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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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Community Events

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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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313-555-3333

There Are No Upcoming Community Events. Check back soon.

Past Community Events

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 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.


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.


Past Webinars

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

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

Connect with the Census Hub in your geographic region to share resources, collaborate, help recruit more nonprofits, apply for mini grants and more!

Census Hubs support fieldwork at the grassroots level. Among their many functions, Census Hubs develop regional service area-specific plans to reach the hard-to-count populations and help administer mini grants.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

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

Serving Detroit, Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County

313-961-6675

https://cfsem.org

Melissa Smiley            msmiley@cfsem.org

Lenzi Abma  labma@cfsem.org

 

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

Berrien Community Foundation

 

2900 South State Street #2E

St. Joseph, MI 49085

 

Serving Berrien County

 

 

269-983-3304

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

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

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