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Spotlight on Census 2020 Materials

Posted on 10/23/2019

All generations count

With Census Day 2020 (April 1) under six months away, now is a great time to become familiar with a variety of census materials to help students, staff, and community members learn more about the census and its importance, and assist students who might be interested in working as census enumerators in the coming months.

The California Adult Education Program has just listed materials on its Census 2020 Webpage organized into the following categories:

  • Two introductory webinars with supporting materials – Census 2020: Making Half a Million Jobs Count, and Census 2020: Preparing Your Adult Education Program, Participants, and Community

  • Resources to raise awareness around the census and the importance of every person being counted – These include many Census 2020 Resource Links organized by the National Coalition for Literacy, materials from the US Census Bureau, and some materials created by California adult education agencies that can be modified for other communities around the state.

  • Resources to recruit individuals for census enumerator positions – These include materials from the US Census Bureau and other organizations that detail the job positions, skills needed for the positions, how to apply, and how adult ed agencies can help prepare candidates for the positions.

  • EL Civics Resources – CASAS has prepared a special Census 2020 COAAP 54.1, and this section provides more information on the COAAP and instructional materials teachers can use in their classrooms with students.

There is still time to get your adult ed agency and community ready for Census 2020. Take a look at these resources to help your students, staff, community members, and partners learn more about the census and its significance for our communities and our state.

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