Make sure YOUR community counts with upcoming 2020 Census training and grant opportunities!

Written by: Sarah Hughes
Date Posted: January 31, 2020

As we get closer and closer to the kickoff of the 2020 Census in Colorado in March, opportunities to make sure your community is counted are ramping up.

If you live in Denver or Pueblo, join the NALEO Educational Fund—one of the foremost national advocates for an accurate census—along with Together We Count and the Colorado Latino Leadership, Advocacy and Research Organization (CLLARO) for a free, in-depth train-the-trainer workshop on the census in February. These workshops will be the only NALEO census trainings in Colorado, so don’t miss your chance to hear from the experts about how you can become a census ambassador for your community. The Denver workshop will be held on Friday, Feb. 21 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Pueblo workshop will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no cost to attend, lunch will be served, and Spanish translation will be available. Click here to RSVP and save your spot.

Together We Count is also offering another round of mini-grants for outreach, technology support and community engagement for the 2020 Census. Each application is open to 501(c)(3), (c)(4) and (c)(6) organizations, churches, community-based organizations that are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization, individual schools and school districts and local governmental entities. Click here for the RFP for the Jefferson County-only grant opportunity and here for the statewide RFP. The application deadline is Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.

Sarah Hughes

About Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes is Vice President of Research Initiatives for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she leads the organization’s research and data analysis efforts, including the development and publication of the annual KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report, and provides research and data support to inform and advance the Children’s Campaign’s policy agenda. She also co-chairs the organization’s internal Equity Team. Prior to joining the Children’s Campaign, Sarah worked in communications and spent several years working and volunteering with kids in various capacities.