Early Childhood Funders Collaborative Invites You to:
Wednesday, June 5th, 1:00-2:00 pm
The Decennial Census happens every ten years and it is the only time we count everyone--adults, children and babies, citizens, and immigrants. Census data informs the allocation of federal, state, and local dollars while states, localities, and businesses use census data for community planning, including where to open new stores and distribute school funding.
Yet, in 2010, one in ten young children were missed in the Census, mostly due to households leaving them off in the questionnaire. A complete count of young children in the Census is critical to the child's and family's access to resources such as housing, child care, equitable education, and health care. Early childhood funders also face obstacles in advocating for children and families when Census data are unreliable and incomplete.
Join us for a conversation with and for funders to explore the factors contributing to young children's under-count in the Census and actionable strategies that funders can undertake to ensure that every child is counted when the next Census takes place on April 1, 2020.
Kiki Jamieson, Ph.D., President, The Fund for New Jersey
· Florencia Gutierrez, Senior Policy Associate, KIDSCOUNT at The Annie E. Casey Foundation
· Moderated by Deborah Stein, Network Director, Partnership for America's Children
NACO - Counting All Children in the 2020 Census
The 2010 Decennial Census missed 2.2 million young children ages 0-4, or one in 10 young children. If the Census had counted every child correctly, states would have received over a half billion dollars a year more in funding just from five federal programs. The undercount of young children has been growing for the last 40 years, and this trend may continue in 2020. The Count All Kids Campaign is developing tools that counties and Complete Count Committees can use to help count every child in their community.
Deborah Stein, Network Director for the Partnership for America's Children, and a leader of the Count All Kids Campaign discussed the following:
- Why counting all children helps them thrive
- Which children are at risk of being missed in the Census, and why they are missed
- What tools they are developing to improve the count of young children
- What steps counties can take now and in 2020
NALEO - A Briefing on the Latino State of the Census 2020
Earlier this month, NALEO Educational Fund and the National Latino Commission on Census 2020 hosted a briefing of the Latino State of Census 2020.
During the briefing, the Commission released a new report outlining its findings and recommendations for how Congress, the Administration and the U.S. Census Bureau can act now to ensure the Latino community is fully counted in Census 2020.
Speakers included: Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund CEO, California Secretary of State and National Latino Census Commission Co-Chair Alex Padilla and Miami-Dade County School Board Member and National Latino Census Commission Co-Chair Lubby Navarro.