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Community events offer opportunities for engagement with the hard-to-count populations, and webinars offer educational opportunities to help prepare your team to spread the word at these events that Everyone Counts! Everyone Wins! In addition, the list of Regional Census Hubs continues to grow!

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September 12, 2018

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3333 Any Street
Any Town, MI 48000 
313-555-3333

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September 22, 2018

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There Are No Upcoming Community Events. Check back soon.

Past Community Events

Thank you for your support to ensure a complete count of all Michigan residents!

The Urban Alliance of Michigan: Focus 2020 Symposium

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ET)
Details: CNN’s Angela Rye will lead the conversation on why it’s a MUST for urban communities to participate in the 2020 Presidential Election and Census.

Register here.

09/21/2019

Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus | 21000 Northline Road, Taylor, MI 48180

Library of Michigan Census Solutions Workshop – Bloomfield Township

Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Cost: FREE
Details: Using design-thinking (the discipline of navigating complex problems and creatively designing effective solutions to meet people’s real needs), these workshops allow partners to explore unconventional approaches to a specific challenge or problem and come up with creative solutions that benefit multiple sectors or audiences in more than one way.

Register here.

09/24/2019

Bloomfield Township Public Library | 1099 Lone Pine Rd. Bloomfield, MI 48302

Minority Media Summit

Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Cost: FREE
Details: Join us to discuss the 2020 Census and its challenges, and learn how your media outlet can apply for advertising grants. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Register here.

08/21/2019

Holiday Inn Express Gaylord | 525 Dickerson Road, Gaylord, MI 49735

Minority Media Summit

Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: FREE
Details: Join us to discuss the 2020 Census and its challenges, and learn how your media outlet can apply for advertising grants. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Register here.

08/07/2019

Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business | 50 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 48504

Minority Media Summit

Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: FREE
Details: Join us to discuss the 2020 Census and its challenges, and learn how your media outlet can apply for advertising grants. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Register here.

07/24/2019

Wayne State University, McGregor Conference Center | 495 Gilmour Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

The Census & The City

How do we ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census? Join Urban Consulate at Co.act Detroit for a candid conversation hosted by Orlando Bailey from 6 to 8 PM.

Featuring special guests:

– Victoria Kovari, Detroit 2020 Census Campaign
– Donna Murray-Brown, Michigan Nonprofit Association
– Melissa Smiley, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Free & open to the public. All welcome!

04/24/2019

Co.act Detroit
6568 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Current Webinars

Learn tips and techniques from the experts on topics that will help you get out the count!

Census 2020 – Time to Raise Awareness

Date: October 23, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM (ET)

Details: Now is the time to start communicating with those you serve about why it’s important for them to be counted in the 2020 census. Join us for an overview of the key talking points and activities that your organization can engage in TODAY to help ensure a fair and accurate census count in 2020. 

Presenters: 

Nadia Tonova, ACCESS

Hayg Oshagan, New Michigan Media

Kerry Ebersole Singh, State of Michigan


Census 2020 and Disinformation

Date: October 23, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM (ET)

Details: Hosted by Arab American Institute, Bauman Foundation, Data & Society, Funders Census Initiative. This briefing on disinformation and the 2020 Census will cover:

  • What defines disinformation/disinformation 101
  • How individuals and organizations can help combat disinformation
  • How to flag and report content to the Census Bureau and census hub groups

Moderated by: Karen Narasaki, Consultant to the Bauman Foundation

Speakers: Maya Berry and Suher Adi, Arab American Institute; Emma Margolin and Charley Johnson, Data & Society.


Past Webinars

Discovering Unique Hidden Gems Data

Date: September 25 | 2:00 PM (ET)
Details: During this webinar, Census Bureau experts will help you:

  • Understand practical ways to use our hidden gems data through illustrations and use cases.
  • Learn about available resources and data tools, which can assist you in saving time looking for data.
  • Learn how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

Monitoring the Count in Real Time

Date: September 18 | 1:00 PM (ET)
Details: This webinar will cover how organizations can monitor the progress of the count in real time, to guide resource and outreach targeting, messaging and strategy modifications, and additional investments, as needed. Speakers also will discuss what we can (and cannot) learn from real time indicators of census progress.

Presenters:
Terri Ann Lowenthal, Census Consultant
Steven Romalewski, Director, CUNY Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research at The Graduate Center / CUNY
Moderated by: Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones, Senior Program Officer, Long Island Community Foundation


Census 2020 Messaging Results

Date: September 10, 2019
Time: 1 PM (ET)
Details: The 2010 Census missed over 2 million young children, most of which were left off the form by families who responded. This webinar reports on research to identify why families have left children in their households off in the past and persuasive messages to ensure young children aren’t missed in 2020.


Census, the Citizenship Question and the Community and Organizational Response

Date: September 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM (ET)
Details: Census, the Citizenship Question and the Community and Organizational Response. The Trump administration efforts to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census sparked fear and concern among communities of color and immigrant communities. Hear how Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations and networks are organizing and mobilizing around Census 2020 and what shifts they have made to fight back against the citizenship question. On the webinar are XP Lee Program Manager for Policy & Special Projects with the Minnesota Council on Foundations to share how philanthropy in Minnesota is supporting the community work and Joseph Lachman ACRS Civic Engagement Program Manager with Asian Counseling and Referral Services who will talk about how their organization that is focused on mental health is building coalitions and advocating for a full census count in underserved communities.


Census & Data

Date: September 10, 2019
Time: 4 PM (ET)
Details: This webinar will discuss census and data security, diving deeper into how the Census Bureau will be addressing security challenges on the first ever online census questionnaire. We will also go over how the Census Bureau keeps census data confidential and how census data are used to allocate federal funding.
Speakers:

Julia Marks is a staff attorney with the Voting Rights and Census program at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus. Before joining Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, she clerked for the Hon. Keith P. Ellison of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Julia previously litigated civil rights class actions and other high-impact cases at Disability Rights Advocates to expand access to public- and private-sector services.

Jonathan Stein is the head of Voting Rights and Census programs at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus. He works to increase access to California’s democracy for historically disenfranchised communities, including immigrant and limited-English speaking communities, communities of color, low-income communities, people with disabilities, and the formerly incarcerated. He previously served as a voting rights staff attorney for the ACLU of California.

Maria Filippelli is a Public Interest Technology Census Fellow at New America. She has a background in urban planning, civic technology, and data science. Previously, Maria worked at DataKind, an organization that harnesses the power of data science in the service of humanity. She worked as a data science manager with a project portfolio largely focused on democratic freedoms and civil liberties.


Census Operations 101: What Nonprofits Needs to Know

Date: June 24, 2019

Details: With the 2020 census less than one year away, now is the time for your organization to take action and raise awareness in your communities about the census. During the webinar you will learn about:

  • The latest engagement opportunities in the Nonprofit Complete Count Campaign
  • The mechanics of how the 2020 Census will work and what your nonprofit needs to be effective in your community

Assessing Your Digital Readiness for GOTC (Census Digital Organizing Online Training)

Date: August 13, 2019
Time: 3 PM (ET)
Details: This training will introduce you to digital organizing tactics, tools and strategies for effectively mobilizing populations to complete the 2020 census. The training will cover how to do a “digital inventory” of your current skills, capacity, and budget at your organization. You will match your GOTC goals with digital strategies and tools and gain clarity on which approaches match the success of your team’s objectives and capacity.


Crafting Your Census Campaign Plan (Census Digital Organizing Online Training)

Details: This training will guide you through the process of building a strategic census campaign plan. The Crafting Your Census Campaign Plan training will walk you through a strategic planning framework to focus your organization’s census mission, goal, strategy and tactics. Through participation in the training, you will be equipped to take census planning to the next level with our Census Campaign Planning Template.


Citizenship Question: Next Steps


Census 2020: Census Operations 101

Date: June 24, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (ET)

With the 2020 census less than one year away, now is the time for your organization to take action and raise awareness in your communities about the census. During the webinar you will learn about:
• The latest regarding funding and engagement opportunities in the Nonprofit Complete Counts Campaign, and
• The Mechanics of how the 2020 Census will work and what your nonprofit needs to be effective in your community.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Census Operation: Self-Response

This webinar focuses on self-response to include timing, modes of response, languages available, methods for delivery of materials, information on the Update/Leave operation in rural and remote areas — including American Indian reservations — and the targeted Update/Enumerate operation.


Census Outreach


Census 2020: Coordinating with Local Officials

Date: March 25 | 10:00 AM (ET)
Details: What do local leaders need to know? How can they help? What resources are available? Join us to hear tips from local governmental officials and nonprofits leaders on how best to work together in support of a fair and accurate count for your community.


Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results: Arab American Institute


Census 2020 Messaging Testing Results: National Congress of American Indians

View slides here.


Census 2020 and Higher Education

Date: April 16 | 4:00 PM (ET)
Details: Join Sherrie J. Taylor for a webinar focusing on higher education and the 2020 Census. Through this webinar, we will discuss the vital role that colleges and universities can play in ensuring a fair and complete count in the 2020 Census. A complete count is essential to ensuring that states maintain their federal funding levels and their representation in federal government. By working with students, staff, faculty, administrators, and most importantly, community partners, colleges and universities can support their communities in maintaining important resources. In this webinar, we will explore available resources as well as highlight schools gearing up for this work in 2020.


Planning for Action


The Race Question


How Are People Counted in the Census?


2020 Census FAQs


Communications: Messaging Deep Dive


Census 2020 – For Everyone to Count, We need to Mobilize Now


The 2020 Census at Risk – Why You Should Care and What Can You Do


Regional Census Hubs & Community Action Agencies

Connect with the Census Hub or Community Action Agency in your geographic region to share resources, collaborate, help recruit more nonprofits, apply for mini grants and more! Census Hubs & Community Action Agencies support fieldwork at the grassroots level and develop regional service area-specific plans to reach the hard-to-count populations.

Census Regional Hubs

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

333 W. Fort St., #2010
Detroit, MI 48226

Serving Detroit, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb counties

313-961-6675

https://cfsem.org

Melissa Smiley            msmiley@cfsem.org

Lenzi Abma  labma@cfsem.org

 

Berrien Community Foundation

2900 S State St # 2E
St Joseph, MI 49085

Serving Berrien County

269-266-9062  

Community Foundation of Marquette County

250 N. McClellan Ave.
Marquette, MI 49855

Serving the Upper Peninsula 

906-226-7666

Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula

2420 1st Ave. S. #101
Escanaba, MI 49829

Serving the Upper Peninsula

906-233-6982

Heart of West Michigan United Way

118 Commerce Ave., S.W
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Serving Kent County

616-459-6281

Capital Area United Way

330 Marshall St.
Suite 203
Lansing, MI 48912

Serving Ingham, Eaton, Clinton Counties

517-203-5000

Urban League of Southwestern Michigan

172 West Van Buren Street                                            Battle Creek, MI 49017

Serving Calhoun County    

269-962-5553

Battle Creek Community Foundation

32 W. Michigan
Suite 1                                                                        Battle Creek, MI 49017-3505

Serving Calhoun County

269-962-2181

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Way of Battle Creek & Kalamazoo

709 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Serving Kalamazoo County

269-343-2524

Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan

100 N. Ripley St., Ste. F  
Alpena, MI 49707

Serving Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle, Crawford, Ogemaw, and Oscoda, Cheboygan County and Mackinaw City, Iosco Counties

989-354-6881

Nonprofit Network

2800 Springport Road
Jackson, MI 49202

Serving Jackson County

517-796-4750

Great Lakes Bay Regional Census Hub

76 Ashman Circle
Midland, MI 48640

Serving Bay, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties

989-695-6100 ext. 3

Fremont Area Community Foundation

 

4424 W. 48th Street

Fremont, MI 49412

 

Serving Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, and Osceola counties

 

231-924-5350

Community Foundation of Greater Flint

 

500 Saginaw Street Suite 200

Flint, MI 48502

 

Serving Genesee County

 

810-767-8270

Networks Northwest 

600 E Front St. Suite 104

Traverse City, MI 49686

Serving Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties

 

231-929-5000

Community Action Agencies

Blue Water Community Action Agency

 

3403 Lapeer Road

Port Huron, MI 48060

Serving St. Clair County

 

810-982-8541

Capital Area Community Services

 

1845 Corunna Ave

Owosso, MI 48867

Serving Shiawassee County

 

517-482-6281

Community Action Agency of South Central Michigan

 

175 Main St.

Battle Creek, MI 49014

Serving Barry, Branch, and St. Joseph counties

 

269-965-7766

Community Action Allegan County

 

323 Water St

Allegan, MI 49010

Serving Allegan County

 

269-673-5472 x 2349

EightCap, Inc. 

 

5827 Orleans Rd.

Orleans, MI 48865

Serving Gratiot, Ionia, and Montcalm counties

 

616-754-9315

Human Development Commission

 

215 N Elk St.

Sandusky, MI 48471

Serving Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties

 

989-673-4121

Mid Michigan Community Action Agency

 

1574 E Washington Rd.

Farwell, MI 48622

Serving Clare and Gladwin counties

 

989-386-0845

Monroe Community Opportunity Program

 

1140 S Telegraph Rd #4006

Monroe, MI 48161

Serving Monroe county

 

734-241-2775

Muskegon Oceana Community Action Partnership

 

1170 W Southern Ave

Muskegon, MI 49441

Serving Muskegon County

 

231-725-9499

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency

 

2300 E Grand River Ave #107

Howell, MI 48843

Serving Livingston County

 

248-209-2600

Ottawa County Community Action Agency

 

12251 James St. Suite 300

Holland, MI 49424

Serving Ottawa County

 

616-494-5499

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency

 

185 E Main St #200

Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Serving Cass and Van Buren counties

 

269-925-9077

Thank you for your support to ensure a complete count of all Michigan residents!

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