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Census 2020: Young Children and the Census Undercount

Census 2020: Young Children and the Census Undercount

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
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In partnership with the United Philanthropy Forum and the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, CNJG is pleased to offer this webinar to our members. The Decennial Census happens every ten years and it is the only time we count everyone--adults, children and babies, citizens, and immigrants. Census data informs the allocation of federal, state, and local dollars while states, localities, and businesses use census data for community planning, including where to open new stores and distribute school funding.

Yet, in 2010, one in ten young children were missed in the census, mostly due to households leaving them off in the questionnaire. A complete count of young children in the census is critical to the child's and family's access to resources such as housing, child care, equitable education, and health care. Early childhood funders also face obstacles in advocating for children and families when census data are unreliable and incomplete.

Join us for a conversation with and for funders to explore the factors contributing to young children's under-count in the census and actionable strategies that funders can undertake to ensure that every child is counted when the next Census takes place on April 1, 2020.

Deborah Stein (Moderator) is the Network Director for the Partnership for America's Children and has more than 30 years of experience in policy analysis and advocacy on behalf of vulnerable children. In April 2015, Debbie became the first Network Director for the Partnership for America’s Children, a network of 50+ state and local independent, multi-issue, child advocacy organizations. The Partnership strengthens, connects, and inspires its members so that they can better improve the lives of children in their communities and across the country.

Kiki Jamieson, Ph.D., is President of The Fund for New Jersey. Previously, Ms. Jamieson directed the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and taught in the Politics department at Princeton University, and before that at the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College, and Rutgers University. She was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study and her academic work has focused on in issues of discrimination and punishment related to gender identity and expression, with particular emphasis on the force of law felt by trans and gender non-conforming people in institutions ranging from prisons to marriage. She is the author of Real Choices: Feminism, Freedom, and the Limits of Law.

Florencia Gutierrez has worked with the Annie E. Casey Foundation on KIDS COUNT since 2009. As a Senior Research Associate, she develops and maintains the KIDS COUNT Data Center, and is a key partner in the development of the KIDS COUNT Data Book and related national KIDS COUNT products. Before joining the foundation, Ms. Gutierrez spent seven years in Texas researching issues in the area of education, wealth, and the economy. Her interests in these areas led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Education and another in Public Policy which guided her work with the legislature and the Center for Public Policy Priorities, where she worked on KIDS COUNT at the state level.

Cost: This webinar is free for CNJG Members and Nonmember grantmakers.

Visit CNJG's webpage Philanthropy's Role in the 2020 Census for more information about the 2020 Census.

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