It’s time to make sure
The census is easy, safe, and important.
The importance of the U.S. Census to the well-being of children and the strength of their public schools cannot be overstated.
Using census data, the federal government allocates tens of billions of dollars in education funds to states and localities annually using formulas that factor in population and poverty levels.
An accurate census count is the critical first step to helping educators address the needs of every child who walks through their doors. The census count happens only once every 10 years; when we undercount young children, the consequences can last most of their childhood.
How to Fill Out Your Census
Statistics in Schools (SIS) is a program fueled by census data that provides free learning materials for grades pre-K through 12. It includes more than 200 activities and resources in a variety of subjects.
Who to Count
Count everyone who stays in your home, whatever their age or relationship, even if they are not staying permanently.
Be sure to count:
✔️ Infants, babies and toddlers.
✔️ Grandparents or grandchildren, or nieces, nephews or friends
✔️ Boarders, renters and family members seeking shelter.
Key Dates for the 2020 Census
Going on now
Fill out your census
Filling out the census is easy! Fill it out online, by phone, or by mail.
Deadline to fill out your Census
For the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau will only visit homes that do not respond to the census. Census takers, also known as enumerators, will visit households that did not respond starting in late-April and ending on August 14.
Order a Digital Toolkit to Raise Awareness of the Census
Despite the unprecedented challenge, many educators who were engaged in community organizing around the census refuse to let up now.
Official government website
Statistics In Schools
Activities and lesson plans from the U.S. Census Bureau
Home and Distance Learning Activities
From the Census Bureau’s Statistics is Schools Program
A collaborative campaign to make sure that the 2020 Census is fair and accurate
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Arab American Institute Foundation
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)
Color of Change
Community Action Partnership
Faith in Public Life
Fair Immigration Reform Movement
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Congress of American Indians
National Association of Latino Elected Officials
National Action Network
National Urban League
ReadyNation/Council for Strong America
Partnership for America’s Children
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
US Hispanic Leadership Institute