Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States. An accurate count is one in which every person is counted only once and in the right location. The next count, or enumeration, will be this coming spring on April 1, 2020 and will be the first to rely heavily on online responses.
A portion of the outreach focus is on higher education, and specifically California community college students. The California Community Colleges serve 2.1 million students, many of whom are from hard to count communities.
To help in this effort to get students and their families to submit their information and be counted, the Chancellor’s Office and Foundation for California Community Colleges are boosting the state’s efforts. These efforts will include Census messaging to colleges and students through various channels including statewide awareness campaign outreach and added leveraging existing partnerships, networks and digital and online resources such as websites and social media.
For more information, please visit the Census website, where resources and information are available in 13 languages. Please share this information and connect with your local partners to help encourage students and families them to participate in the Census 2020 and be counted. Because every voice counts.