Join Camden funders to discuss how philanthropy can leverage its resources and networks to ensure a complete and accurate count for the city in the 2020 Census.
For the 2010 Census count, in one census tract of Camden, less than one-third of residents filled out their forms. Now, Camden may face the risk of being undercounted again in 2020. An accurate count is vital to infrastructure development, public health, allocation of funding for human services, and other indicators of wellbeing for the city, making it important for philanthropy to get involved now.
Learn about concrete ways for funders to support a complete count. We’ll hear about The New Jersey Counts Census Fund, a pooled fund hosted by the Princeton Area Community Foundation, working closely with the Fund for New Jersey. We’ll also hear about successful techniques for outreach in hard-to-count populations, and discuss other opportunities to support current or new grantees working on “get-out-the-count” efforts in Camden.
The Census Bureau, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders are working to ensure New Jersey residents have the resources and know-how to be counted for 2020, but there is still much to be done. Join us to find out the many ways your organization can support census outreach, so every person in Camden is counted.
Kiki Jamieson, President, The Fund for New Jersey
Alana Vega, Kids Count Coordinator, Advocates for Children of New Jersey
Ian Hull, Deputy Regional Director, U.S. Census Bureau
Check back soon for more information about speakers.
Cost: Free for CNJG Members/$35 for Non Member Grantmakers
This program is only open to grantmakers.
Articles & Websites of Interest
The Fund for New Jersey’s Complete Count website (with HTC maps)
Funders Committee for Civic Participation – Funders Census Initiative
Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM)
Statistics in Schools Info from Census Bureau
Pre-K Specific Info from Census Bureau
School Partnership Information