This site is designed for adult education programs, teachers, and students who want to learn about and participate in the Census 2020. On a rolling basis, we are compiling and developing Census materials that are clear, easy-to-read, and engaging to ABE, ASE, and ESOL students.
Census Activities Timeline (PDF, offers teachers/programs a loose guideline for when to teach what)
- Invite students to write for the “Stand Up and Be Counted” issue of The Change Agent. Deadline: Nov. 1, 2019.
- We count (video, 2:11 min) Rockthevote.org explains the importance of being counted
- The Census Explained in Spanish (video, 2:08 min) by Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston
- Who the Census Counts explains how people are counted and who is counted
- Census Basics One-Pagers: What is the Census? What does it matter? Who is at risk of being undercounted? What will the Census ask me? How do I participate in the Census? Do I have to complete the Census? Is my information safe? (forthcoming)
- Census enumerator jobs: Provides comprehensive information on one page from censusoutreach.org
- Census jobs page (in English or Spanish) with links to job details, pay and locations, and online application
- Hiring guide with timeline (PDF developed by Pennsylvania)
- List of job qualifications and skills used in the Census enumerator job
- The work described (video, 1:39 min)
- How to apply for a census job (video, 2:23 min)
- The AARP discusses working for the census, text and video (1:01) in English and text in Spanish.
- Will the Census hire non-citizens? The answer is maybe. Read more about it here.
- For FAQs about census jobs and the application process that may be particularly relevant to adult learners, look here.
- The Census Questions and Sample Census 2020 form
- Race and Origin Questions: A look at the race and origin questions on the census and how to respond
- Census Language Guides: Census information in 58 languages (forthcoming)
Risk of undercount
- Interactive Map of Hard to Count Communities Many of those who go uncounted include racial and ethnic minorities, low-income residents, non-English speakers and those experiencing homelessness.
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