What is the Census?
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years. The data collected by the Census helps communities receive more than $400 billion iin federal funds each year for things like hospitals, job training centers, schools and more.
What is the Census?
When we all answer the Census, our needs are heard.
The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years.
The 2010 Census will help communities receive more than $400 billion in federal funds each year for things like:
  • Hospitals
  • Job training centers
  • Schools
  • Senior centers
  • Bridges, tunnels and other-public works projects
The data collected by the census also help determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In March of 2010, census forms will be delivered to every residence in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Message from BLKC Census 2010 Project Coordinators
On behalf of the 50 plus members of the Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet (BLKC) of Santa Clara County, we want to thank you for visiting our Census 2010 website! The BLKC received a small grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to raise awareness about the importance of Census 2010 and encourage people of African descent in Santa Clara County to fill out and return the short, ten-question survey when it arrives. To enlist your support in helping us get the word out to our community members, we have selected a few items from the Toolkit for African Americans that could be useful.

They are listed below and easy to access. This saves you the extra step of going to the general Census 2010 website and looking for the right materials. Remember, if our community is under-counted, we stand to lose millions of dollars in local, state and federal support. Given the many problems that continue to plague our community, we need all of the financial and human resources possible to help eradicate them and ensure a bright future for our children.

We appreciate your support!

Wil Cason
Business Consultant,
Unity Care Group Inc.
Debra Watkins,
Founder, President/Executive Director
,
California Alliance of African American Educators
Key Dates
March 2010
Census forms are mailed or delivered to households

April 1st 2010
National Census Day. Use this day as a point of reference for sending your completed forms back in the mail

April - July 2010
Census takers visit households that did not return a form by mailhe census also help determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Newsletter, E-mail Blast
This copy can be used to announce your partnership with the Census Bureau in internal and external communications.

It is sample copy only and can be customized with additional information relevant to your audience.
2010 Census Operational Milestone Timeline
This timeline highlights key dates for the 2010 Census, including 2010 Census form distribution, Census Day and others.
Web Banners and Buttons
To raise awareness of the 2010 Census and drive participation, post these Web banners and buttons to your organization's Web site or blog.
To add these banners or buttons, copy and paste either the code or the banner to your Web site.
2010 Census Fact Sheet for the General Public
This fact sheet outlines basic facts about the census and the many uses and benefits of census data.
Contact Us:
Unity Andrea Baptiste-Scott
Office Manager
Unity Care Group, Inc.
237 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95126
P: (408) 971-9822, x134
 
Source: The US Census Bureau
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