The 2020 Census: What You and Your Clients Need to Know

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Note: For Census updates related to COVID-19, visit the Census Bureau’s COVID-19 Press Kit.

Hosted on March 3, 2020, this webinar was presented by Jenny Aramony, Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau; Kristen Aster, Associate Director for Community Mobilization, IRC; Ambel Mull, Associate Director for Immigration, IRC; Terry Fisher, Partnership Specialist, U.S. Census Bureau; and Felicia Castricone, Resettlement Director, Catholic Charities of Onondaga County.

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. An accurate count will provide the basis for distributing over $675 billion in federal funds each year, in areas including housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and more. Refugee service providers have a vital role to play in helping clients understand the Census, dispelling potential fears, and contributing to a complete count. This webinar will give you the information you need to respond to clients’ questions. It will also share useful multilingual resources. Speakers will offer ideas for Census outreach and education activities that you can easily integrate into your daily work, highlighting efforts in Baltimore, MD and Syracuse, NY. 

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:  

  • Answer FAQ’s from refugee clients about the 2020 Census;
  • Describe why the Census is important, including how it impacts federal funding for programs and services; and
  • Name at least one idea for Census outreach/education that you can incorporate into your work with refugees.

Navigate this webinar with the timestamps listed below: 

0:00 – Introduction to Switchboard

2:21 – Introduction to Speakers

3:02 – Census Overview

10:25– The Role of Refugee Service Providers in Census 2020

30:46 – Census Outreach and Education in Action

47:15 – Q&A Panel

Topic(s): Case Management, Community Engagement
Resource Type: Archived Webinar
Date: March 3, 2020
Language(s): English
Target Audience(s): ORR-Eligible Population, Service Provider
Author(s): Switchboard

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