What is Listen to Shafter?

Listen to Shafter is non-profit community benefit organization dedicated to facilitating an improved common understanding of the people who live and work in Shafter.

We are seeking to build a rich data profile of our community to help evaluate and guide high-impact decision-making across all of its sectors.

We need your help to accomplish this! If you live or work in Shafter, please create an account in order to participate in upcoming studies.

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Our Work

Catalogue and celebrate community assets.

What's so great about Shafter? We want to make sure we understand the answer to this question so that none of our strengths are under-utilized.

Identify and respond to community hardships and service gaps.

A crucial component of citizenship is taking an honest look at existing pain points among our neighbors and responding to them appropriately.

Amplify and respond to marginalized voices.

The hardest voices to hear are sometimes the most informative. A special effort is required to make sure everyone gets a chance to speak.

Enhance the capacity of public & civic sectors.

Any work being done in the community can always benefit from better information! Our methodology is designed to arm local leaders with crucial data.

Coordinate and catalyze local talent and resources.

Sometimes an introduction is all it takes. If you have a special passion or talent that you'd like to contribute to the benefit of our town, please come meet with us!

Engage and strengthen local businesses.

Local businesses are an important part of a healthy community. We are excited to hear what ours in Shafter have to say!