The aim of the survey is find out who comprises the Irish community, what its members see as the main challenges facing it and how the Center can best serve it.
“It’s not very scientific,” said executive director Siobhan Lyons. “We couldn’t afford that.”
Nonetheless, she’s hopeful that the survey will be distributed widely in the community with the help of participating organizations.
“It’s primarily web based,” she said. But organizations will also have paper copies of the questionnaire to give out.
The Upper Darby based IIC is also prepared to mail it out to those who can’t complete it online.
Lyons added that there are two slightly different sets of question – one for those who are immigrants and another for the American born.
“The community is bigger than just those who are Irish born,” the executive director said.
Lyons said that the survey will be conducted through the end of January and that a report on its findings will be published later.
Tuesday’s launch will take place at the Philopatrian Literary Institute at 1923 Walnut St., starting at 6 p.m. For more information call the Irish Immigration Center at 610-789-6355 or email email@example.com.