson, Research Analyst, at

The Survey


Virtual Interviews and Focus Groups

Not interested in taking the survey? We have other opportunities that you can participate in as well.

We are also conducting virtual one-on-one video interviews and virtual video focus groups. Participants must reside in:

  • Mississippi
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • Florida

Virtual interview participants must be Black women ages 18 and older.

Virtual focus group participants may be Black girls and women ages 15 and older. (Focus groups with teenagers ages 15 to 17 will be held separately from adult focus groups and require parental consent).

If you are interested in participating in a virtual interview and/or focus group, please complete the form below!