The 2010 Decennial Census

Take ten minutes to dramatically improve our community.

More than $400 billion in federal funding will be distributed over the next 10 years to communities based on the data collected this spring by the United States Census Bureau. Together with Anna Baznik and Melissa Norris of Intervention Services, Inc. (ISI), we have facilitated a partnership to allow former foster youth to apply for job opportunities with the Census Bureau at ISI.

Those who are most frequently undercounted are often the people who most need the services funded by these monies. We at Family Services are issuing a challenge to our community to increase the mail participation rate and help ensure a complete and accurate count in 2010.

The Census Bureau has made the single-page questionnaire available before it arrives in mail boxes March 1. Please take ten minutes to fill it out and ensure that every child is counted. For more information, you can visit the Census’ website.

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