Hi students, we still have time to encourage other New Yorkers!

From surveying you, our own students (and receiving the confirmation of completion of the Census Questionnaire), we found the following results. The results are really great compared to the NYS and NYC response rates. (As of 6/25/20 from Response Rates)

Total PopulationPositive ResponsePercentage
US Adult Literacy28026494%
New York City52.7%
New York State57.1%

We would like to applaud your active participation. However, it’s a still long way to go for NYC’s active participation. Please tell three people (family and friends) to get counted by completing the Census Questionnaire because we can self-respond until 7/31. After that, Census takers will start visiting people’s places of residence.

How the Census Benefits Your Community

Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.

from Why We Conduct the Decennial Census
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Census Girl

The library is full. People from all over the world are united by their love of learning. Suddenly, there’s a WHOOSH… It’s CensusGirl! She’s here just in time to tell the truth about the census and why it is so important to all immigrant New Yorkers. Hold on to your seat and watch the show!

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What Is the Census? [Updated with Spanish!]

College and Career Readiness student Lifen (Stephanie) tells us all about the Census in English and Chinese!:

What is the Census?

      The Census counts every person living in the United States. It only happens every ten years. The census determines : 1. Hundreds of billions in federal funds for public education, health care, affordable housing, infrastructure, and more. 2. The number of seats New York has in Congress.3. How we make important decisions about local policy, emergency services, transportation, healthcare , and more , based on accurate data. That’s why we need all New Yorkers to get counted. If more New Yorkers respond in 2020, we would see more money for our schools, for healthcare, and for the programs and services we rely on every day.

       NEW YORK CITY NEEDS YOU TO GET COUNTED! Please keep in mind that billions of dollars for our hospitals and schools depend on every New Yorker completing the Census. The form will not ask any questions about immigration status, your social security number, or any financial information, and all of your answers are completely confidential. It’s very important to respond to the Census either by phone ( Mandarin: 844-391-2020 Cantonese: 844-398-2020 English: 844-330-2020) or by online website:www.my2020census.gov as soon as possible. That way you won’t have to worry about a Census Bureau employee knocking on your door.

什么是人口普查?

       人口普查统计了居住在美国的每一个人。每十年才发生一次。人口普查确定:1。数千亿联邦资金用于公共教育、医疗保健、经济适用住房、基础设施等。2。纽约在国会的席位数目。我们如何根据准确的数据做出有关当地政策、紧急服务、交通、医疗等方面的重要决策。这就是为什么我们需要所有的纽约人都被计算在内。如果2020年有更多的纽约人响应,我们将看到更多的钱用于我们的学校、医疗保健以及我们每天依赖的项目和服务。 

        纽约市需要你去统计!请记住,我们医院和学校的数十亿美元取决于每一个完成人口普查的纽约人。此表格不会询问任何有关移民身份、您的社会保险号码或任何财务信息的问题,您的所有答案都是完全保密的。尽快通过电话(普通话:844-391-2020广东话:844-398-2020英语:844-330-2020)或在线网站(www.my2020ccensus.gov)回应人口普查非常重要。这样你就不用担心人口普查局的雇员来敲门了。

¿Qué es el censo?

El censo cuenta a todas las personas que viven en los Estados Unidos. Solo sucede cada diez años. El censo determina: 1. Cientos de miles de millones en fondos federales para educación pública, atención médica, vivienda asequible, infraestructura y más. 2. El número de escaños que Nueva York tiene en el Congreso. 3. Cómo tomamos decisiones importantes sobre políticas locales, servicios de emergencia, transporte, atención médica y más, en base a datos precisos. Por eso necesitamos que todos los neoyorquinos sean contados. Si más neoyorquinos responden en 2020, recibiríamos más dinero para nuestras escuelas, para la atención médica y para los programas y servicios en los que confiamos todos los días.

¡LA CIUDAD DE NUEVA YORK NECESITA QUE SEA CONTADO! Tenga en cuenta que miles de millones de dólares para nuestros hospitales y escuelas dependen de que cada neoyorquino complete el censo. El formulario no hará preguntas sobre el estado de inmigración, su número de seguro social o cualquier información financiera, y todas sus respuestas son completamente confidenciales. Es muy importante responder al censo por teléfono (Mandarín: 844-391-2020, Cantonés: 844-398-2020, Español: 844-468-2020 e Inglés: 844-330-2020) o en el sitio web: my2020census.gov/ lo antes posible. De esa manera no tendrá que preocuparse de que un empleado de la Oficina del Censo toque su puerta.

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