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Website Resources: 2010 Census

Healthy City. This website provides a highly useful mapping resource for census funders and other California stakeholders to identify regions or neighborhoods with high concentration of HTC residents, as well as nonprofit organizations that may be able to assist with census outreach and assistance. The site allows users to analyze populations at the state, regional or local levels (down to a census tract) based on the following characteristics:

  • Concentration of HTC residents.
  • Ethnicity/race.
  • Language spoken at home.
  • Families living poverty.

Nonprofits Count!. A project of the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network, this website provides information, including best practices, on how nonprofit organizations and human services agencies can help produce an accurate count of hard-to-count populations. It also offers a census toolkit for nonprofit organizations and regularly-scheduled webinars.

The Census Project. This website provides weekly updates of census-related news through its Census News Briefs and the posting of relevant news articles. It also has a number of useful Census fact sheets and has launched a blog to keep stakeholders and the public updated with accurate information.

The Funders' Census Initiative. This is a website for an ad hoc working group of national, state and regional foundations that are committed to stimulating interest in the 2010 census, with a focus on producing an accurate count of hard-to-count communities. The project provides informational updates, outreach, resource development, a funders' toolkit, and one-on-one consultations to help funders support census activities. Interested funders can join its listserv by contacting Deb Ross with the Funders' Committee for Civic Participation at dross@funderscommittee.org.

 2010 Census Official Website. The Census Bureau's website presents background information about the Census, schedule of events, various toolkits, promotional materials, information about how to partner with the Bureau, guidelines for how to utilize Complete Count Committees, and news updates. Responsibility for implementing the 2010 census for California is divided between two regional offices. The Seattle office coordinates Northern California activities, and the Los Angeles regional office oversees Southern California, including the Central Valley through Fresno.

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCREF). This website presents information about how the census affects local communities, including its impact on the allocation of federal funding, redistricting, and the enforcement of civil rights. The website is part of a larger project by LCCREF to provide training, support, and media assistance to local efforts to increase census participation among hard-to-count populations in thirteen metropolitan areas. Partnering organizations in this project include Asian American Justice Center, the NAACP, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials Educational Fund (NALEO), and the National Congress of American Indians. This project plans to hold trainings and work with local partners in the Los Angeles and Bay Area regions to promote census participation.

Fill in Our Future. An online resource for counting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the 2010 census. The website includes an event calendar, updated in-language resources, social media connections, and more.

Early Care and Preschool Resources. With support from the California Community Foundation, Families In Schools (FIS) developed a set of tools to assist providers in encouraging census participation. The tools developed by FIS include:

  • a guide for providers on how to encourage parents to participate in the census;
  • an informational brochure providers can distribute to parents of children ages 0-5; and
  • lesson plans providers can use with early care and preschool children.

Toolkit orders also include a census coloring book, a census fact sheet featuring Dora the Explorer and census posters developed by the NALEO Educational Fund.

The Brookings Institution. In-depth research articles and papers on the census can be found at this website, including analysis of the Census Bureau's planning for the decennial census and the impact of an undercount on state and local governments.