Campus-Community Connections
The official newsletter of the International
Town & Gown Association™ September 26, 2019
2020 Census Outreach Efforts on College Campuses
Los Angeles, CA
ITGA campus communities around the country are preparing for Census Day-April 1, 2020. High-quality Census data will help ensure your college community benefits. The U.S. Census Bureau identified college students as among the hardest to survey during Census time. In response, the County of Los Angeles Office of the CEO and City of Los Angeles Office of the Mayor met with more than 30 college and university representatives, serving on the Higher Education Census Subcommittee, to provide input how on best for colleges and universities to BE COUNTED! This toolkit builds on their work, as well as research from the Office of Evaluation Sciences of the U.S. Census Bureau. CA Census 2020
ITGA's First Webinar a Hit!
Wednesday's "sold-out" webinar sponsored by ITGA, National League of Cities-University Communities Council (UCC) and the US Census Bureau was a roaring success. ITGA's first-ever webinar was developed by and featured ITGA board president Ron Jackson, and staff and members from Michigan State, the Borough of State College (home of Penn State), Stony Brook University and other Association members from a diverse cross-section of U.S. campuses and communities. Many college towns, including Ithaca NY-home of Cornell University and Ithaca College-organized viewing parties. Visit to access the recording and powerpoint. Send webinar ideas to
ITGA Student Engagement
Stony Brook University: Third in a series of representative collaborations
Student volunteerism and engagement provide countless benefits for ITGA college towns. Saturday's Stony Brook University's annual CommUniversity Day brought together neighbors, families, alumni, staff, students and friends. Supported by 350 volunteers, the event was free and open to the public (pre-event video here) highlighted the campus through diverse, interactive activities and entertainment options. Would you like your student engagement initiatives to be highlighted in this space? Email
ITGA attended CommUniversity Meeting
CU Boulder, CO
On Friday, September 20, colleagues from the University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University, the City of Fort Collins, University of Northern Colorado, the City of Greeley and ITGA met to discuss a variety of town/gown topics and opportunities for collaboration and information sharing. The group has been meeting regularly for 30 years. Topics discussed included efforts for Census 2020, the ITGA 2020 conference in Boulder, the CU Neighborhood Ambassador program and much more. Jeremy Moore, Interim Director of Off-Campus Housing and Neighborhood Relations at CU Boulder and host of the meeting, "having dedicated time to come together with colleagues, many of whom seem more like family now, is so vital to the work and challenges we each share in every day." Jeremy Moore, CU
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